the Pacific

The nightmare of Okinawa made Truman decide to use the atom bomb

11 April 2020 9:00 am

The US operation of 1945 to take the island of Okinawa was the largest battle of the Pacific during the…

To the ends of the earth — but not back

7 November 2015 9:00 am

What’s in a name? The identity of the author offers a clue to one of the themes of this intriguing…

New ways to destroy the world

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Despite the offer of joy proposed in the subtitle, this is a deeply troubling book by one of Britain’s foremost…