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A Promised Land

Daniel Snowman reviews a ‘highly absorbing’ account of the former US President’s personal and political life, up to the death of Osama bin Laden.

Animal City: The Domestication of America

Thomas Almeroth-Williams reviews an “insightful study” which, in 2020, is “all the more powerful in the wake of events which expose myriad failings of government, regulation, public health, policing and justice; the far-reaching effects of social inequality; and alarming global developments in human–animal relations.”

How the West Was Drawn

Dr Evan Rothera reviews this challenging re-analysis of the role of Native Americans in the mapping of the western United States.

The Global History of Organic Farming

Paul Brassley believes this book adds little to our knowledge of the history of organic farming in the UK that cannot already be found elsewhere.