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By Candice Millard -
President Theodore Roosevelt found energy through grueling physical challenges. In this highly recommended biographical work, comparable to a thriller, he explores the River ...Read Review
By Robert N. Macomber -
Lieutenant Peter Wake, commanding officer of the armed steam tug Hunt, sails a treacherous Caribbean from Key West to Havana in 1864. In this ...Read Review
By Mary Sharratt -
Minerva, Minnesota, in 1923 appears to be a growing modern town. In small-town fashion, shadows are actively cast on family secrets. Three women in ...Read Review
By Max Allen Collins -
It is 1942, and the horrors of the Bataan jungle are permanently scarring soldiers. Michael Santariano, a childlike individual at twenty, fights confidently and ...Read Review
By Isabella Bunn - By T. Davis Bunn -
Abigail Aldridge, a young woman whose past is clouded by secrets, takes it upon herself to assist residents in the Soho slums of 1814 ...Read Review
By Lauraine Snelling -
Ruby Torvald manages Dove House, a small hotel in Little Missouri, a frontier community west of Bismarck, Dakotah Territory. Ruby’s dream is ...Read Review
By Lily Powell -
Antonie Herrnfeld and her twin Peter, young German Jews, venture to Buenos Aires during the Holocaust. Fearful of the politics in Germany, their ...Read Review
By Akira Yoshimura -
Hikotaro goes to sea as a cook aboard his stepfather’s vessel, Sumijoshi Maru, but later requests a transfer to a newer vessel ...Read Review
By Steve Yarbrough -
The central story transpires during World War II on the farmlands of Mississippi, where German prisoners of war work the fields for small ...Read Review
By Belva Plain -
In 1907 Adam Arning turns thirteen, a major event ruined by learning that his parents never married. He works in his father’s shop ...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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