John R. Vallely

Jedediah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man

By Barton H. Barbour - Published 2011

Genres:

NonfictionWestern

The term “mountain man” conjures up visions of doggedly independent and fiercely combative men more than capable of adapting and thriving in areas ...Read Review

The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

By Howard Blum - Published 2011

Genres:

NonfictionWestern

One of the underappreciated joys of studying history lies in tapping into the lives and times of some of the very curious people ...Read Review

1861: The Civil War Awakening

By Adam Goodheart - Published 2011

Genres:

Nonfiction

The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is certain to contribute an avalanche of histories and biographies to bookshelves already groaning under ...Read Review

The Katyn Order

By Douglas W. Jacobson - Published 2011

Genres:

Thriller

Poland’s dilemma has always been based on geography. Located between Germany and Russia, Poland and its people have time and again been ...Read Review

With Fire and Sword

By James L. Nelson - Published 2011

Genres:

Nonfiction

General Sir William Howe commanded a British assault force against a ragtag collection of ill-trained rebels at the Battle of Bunker Hill on ...Read Review

The Emperor’s Body

By Peter Brooks - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

Even in his lonely tomb in far away St. Helena, Napoleon and the empire he created played a critical role in French political ...Read Review

The Invasion Year

By Dewey Lambdin - Published 2011

Genres:

Nautical

Captain Alan Lewrie sets sail for the seventeenth time as part of Britain’s war against Napoleon. Lewrie is a stunning contrast to ...Read Review

Pacific Glory

By P. T. Deutermann - Published 2011

Genres:

AdventureNautical

P. T. Deutermann, a retired U.S. Navy officer, offers a memorial to his late father and other American veterans of the 1944 Battle ...Read Review

Gentleman Captain

By J. D. Davies - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureNautical

Fictional accounts of the Royal Navy in the Age of Sail, while exciting, tend to follow a predictable storyline of a tough and ...Read Review

The Man Who Never Returned

By Peter Quinn - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Fintan Dunne’s retirement life in sunny Florida has not proven very satisfying to the veteran of the NYPD and wartime service in ...Read Review