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Posted on: 1 February 2024

12 new history books identified over Jan 2024. A fairly ecclectic mix but with some familar historical themes such as modern Russia and the British Empire. A few top picks highlighted below! Click the...

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Sacred Foundations - review

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Posted on: 29 January 2024

What are the origins of the modern European state? It’s not a question I have given a great deal of thought to up to now, but the author’s very useful explanation of prevailing theories in this field...

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Posted on: 19 January 2024

History means looking back at the past. But the past is long and deep. You can easily find yourself adrift as you reach back through the aeons. This timeline will provide you with a map. Everything...

Posted on: 1 January 2024

Not so many history books in December, I guess because most of the publishing was done in November or earlier to meet Christmas demand... but quantity is no guide to quality of course, and there is...

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Cuba - review

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Posted on: 22 December 2023

Without Cuba, there might not have been a United States. In 1781, readying themselves for what would turn out to be the climactic battle in the (North) American War of Independence, Ada Ferrer in...

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Red Memory - review

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Posted on: 8 December 2023

They f*ck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. ~ But they were f*cked up in their turn By fools in...

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Posted on: 1 December 2023

Fourteen books published in November that meet my exacting criteria (of being history, not too academic, and not too niche or military). It looks like a fairly traditional range of topics: Weimar...

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Charged - review

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Posted on: 17 November 2023

The history of an electric car battery begins with one of the biggest mass extinction events in the history of the plant. I’m talking of course about the Permian-Triassic mass extinction 250 million...

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Assyria - review

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Posted on: 10 November 2023

What have the Assyrians ever done for us? In Assyria: the Rise and Fall of the World’s First Empire Eckart Frahm explains that: they established a template for domination that has been used ever...

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