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The best books of | London Evening StandardCan we mine the past for clues that explain the present? After a developmentally disabled white man is falsely accused of rape in s Florida, journalist Mabel Norris Reese spearheaded a campaign not just to see the defend-ant, Jesse Daniels, released from confinement, but to determine what machinations motivated a small-town sheriff, intent on protecting the reputation of the white female victims at all costs, to pin the crime on him in the first place. In , Southern congressman Preston Brooks, enraged at an anti-slavery speech given days earlier by Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner, shocked the nation when he beat Sumner unconscious with a cane—right on the Senate floor. The caning of Charles Sumner is well known to Civil War history buffs, but it was far from the only instance of violence breaking out in government spaces in the tense years before the war officially began. Philip Johnson shaped the look and spirit of American buildings in the 20th century—from the iconic Glass House in Connecticut to the controversial post-Modern skyscraper at Madison Avenue to his role as the first curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, no other figure in post-war design looms as large. Using firsthand accounts that were mostly unpublished until now, Konrad H. Jarausch, a professor at the University of North Carolina, attempts to answer a question surely on the minds of many looking to the past to explain the present: What, really, was it like to be a German citizen of the 20th century?
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In the Shadow of Vesuvius. At least, this is the profile that he is given in history books. Red Famine. It seems like a joyous occasion.Revolutionary Iran. I know a great deal about that subject. Inmet the much-older and very married Kentucky congressman William Breckinridge on histoyr tra. The Hard Way.
Translated with mordant wit by Antonia Lloyd Jones, this is a provocative and darkly comic fiction. Instructions for British Servicemen in France. Also. Ali Ansari There are relatively few detailed studies of the impact of Russian imperialism on the Middle Hest, a consequence no doubt of the paucity both of scholars fluent in Russian and the limited accessibility to the Russian archives: that brief window of opportunity in the s has long since closed.
It's been a big year in the world of words. From memoirs to cookbooks, there's a tome here for everyone. War correspondent Marie Colvin was the journalist every news reporter looked up to. Glamorous, hard drinking and brave, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, bearing witness to the horrifying truths of war. Famed for the trademark eye-patch she wore after losing the sight in her left eye when she was hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she was killed in Syria in
Philippa Joseph The discovery of a perfectly preserved 2,year-old ship advances research into seafaring and trade in ancient Greece. Instructions for British Servicemen in France, which is about a place and a time as well as a doomed strategy. Hastings downplays bools time as a young reporter in Vietnam but it informs everything about this book, There really is a great hunger for books from the public.
Matthew d'Ancona. He emphasises this point. She paid a high price in the process though, eventually severing ties with her parents. Justin Marozzi.