‘France in the Hollande Presidency’

Mr Normal and the decline of the Fifth Republic

‘Gaidar’s Revolution’

An illuminating study of Russia’s post-Soviet reformers, by Petr Aven and Alfred Kokh. Review by John Lloyd

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‘A Place of Refuge’, by Tobias Jones

An account of five years running a therapeutic community. Review by Talitha Stevenson

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‘A Very Private Celebrity’, by Hugh Purcell

John Freeman excelled in many fields but remained an elusive figure. Review by Nick Thomas-Symonds

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‘Sixty Degrees North’, by Malachy Tallack

A subtle, thoughtful study of life on the 60th parallel. Review by Sara Wheeler

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‘Citizen: An American Lyric’, by Claudia Rankine

A poet explores how racial trauma runs beneath the surface of American life

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Ally: Across the divide by Michael Oren

Shedding ‘daylight’ on the US-Israel alliance

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‘Digital Gold’ by Nathaniel Popper

The anarchic birth of a cryptocurrency

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‘Dreamstreets’, by Jacqueline Yallop

A journey around Britain’s model villages, from New Lanark to Port Sunlight. Review by Lucy Lethbridge

‘The China Model’, by Daniel Bell

Is there a case for the Chinese system of government over liberal democracy? Review by Gideon Rachman