As the Second World War took shape, a big band leader dominated the year. While, from very different quarters, a Disney film and an emerging folk star signalled sounds of the future.SOPHIA DEBOICK reports.
You can’t discuss Richard Nixon without mentioning his downfall. But on the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, IAN WALKER considers his other legacy, as the man who fired the first shots of America’s culture wars.
Captain Scott’s last Antarctic expedition has long been overshadowed by its fateful end. But, says MICK O’HARE, we should also remember his team’s revolutionary research, which changed the way we understood the world and is assisting scientists to this day.
Bluffocracy – the new book which has Britain’s political class abuzz – chronicles how the country’s establishment has been taken over by chancers. In the final part of our serialisation, authors JAMES BALL and ANDREW GREENWAY examine the Windrush debacle