Archive for the ‘Historical Fiction’ Category

Graphic Novel Review: Petrograd by Philip Gelatt (art by Tyler Crook)

Article first published as Graphic Novel Review: Petrograd by Philip Gelatt (art by Tyler Crook) on Blogcritics. About: Petrograd by Philip Gelatt (art by Tyler Crook) is a graphic novel about an assassination. The graphic novels tells about an international conspiracy behind the murder of Gregorii Rasputin. 264 pages Publisher: Oni Press ISBN: 1934964441  My rating for Petrograd – 5 Get […]

Thoughts on: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

Article first published as Book Review: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl on Blogcritics. About: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl is a fictional book about the early days of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The story takes place in the years after the American Civil War during a very fragile time in our history. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away […]

Thoughts on: Shadows Walking by Douglas R. Skopp

About: Shadows Walking by Douglas Skopp is a fictional novel about a Nazi doctor battling his conscience after the war. While this novel was difficult to read, it was also difficult to put down. The author is giv­ing away one signed copy of this book to two winners— enter at the end of the post. 482 pages Publisher: CreateSpace ISBN: 1439231990 […]

Thoughts on: The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman

About: The Street Sweeper by Australian historian Elliot Perlman is a fictional book which deals with the American struggle for civil rights and the Holocaust. The book beautifully ties together the idea that we are all human and touch each other’s lives. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one advanced reader copy (ARC)  of this book— […]

The Book Review Blog Carnival

Welcome to the December 4, 2011 edition of book review blog carnival. Book Reviews Zohar presents Thoughts on: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami posted at Man of la Book. Zohar presents Thoughts on: The Family Affair by Leon H. Gildin posted at Man of la Book. Sarah Ahmad presents Frankenstein posted at The Book Nook. Zohar […]

Thoughts on: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg

About: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg is an award winning historical fiction book. The book was translated from Swedish and tells about real life, as well as fictional characters. 672 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN-10: 0374139644 My rating for The Emperor of Lies – 5 Buy & Save on The Emperor […]

Thoughts on: The Polski Affair by Leon H. Gildin

About: The Polski Affair by Leon H. Gildin is an award winning, fictional book about a very weird and bizarre historical occurrence during World War II. The book is the story of one family of Holocaust survivors, takes place in present day Israel and Poland as well as through flashbacks. Special Offer: Buy The Polski […]

Veterans Day Reading List

As those who follow this blog know that I love books about the military, fiction and non-fiction. In honor of Veterans Day I thought I’d post a list of books I enjoyed over the past year or two about this subject. I assume we all love to read about something which is close to our […]

Thoughts on: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber

About: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber is an award-winning fictional book taking place in the Badlands of South Dakota. The book follows the tough life in that area. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— enter at the end of the post. 336 pages Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 0143119486 […]

Book Review: Wings by Karl Friedrich

About: Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls by Karl Friedrich is a historical fiction book about the Women Airforce Service Pilot or WASP. The WASP were part of the US Army, before the Air Force became its own entity. 304 pages Publisher: McBooks Press ISBN: 1590135709 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) […]

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