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History books published in June 2021

A round up of the popular history books published in the UK last month in hardback! This list is intended to be pretty comprehensive (see notes) with covers linking to Amazon (πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ and πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ). Hover mouse or press finger to reveal icon links. Our full list of history books can be found here.

While we beaver away at our latest reviews of popular history books (watch this space / blog) I thought I would share the list of history books released last month (June 2021) in the UK.

There is a pretty good mix, looking at different aspects of history eg architecture or clocks (I know that @andrewsallsbury1980 likes a good clock…). Also some serious political stuff and at least one more light hearted tome. If I had time I would like to read all of them… but for now I will have to settle for the covers!

Our full list of 2021 (and earlier) books can be found here.

William Blake vs the World

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William Blake vs the World
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

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Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts
France: A Short History

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France: A Short History
The Idea of Europe: A Critical History

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The Idea of Europe: A Critical History
Condemned: The Transported Men, Women and Children Who Built Britain's Empire

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Condemned: The Transported Men, Women and Children Who Built Britain's Empire
Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

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Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth
Trading with the Enemy: Britain, France, and the 18th-Century Quest for a Peaceful World Order

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Trading with the Enemy: Britain, France, and the 18th-Century Quest for a Peaceful World Order
An Atlas of Extinct Countries

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An Atlas of Extinct Countries
About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

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About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks
Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency

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Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency
Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific

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Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific
The History of Christianity in Britain and Ireland: From the First Century to the Twenty-First

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The History of Christianity in Britain and Ireland: From the First Century to the Twenty-First
Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France

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Minerva's French Sisters: Women of Science in Enlightenment France
Geniuses at War: Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the Dawn of the Digital Age

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Geniuses at War: Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the Dawn of the Digital Age
Time's Witness: History in the Age of Romanticism

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Time's Witness: History in the Age of Romanticism
Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

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Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy
We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin

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We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin

Notes (return to top)

  • The purpose of this list is to give you a good feel for all the history books published in hardback in the UK. It is a reasonably exhaustive list but…
  • The list is limited to books which are sold on Amazon.co.uk. This means that some publishers that don’t sell on Amazon will be missed but the vast majority are included.
  • It also uses the date published (for the hardback version of the book) entered onto Amazon.co.uk to determine the publication year.
  • Books shown roughly in date published order, with the ones we have reviewed put right to the top.
  • I have excluded military history books which I see as a category all on its own (and would if included have swamped the non-military history books).
  • I have excluded history books that I see as too “local” eg the many books on particular aspects of the US Civil War, or the many books focussing on relatives of medieval English kings.
  • Finally I might have missed some interesting history books! If you think we have, contact us to let us know.

By Anthony Webb

Bipedal omnivore with outsized head and dextrous forelimbs

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