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!
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A couple that caught my eye were:
Empireworld: How British Imperialism Has Shaped the Globe, by Sathnam Sanghera - after having recently read One Fine Day I'm more conscious of how pervasive the British Empire was until very recently, so am keen to check this one out too.
Judgement at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia, by Gary J Bass - focussing on the arguments made at the war trials of the Japanese top brass, I'm interested to find out how the author links this to Asia nowadays.