HNR Issue 92 (May 2020)

Historical Novels Review | Issue 92, May 2020

Not My Father’s House: A Novel of Old New Mexico

By Loretta Miles Tollefson - Published 2019

Genres:

Western

Teenage bride Suzanna Locke is a city girl, if you can call Taos, New Mexico in the early 1800s a city. Now she’...Read Review

The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance

By Catherine Fletcher - Published 2020

Genres:

Nonfiction

Catherine Fletcher opens up the ‘Pandora’s Box’ of 16th-century Italy. This era is known most obviously for the flowering of individual artistic ...Read Review

The Berlin Airlift: The World’s Largest Ever Air Supply Operation (Images of Aviation)

By John Grehan - Published 2019

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

This book is worth having for the illustrations alone.  The 1940’s were the golden age for black and white photojournalism and The Berlin ...Read Review

The People’s Army in the Spanish Civil War: A Military History of the Republic and International Brigades 1936-1939

By Alexander Clifford - Published 2020

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

The Spanish Civil War spilled a great deal of blood at the time and still spills great quantities of ink, which is surprising ...Read Review

The Spanish Flu Epidemic and Its Influence on History

By Jaime Breitnauer - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

The influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide, dwarfed the catastrophe of the First World War – except that it did ...Read Review

The Day the Sun Fell

By Bun Hashizume - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

On August 6, 1945, fourteen-year-old Bun Hashizume started her day in Hiroshima under a serene, blue sky. She walked along the road on her way ...Read Review

A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age

By Paul Starobin - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

In 1898, flakes of gold can be found in creeks and meadows and atop bedrock across wide swaths of northwest Alaska, leading to a ...Read Review

The Fall of the House of Byron: Scandal and Seduction in Georgian England

By EMILY. BRAND - Published 2020

Genres:

Nonfiction

The luscious cover and tag-line give the impression that this is going to be an exciting popular-history read that will reveal to us ...Read Review

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World’s Most Glamorous Ship

By Penny Wilson - Published 2020

Genres:

NauticalNonfiction

This non-fiction account opens with the post-WWII Italian Line proudly constructing and outfitting its most luxurious passenger ship, the Andrea Doria. Three years ...Read Review

The Eye of Ra

By Ben Gartner - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young AdultTime-slip

During a hike in the Colorado mountains, John and Sarah find a cave with a strange marking carved inside. When Sarah traces its ...Read Review

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