18th Century

Selkirk’s Island: The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe

By Diana Souhami - Published 2001



While Defoe’s Crusoe was fictional, Alexander Selkirk inspired the tale. In 1703 this Scotsman signed aboard William Dampier’s expedition to capture the ...Read Review

Into the Wilderness

By Rosanne Bittner - Published 2002



This, the first in a planned series of novels dealing with the westward expansion of the United States, begins in 1752, shortly before the ...Read Review

Sparrowhawk, Book One: John Frake

By Edward Cline - Published 2001



The first of a series of novels depicting the roots of the American Revolution, Book One takes place entirely in England, which is ...Read Review

John’s Story

By Joan Lowery Nixon - Published 2001


Children/Young Adult

Joan Lowery Nixon’s latest foray into the past for children is a charming story. The hero, young John Nicholas, is caught up ...Read Review

A Cold Bleak Hill: Prelude to Glory #5

By Ron Carter - Published 2001



During the summer of 1777, recurring series character Caleb Dunson is a member of General Washington’s underfunded, poorly-trained Continental Army. After the costly ...Read Review

The Royal Physician’s Visit

By Per Olov Enquist - By Tiina Nunnally (trans.) - Published 2001


Biographical FictionLiterary

“On April 5, 1768, Johann Friedrich Struensee was appointed Royal Physician to King Christian VII of Denmark, and four years later he was executed.” So ...Read Review

Fiery Cross

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2001



In the fifth book in Gabaldon’s popular ‘Outlander’ series, we find Claire and Jamie Fraser, their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger and ...Read Review

George Washington, Frontiersman

By Zane Grey - Published 2001


Biographical Fiction

Zane Grey, one of America’s foremost writers of western fiction, died in 1939. This book, a fictionalized narrative of George Washington’s early ...Read Review

A Case of Curiosities

By Allen Kurzweil - Published 2001


A memento hominem is a collection of items memorializing a life, and a case full of such items gives structure to Allen Kurzweil’...Read Review

Eye of the Wind

By Jane Jackson - Published 2001Published 2013



Cornwall, 1795.  Melissa Tregonning, unconventional, beautiful but too tall for her time, tries to save her late father’s boatyard, which is encumbered by ...Read Review