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Book review: The Guardians The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire by Susan Pedersen

The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire, by Susan Pedersen

Niamh Gallagher on a body that, in chipping away at imperial rule, shaped the modern world

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Beyond: Our Future in Space, by Chris Impey

This examination of space exploration has its feet firmly on the ground, writes Monica Grady

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Book review: How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People, by Sudhir Hazareesingh How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People, by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Martin Cohen is unimpressed by an attempt to generalise about the philosophical inclinations of an entire nation

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Book review: The News From Waterloo: The Race to Tell Britain of Wellington’s Victory, by Brian Cathcart The News From Waterloo: The Race to Tell Britain of Wellington’s Victory, by Brian Cathcart

Frolics abound in a tale of how the 1815 triumph hit the front pages, writes Sharon Wheeler

Book review: Swift and Others, by Claude Rawson Swift and Others, by Claude Rawson

A collection of erudite essays examines the impact of the great tiger of English letters on other writers, learns Richard J. Larschan 

Book review: Achebe and Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite, by Terri Ochiagha Achebe and Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite, by Terri Ochiagha

Willy Maley on an ‘Eton of the East’ in Nigeria that inadvertently inspired a generation of writers

Book review: The End of Cinema? A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age, by André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion The End of Cinema? A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age, by André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion

The advent of sound, of TV, of digital – the doomsayers have always pronounced on the demise of the flicks, Philip Kemp discovers

The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, by Susan Wise Bauer

Alison Stokes on the literature that has tried to make complex explanations of the natural world accessible to laymen

Book review: The Guardians The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire by Susan Pedersen The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire, by Susan Pedersen

Niamh Gallagher on a body that, in chipping away at imperial rule, shaped the modern world

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