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A Woman’s Game by Suzanne Wrack review – taking back the pitch | Sport and leisure books

Suzanne Wrack argues that for women the mere act of playing football is a feminist one, a form of activism. Her book begins...

Bi by Julia Shaw review – the past and present of a maligned minority | Science and nature books

According to periodic reports in the media, bisexuality has been a brand-new fad since at least the 1890s. It was all the rage...

Amanda Claridge obituary | Archaeology

Amanda Claridge, who has died of cancer aged 72, wrote a much-praised guide to early Rome that remains a phenomenon. Created with the...

Love and the Novel by Christina Lupton review – an intimate literary journey | Books

For many of us, books are an important part of our lives – but do we want them to change our ideas about...

The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland review – how an Auschwitz breakout alerted the world | History books

It was around September 1942, the month when he turned 18, that Rudolf Vrba came to a momentous decision. He had been imprisoned...

‘I’m certainly open to criticism’: David Wengrow and the trouble with rewriting human history | Anthropology

Last year a book called The Dawn of Everything announced that most of what we think we know about human history is wrong....

Liza Picard obituary | History books

Liza Picard, who has died aged 94, wrote a series of books on London’s social history. The success of the first, Restoration London...

Paul Ginsborg obituary | History books

Paul Ginsborg’s book A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics 1943-88 begins: “Italy in 1943 was little changed, outside of its major...

Escape from Auschwitz: the most extraordinary Holocaust story you’ve never heard | Holocaust

Escape was lunacy, escape was death. To attempt it was suicide. That much had been taught to Walter Rosenberg early, within a week...

Because Our Fathers Lied review: Robert McNamara, Vietnam and a partial healing | Books

In the mid-1960s, Craig McNamara and his mother were both diagnosed with ulcers. Craig has a theory about why they were afflicted simultaneously:...

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