Caroline Moorehead is the author most recently of A Train in Winter, the first volume of her trilogy on resistance in World War II. The second volume, Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France, will be published in October. (June 2014)


A New Start in Mandalay?

A painting of Aung San Suu Kyi, Mandalay, 2014

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey

by Pascal Khoo Thwe

The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma

by Thant Myint-U
When Pascal Khoo Thwe was a boy, growing up among Padaung tribesmen in remote southeast Burma, his grandmothers and aunts wore broad rings of gold around their necks, each weighing about a pound, and they added more, year by year. He recalls that his grandmother’s “rings were fourteen inches high …

The Best of the Bonapartes

Guillaume Guillon Lethière: The Sleep of Venus, 1802. This double portrait of Lucien and Alexandrine Bonaparte inspired Marcello Simonetta and Noga Arikha to begin research on their lives.

Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power

by Marcello Simonetta and Noga Arikha
Lucien Bonaparte, like Napoleon’s other three brothers, is a figure largely neglected by English-speaking historians and biographers. When he appears, it is often as a footnote to the turbulent Napoleonic years, glimpsed only when his life intersects with that of his imperial brother. If he is known at all, it …

Women and Children for Sale

Selling Olga: Stories of Human Trafficking and Resistance

by Louisa Waugh

"Human Trafficking: Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights"

a report by Amnesty International UK
Trafficking: “The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or …

Amnesia in Australia

Exiles and Emigrants: Epic Journeys to Australia in the Victorian Era

exhibition catalog edited by Patricia Tryon MacDonald

The Fatal Shore

by Robert Hughes
On one of the southernmost tips of Sydney’s vast natural harbor, a grassy bluff overlooking a sea that stretches unbroken until it reaches the coasts of Antarctica, lie the graves of early Australian settlers, those who made the journey to this new world in the 1800s and never went home.

The Warrior Children

Children at War

by P.W. Singer

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan

by Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, and Benjamin Ajak
It was in the early 1990s that Cornelio Sommaruga, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, began talking about the new kind of warfare his delegates were witnessing, one in which there was no respect for either the laws of war or the sign of the Red …

Letter from Darfur

Zainab, a twenty-six-year-old woman, was watering the cattle at the well when the helicopters came to her village in South Darfur. Her eight-year-old son, Aziz, was helping her, and she had left four-year-old Abdulla with her husband in their thatched mud-and-brick house. She had never seen a helicopter before and …