Nonfiction

A History of Women in Medicine: From Physicians to Witches?

By Sinead Spearing - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

This is not a book about women in the medical profession.  It goes much further back to the pagan Anglo-Saxons and beyond.  The ...Read Review

Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837

By Carolyn D Williams - By Felicity Roberts - By Louise Duckling - By Sara Read - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

The Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 was formed thirty years ago, and this collection of thirteen essays celebrates the anniversary.  The Group brings ...Read Review

Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall

By James Polchin - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Compact and powerful, Polchin’s social history of crimes against queer men in the first half of the 20th century coincides with the 50...Read Review

All Ships Follow Me: A Family Memoir of War Across Three Continents

By Mieke Eerkens - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

A war memoir that reads as hauntingly and movingly as a novel, Mieke Eeerkens’ All Ships Follow Me is told not by the ...Read Review

Margaret Tudor: The Life of Henry VIII’s Sister

By Melanie Clegg - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

None of the Tudor royal family has lacked attention from historians and novelists, but perhaps the one who has attracted the least coverage ...Read Review

Pirates and Privateers in the 18th Century: The Final Flourish

By Mike Rendell - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Nobody speaks of the Golden Age of Slavery or of Witch Hunting or Heretic Burning, but the equally unpleasant practice of piracy and ...Read Review

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

By Brad Meltzer - By Josh Mensch - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Americans tend to think independence was our destiny, ordained by the size of the colonies and distance from Great Britain. Anyone familiar with ...Read Review

Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the Royal Household

By Adrian Tinniswood (author) - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

This is an entertaining and well-researched account of the wide range of activities that need to be performed and provided to allow the ...Read Review

The Man Who Would Be Sherlock: The Real-Life Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

By Christopher Sandford - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote extensively about mysteries and detective work through his best-known sleuthing character, Sherlock Holmes. From the late 1800s through ...Read Review

Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

By Lucy Worsley - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Worsley’s book is a fine exploration of Queen Victoria’s life told in a digestible presentation of 24 events of significance (per the ...Read Review

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