Books

Michael Henderson says, hats off, everybody, to the troupers of the famous yellow Almanack

The psychology of political incompetence is brought out well in Niall Ferguson’s Doom

Robert Maxwell’s last two days are covered in great detail in this new book

As the winner of the International Booker Prize is due to be announced today, ASH Smyth talks to poet, translator and judge on this year’s panel, George Szirtes

Purpose, identity and social status, how this book reveals the three things lacking on the shop floor at Amazon

At its best Conflicted reminds us of the central importance of meaningful debate

According to this book, Islam outside the West preserves much of its traditional character, but Islam within the West is in danger of petrifying, says Paul Goodman

Why is travel writing so unfashionable and even regarded by some as simply “wrong”?

John Self on debut novels that provide an insight into publishing in Britain

Statistics are an essentially alien language that humans did not evolve to recognise or understand