Vol. 24 No. 22 · 14 November 2002

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Vol. 24 No. 22 · 14 November 2002

Stephen Holmes

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power. Basic Books, 640 pp., £21.99, January 2002, 0 465 06150 8
War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton and the Generals by David Halberstam. Bloomsbury, 540 pp., £20, April 2002, 0 7475 5946 5

Letters

Pat Kane, Peter Arnott, Christopher Small, Morag Macdonald, Duncan Hunter, Sanford Gabin, Ken Wiwa, F.S. Schwarzbach, Peter McDonald

Mark Doty

Poem: ‘The Hours’

Anthony Pagden

Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600-1850 by Linda Colley. Cape, 438 pp., £20, September 2002, 0 224 05925 4

Colin Burrow

Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin. Viking, 499 pp., £20, October 2002, 0 670 88568 1

J.G.A. Pocock

Gibbon and the ‘Watchmen of the Holy City’: The Historian and His Reputation 1776-1815 by David Womersley. Oxford, 452 pp., £65, January 2002, 0 19 818733 5

Peter Campbell

On the Catwalk

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Sea-Fret’

Andrew Sugden

The Forgiveness of Nature: The Story of Grass by Graham Harvey. Vintage, 372 pp., £7.99, September 2002, 0 09 928366 2

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: The Quiet American

Benjamin Markovits

They Were Counted by Miklós Bánffy, edited by Patrick Thursfield and Kathy Bánffy-Jelen. Arcadia, 596 pp., £12.99, March 1999, 9781900850155
They Were Found Wanting by Miklós Bánffy, edited by Patrick Thursfiled and Kathy Bánffy-Jelen. Arcadia, 470 pp., £12.99, June 2000, 9781900850292
They Were Divided by Miklós Bánffy, edited by Patrick Thursfield and Kathy Bánffy-Jelen. Arcadia, 326 pp., £11.99, August 2001, 1 900850 51 6

James Wood

Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Canongate, 319 pp., £12.99, May 2002, 1 84195 245 1

James Meek

Platform by Michel Houellebecq, translated by Frank Wynne. Heinemann, 362 pp., £12.99, September 2002, 9780434009893

Stéphane Mallarmé, translated by Patrick McGuinness

Poem: ‘Notes for ‘Anatole’s Tomb’’

Mark Kishlansky

The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field. Hodder, 575 pp., £20, June 2002, 9780340768075

Katha Pollitt

The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele. Yale, 204 pp., £29.95, September 2001, 0 300 09071 4
Bound to Please: A History of the Victorian Corset by Leigh Summers. Berg, 302 pp., £15.99, October 2001, 9781859735107

Margaret Anne Doody

The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England 1550-1850 by David Kuchta. California, 299 pp., £29.95, May 2002, 0 520 21493 5

Jenny Diski

Diary: dragged to the shoe shop

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