Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Les Parisiennes

By Anne Sebba - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

The struggles and accomplishments of women in Paris under the Nazi occupation during WWII have often been overlooked in history, and their contributions ...Read Review

Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century

By John Higgs - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

The author examines that extraordinary century, the twentieth, which really did bear little relation to any that had preceded it. Now that we ...Read Review

John Aubrey: My Own Life

By Ruth Scurr - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

At a time when the notion of Englishness is very much under scrutiny, John Aubrey is considered to be an epitome of the ...Read Review

Shakespeare in Swahililand: In Search of a Global Poet

By Edward Wilson-Lee - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

This is a scholarly study of the influence of Shakespeare in eastern Africa, from the 19th century to the present. The author takes ...Read Review

Blood and Fears: How America’s Bomber Boys and Girls in England Won their War

By Kevin Wilson - Published 2016

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MilitaryNonfiction

Most of us are, to varying degrees, aware of the appalling loss of life sustained by the men of Bomber Command and the ...Read Review

India Conquered

By Jon Wilson - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Wilson sets out to debunk the myth of the British Raj, from the first outposts of the East India Company in the 17th ...Read Review

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father

By Kao Kalia Yang - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

A song poet is a person who sings the stories of the Hmong people, a vocal tapestry of sorts of the family line, ...Read Review

Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes

By Paul Staiti - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

This well-researched and elegantly written art-historical study, which examines the role painting played in promoting the ideals of the American Revolution to contemporary ...Read Review

Operation Agreement: Jewish Commandos and the Raid on Tobruk

By John Sadler - Published 2016

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MilitaryNonfiction

In this thoroughly researched work, Sadler tells the heroic and little-known World War II story of Operation Agreement, an Allied offensive in North ...Read Review

Tank Action

By David Render - By Stuart Tootal - Published 2016

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MilitaryNonfiction

This is the personal story of an armoured troop commander’s war, 1944 to 1945. David Render was a 19-year-old second lieutenant fresh from Sandhurst ...Read Review