Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Yorkshire: A Lyrical History of England’s Greatest County

By Richard Morris - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Yorkshire arguably is not one county. It has three distinct areas, once known as Ridings (Riding derives from thirding) although, due to government ...Read Review

Burke & Wills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Australia’s Most Famous Explorers

By Peter Fitzsimons - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

This is an account of the first successful crossing of Australia, south to north, from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, in 1860. In ...Read Review

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

By A. J. Baime - Published 2017Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Many thousands of words have been written about the Presidency of Harry S. Truman. This remarkable book is an intimate biographical portrait about ...Read Review

The King’s Assassin: The Secret Plot to Murder King James I

By Benjamin Woolley - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

In 1603, when James VI of Scotland was crowned James I of England, it was customary for kings to have a “favorite” – a trusted ...Read Review

The Shadow Emperor: A Biography of Napoleon III

By Alan Straiss-Schom - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

It may be more accurate to say the life of Napoleon III (1808-1873) encompassed the Second French Empire (1852-1870) rather than the reverse, ...Read Review

The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family

By Helen Rappaport - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

July 17, 1918 is the day in Russian history when the assassination/murder of the Romanovs took place. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, ...Read Review

Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America And Europe

By John Ferling - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Ferling’s new entry explores the vision of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe of an independent America and a democratic Europe. ...Read Review

The Queen’s Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis

By Joan DeJean - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

What kind of man secures a royal decree to lock up his pregnant daughter and ship her to the colonies? Beauty and cruelty ...Read Review

The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married Into the British Aristocracy

By Anne de Courcy - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

This non-fiction book reads more vividly than many novels. The husband hunters might appear to be wealthy American young women hoping to marry ...Read Review

Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from The Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History

By Catharine Arnold - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

As World War I was ending, influenza killed 20-50 million people worldwide. The H5N1 strain of the familiar virus attacked, seemingly preferred, ...Read Review