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Poseidon’s Curse: British Naval Impressment and Atlantic Origins of the American Revolution / Christopher Magra

Thursday, 15 June, 2017

Paul Gilje and the author discuss a well written, carefully organized, and deeply researched book which perhaps takes the evidence too far.

Laughter and War: Humorous-Satirical Magazines in Britain, France, Germany and Russia 1914-1918 / Lesley Milne

Thursday, 15 June, 2017

Pip Gregory enjoys a book which offers a well written overview of the humour of four nations during the Great War.

Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court / Audrey Truschke

Thursday, 15 June, 2017

Edmond Smith praises an evocative, expertly researched book that brings the collaborative, sometimes combative, world of translation to life.

Charity Movements in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Philanthropy and Improvement / Karen Sonnelitter

Thursday, 15 June, 2017

James Kelly reviews an engaging study of the improving and charitable impulses of the 18th century.