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By Leonid Tsypkin -
The Dostoyevyskys spend the summer of 1867 at the German Kurort of Baden-Baden. Fedya, the great writer, suffers from epilepsy, the scorn of Turgenev, ...Read Review
By Jessamyn West -
The reader who picks this up having seen “Civil War” on the cover and hoping for tales of cannon shot and screaming horses ...Read Review
By Lawrence Coates -
In 1842, false rumors of war between Mexico and the United States send zealous Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones of the U.S. Navy ...Read Review
By P.G. Nagle -
The Gettysburgs and Bull Runs of other novels set in the U.S. Civil War are a different theatre from this novel, set ...Read Review
By William H. White -
Sailing novels of Lord Nelson’s age are of deserved popularity, from Horatio Hornblower to the late lamented O’Brian’s Aubrey and ...Read Review
By Joan Schweighardt -
The Nibelungenlied is told in scores of versions both old, like the Poetic Edda upon which Joan Schweighardt based her version, and new. ...Read Review
By Penina Keen Spinka -
This is the second book in a series, the first entitled Picture Maker. It might help to have read the first one, which ...Read Review
By Lauren Haney -
During the reign of Maatkare Hatshepsut, Officer Bak is sent in disgrace to an outpost far up the Nile in this prequel to ...Read Review
By Adam Braver -
Not a novel in the usual sense of the word, Mr. Lincoln’s Wars consists of thirteen short stories. Insulated in characters, plot ...Read Review
By Colin Falconer -
The adventurer Hernan Cortés arrives on the coast of Mexico with a handful of men, armor, horses and guns. He proceeds to ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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