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Book of the week: Academics need to hit the brakes and work to change the system they’re in, says Emma Rees
Book of the week: Blacks were key agents in the international battle against slavery, Olivette Otele writes
Book of the week: Reconstructing Dante’s life via the Divine Comedy is a complex but enlightening task, says Prue Shaw
Book of the week: A spirited palaeobotanist’s memoir splices flora with friendship and family, says Cait MacPhee
Book of the week: Tracey Warr on De Kooning’s iterative output and his fascination with the physicality of paint
Book of the week: The Chinese government’s persecution of Fang Lizhi remains baffling, says Jonathan Mirsky
Book of the week: Marcus Chown on a portrait of those who drove the Ligo project and helped to find gravitational waves
Book of the week: The Sun’s magnetic fields make it much more than a dull ball of hot gas, says Marcus Chown
Book of the week: Facts and figures can get you only so far when it comes to political change, says Gordon Marsden
Book of the week: For the poet told to lay down her pen on becoming a wife, writing was freedom, finds Catherine Clinton
Book of the week: the former universities minister reviews James Axtell's account of the institutions that educate the US elite
Book of the week: With people vulnerable to bias, lack of diversity might be better tackled at organisational level, Victoria Bateman says
Book of the week: A portrait of the failure who became Führer detects early signs of a Final Solution, says Robert Gellately
Book of the week: Angelia Wilson on a call for us to take seriously our political responsibility for global poverty
Book of the week: In an extraordinary voice, a neurosurgeon wrestles with his looming untimely death, says Jennifer Rohn
Book of the week: Exquisite images trigger the sensations of terror and wonder that nature inspires, says Philip Hoare
Book of the week: Jane O’Grady on a thought experiment that is an endless platform for exploring ethical principles
Book of the week: Two approaches to the Holocaust are blended in a pioneering historian’s last work, Neil Gregor writes
Book of the week: An invisible force causes extinctions – science or sci-fi? Nature will decide, says Marcus Chown
Book of the week: Tim Hall on post-Soviet criminal clans, diverse and complex groups to whom lawlessness is anathema