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 (🇬🇧 and 🇺🇸). Hover mouse or press finger to reveal icon links. Our full list of history books can be found here.
Last month’s history books (August 2021) are a fairly eclectic mix – geographically and through time, with flag mix: 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇩🇪🇩🇪🇫🇷🇫🇷🇮🇪🇮🇳🇮🇹🇳🇱🇷🇴🇷🇺.
The ones I have my eye on are: The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris (Colin Jones), Scenes from Prehistoric Life (Francis Pryor) and perhaps also Paul Kenyon’s history of Romania. We should also give an honorary mention to Blood and Ruins, Richard Overy’s whopper taking a wider (and thicker) view on WW2.
Our full list of 2021 (and earlier) books can be found here.
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.