Archive for the ‘Historical Fiction’ Category

Book Review: Unspeakable by Dilys Rose

“The preachers who were the poor boy’s murderers crowded round him at the gallows, and… insulted heaven with prayers more blasphemous than anything he had uttered.”
– Sir Thomas James Babington Macaulay, Baron of Rothley

Book Review: Family of Warriors by Ed Devos

This is a fine book for the reader who wants to know how global events shaped the lives of individuals during the war.

Book Review: A Chain of Thunder (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater #2) by Jeff Shaara

The research in this book, as with the author’s other books, demands special recognition. While the book is condensed, almost like a history book, it is very readable and interesting.

Book Review: Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

I truly enjoyed this book and was sad it ended, I learned a few things

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

I did find the whole story of the orphan train itself, fascinating and engaging.

Book Review: The King of Vinland’s Saga by Stuart W. Mirsky

This rich adventure novel has memorable characters and an epic story.

Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Alternative history stories telling about the Nazis taking over the world are not uncommon, the possibilities are obviously horrifying and the author does not shy away from this motif.

Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I truly enjoyed Ms. Mantel’s writing, it is sharp, distinct and lively.

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

If you are a fan of the early space program, or just that of the human condition, this book is for you.

Book Review: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The storytelling is not fast, but not crawling either, a pace I would imagine Texas moves to and always has been. The author captures the time of the country abided by its own unwritten laws, enforced by rough quite men.

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