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

By Owen Matthews - Published 2015

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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

Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse

By Faith Sullivan - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

Nell Stillman, a schoolteacher widowed after an unhappy marriage, has a son who returns from WWI shell-shocked. Events like the sinking of the ...Read Review

Secessia

By Kent Wascom - Published 2015

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In 1862, New Orleans was under Union government, but its population was largely sympathetic to the Confederacy. Benjamin Butler, in charge of the city, ...Read Review

Brothers in Blood: Roman Legion 13

By Simon Scarrow - Published 2014 (US)Published 2015 (UK)

Genres:

MilitaryThriller

The latest entry in Scarrow’s Roman Series begins in 52 AD, with the pursuit of a secret agent through the streets of Rome. ...Read Review

The Brotherhood of Book Hunters

By Raphaël Jerusalmy - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

Louis XI wants Paris to be the center of the book trade that is emerging after Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press. ...Read Review

The Tutor

By Andrea Chapin - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The discovery of the body of a murdered priest begins the story of Katharine de L’Isle, a childless young widow living with ...Read Review

Portrait in Black and Gold

By Carol Damioli - Published 2013

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Historical novels frequently tell the story of a woman succeeding in the even more male-dominated societies of the past. This fictional biography of ...Read Review

I Once Knew Vincent

By Michelle Rene - Published 2014

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Biographical FictionLiterary

For a little over a year, Vincent Van Gogh lived with Clarina Maria Hoornik (Sien), an alcoholic prostitute. Her eight-year-old daughter Maria (Little ...Read Review

Finished Business

By David Wishart - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1997 TLS announced that Richard Lee was starting the Historical Novel Society. I wrote him a letter expressing an interest in Roman novels ...Read Review

Perfidia

By James Ellroy - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Four Japanese Americans are murdered on the day before Pearl Harbor, opening a book which could be called a police procedural when police ...Read Review