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Discover the latest non-fiction books and must-reads with the New Statesman’s expert reviews. Including biographies, music books, political writing and more.

A world built on sand

A world built on sand

Ed Conway’s Material World shows that despite our digital lives it is rocks and minerals that power the global economy.

By Will Dunn
Be more tree

Be more tree

We admire trees for their solitary strength, but it is their remarkable facility for collaboration and sharing that provides lessons…

By Mark Cocker
Soldiers in love

Soldiers in love

Men at War, Luke Turner’s tender account of servicemen’s transgressive private lives, transforms our understanding of the Second World War.

By Erica Wagner