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By Rosanne Bittner -
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
By Paulette Jiles -
Most Americans know why the Civil War was fought and can name some of the battles or identify major figures on both sides. ...Read Review
By Jim Kraus - By Terri Kraus -
Pittsburgh, 1841: Jamison Pike has been accepted at Harvard. His judgmental pastor father is opposed to him attending that den of vice and dangerous ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
Oregon Territory, 1842-1849. This ambitious novel chronicles the settling of a land in the wilderness by a never-ending flood of American immigrants. Oregon ...Read Review
By Don Coldsmith -
Little Bull is a Lakota Sioux forced to assimilate into early twentieth century American culture. Though this novel is only a fictional account ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
Paris and France are the subject of this novel, even more so than the men and women caught by the German advance of 1940. ...Read Review
By Richard Flanagan -
In 1828, a convicted forger is exiled to Van Dieman’s Island, i.e., Tasmania. Thus begin the fabulous adventures of William Buelou Gould. ...Read Review
By Lynn Armistead McKee -
When a neighboring tribe attacks her peaceful village, Nyna is set adrift in a canoe. Three days later, she comes ashore in a ...Read Review
By Adele Geras -
Toward the conclusion of the Trojan War, two orphaned sisters, Xanthe and Marpessa, watch events transpire from within Troy. Very human teenage girls, ...Read Review
By H.N. Turteltaub -
With all due respect to Homer, nautical adventure tales have studiously ignored the Ancients in favor of a prolonged love affair with the ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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