18th Century

The First American Army: the Remarkable Story of George Washington and the Men behind America’s Fight for Freedom

By Bruce Chadwick - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

Through their letters, memoirs and verses, the author presents the lesser-known actors in the American Revolution—teenaged volunteers, raw young officers, doctors, chaplains, ...Read Review

Sparrowhawk Book Five: Revolution

By Edward Cline - Published 2005

Genres:

Adventure

This fifth book of six in the series picks up in June of 1765 and follows the debate and turmoil surrounding the Stamp Act ...Read Review

The Life of George Bass, Surgeon and Sailor of the Enlightenment

By Miriam Estensen - Published 2005

Genres:

Nonfiction

Born in 1771 in Boston, England, George Bass served an apprenticeship as a surgeon and then joined the Royal Navy. Bass’s real passion ...Read Review

Rebels, Turn Out Your Dead

By Michael Drinkard - Published 2006

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Salt, a Yankee hemp farmer, lives in New York with his wife, a teenage son and his Tory father-in-law. The American Revolution comes ...Read Review

Bury The Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

By Adam Hochschild - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1787 a small group of men gathered in a London printing shop to discuss how they might be instrumental in abolishing slavery. Using ...Read Review

The Widow’s War

By Sally Gunning - Published 2006

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As a whaler’s wife living on Cape Cod in 1761, Lyddie Berry always knew the dangers. One windy January afternoon, when her cousins ...Read Review

Death du Jour

By Lou Jane Temple - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

What a great idea, a mystery series during the French Revolution when restaurants began, chefs to the aristocrats finding themselves suddenly without employers. ...Read Review

Passarola Rising

By Azhar Abidi - Published 2006

Genres:

Adventure

Father Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão was a pioneer in 18th-century aviation. His flying ship, the Passarola, never succeeded in transporting humans, ...Read Review

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2005

Genres:

RomanceTime-slip

The sixth book in this popular series of novels begins in March 1773, when a family of settlers in backcountry North Carolina is found ...Read Review

Ghost Legion

By Johnny D. Boggs - Published 2005

Genres:

Military

This is a very gritty depiction of the events leading up to the battle of King’s Mountain in 1780. The author, a Spur ...Read Review