BBC History Magazine’s June 2019 books list

A full list of all the titles featured in the June 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine, compiled by section editor Ellie Cawthorne

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Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow by Lucy Worsley (Hodder & Stoughton, 2018)

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In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny by Daisy Dunn (William Collins, 2018)

Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist by Angela Steidele (Serpent’s Tail, 2018)

Sand and Steel: A New History of D-Day by Peter Caddick-Adams (Random House, 2019) Due to be published 30 May

Normandy ‘44: D-Day and the Battle for France by James Holland (Bantam, 2019)

Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change by Jared Diamond (Allen Lane, 2019)

Freedom: The Overthrow of the Slave Empires by James Walvin (Robinson, 2019)

The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins, 2019)

1931: Debt, Crisis and the Rise of Hitler by Tobias Straumann (OUP, 2019)

Palaces of Pleasure: From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment by Lee Jackson (Yale UP, 2019)

Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher by Armand D’Angour (Bloomsbury, 2019)

L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated “Female Byron” by Lucasta Miller (Jonathan Cape, 2019)

Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine by Barry Strauss (Simon & Schuster, 2019)

The Hitler State by Martin Broszat (Routledge, 1981)

Diver’s Daughter: A Tudor Story by Patrice Lawrence (Scholastic, 2019)

South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition, 1914–1917 by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (Voyageur Press, 2019)

Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir (Headline, 2019)

Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World edited by E Morrison & L Grollemond (J Paul Getty Museum, 2019)

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy (Allen Lane, 2019)

The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt by A Wulf & L Melcher (John Murray, 2019)

Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 by Antony Beevor (Viking, 2019)

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (Viking, 2019)

You can read more from the June 2019 issue of BBC History Magazine here, including: 

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