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Us Conductors

By Sean Michaels - Published 2014Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Sean Michaels’ debut novel has already won Canada’s 2014 Scotiabank Giller prize and deservedly so. It is a fictionalised account of the life ...Read Review

The Case of the ‘Hail Mary’ Celeste: The Case Files of Jack Wenlock, Railway Detective

By Malcolm Pryce - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

On the eve of the nationalisation of Britain’s railways in 1947, Jack Wenlock, last of the GWR company detectives, monikered the Railway Goslings, ...Read Review

Bitter Almonds

By Lilas Taha - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

Omar is orphaned at his birth and then exiled from his beloved Palestine after the Israeli Stern and Irgun presence becomes life-threatening. Omar ...Read Review

A Guest at the Shooters’ Banquet: My Grandfather’s SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth

By Rita Gabis - Published 2015Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Rita Gabis, an American poet and writer of half-Catholic, half-Jewish descent, writes a memoir which is part mystery, part family history, part confession, ...Read Review

The Kaiser’s Army: The German Army in World War One

By David Stone - Published 2015

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

While I was expecting this to be a standard history of the Great War with maybe a new spin on the turbulent times, ...Read Review

Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo

By C. Joseph Greaves - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

The beginning of this novel about syndicated crime groups reads like every other Mafia story. Charles Lucky Luciano rises to power by winnowing ...Read Review

Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of Testament of Youth

By Mark Bostridge - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1913, Vera Brittain is a young Englishwoman with every prospect of happiness before her. A year later, war breaks out; and Brittain’s ...Read Review

Coventry: November 14, 1940

By Frederick Taylor - Published 2015

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

Now a thriving city in the English midlands, Coventry has a tragic—and tragically misunderstood—history. In 1940, a prolonged, systematic, and indiscriminate bombing ...Read Review

The Rape of Europa: The Intriguing History of Titian’s Masterpiece

By Charles FitzRoy - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

This revealing examination of a painting by Titian is a scholarly, dense read, ultimately rewarding the reader with a microhistory of the vagaries ...Read Review

Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov & the Dream of a Russian America

By Owen Matthews - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

Nikolai Rezanov attached himself to the court of Catherine the Great, giving him an opportunity to participate in what amounted to the colonization ...Read Review

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