History books

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Victor Navasky, the New York Times and a key moment in gay history
The great editor, who died this week, prompted one of the most important pieces ever published about homosexuality

Charles Kaiser

26, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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In brief: Elizabeth & Philip; Now She Is Witch; Butler to the World – book reviews
An all-round portrait of the Queen’s courtship and marriage; a spellbinding example of ‘witch lit’; and a gripping study of dirty money in the UK

Alexander Larman

23, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘We may have lost the south’: what LBJ really said about Democrats in 1964
Bill Moyers was there when Lyndon Johnson made his memorable assessment of the Civil Rights Act’s effects

Charles Kaiser

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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LBJ OK? Historian Mark Lawrence on a president resurgent
Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson died, the director of the 36th president’s library discusses his politics and progressive ideals

Martin Pengelly

22, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Jim Bradbury obituary
Other lives: History lecturer who published a series of books shedding new light on medieval England

David Bradbury

19, Jan, 2023 @5:41 PM

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On Savage Shores by Caroline Dodds Pennock review – a whole new world
In a reversal of traditional historical accounts, Dodds Pennock tells the story of indigenous Americans’ first steps in Europe

David Olusoga

18, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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The Holocaust: An Unfinished History by Dan Stone review – a timely corrective to a shifting narrative
An erudite account of the Nazi genocide reiterates neglected truths and exposes modern attempts to rewrite the facts

Matthew Reisz

15, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Paul Johnson obituary
Prolific journalist and historian who shifted allegiance from the left of Labour to become an ardent Thatcher supporter

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

13, Jan, 2023 @5:56 PM

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Racism rebranded: how far-right ideology feeds off identity politics
In an extract from his new book, Kenan Malik explores how substituting ethnic superiority with ‘cultural difference’ has allowed traditional racism to seep back to the mainstream

Kenan Malik

08, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Christopher Allmand obituary
Other lives: Scholar of later medieval French history and head of the history department at Liverpool University

Graeme Small

01, Jan, 2023 @4:47 PM

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Nonfiction to look out for in 2023
From insights into siblings and anorexia, via the stories of trailblazing women and Boris Johnson’s time at No 10, here are the titles that will define the year

Rachel Cooke

01, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Wings of War review: how the P-51 Mustang gave the Allies the skies
A fine new book from a husband and wife team salutes the finest American fighter plane of the second world war

Charles Kaiser

01, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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