With summer reaching its traditional drizzly climax, I’m sure your thoughts are turning to the most important issue of the season: which books to take on holiday? Here at IBT we’ve come up with a few suggestions, both from our own stables and from further afield. We hope you enjoy our picks! ~ Tom Stottor …
On Thursday 19 February, Richard Sakwa’s Frontline Ukraine was reviewed by Jonathan Steele for the Guardian, and hailed as ‘the best analysis yet in book form of events on the ground in eastern Ukraine as well as in Kiev, Washington, Brussels and Moscow.’
‘Waspish, quick-witted, and eloquent’, our new Hugh Trevor-Roper book receives advanced praise.
After broadsheet attention in the UK, now it’s time for the US to take notice of Kerry Brown’s study of power in China.
How a 1977 massacre still shapes Angola today.
Paul Rogers, openDemocracy’s international-security editor, has called The Fog of Peace a ‘remarkable book by two specialists in the field.’
Richard Cork finds Eddie Chambers’ comprehensive study of black-British artists revelatory.
Ezzat El Kamwari’s ‘absorbing and kaleidoscopic retelling of Egyptian history.’
In the Observer, Kerry Brown’s The New Emperors has been described by Isabel Hilton as an ‘essential read’.
Kerry Brown’s The New Emperors is Times Higher Education’s Book of the Week.
Jamil Anderlini, Beijing Bureau Chief for Financial Times, praises Kerry Brown’s The New Emperors in his review
Ian Critchley of the Sunday Times has praised John Tusa‘s Pain in the Arts