Book Reviews

Book Review The Inner Life of Animals

Want to know why male bears kill cubs? Or have you heard of the humpback whale which expressed gratitude on release from netting? Whether they are better natured... Read More

The Holocaust

This is just not a reworking of the Holocaust. If it is possible to humanise the Nazis progroms Kristallnacht portended in 1938, Rees has managed it. It psyched... Read More

How We Invented Freedom

How We Invented Freedom and Why it Matters, by Daniel Hannan. Published by Had of Zeus. 400 pages. Boris Johnson, Mayor London, says Hannan bestrides the Atlantic... Read More

Alan Turing

Fall of Man from Wilmslow, by David Lagercrantz. Published by MacLehose. Translated by the Swedish language by George Goulding. Pages 366. Mathematical genius... Read More

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester has a justifiably popular following on esoteric subject matter. His latest book, The Men who United the States, is a play on the men who shaped... Read More

Hanns and Rudolf

Rudolf Hoss was the kommandant at Auschwitz, the byword of the World War ll Holocaust, the concentration camp of the deaths of 1.3 million people, 90 per cent of... Read More

Bullshit Jobs, a Theory

Tossing us a title which acceptable in common usage but still can shock when in print might count against a book of this nature. For its contents are laced with... Read More

12 Rules For Life

This is another prescient, perceptive slice of aspects of life everyone should know, how all forms of life struggle for dominance. We're told by Matthew in Genesis... Read More

Shoot For The Moon

This book's subtitle ‘Achieve the impossible with the Apollo Mindset' is its substance. Apart from finally convincing flat earthers that a moon or two exists... Read More

The Square and the Tower

The importance of networking since time immemorial is the central theme of Niall Ferguson's latest work. The great British historian asks whether networks are... Read More

Member of The Family (Manson, murder and me)

The murderous, penetrative stare. His hair brushed as if with boxthorn. His beard falls to resemble the wisps of an Ibis. These are images of a monster. And with... Read More

Roots, Radicals and Rockers

Skiffle is generally assumed the genesis of rock n roll in England. This is another prescient, perceptive slice of aspects of life everyone should know, that all... Read More