Ian Mitchell is a Scottish writer and journalist who lived for many years in Russia. He is the author of four books, including The Cost of a Reputation, Isles of the West: a Hebridean Voyage and The Justice Factory: Show Me the Judge and I’ll Tell You the Law.
He reviews below all the GOOD books he has read recently in connection with his long-term book project, which concerns Russia, the Rule of Law and their historical and current interaction with the Anglosphere worldwide.
01 - WITNESS: a True Story of Soviet Spies in America and the Trial that Captivated the Nation - Whittaker Chambers (1952)
03 - THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order - Benn Steil (2014)
06 - THE SUPREME COURT: the Judges, the Decisions, the Rifts and the Rivalries that have Shaped Ireland - Ruadhán Mac Cormaic (2018)
08 - TAMING THE WILD FIELD: Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe - Willard Sunderland (2004)
09 - CARTOGRAPHIES OF TSARDOM: the Land and its Meaning in Seventeenth Century Russia - Valerie Kivelson (2006)
11 - SCOTLAND RECLAIMED: the Inside Story of Scotland's First Democratic Parliamentary Election - Murray Ritchie (2000)
15 - RUSSIA IN THE GERMAN GLOBAL IMAGINARY: Imperial Visions and Utopian Desires 1905-1941 - James E. Casteel (2016)