Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly

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How WWI was sparked by Princip among men

How WWI was sparked by Princip among men

The Trigger. Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War. By Tim Butcher. Chatto & Windus, €17. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

The brains of the operation tells the story of his career

The brains of the operation tells the story of his career

Do No HarmStories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery. By Henry Marsh. W&N, €21.40. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

The enigma at the heart of film's biggest star

The enigma at the heart of film's biggest star

Charlie Chaplin. By Peter Ackroyd. Chatto & Windus, €18.90. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

The sweet science of nodding off - or not

The sweet science of nodding off - or not

The Secret Life of Sleep, By Kat Duff, Oneworld, €16.35, Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Treading carefully in the mind field

Treading carefully in the mind field

Falling into the Fire. A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis. By Christine Montross. Oneworld, €15.10. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Running a road less travelled

Running a road less travelled

Running Free. A Runner's Journey Back to Nature. By Richard Askwith. Yellow Jersey Press, €21.40. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

A sweeping yet intimate portrait of a metropolis

A sweeping yet intimate portrait of a metropolis

BerlinImagine A City. By Rory MacLean. W&N, €18.90. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

A land of contrasts

A land of contrasts

To visit Laos in south-east Asia is to glimpse a country that's a sometimes uneasy mixture of ancient, spiritual and modern, writes Brendan Daly.

Man's grim record of crimes against nature

Man's grim record of crimes against nature

The Sixth Extinction. An Unnatural History. By Elizabeth Kolbert. Bloomsbury, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

The man who shone a light on the NSA's dark arts

The man who shone a light on the NSA's dark arts

The Snowden Files. The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man. By Luke Harding. Guardian Faber, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Philosopher's take on news media yields mixed results

Philosopher's take on news media yields mixed results

The News. A User's Manual. By Alain de Botton. Hamish Hamilton, €23.90. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

An ode to a fading art form of communication

An ode to a fading art form of communication

To The Letter. By Simon Garfield Canongate, €21.40. Reviewed by Brendan Daly

Hawking's memoir keeps its cards close to its chest

Hawking's memoir keeps its cards close to its chest

My Brief History by Stephen Hawking. Bantam Press, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Desolate lines drawn in a spirit of division

Desolate lines drawn in a spirit of division

Walls: Travels Along The Barricades by Marcello Di Cintio. Union Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

The remarkable rise of Rwanda's cycling heroes

The remarkable rise of Rwanda's cycling heroes

Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team by Tim Lewis. Yellow Jersey Press, €21.40. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.