Book of the week

American students

Book of the week: Howard Segal on an ‘appreciation’ of an unwieldy creature that is the envy of the world

Abortion protest

Book of the week: Mary Evans praises a life’s work addressing the inherent gender inequalities in the legal system


Book of the week: Modern feminism can learn much from the women who visited revolutionary Russia, says Lara Douds

Campaigners for the Vote Leave movement

Book of the Week: Danny Dorling on an illuminating analysis of the many factors that swayed the referendum

Old St Paul's Cathedral

Book of the week: The rise in London’s trading fortunes owed much to foreign visitors, finds Lucy Wooding

Stuart Hall

Book of the week: Fred Inglis yearns for post-1964 insights from the life of an icon of the intellectual Left

A billboard with a job plea advertisement

Job hunting? Like it or loathe it, LinkedIn is key and emotional labour is mandatory, says Philip Roscoe

Cathy Gillespie working on IBM 360

Book of the week: sidelining its female workforce cost the UK primacy in a nascent IT industry, says John Gilbey

Jewish people by the seaside

Book of the week: the digital deluge can harm our social health; Emma Rees commends a prescription to tackle it

Victorian men and women

Book of the week: Simon Underdown enjoys a stunning view of Darwin at work on his less celebrated classic

Man working in studio

Book of the week: Danny Dorling lauds an exposition of the benefits of obligation-free income and how to attain them

Anti-Trump protesters

Book of the week: Americans have to reach out to fight the political division fed by social media, says Angelia Wilson

Montage of John Maynard Keynes, Franklin D Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George

Book of the week: A history of famous liberals shows how global conflict shaped them and us, writes A. W. Purdue

JBS Haldane

Book of the week: Richard Joyner on a proselytiser for science who emphasised the ethical issues of advancement

A montage of female writers

Book of the Week: Emma Rees praises an effort to show how to turn personal traumas into political resistance

Woodcut of a rhinoceros from 1515

Images of two beasts carried ideas about science and communication, says Simon Underdown

Screaming female Beatles fans

Book of the week: The perennial female fantasy of man embodies a host of contradictory types, says Laura Frost

Tuberculosis bacilli

Only diligence and vigilance can keep us ahead of microorganisms that make us ill, Helen Bynum says

Tevatron particle collider

Book of the week: Tara Shears enjoys a gossipy tale of the booms and busts involved in collaborative frontier science

US law scholar Anita Hill

Book of the week: our distrust of female testimony in all its forms is proof feminism still has far to go, says Laura Frost