The Best Kind of Revision: Alan Alport’s Britain at Bay

Echoes of Superstition: Questions of Legitimacy and Regime Change Through the Ages

Inconvenient Suits: Foreign in a Domestic Sense

Tragedy of Errors: John Gooch’s The Italian Army and the First World War

Big Strategy: Ian Morris’s Geography is Destiny

Patriots with Benefits: Eric Jay Dolin’s Rebels at Sea

Life at the Top: Toby Wilkinson’s The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Imperial Free-for-All: William Dalrynmple’s The Anarchy

Lesser than the Sum of its Parts: Dominic Lieven’s In the Shadow of the Gods