book cover, The Lagoon

‘The Lagoon’, by Armand Marie Leroi

Aristotle’s biological studies on Lesbos and their intriguing echoes in modern science. Review by Sarah Bakewell

Book cover of 'The Devils Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin 1939-41' by Roger Moorhouse

‘The Devils’ Alliance’, by Roger Moorhouse

A vivid account of Nazi-Soviet co-operation between 1939 and 1941. Review by Tony Barber

flea market in the surrounding of the Acropolis. The sense of urgency with which the two men proceed, looks to me like they were running for their lifes, taking with them their most precious belongings. I know they're just selling stuff, but I do see a metaphor here
©Carlos Spottorno

Martin Wolf’s ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’

Joseph Stiglitz applauds a new book on the financial crisis by the FT’s chief economics commentator

‘Italian Venice’, by RJB Bosworth

An elegant study of Venice, from the final days of the Republic and Italian unification to the Disneyland some argue the city has become. By Christopher Silvester

‘A Buzz in the Meadow’, by Dave Goulson

A gripping account of the importance of insects to our environment. Review by Suzi Feay

The Sense of Style book cover

‘The Sense of Style’, by Steven Pinker

A writing guide that attacks the purists. Review by Michael Skapinker

‘The System Worked’, by Daniel W Drezner

Economic governance has a patchy record, but this impressive and cogent book argues that policy makers did well during the crisis. Review by Alan Beattie

‘Mind Change’, by Susan Greenfield

A neuroscientist’s study of how technology is affecting our brains and everyday lives. Review by Cordelia Fine

‘National Service’, by Richard Vinen

An authoritative and poignant history of postwar conscription in Britain. Review by Peter Clarke

‘Chasing Lost Time’, by Jean Findlay

The colourful life of the man who translated Proust’s opus. Review by Sam Taylor