Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

A History of London in 50 Lives

By David Long - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

The author has written fifty short vignettes of Londoners or those who lived and made their mark on the United Kingdom’s capital ...Read Review

Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West

By William Hogeland - Published 2017

Genres:

MilitaryNonfictionWestern

Hogeland’s book is a finely researched entry about a war about which few Americans are aware—the war to eradicate the Native ...Read Review

The Charge of the Light Brigade: Voices from the Past

By John Grehan - Published 2017

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

The charge of the Light Brigade in October 1854 must be the most famous cavalry skirmish in history. Thousands like it are long forgotten. ...Read Review

Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, The History of an Idea

By Mitchell Duneier - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Ghetto is an analysis of the work of four prominent black intellectuals: Horace Cayton, Kenneth Clark, William Julius Wilson, and Geoffrey Canada. All ...Read Review

The Kingdom

By Emanuel Carrere - By John Lambert (trans.) - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Emmanuel Carrere is the classic apologist in this nonfiction account of his own personal spirituality and that of the apostles Luke and Paul, ...Read Review

Jane Welsh Carlyle and her Victorian World: A Story of Love, Work, Friendship and Marriage

By Kathy Chamberlain - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

The cover blurb for Jane Welsh Carlyle and Her Victorian World claims that Kathy Chamberlain “brings Carlyle out of her husband’s shadow, ...Read Review

The Aztec Empire

By Imogen Greenberg - By Isabel Greenberg - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young AdultNonfiction

If you want to know the basics about the Aztec Empire, this book is an excellent place to start. It tells you where ...Read Review

The Ancient Greeks

By Imogen Greenberg - By Isabel Greenberg - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young AdultNonfiction

This slim book (it’s only 32 pages) is an excellent introduction to the Ancient Greeks. It manages to cover not only the historical ...Read Review

The Silver Coin

By Marie Sontag - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In 1777 BC, 15-year-old Samsuluna makes his way around the ancient Mediterranean world in pursuit of his Uncle Zim, absolution for the death of ...Read Review

Saxon Tales: The Lord Who Lost His Head

By Terry Deary - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The Lord Who Lost his Head is set in the 8th century in the reign of King Offa of Mercia (famous for building ...Read Review