The first world war was part of a much longer period of conflict in the east – and its consequences are still with us.
Category Archives: Book Reviews
Bureaucratic double-speak, tautology and ambiguous cliche prepares the ground for military and terrorist action.
Ferguson tries to defend his subject but is deaf to his darker notes, and manages to trivialize his own book.
Roger Luckhurst’s study of splatter schlock and ‘cinema vomitif’ should have been livelier.
Ivan Maisky was Russia’s ambassador who charmed his way into Britain’s inner circles he arguably passed on more secrets than the infamous Cambridge Five.
In Dr Seuss’ children’s books, a commitment to social justice that remains relevant today.
An ill-conceived bank job provides the backdrop to a wonderful, unashamedly clever novel about capitalism.
The literature of espionage, like its subjects, is often not to be trusted. These are some of the accounts you can believe.
This history of racism shows how scaremongering cliches about the Chinese have prevailed from Dickens to today.