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Non-Fiction

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh - John Lahr

On 31 March 1945, at The Playhouse Theatre on Forty-Eight Street the curtain rose on the opening night of The Glass Menagerie. Tennessee Williams, the show's thirty-four-year-old playwright, sat hunched in an aisle seat, looking, according to one paper, '

The Future, Declassified - Mathew Burrows

Twenty-five years ago when Mathew Burrows went to work for the CIA as an intelligence analyst, the world seemed frozen. Then came the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union; suddenly, unpredictability became a universal theme and fo

Thomas Cromwell - Tracy Borman

Thomas Cromwell is known to millions as the leading character in Hilary Mantel's bestselling Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. But who was the real Cromwell? Born a lowly tavern keeper's son, Cromwell rose swiftly through the ranks to become Henry VII

How Google Works - Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg

Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that cou

The Virgin Way - Richard Branson

In September 2012, a YOUGOV poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and a

Unlearning with Hannah Arendt - Marie Luise Knott, David Dollenmayer

After observing the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt articulated her controversial concept of the 'banality of evil', thereby posing one of the most chilling and divisive moral questions of the twentieth century: How can genocidal acts be carried ou

Gaza: A History - Jean-Pierre Filiu

This book tells the story of the struggle to control Gaza, from the mid-19th century to the present and argues that a two-state solution is the only way forward for Israel/Palestine.

‘Thomas Cromwell’, by Tracy Borman

Was the Tudor king’s right-hand man a servant or a manipulator? Review by Virginia Rounding