Reading Club

I assume you're here at this website because you like my books. Good. And that also means you might like the books I enjoy reading, and that all of us might enjoy the books that you read, so this is simply a place where we can exchange news of books - any books - not just historical novels. Tell us if you've read something wonderful and entertaining, and we'll post your recommendations and reviews here. And, please, let us know what you think of these recommendations!

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Forever

Written by: Peter Hamill

Published by: Little Brown

Submitted By: Keith Abbott

Only recently started reading his novels and Forever was truly engrossing beginning with a quest for revenge in rural Ireland, leading the protagonist to the early settlement of New York where the story gives us a wonderful history of New…

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When the Irish Invaded Canada

Written by: Christopher Klein

Published by: Double Day

Submitted By: Geraint

Just over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. But these former foes had no intention of reigniting the Civil War. Instead, they fought side by side…

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Fate and Existence

Written by: Dale M. Chatwin

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Dale M. Chatwin

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Fate & Existence is my most recent publication. It is a sequel to last year’s novel Destiny & Death but can be read as a stand-alone novel.   Written and completed during the…

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The Fall of a Man

Written by: Ryder Thompson

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Ryder Thompson

(This review submitted by the book’s author)  Not really historical fiction.  Mr. Cornwell is my favorite author.  This book is about a soldier as most of Mr. Cornwell’s books are.  The events are now part of history but there is…

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Blood and Iron

Written by: Katja Hoyer

Published by: The History Press

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Katja Hoyer’s well-researched and well-written book is the best biography of the German Empire in years. She cogently argues that what started in Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors need not have ended in the…

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Kill Kitchener

Written by: Andrew Joseph Blasco

Published by: Hansen Publishing Group

Submitted By: Andrew Joseph Blasco

(This review submitted by the book’s author) In 1895, Fritz Duquesne, an aristocratic South African, is sent to England for his formal education. During his time there, tensions rise between the British and his homeland as the age of African…

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Bell Hammers

Written by: Lancelot Schaubert

Published by: Lance Schaubert

Submitted By: Lance Schaubert

(This review submitted by the book’s author) PRANKS. OIL. PROTEST. JOKES BETWEEN NEWLYWEDS.   AND ONE HILARIOUS SIEGE OF A MAJOR CORPORATION.   Remmy grows up with Beth in Bellhammer, Illinois as oil and coal companies rob the land of…

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A Wampum Denied

Written by: Sandy Antal

Published by: Carleton University Press

Submitted By: Geraint

A Wampum Denied reassesses the much-maligned career of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, traces the Canadian/British/Native side of the conflict (amid a literature dominated by the American view), and casts new light on an allied military strategy that…

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Empires of Bronze: Thunder at Kadesh

Written by: Gordon Doherty

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review submitted by the book’s author) It will be the cruellest war ever waged, and the Gods will gather to watch…   1275 BC: Tensions between the Hittite and Egyptian Empires erupt and the two great superpowers mobilise for…

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Crucible of War

Written by: Fred Anderson

Published by: Vintage Books

Submitted By: Geraint

In this vivid and compelling narrative, the Seven Years’ War-long seen as a mere backdrop to the American Revolution-takes on a whole new significance. Relating the history of the war as it developed, Anderson shows how the complex array of…

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