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Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
26 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Nelson Mandela
An affecting memoir by Nelson Mandela's jailer.

Is this the most miserable place on earth?
17 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.

A country priest, a Norwegian heroine, an American lady: bookmarks
11 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists
MercatorNet contributors talk about books that have changed the way they see the world.

From Grantham to grandeur
19 Jan 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, Margaret Thatcher, UK
Jonathan Aitken has written a sympathetic but perceptive biography of Margaret Thatcher.

Penelope Fitzgerald: the valiant life of a mother and novelist
19 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, women writers
Domestic hardship meant the British writer was 60 before she could launch her career.

Year Zero: A History of 1945
13 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, World War II
What happens after a war is often as painful as the war itself.

Race With the Devil
29 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |  
The story of a journey from racial hatred to rational love.

Red Love: The Story of an East German Family
15 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, East Germany, World War II
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 but much remains to be understood.

Permanent Present Tense
21 Oct 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, memory, neuroscience
The moving story of a man whose memory was limited to what happened 30 seconds ago.

My tutor, The Bard
7 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, Shakespeare
Teaching your children Shakespeare could be the most rewarding educational experience of their lives.

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