Nonfiction

Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America’s Origin

By Joseph Kelly - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

In 1607, three English ships, and about a hundred settlers and crew landed in Chesapeake Bay in what will later become Virginia. They are ...Read Review

The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Breakout of WWI

By Neal Bascomb - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Most of us have heard of the Great Escape of WW2, when 76 POWs tunnelled their way out of Stalag Luft 111 in 1943.  WW1 also ...Read Review

The Lost Story of the Ocean Monarch

By Gill Hoffs - Published 2018

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NauticalNonfiction

The Ocean Monarch was a large, well-found American emigrant ship which had carried hundreds of migrants from Liverpool to Boston.  She sank on 24 ...Read Review

The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

By Tim Birkhead - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

In the mid-17th century, Francis Willughby and John Ray set out to redefine how we understand the natural world. They embarked on ...Read Review

Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny

By Clare Asquith - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

The title says it all! Between 1534 and 1594, Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy changed the face and internal fabric of England. The rejection ...Read Review

They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France

By Charles Glass - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Fans of Simon Mawer’s Tightrope and Trapeze, or Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope series, will be drawn in by this nonfiction ...Read Review

The Order of the Day

By Eric Vuillard - By Mark Polizzotti (trans.) - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

This slim volume is an icy history written with the deadly incisiveness of fiction – The Order of the Day is an amazing, disturbing, ...Read Review

Lonely Courage: The true story of the SOE heroines who fought to free Nazi-occupied France

By Rick Stroud - Published 2018

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MilitaryNonfiction

In June 1940, Prime Minister Churchill authorised the setting-up of the Special Operations Executive to sabotage the Nazis in occupied Europe. Recruiter Selwyn Jepson ...Read Review

Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

By Peter Ackroyd - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Does the world need another history of England? The fifth in Ackroyd’s series takes on a big challenge: England revels in the ...Read Review

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

By Andrew Delbanco - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Scholar Andrew Delbanco argues convincingly that slavery is the basis of America being divided since its founding.  (“Slavery was in the understanding that ...Read Review

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