Frederick Deknatel, "Histories of a City: the many hands that shaped today's Cairo," The National, 16 September, reviews Nezar AlSayyad's Cairo: Histories of a City.
Randall Stephens interviews "Jack Rakove on Why I Became a Historian," THS Blog, 20 September. This is the first in a series. David Wolf interviews "Brian Leiter on Nietzsche," The Browser, for his recommendation of five essential books on the subject.
Alan Taylor, "World War II: Women at War," In Focus, 11 September, is a remarkable slide show demonstrating how widespread the mobilization of women was. It is Part 13 of Taylor's photography series on WWII. Mark Mazower reviews Ian Kershaw's The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944-45 for the Guardian, 16 September. Stephen Moss features Kershaw's "life in writing." Ibid.
Joan Oleck, "The Oil Kings: How Nixon courted the shah," The National, 16 September, reviews Andrew Scott Cooper's The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East.
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