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History books published in December 2021

So it’s the new year. I know what you are thinking: what will 2022 bring? What are my resolutions for the year? And what history books were published in December 2021?

While I can’t help you with the first two points we have you covered with the third question…!

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.

So it’s the new year. I know what you are thinking: what will 2022 bring? What are my resolutions for the year? And what history books were published in December 2021?

While I can’t help you with the first two points we have you covered with the third question!

Only nine on the list, but some fascinating topics. I was taken with “In the Cause of Humanity: A History of Humanitarian Intervention in the Long Nineteenth Century” and “Uncontrollable Women: Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries”, but all deserve a closer look.

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

Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition

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Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition
Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family

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Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family
The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine's Daughters

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The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine's Daughters
Music Is History

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Music Is History
In the Cause of Humanity: A History of Humanitarian Intervention in the Long Nineteenth Century

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In the Cause of Humanity: A History of Humanitarian Intervention in the Long Nineteenth Century
Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin

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Blood and Bronze: The British Empire and the Sack of Benin
The Making of the Bible: From the First Fragments to Sacred Scripture

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The Making of the Bible: From the First Fragments to Sacred Scripture
Uncontrollable Women: Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries

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Uncontrollable Women: Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries
Rebellion in the Middle Ages: Fight Against the Crown

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Rebellion in the Middle Ages: Fight Against the Crown

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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