Adam Zamoyski

Portrait of Napoleon by Joseph Chabord (1766–1848)

The men who invented Napoleon

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Writing about Napoleon is a risky business. It exposes the author to the brickbats of the blind worshippers for whom…

Ghostly traces of a vanished land

14 July 2012 6:00 am

This is an entirely pointless but curiously engaging and even tantalising book. A youthful love affair in Montreal with a…

Fatal entrapment

12 May 2012 10:00 am

I am no great fan of spy thrillers and positively allergic to conspiracy theories, but I found this book difficult…


The end of the affair

25 March 2009 12:00 am

Americans in Paris, by Charles Glass

Obsessed by Ukraine

18 June 2008 12:00 am

Adam Zamoyski reviews the latest book by Timothy Snyder

No redeeming features

21 March 2007 5:53 pm

Until fairly recently, the name Thyssen-Bornemisza held generally positive associations — with vibrant German industrialism, responsible capitalism, pan-European cosmopolitanism, artistic…

Correcting received opinions

11 October 2006 4:02 pm

Norman Davies is always at his best challenging received ideas and inherited perceptions, and the areas covered by these essays…

A long losing run

14 June 2006 1:33 pm

This is indeed a story of war, passion and loss. But those looking for a bittersweet tale of romantic Polish…

The Schleswig- Holstein Question answered

30 July 2005 12:00 am

To anyone who enjoyed Fernand Braudel’s masterly work on the Mediterranean or Neal Ascher- son’s wonderful Black Sea, the idea…

Grande horizontale et verticale

25 June 2005 12:00 am

One of those little footnotes to history that has always intrigued me is that the Bolsheviks planned and carried out…

Solving the Polish conundrum

1 November 2003 12:00 am

The Warsaw uprising of August 1944 was one of the most tragic episodes of the second world war, resulting in…