Review: The Anatomy of Israel's Survival

By Geoffrey Paul, August 30, 2011

By Hirsh Goodman
Perseus, £17.99

There comes a moment when, if attempting an analysis of Israel's political and military dilemmas, you just have to get on with it hoping that, between pen and publication, nothing will happen - an intifada, a war, an assassination - that will make your assessment little more than footnotes to a volume of history.


Review: The Africa Reich

By Rob Minshull, August 30, 2011

By Guy Saville
Hodder, £6.99


Review: The Emperor of Lies

By Madeleine Kingsley, August 19, 2011

By Steve Sem-Sandberg
Faber £14.99

As the body of Holocaust literature grows year on year, one might expect an emotional toughening-up among readers. Surely there is a limit to the breath that is beaten out of us by a Sophie's Choice, a Schindler's Ark or a Suite Francaise?


Review: And This Is The Light

By David Herman, August 19, 2011

By Lea Goldberg
The Toby Press, £16.99


Review: The Imperfectionists

By David Herman, August 12, 2011

Tom Rachman
Quercus, £6.99


Review: Far to Go

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

By Alison Pick
Headline, £12.99


Review: Einstein Before Israel

By David Edmonds, August 10, 2011

By Ze'ev Rosenkranz
Princeton University Press, £24.95


How do you feel - and why?

By David Conway, August 10, 2011

Zero Degrees of Empathy
By Simon Baron Cohen
Allen Lane, £20

By Stephen Frosh
Taylor & Francis, £17.99

Simon Baron Cohen relates at the start of his new book how, as a young boy, he was told by his father about the atrocities against the inmates of concentration camps committed by their guards and others.


The Jews in the Secret Nazi Reports on Popular Opinion in Germany, 1933-1945

By David Cesarani, August 1, 2011

By Otto Dov Kulka and Eberhard Jäckel
Yale University Press, £100


Review: Heatwave and Crazy Birds

By Jennifer Lipman, August 1, 2011

By Gabriela Avigur-Rotem
Dalkey Archive Press, £11.99