The Short Good-bye

Freedom at Midnight

by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
One of the deadliest traps for the writer of contemporary history is the informant who is just too good. A central actor in the events to be chronicled, crisp and comprehensive in memory, meticulous in preserving his documents, forthcoming, articulate, immensely likable to boot—when these authors found such an informant …

A Passage to Pakistan

Pakistan Crisis

by David Loshak


by Geoffrey Moorhouse
The second act in the classic drama of post-imperial dissolution in south Asia has been as turbulent and destructive as the first. Act One, on which the curtain went up as the British flag went down in August, 1947, saw what the British had ruled as India split—politically into two …