Historical American Revolution Fiction Reviews


The Long Way Home

By Kevin Bannister - Published 2016


Murphy Steele is not old enough to do a man’s work when he and Thomas Peters run away from their owner. They ...Read Review

George Washington’s Secret Spy War: The Making of America’s First Spymaster

By John A. Nagy - Published 2016



Nagy, the late historian, approached this book with a focus on facts, and with them he exploded some of the mythology surrounding Washington’...Read Review

Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes

By Paul Staiti - Published 2016



This well-researched and elegantly written art-historical study, which examines the role painting played in promoting the ideals of the American Revolution to contemporary ...Read Review

Grimm Patriot

By David W. Arndt - Published 2016



David Arndt’s debut novel, Grimm Patriot, follows young Joseph Grimm, who in 1775 decides to enlist in the newly-formed Continental Marines, leaving behind ...Read Review

Death at the Boston Tea Party: A John Rawlings Mystery

By Deryn Lake - Published 2016



When an actress, traveling under an aristocratic alias, falls to her death from the riggings of a ship in the wake of the ...Read Review

The Cavalier Spy

By S. W. O’Connell - Published 2015



The second in O’Connell’s adventure series (after The Patriot Spy, 2012) begins late in 1776, with Lt. Gen. George Washington confronting a recalcitrant ...Read Review

A Master Passion: The Story of Elizabeth and Alexander Hamilton

By Juliet Waldron - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

In the New World of the mid-18th century, young Alexander Hamilton’s childhood could not have been more different from the cosseted ...Read Review

A Flight of Arrows

By Lori Benton - Published 2016



In this second Pathfinders Series story, Two Hawks searches for his twin brother, stolen as an infant by British soldier Reginald Aubrey during ...Read Review

Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution

By Daniel L. Mallock - Published 2016



Of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence, no two were closer friends than the eventual second and third US Presidents, Federalist ...Read Review

Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775

By Derek W. Beck - Published 2016



For many today, the American Revolution began on July 4, 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In truth, however, the War for ...Read Review