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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 43 No. 9

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Nerve agents are the world's deadliest means of chemical warfare. Nazi Germany developed the first military-grade nerve agents and massive industry for their manufacture-yet, strangely, the Third Reich never used them. At the end of the…

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How have ruins become so valued in Western culture and so central to our art and literature? Covering a vast chronological and geographical range, from ancient Egyptian inscriptions to twentieth-century memorials, Susan Stewart seeks to…

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One of the most visited places in the world, Rome attracts millions of tourists each year to walk its storied streets and see famous sites like the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Trevi Fountain. Yet this ancient city's allure is…

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Collected Stories includes both volumes of National Book Award-winning author Shirley Hazzard's short story collections - Cliffs of Fall and People in Glass Houses - alongside uncollected works and two previously unpublished stories.…

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* THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER * 'A clinical and merciless account of Johnson's mendacity... gripping' Guardian When Peter Oborne wrote The Rise of Political Lying, looking at the growth of political falsehood under John Major and…

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A polemical history of municipal socialism in London - and an argument for turning this capitalist capital red again.…

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Political advice has never seemed more prominent - or more problematic. This volume of essays speaks to a contemporary concern, set in a wider historical context. Political Advice: Past, Present and Future brings several very different…

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE PALESTINE BOOK AWARDS…

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An intimate portrait of Patrick O'Brian, written by his stepson Nikolai Tolstoy.…

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A vivid and original account of one of Ireland's greatest poets by an acclaimed Irish historian and literary biographerThe most important Irish poet of the postwar era, Seamus Heaney rose to prominence as his native Northern Ireland…

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'Nobody writes like Sally Bayley' Lemn Sissay…

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Richly expansive and deeply moving, an intimate novel of secret lives and painful histories from one of the finest storytellers we have'This brilliant novel examines lives lived, losses accumulated, and the slipperiness of perception. Yiyun…

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