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Best books of 2014

Times Higher Education's Books of 2014 Subscription

The year’s best reads for work and pleasure, chosen by scholars and senior figures in the sector

Summer reads 2014 Subscription

Scholars and senior sector figures on two books they plan to devour on holiday: a new must-read and a classic worthy of revisiting

Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism, by Judy Wajcman Subscription

22 January 2015

It’s not machines but rather man that makes us dread the clock’s tick, Stina Lyon discovers

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Peter Paul Catterall, George McKay, Claire O’Mahony, Lyla Quinn and Stephen Senn... Subscription

22 January 2015

…on Raising Steam, Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt, British Army Uniform and the First World War: Men in Khaki, Marabou Stork Nightmares, and The Testament of Gideon Mack

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Darius in the Shadow of Alexander, by Pierre Briant, translated by Jane Marie Todd Subscription

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones on the Persian king who has always been sidelined by Alexander the Great

William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England, by W. B. Patterson Subscription

Alec Ryrie welcomes a study of an Elizabethan scholar that dispels a posthumous Puritan label

How to be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University, by Jeffrey J. Williams Subscription

Fred Inglis on a collection of articles that touches on, but should have focused on, the corruption of universities by corporate forces

Islam and Nazi Germany’s War, by David Motadel Subscription

Robert Gellately on how Hitler’s forces tried to forge alliances with Muslims during the Second World War

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