Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

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Strange and compelling WWII saga lacks a gripping finale

Strange and compelling WWII saga lacks a gripping finale

History: Dachau to the Dolomites, The Untold Story of the Irishmen, Himmler’s Special Prisoners...

Profile of Ray Kelvin: Real Ted’s rise and fall

Profile of Ray Kelvin: Real Ted’s rise and fall

Until recently, most profiles of Kelvin were happy to describe him as quirky, eccentric or simply a maverick

Bower labours to find dirt on Corbyn in dull hatchet job

Bower labours to find dirt on Corbyn in dull hatchet job

Tom Bower consistently puts the worst possible interpretation on Corbyn’s actions, adding a dollop of moral outrage for good measure

On the trail of British rock’s lost boy

On the trail of British rock’s lost boy

Music/biography: Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth About Richey Manic, By Sara Hawys Robe...

Profile of Chuka Umunna: An independent streak

Profile of Chuka Umunna: An independent streak

Since Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to the leadership of the Labour Party, however, Umunna’s centrist, pro-EU principles have gone increasingly out of fashion

A frustratingly vague look at the big decisions that we make

A frustratingly vague look at the big decisions that we make

Science: Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most, By Steven Johnson, John Murr...

Old memories painstakingly preserved in the service of history

Old memories painstakingly preserved in the service of history

Tomás Mac Conmara’s book does not provide a comprehensive account of the War of Independence in Clare or anywhere else. What it does most effectively is capture the atmosphere of a rural guerrilla conflict that left many eye-witnesses emotionally scarred for life

Profile - Dave Lewis: Cost cutter

Profile - Dave Lewis: Cost cutter

Factfile Name: Dave Lewis Age: 53 Appearance: tanned, wiry and muscular Newsworthiness: the chief...

Powerful polemic on how modern medicine became a painful case

Powerful polemic on how modern medicine became a painful case

Non-fiction: Can Medicine Be Cured?: The Corruption of a Profession, By Seamus O’Mahony, Head o...

Profile of Prince Philip: The Duke of hazard

Profile of Prince Philip: The Duke of hazard

If this latest controversy ends up forcing him off the road, it will take away one of the few remaining freedoms he has cherished since marrying into his gilded cage 71 years ago

Memoir charting climb out of poverty avoids usual self-help tropes

Memoir charting climb out of poverty avoids usual self-help tropes

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum: Dubai to all that

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum: Dubai to all that

Until the controversy surrounding his 33-year-old daughter Latifa broke, Sheikh Mohammed’s image in the West was a reasonably positive one

Another side of Wilde explored in a clear and comprehensive biography

Another side of Wilde explored in a clear and comprehensive biography

Matthew Sturgis draws on a wealth of new material discovered over the last 30 years, including around 60 Wilde letters, an early notebook kept by him and the full transcript of his disastrous libel action against the repulsive Marquess of Queensberry

Profile Fortnite: The game-changer

Profile Fortnite: The game-changer

Factfile Name: Fortnite Battle Royale Age: one year and four months Appearance: bright, colourful...

O’Toole gleefully gets stuck into Brexit with both fists

O’Toole gleefully gets stuck into Brexit with both fists

Politics: Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain, By Fintan O’Toole, Apollo, €16 Mic...