HNR Issue 72 (May 2015)

West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley, and the Class the Stars Fell On

By Michael E. Haskew - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

This book marks the hundredth anniversary of the 1915 graduating class of West Point, the “class the stars fell on,” so named because 59 of ...Read Review

WASP: Or, a Very Sweet Power

By Ian Garbutt - Published 2015

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When disgraced governess Bethany Harris is removed from the madhouse in which she has been incarcerated, by a mysterious black man known only ...Read Review

Poldark: Demelza

By Winston Graham - Published 2015

Genres:

Saga

The second part of the Poldark story continues five years later with Demelza, now married to Ross and the mother of his child, ...Read Review

The Ice King

By M.K. Hume - Published 2015

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

Several years ago Arthur, the illegitimate son of King Artor and Lady Elayne, had been captured by a Dene raiding party and taken ...Read Review

Mr and Mrs Disraeli

By Daisy Hay - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

This biography recounts the relationship between 19th-century statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne. Despite prejudice for his Jewish, non-aristocratic ...Read Review

The Italian Wife

By Kate Furnivall - Published 2014-11-25Published 2015

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Set in Mussolini’s Italy in 1932, this novel certainly starts with drama. Isabella Berotti is sitting in a café when she is asked ...Read Review

People of the Song Trail

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear - Published 2015

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The People recall with horror the arrival several years ago of the Wobee, the raiders with their large ships who departed having kidnapped ...Read Review

Love’s Alchemy: A John Donne Mystery

By Bryan Crockett - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s fashionable now to take popular writers from the past and turn them into sleuths. I was intrigued by this debut novel ...Read Review

A June of Ordinary Murders

By Conor Brady - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 1887. Victoria is celebrating her 50th year as monarch, Ireland is sweltering under record heat, and among the scores of weather-related deaths ...Read Review

The Devil’s Making

By Seán Haldane - Published 2014 (US & CAN)Published 2015 (UK)

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s 1869, and Victoria, Canada is a diverse place. Europeans, Americans, Indians, and Chinese all inhabit the rough-and-tumble colony. Oxford-educated Chad Hobbes, fresh ...Read Review