Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948

By Laila Parsons - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

An Iron Cross recipient for service in WWI, Fawzi al-Qawuqji was born in Tripoli, Lebanon, and trained by the Ottomans in the early 1900...Read Review

The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army

By Robert O’Harrow Jr. - Published 2016

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MilitaryNonfiction

Call him the Union Army’s secret weapon. Today Montgomery Meigs is best known for one inspired act of revenge. It’s a ...Read Review

George Washington’s Secret Spy War: The Making of America’s First Spymaster

By John A. Nagy - Published 2016

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MilitaryNonfiction

Nagy, the late historian, approached this book with a focus on facts, and with them he exploded some of the mythology surrounding Washington’...Read Review

Stalin’s Englishman: Guy Burgess, The Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring

By Andrew Lownie - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

This is an extraordinary biography of the infamous spy, Guy Burgess (1911-1963). Born into one of England’s oldest families, educated at Eton ...Read Review

The King’s Revenge

By Don Jordan - By Michael Walsh - Published 2013Published 2016

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Nonfiction

King Charles I was executed in 1649, his death warrant signed by 57 men.Twelve years later, the monarchy restored, King Charles II took the ...Read Review

The Ripper’s Haunts

By Michael L. Hawley - Published 2016

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

Michael Hawley has carefully researched an arguably favorite Scotland Yard suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders, Dr. Francis Tumblety, and judiciously and ...Read Review

The Pilgrim Journey: A History of Pilgrimage in the Western World

By James Harpur - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

The Pilgrim Journey offers a brief history of Christian pilgrimages over the last two thousand years. Harpur fully explores the notion of what ...Read Review

Moscow in the 1930s: A Novel from the Archives

By Natalia Gromova - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Are you knowledgeable and passionate about Russian literature, art and music of the first half of the 20th century? If you are, this ...Read Review

The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End

By Robert Gerwarth - Published 2016

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MilitaryNonfiction

This book is a fascinating account of civilian and paramilitary events before, during and after the 1914-18 wars in Europe and west Asia, ...Read Review

The Murderous History of Bible Translations: Power, Conflict and the Quest for Meaning

By Harry Freeman - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

This is a fascinating account of how the “Good Book” inspired spectacularly bad behavior. The author writes to make readers aware of the ...Read Review