The publishers have reached into their bag of tricks early to publish a rich and varied collection of history books for January 2019. There's even a work of historical fiction -- which wouldn't normally have a place on this list -- but which get a spot anyway, because it deserves it. More on that later. If you take a look at our
Best History Books of January, you will find philosophers, environmentalists, political prisoners, royalty, spies, conspiracies, and much, much more. Here are a few highlights.