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Jack Shenker makes no secret of how much he disliked Mubarak’s regime. Economic policies led to the ‘fire sale of Egypt’s assets’ and the ‘deep immiseration of the majority of Egypt’s citizens.’
The road to Everest begins in childhood. Scott’s memoir opens with a detailed account of his early years; a post-war infancy in Nottingham which took in victory at a bonny baby competition, a brief career in the Cubs, tricycles, Sherbert…
Reading Park’s story of documenting a family of wild Siberian tigers is to be drawn deep into the hinterland of southeast Russia
Some people live such extraordinary lives; they seemingly can’t fail to write remarkable memoirs. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is one such person
The 18th-century balloon craze provoked ‘soaring curiosity’ in many while leaving others rather deflated
‘Westerners have watches but we have time,’ as a Tuareg saying has it. The publishers of this handsome volume have adopted a similar freewheeling attitude to metrics: the caption to a photograph of a tree helpfully reveals that it is…
From 1850 to 1854, ambitious Commander Robert McClure captained HMS Investigator on a voyage in search of the missing Franklin Expedition, which had left England in 1845 to plot the final pieces of the fabled Northwest Passage
A few decades before the Battle of Hastings, a scribe in Canterbury began compiling a new world map

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