Christopher Hitchens. Hostage to History. Hitchens examines events leading up to the partition of Cyprus and its legacy. He argues that the intervention of four major foreign powers: Turkey, Greece, Britain, and the United States, turned a local dispute into a major disaster.
Steve Martini. Guardian of lies is a taut thriller with areas of implausibility but expands outside the usual court room thriller genre. Madriani gets caught in a typical web of deceit and murder.
The letters of T.S. Eliot. The second volume of TS Eliot's fiercely guarded correspondence reveals the terrible strain he was under caring for his wife and editing the Criterion.Volume Two covers the early years of his editorship of The Criterion, publication of The Hollow Men and the course of Eliot’s thinking about poetry and poetics after The Waste Land. These Letters fully demonstrate the emerging continuities between poet, essayist, editor and letter-writer.
Greil Marcus. Listening to Van Morrison. The book picks out particular performances by Morrison in his long career, and finds the singer on his quest to reach some artistic threshold.