The man for the hour

25 March 2009 12:00 am

The Gamble: General Petraeus and the Untold Story of the American Surge in Iraq, 2006-2008, by Thomas E. Ricks

Order out of chaos

18 March 2009 12:00 am

The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660, by Blair Worden

Whistling in the dark

18 March 2009 12:00 am

It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower, by Michela Wrong

Member of the In and Out

11 March 2009 12:00 am

A View from the Foothills, by Chris Mullin

Wit and wisdom

11 March 2009 12:00 am

The Last Political Law Lord: Lord Sumner, 1859-1934, by Anthony Lentin

Arthur at Camelot

14 January 2009 12:00 am

Journals: 1952-2000, by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, edited by Andrew Schlesinger and Stephen Schlesinger

Was the Abdication necessary?

7 January 2009 12:00 am

The Eagle & the Crown, by Frank Prochaska

Division and misrule

29 December 2008 12:00 am

‘The 20th century was not kind to Pakistan’, Tariq Ali says in the first sentence of his latest book on his native land.

A strong line required

29 December 2008 12:00 am

Putin and the Rise of Russia, by Michael Stuermer

The view from the middle lane

3 December 2008 12:00 am

The Hugo Young Papers: Thirty Years of British Politics — Off the Record, by Hugo Young, edited by Ion Trewin

The done thing

26 November 2008 12:00 am

The Politics of Official Apologies, by Melissa Nobles

Stars bright and dim

26 November 2008 12:00 am

State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey

Extraordinarily ordinary

19 November 2008 12:00 am

Wartime Courage: Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Ordinary People in World War Two, by Gordon Brown