HNR Issue 54 (November 2010)

Banana Republican

By Eric Rauchway - Published 2010



Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby was a suave but crass braggart who considered others less intelligent to threaten his social and financial ...Read Review

The Homecoming

By Dan Walsh - Published 2010



This is a sequel to The Unfinished Gift. In 1944, pilot Shawn Collins has escaped capture after his plane was shot down in Europe, ...Read Review

Ronnie’s War

By Bernard Ashley - Published 2010


Children/Young Adult

Ronnie Warren is a boy when the Second World War breaks out. By the time VE day comes around he’s a young ...Read Review

The Dumpy Princess

By Karin Fernald - Published 2010


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This is a light-hearted look at Queen Victoria’s childhood, from her birth to her coronation, and it includes all the well-known facts: ...Read Review

The Sons of Liberty

By Alexander Lagos - By Joseph Lagos - Published 2010


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

To quote one of the authors, the concept of this graphic novel for ages 10 and up is “two runaway slaves become masked vigilantes ...Read Review

Heart of a Samurai

By Margi Preus - Published 2010


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Son of a fisherman, 14-year-old Manjiro dreams of being a samurai. But after being rescued from a shipwreck by an American whaling vessel, ...Read Review

The First Ladies of Rome

By Annelise Freisenbruch - Published 2010



Six hundred years of the Roman Empire from Augustus to its long-drawn-out end: this is the serious work of an author who does ...Read Review

Egyptian Dawn

By Robert Temple - Published 2010



The author is well known for his television documentaries which challenge various widely accepted views on early Egyptian history. Here, he argues that ...Read Review

In the Grip of the Minotaur

By Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur - By Farnham Bishop - Published 2010



The story is set in the Bronze Age Mediterranean, where King Minos rules the sea with his fleet and terrorizes his enemies with ...Read Review

Child of the Northern Spring

By Persia Woolley - Published 2010


The story of Arthur and Guinevere has been told and retold numerous times, but this first volume of Woolley’s Guinevere trilogy, originally ...Read Review