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!
Written by: Richard Howard
Published by: Little, Brown
Submitted By: Brad
This being the first book of a steadily growing series that follows Alain Lausard, a french aristocat who narrowly escapes execution to find himself turning to crime to survive. Caught and facing execution for his crimes the army is his…
Written by: Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy
Published by: Three Rivers (Paperback)
Submitted By: Andrew Burgess
I offer this recommendation with reference to Bernard’s depiction of early Christians in the Arthur trilogy and their less-than-salutory methods for the dissemination of their faith. This work examines the actual historical origins of Christianity (as opposed to the Church’s…
Written by: Donald .E. Graves
Published by: Spellmount Publishers
Submitted By: Geraint
This is a brilliant historical text of the battles of Cryslers Farm and Chateauguay set during the forgotten War of 1812. The book manages to be both factual and at the same time interesting to read with some sadly forgotten…
Written by: R. F. Delderfield
Published by: McBooks Press 2001
Submitted By: Christina Snyder
I absolutely loved this book. Has some parallels with Sharpe’s Rifles. Instead of Blas Vivar we have Gwyneth, a Welsh whore in a rag tag army. I consider it a good introduction to the Peninsular War.
Written by: Nicholas Carter
Published by: Macmillan
Submitted By: Geraint Thatcher
This is an excellent fictional novel set during the English Civil War in the West and the bloody battles of Lansdown and Roundway Down. A great novel with a great mix of black powder battles and characters that are entertaining…
Written by: J. Tracy Power
Published by: University of North Carolina Press, 1998
Submitted By: Sean Busick
Meet Starbuck’s comrades. An engagingly written and impressively researched account of life and morale of the common soldiers in Lee’s army during the last year of the war. Well worth the read.
Written by: Allan Mallinson
Published by: Bantam
Submitted By: John Webb
Allan Mallinson has now publlished four Mathew Hervey novels of which “A Close Run Thing” is the first. The main charecter, Hervey is every inch a gentleman, and would have little in common with Richard Sharpe off the battle field….
Written by: Bernard Cornwell
Published by: Michael Joseph
Submitted By: Marshall McGhee
If you have been looking for a good book to read, trust me this is it! I hadn’t read a book in years until I came across this book and read the first few pages. This book offers a completly…
Written by: K.M.Campbell
Published by: Allen & Unwin, 1980
Submitted By: Kim Miles
An outstanding account of a company of Napoleon’s troops retreating through Russia in 1812. Involving characterization, this is a book I could not put down that captured the human facets of a great defeat.
Written by: Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Published by: Cassell Military
Submitted By: Martin Leibowitz
This book provides wonderful insight into the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.