20th Century

The Wilson Deception

By David O. Stewart - Published 2015



The year 2014, the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, aka World War I, marked the publication of ...Read Review

The Safest Lie

By Angela Cerrito - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

With her novel set in Poland during the Holocaust, Angela Cerrito tells the story of Anna Bauman (aka Karwolska), a nine-year-old Jew who ...Read Review

Stalin’s Daughter

By Rosemary Sullivan - Published 2015



Born in 1926, Svetlana Stalina was raised in the Kremlin. When she was six, her mother committed suicide. Relatives were executed in the purges; ...Read Review

Coventry: November 14, 1940

By Frederick Taylor - Published 2015



Now a thriving city in the English midlands, Coventry has a tragic—and tragically misunderstood—history. In 1940, a prolonged, systematic, and indiscriminate bombing ...Read Review

The Gates of Rutherford

By Elizabeth Cooke - Published 2015



In this third book in the series, the son and heir to the great Yorkshire estate—Rutherford Park—is a fighter pilot in ...Read Review

Birds of Passage: An Italian Immigrant Coming-of-Age Novel

By Joe Giordano - Published 2015


Leonardo Robustelli is forced to leave Naples, Italy in 1903. A deadly feud arises between two families, and Leonardo commits a crime that forces ...Read Review

Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery

By Susan Elia MacNeal - Published 2015



Intrepid spy Maggie Hope is back on US soil for the first time in years in her newest mystery adventure. It’s Christmas, 1941, ...Read Review

Brides of War

By June Tate - Published 2015


World War Two has ended, and servicemen are returning home, including the gallant, generous American GIs. British girls with American boyfriends have been ...Read Review

Chasing Secrets

By Gennifer Choldenko - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Kennedy has no greater concerns than navigating friendships at school and dreaming about following in her physician father’s footsteps, but ...Read Review

Lifeline Across the Sea: Mercy Ships in the Second World War

By David Williams - Published 2015



Clausewitz famously coined the phrase ‘total war’ and defined it as an ideal state. This did not mean, as some suppose, that he ...Read Review