Magazine article Geographical

Top 10

Magazine article Geographical

Top 10

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1. The Massacre at El Mozote (1994) by Mark Danner (Granta, 8.99 [pounds sterling])

A tenacious journalist uncovers a horrific crime and undermines a mendacious narrative of US foreign policy

2. The Orwell Reader (1956) by George Orwell (out of print)

The clarity of insight and language for which we all have to strive

3. War is a Force that Gives us Meaning (2002) by Chris Hedges (out of print)

While covering the Pentagon at the onset of the Iraq War, I saw the author's arguments about the nature of states and conflict playing out in the briefing room

4. The Guns of August (1962) by Barbara W Tuchman (out of print)

A thriller of popular history about the outbreak of the First World War

5. The Hemingses of Monticello (2008) by Annette Gordon-Reed (WW Norton, 21.99 [pounds sterling])

A brilliant study of the complexity of race and the contradictions in Thomas Jefferson's life

6. The Crooked Timber of Humanity (1990) by Isaiah Berlin (Pimlico, 16. …

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