HNR Issue 65 (August 2013)

The Graphic History of Gettysburg

By Wayne Vansant (writer and illustrator) - Published 2013



The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most studied and storied battles in American history for good reason. This decisive engagement sealed ...Read Review

The Blue Fox

By Sjón - By Victoria Cribb (trans.) - Published 2013Published c2008



In January of 1883 in Iceland, the Reverend Skuggason hunts a rare blue fox. He is as intent upon the task of stalking his ...Read Review

The King’s Deception

By Steve Berry - Published 2013



Steve Berry is described on the back cover of this book as ‘the conspiracist’s conspiracist’. Indeed he is. The inside front cover ...Read Review

Dark Waters

By Robin Blake - Published 2013



A drunk found drowned in the salmon traps is not such a rare thing in Preston, England in 1741. Coroner Titus Cragg convenes a ...Read Review

Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City

By Stephane Kirkland - Published 2013



This is a compelling account of the making of the City of Light as we know it today. It traces the phenomenal rise ...Read Review

Godiva: A Novel

By Nicole Galland - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Set in Anglo-Saxon England, this is a reimagining of the legend of Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia, an 11th-century noblewoman well-known for riding ...Read Review

The Forbidden Queen

By Anne O’Brien - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

This superb novel tells the story of Katherine de Valois, whom history has by and far neglected. Katherine, the daughter of Charles VI ...Read Review

The Skull and the Nightingale

By Michael Irwin - Published 2013


This is a well-written, expertly researched novel set in Georgian England. Richard Fenwick, an orphan, has been supported by his godfather, the wealthy ...Read Review

The Secret Life of Lady Julia

By Lecia Cornwall - Published 2013



Attractive Julia Leighton has come to Vienna during the 1814 Peace Talks as a paid companion to the sister of a British diplomat, and ...Read Review

Freud’s Mistress

By Jennifer Kaufman - By Karen Mack - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Minna Bernays has always played second fiddle to her older sister, Martha. While Minna has bounced from house to house as a servant, ...Read Review