I like to think of this blog as a place where, for the most part, you can get away from politics. Conversations about government are ok, but conversations about politics... there's enough of that going on elsewhere on the internet.
This month, however, there were some books that it would have seemed silly to ignore. They were going to be huge. People were going to want to read them. To leave them off the category list because they were overtly political would have been a notable omission.
That said, I'm omitting them from this roundup. Instead, here are three relatively non-political history books. If you want to see the full list of books in the history category for January, go here (but it changes tomorrow when the February list comes out).