by Dr. Charles Middleburgh

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Reviews 2003
Microcosm, Portrait of a Central European City by Norman Davies and Roger Moorhouse

Reviews 2004
A Life in Music by Daniel Barenboim
A Spoilt Boy – a memoir of childhood – by Frederic Raphael
A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
Arthur Miller – A Life by Martin Gottfried
Bill Clinton – An American Journey by Nigel Hamilton
Brief Lives by W.F. Deedes
Disraeli – A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert
Douglas Hurd – Memoirs
Dresden – Tuesday 13 February 1945 by Frederick Taylor
Eichman – His Life and Crimes by David Cesarani
From Babel to Dragomans – Interpreting the Middle East. Bernard Lewis
Hans Frank
Hitchhiking to Heaven – An Autobiography by Lionel Blue
Kafka by Nicholas Murray
Kafka’s Last Love – The Mystery of Dora Diamant by Kathi Diamant
Madam Secretary – A Memoir by Madeleine Albright
My Trade – A Short History of British Journalism by Andrew Marr
Nelson Mandela – In His Own Words – From Freedom to the Future – Tributes and Speeches
Philip and Elizabeth – Portrait of a Marriage by Gyles Brandreth
Saddam – The Secret Life by Con Coughlin
The Bone Woman – Among the Dead in Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo by Clea Kof
The Double Life of Doctor Lopez – Spies, Shakespeare and the plot to murder Elizabeth I by Dominic Green
The PROPHET Muhammed – A Biography by Barnaby Rogerson
The Zanzibar Chest – A Memoir of Love and War by Aidan Hartley
Then Again – Travels in search of my younger self by Irma Kurtz
Vixi – Memoirs of a Non-Belonger by Richard Pipes

Reviews 2005
Breaking Ground – Adventures in Life and Architecture by Daniel Libeskind with Sarah Crichton. John Murray 2005
Franklin and Winston – A Portrait of Friendship by Jon Meacham. Granta Publications 2003
Hannah Senesh Her Life and Diary
Hitlers Piano Player
My Father’s Rifle – A Childhood in Kurdistan by Hiner Saleem. Atlantic Books 2005
My Nine Lives – Chapters of a Possible Past. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Nelson – Britannia’s God of War by Andrew Lambert. Faber and Faber 2004
Pétain by Charles Williams.Little, Brown 2005
Rosebery – Statesman in Turmoil by Leo McKinstry. John Murray 2005
The Pope in Winter – The Dark Face of John Paul II’s Legacy by John Cornwell. Viking 2004
The Pope’s Daughter by Caroline P. Dunphy. Faber and Faber 2004

Reviews 2006
Almost a Childhood – Growing up among the Nazis by Hans-Georg Behr. Granta 2005
Bad Faith – A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland by Carmen Callil. Jonathan Cape 2006
Blood and Sand by Frank Gardner. Bantam Press 2006
Campaigner against Antisemitism – The Reverend James Parkes 1896-1981
Charles and Camilla – Portrait of a Love Affair by Gyles Brandreth. Century 2005
Contact Wounds – A War Surgeon’s Education by Jonathan Kaplan. Picador 2006
DC Confidential by Christopher Meyer. Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2005
HE ALSO SPOKE AS A JEW - The Life of the Reverend James Parkes by Haim Chertok
In the Bunker with Hitler
On Hitler’s Mountain – My Nazi Childhood by Irmgard Hunt. Atlantic Books London 2005
Wilfred Thesiger - The Life of the Great Explorer by Alexander Maitland. Harper Press 2006

Reviews 2007
A Woman in Charge The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Carl Bernstein. Hutchinson 2007
Leni The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach. Little, Brown 2007
The Bible -The Biography by Karen Armstrong. Atlantic Books 2007
The First Emperor - Caesar Augustus and the Triumph of Rome by Anthony Everett
The Last Mughal The Fall of a Dynasty Delh 1857 by William Dalrymple

Reviews 2008
Carl Von Clausewitzs On War-A Biography by Hew Strachan. Atlantic Books 2007
Cleopatra-Last Queen of Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley.Profile Books 2008
Crusaders by Richard T.Kelly. Faber and Faber 2008
Isaac Rosenberg – The Making of a Great War Poet by Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2008
Kipling Sahib – India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. Little, Brown 2008
Muqtada al Sadr and the Fall of Iraq by Patrick Coburn. Faber and Faber 2008
My life as a traitor by Zarah Gharamani with Robert Hillman.Bloomsbury 2008
The NHS: Beginning, Middle and End? The autobiography of Dr John Marks by John Marks.Radcliffe Publishing 2008.
The Sum of Our Days - A Memoir by Isabel Alende. 4th Estate 2008

Reviews 2009
Chagall – Love and Exile by Jackie Wullschlager. Allen Lane 2008.
Dancing to the Precipice – Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution by Caroline Moorhead. Chatto and Windus 2009.
Khomeini’s Ghost – The definitive account of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Islamic revolution and its enduring legacy by Con Coughlin. Macmillan 2009.
My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness – A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century by Adina Hoffman. Yale University Press 2009.
My Name is Daphne Fairfax by Arthur Smith. Hutchinson 2009.

Sisters of Sinai – How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels by Janet Soskice. Chatto and Windus 2009.
The Age of Wonder–How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes.Harper Press
The Weight of a Mustard Seed by Wendell Steavenson. Atlantic Books 2009.
Why Socrates Died – Dispelling the Myths by Robin Waterfield. faber and faber 2009.

Reviews 2010
Anne Frank – The Book, the Life, the Afterlife by Francine Prose.Atlantic Books 2010.
Charles Dickens by Michael Slater -Yale University Press 2009
Moses Montefiore – Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero by Abigail Green.The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.
The Eitingons – A Twentieth-Century Story by Mary-Kay Wilmers.  faber and faber 2009.
The Life of Irène Némirovsky by Olivier Philipponat and Patrick Lienhardt. Chatto and Windus 2010.
The Rebbe – The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson by Samuel Heilman and Menachem Friedman.Princeton University Press 2010.
Vesuvius – A Biography by Alwyn Scarth. Princeton University Press 2009.

Reviews 2011
American Caesars–Lives of the US Presidents–from Franklin D Roosevelt to George W Bush
by Nigel Hamilton.Bodley Head 2010.

Ghosts by Daylight – A Memoir of War and Love by Janine di Giovanni.Bloomsbury Publishing plc., 2011.
Simon Wiesenthal – The Life and Legends by Tom Segev.Jonathan Cape 2010.

The Perfect Nazi–Uncovering my SS grandfather’s secret past and how Hitler seduced a generation by Martin Davidson.Viking 2010.
The Stranger in the Mirror – A Memoir of Middle Age by Jane Shilling. Chatto and Windus 2011.

Reviews 2012
Our Queen by Robert Hardman,Hutchinson,2011& The Diamond Queen:Elizabeth II and Her People by Andrew Marr, Macmillan 2011
Pakistan: A Personal History by Imran Khan.Bantam Press 2011.
The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forcesby Alan Hoe with a foreword by General Peter J. Schoomaker, USA (RET.). The University Press of Kentucky, 2011
The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville, Britain’s First Female Special Agent of World War Il by Clare Mulley. Macmillan, 2012.

Reviews 2013
FDR and The Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman.The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism by Eliyahu Stern.Yale University Press 2013.

Reviews 2014
Maimonides: Life and Thought by Moshe Halbertal - Princeton University Press 2014.


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