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Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War, by Elisabeth Shipton Subscription

21 August 2014

Niamh Gallagher on the women who challenged the consensus of who could serve at the front

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Martin Cohen, Jonathan Eaton, Judie Newman, A. W. Purdue and Sharon Wheeler... Subscription

21 August 2014

…on Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program; Headhunters: The Search for a Science of the Mind; Euphoria; Great Britain’s Great War; and Inside Team Sky

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Celestial Revolutionary: Copernicus, the Man and His Universe, by John Freely Subscription

A study of heliocentrism rightly acknowledges the work of Islamic astronomers, writes Peter Barker

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Tim Hall review an exploration of the placing overseas of work, tax, leisure, waste and security

Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens, by Christina Slade Subscription

An examination of viewing habits illuminates the lives of Arabic people who have made their home in Europe, finds Zahera Harb

How to Manage Your Slaves, by Marcus Sidonius Falx, with Jerry Toner Subscription

A light-hearted approach to a harrowing subject is illuminating and packs a punch, finds Tom Palaima

Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption, by Robert Appelbaum Subscription

Leslie Gofton finds this fusion of memoir and essay blending academic learning, popular culture and politics fails to fully satisfy

The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain’s Rush to War, 1914, by Douglas Newton Subscription

A. W. Purdue extols a powerful contribution to the debate over the decision for war

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The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, by John H. McWhorter

Kerstin Hoge on a manifesto correcting the view that the language we speak affects how we think

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