Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Strangers: A Family Romance

By Emma Tennant - Published 1999 (UK)Published 2003 (US)

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Nonfiction

Strangers is a haunting and sometimes humorous memoir of Emma Tennant’s wealthy, influential, and eccentric family. The narrative is impressionistic yet richly ...Read Review

Amelia Peabody’s Egypt

By Elizabeth Peters (ed.) - By Kristen Whitbread (ed.) - Published 2003

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Nonfiction

This beautifully-illustrated companion to Peters’ popular Amelia Peabody series includes essays by various contributors on subjects such as the history of Egyptology, the ...Read Review

The Devil’s Cloth (A History of Stripes)

By Michael Pastourneau (trans. Jody Glodding) - Published 2003

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Nonfiction

Stripes are part of our everyday lives, but depending on how or where we encounter them, they evoke certain impressions. This thought-provoking book ...Read Review

Richmond Burning

By Nelson Lankford - Published 2003

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Nonfiction

The capital of the short-lived Confederacy managed to hold out in the face of crushing odds from war’s start until only days ...Read Review

The Battle for Rome

By Robert Katz - Published 2003

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Nonfiction

The saga of the eternal city in the hectic and dangerous days from Mussolini’s ouster to the Allied liberation has long been ...Read Review

Fortress Malta

By James Holland - Published 2003

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Nonfiction

The history of Malta in WWII is a chronicle of savage bombing, civilian endurance, spirited defense, and incredible good fortune. The most heavily ...Read Review

Wings of Madness

By Paul Hoffman - Published 2003

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Nonfiction

This is a biography of a now forgotten aeronaut, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who, in 1901, was a household name. The author compares his public experimentation ...Read Review

The Death of Kings

By Michael Evans - Published 2003

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Nonfiction

In this fascinating study, Evans traces the dramatic stories of the royal deaths of kings from Harold at Hastings to Richard III at ...Read Review

In the Wake of Madness

By Joan Druett - Published 2003

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NauticalNonfiction

In 1841 the whaleship Sharon sails out of Massachusetts for the rich hunting grounds of the South Pacific. Halfway through the voyage, Captain Howes ...Read Review

My Just Desire

By Anna Beer - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)

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Nonfiction

In comparison to her famous husband, very little is known about Bess Ralegh (1565-c.1635). But Anna Beer has pieced together the records she ...Read Review