The Life Behind the Dance

The Life Behind the Dance

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time by Hilary Spurling. Hamish Hamilton, 2017 (Knopf 2018). Hardcover, 509 pages, $29.70. Reviewed by James Baresel Over four decades ago the novelist Anthony Powell asked his friend Hilary Spurling if she was willing to be his...
The Tsarist Commander

The Tsarist Commander

Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich, Supreme Commander of the Russian Army by Paul Robinson. Northern Illinois University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 465 pages, $35. Reviewed by James Baresel As I write these words it is, quite unintentionally, exactly one hundred years to the...

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