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The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-control and How to Master It, by Walter Mischel Subscription

18 September 2014

Resisting sexual temptation is one thing, forgoing sweets another. Natalie Gold on a study of restraint

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Peter Catterall, Patrick Doorly, A. W. Purdue, Peter J. Smith and Nicholas D. Thomson... Subscription

18 September 2014

…on Flying Under Bridges, Lila: An Inquiry into Morals, Crisis of Empire: Britain and America in the Eighteenth Century, On Chesil Beach, and Handbook of Executive Functioning

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Sarah Hackett on a timely study that merits a place at the heart of current policy debates

Milton and the People, by Paul Hammond Subscription

Willy Maley praises a beautifully written account of the poet’s disaffection with the masses

Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind, by Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar Subscription

Simon Underdown extols a study that looks beyond stones and bones to understand how the past shaped the brain

The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov Subscription

Vladimir Tismaneanu on a book that argues against the self-righteousness of neoliberalism

Reshaping the University: The Rise of the Regulated Market in Higher Education, by David Palfreyman and Ted Tapper Subscription

Joanna Williams reviews the latest commentary on the commercialisation of higher education

The English Civil War: A Military History, by Peter Gaunt Subscription

A comprehensive but compact new history of the war is reviewed by R. C. Richardson

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Mysteries and Conspiracies: Detective Stories, Spy Novels and the Making of Modern Sciences, by Luc Boltanski

Sharon Wheeler on an ambitious investigation of crime fiction and its relation to modern society

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