A selection of books that give insight into the problems of race in the US

As protests continue in the US, Rana Foroohar selects key works on the long history of racial inequality

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JANAN GANESH: Will places now live on pages as travel becomes out of reach?

A return to global storytelling might help satiate wanderlust

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Thrillers to get your blood pumping

Five suspense-ridden new novels to keep you rapt on cold winter days

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BOOK REVIEW: How it felt to be a Nazi marauder

Alexander Starritt’s second novel 'We Germans' climbs into the skin of a wartime perpetrator of atrocity

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BOOK REVIEW: Leadership lessons forged in war zone make serendipitous appearance

Former Syrian banker Louai Al Roumani offers a compelling guide for business leaders grappling with the pandemic

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Clarke’s Bookshop fights to keep its doors open

Beloved Cape Town shop is hosting an online auction in collaboration with local artists to raise funds

BOOK REVIEW: Historian Robert Muchembled sniffs out cultural context of smell

Scatological and vivid, with a whiff of boys’ boarding school, ‘Smells’ is a provocative gallop through history

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BOOK REVIEW: No, humans not as nasty and brutish as Donald Trump thinks

Rutger Bregman’s book ‘Humankind: A Hopeful History’ argues that our natures are far better than we have often been led to think

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Lockdown forces book industry to evolve at warp speed

The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the industry’s digital revolution, changed reading habits and forced publishers to do things differently

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Trapped in a Tudor time warp of plague and paranoia

There’s not much light to be had as Hilary Mantel’s novel mirrors lockdown claustrophobia

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ANDREW DONALDSON: The importance of keeping up a good appearance

Alexandra Shulman’s new book ‘Clothes … and Other Things That Matter’ is full of fashion but scant on gossip

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ANDREW DONALDSON: Graphic novels, novellas and sports books to help you get through the day

The weekly roundup of worthwhile reads includes an Asterix-styled comic collaboration about the history of medicine

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Saving the world with a more compassionate capitalism

Two books — ‘Reimagining Capitalism’ and ‘Green Swans’ — address the tough choices facing society

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A moral approach is necessary to curb technology’s soft tyranny

Technology extends and amplifies humanity’s qualities and flaws in the duel between progress and manipulation

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ANDREW DONALDSON: Into the hair-raising world of Vladimir Putin and his secret police

Catherine Belton’s account of how modern Russia infected the West with dirty money is a thriller of a read

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ANDREW DONALDSON: Some recommended good reads on lockdown

Although it's still in its infancy, the 'coronavirus genre' has responded speedily to the global pandemic.

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