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Jad Adams

Herzl by Shlomo Avineri, review

Theodor Herzl has to be admired, if only for his audacity. Having won an audience with Baron de Hirsch, the richest man in the world, he subjected him to such remarks as, “You are the great Jew of money, I am the Jew of the spirit.”

Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha

The man who became Gandhi remains an enigma in 'Gandhi Before India', a study of his early life, says Jad Adams.

Fanny and Stella by Neil McKenna: review

Jad Adams is intrigued by a curious case of cross-dressing Victorians

Shooting Victoria by Paul Thomas Murphy: review

Jad Adams delights in a detailed history of Victorian malcontents