Second World War

Walter Kempowski has taken over Gunter Grass’s title of postwar German sage

The Coventry raid has stuck in the collective memory for a variety of reasons

Finding solace in a corner of a foreign field

“The refusal to accept any domination of the Continent by one power has been the biggest British contribution to European peace and prosperity”

Like the poet, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a dashing man of action and letters and a hero to the Greeks for his wartime exploits in Crete

The book is beautifully done, but it is long and feels uneven

Remembering Reuben Fine, Magnus Carlsen’s greatest role model

Eugenics in the modern world