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Book of the week: Only once has a supreme global power peacefully ceded its reign to another, A. W. Purdue writes
A. W. Purdue on a study that views the drink as the centrepiece of a new international economy
A. W. Purdue chews over a grim account of how civilised nature crumbles when starvation looms
Book of the week: A history of famous liberals shows how global conflict shaped them and us, writes A. W. Purdue
A.W. Purdue on the man whose narcissism led to his becoming a mouthpiece for the Nazis
A. W. Purdue on the suffering of populations of multi-ethnic empires in the years after the Great War
Tales of marooned mariners helped Britain to see itself as a global power, A. W. Purdue hears
Fresh perspectives on a 19th-century Tory leader can be gleaned from his fiction, finds A.W. Purdue
A. W. Purdue on a bold and refreshing revisionist study
A. W. Purdue on a perceptive look at those who shaped, and were shaped by, their times