Politics books

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Didn’t You Use to Be Chris Mullin? Diaries 2010-2022 review – blasts from the sidelines
The views of the former Labour minister make for jarring moments in this latest volume of his diaries

Gaby Hinsliff

06, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad by Daniel Finkelstein review – a family in peril
The journalist’s story of how his parents lived through the Holocaust reads like a thriller, but it’s the wider focus on how liberal values were powerless in the face of fascism that makes it a modern classic

Rohan Silva

04, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The Supermajority review: How the supreme court trumped America
Michael Waldman delivers a terrific if chilling account of how conservatives hijacked US democracy

Charles Kaiser

04, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘It looked like Chauvin would get away with it’: Minnesota’s top attorney on how he won justice for George Floyd’s family
Keith Ellison secured a rare conviction of a police officer for an on-duty death but saw wider reform stall

David Smith in Washington

01, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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An Uneasy Inheritance by Polly Toynbee review – living up to high ideals
What happens when good intentions meet good fortune? Politics melds with personal drama in this candid family history

Kathryn Hughes

31, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The Land of Hope and Fear review: vivid portrait of Israel in ferment
Isabel Kershner of the New York Times has written an absorbing account of a country at war with itself

Lloyd Green

28, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Movement Made Us: true story of family and the civil rights struggle
David Dennis Sr and his son have written a compelling and vitally human tale of the fight for justice and the toll it took

Shanita Hubbard

27, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Chamber of horrors: the best and worst Westminster insider novels
Whips by Cleo Watson is nothing new – politicos have forever tried their hand at fiction. We take a referendum on the good, the bad and the scandalous

Ella Creamer

26, May, 2023 @4:30 PM

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Johnson at 10 by Anthony Seldon and Raymond Newell review – the great pretender
A howl of scholarly frustration at a prime minister out of his depth

Gaby Hinsliff

24, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Martin Luther King, founding father: Jonathan Eig on his epic new biography
A life of Muhammad Ali led the author to his new book, then a prize-winning predecessor played guide and adviser

Charles Kaiser

21, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Trump’s not a good sport’: Chris Cillizza on presidents at play
George HW Bush was the most sportsmanlike modern president but Gerald Ford was the best athlete, author says

Rich Tenorio

20, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Russo-Ukrainian War by Serhii Plokhy review – the first draft of history
An impressive account of the origins and early stages of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

John Simpson

17, May, 2023 @6:30 AM

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