2019: one for the books

As the year draws to a close, a selection of well-known people from the worlds of arts, business, media, sports and politics nominate their favourite books of the year

22nd December, 2019
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Normally, the biography of a dead American diplomat would not grab my attention as something to read. But the reviews of George Packer’s Our Man, the story of the late Richard Holbrooke, were laudatory and, on examination, appropriate.

Holbrooke was an extraordinarily dynamic character and his personal characteristics – simultaneously selfish and altruistic – and how they affected his private as well as his public life are worthy material in themselves. But his...

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