Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Vanished in Hiawatha

By Carla Joinson - Published 2016

Genres:

NonfictionWestern

This is the story of the notorious Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, an institution begun as a government pork barrel project during the ...Read Review

Asylum: A Survivor’s Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna through Wartime France

By Moriz Scheyer - By P.N. Singer (trans.) - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

The story of Asylum’s path to publication is almost as compelling as the real story itself. Moriz Scheyer, an important literary journalist ...Read Review

Hamilton Hume: Our Greatest Explorer

By Robert Macklin - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Few of the thousands who daily travel the 800km road between Sydney and Melbourne are likely to give thought as to how it ...Read Review

A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations

By Juliet Nicholson - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book focuses on the women of the Sackville-West family through seven biographies.  The first is that of Pepita, who was born in 1830 ...Read Review

Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner, 1779-1851

By Franny Moyle - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Moyle’s latest biography (after Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde, 2014) brings one of the most important British painters ...Read Review

France: A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror

By Jonathan Fenby - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book frames the past 200 years of French history within the context of the current waves of terrorism which began with the killings ...Read Review

Breakdown: The Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme, 2016

By Taylor Downing - Published 2016

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

The acute psychological stress inflicted on soldiers during the mass industrialised killing of The Great War is reasonably well known. The author studies ...Read Review

The Frozen Chosen: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosen Reservoir

By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver - Published 2016

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

In 1950, America and the United Nations got involved in a land war in Asia. The unfortunate location: Korea. Against expectations – the U.S. ...Read Review

The Vikings

By Ian Heath - By Keith Durham - By Mark Harrison - By René Chartrand - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This beautifully illustrated book gives the reader an intimate glimpse into the Viking era: the military exploits, life at home, nautical explorations, and ...Read Review

Please Enjoy Your Happiness

By Paul Brinkley-Rogers - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Brinkley-Rogers began writing his tender memoir after finding old love letters in a long-forgotten book of poems. His love ...Read Review