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Peter Mandler explains how the anthropologist Margaret Mead, author of best-selling studies of ‘primitive’ peoples, became a major influence on US military thinking during the Second World War.

A timely reprint of one of the great books on the heritage debate.

Global history has become a vigorous field in recent years, examining all parts of the empires of Europe and Asia and moving beyond the confines of ‘top-down’ diplomatic history, as Peter Mandler explains.

Peter Mandler gives a fairly short introduction to ‘Very Short Introductions’
Biography of the classical Oxford scholar
Sheila Rowbotham Verso   548pp   £24.99ISBN 978 1844 672950Edward Carpenter was the first brown-rice-and-sandals socialist – or, rather, since that particular cliché is a later coinage, the first ‘sandals-and-song socialist’, as one obituarist dubbed him posthumously in 1929.
 
Peter Mandler argues that academic historians have a crucial contribution to make to the nation’s cultural life.

Peter Mandler reviews a book by Paul Longford

Sharon Marcus

Peter Mandler assesses new books on landownership

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