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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2024

Written by: Keith Thompson

Published by: NorLightsPress.com

Submitted By: Fred Ross

Will our democracy survive the 2024 presidential election?  One out of three American voters believe a bloody insurrection, or even civil war, may be in the offing, and the FBI is already game-planning various “election disaster” scenarios.  This is the…

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Hundred Years War Vol 4: Cursed Kings

Written by: Jonathan Sumption

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press

Submitted By: Geraint

Cursed Kings tells the story of the destruction of France by the madness of its king and the greed and violence of his family. In the early fifteenth century, France had gone from being the strongest and most populous nation…

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Northern Wolf (Northern Wolf Series Book 1)

Written by: Daniel Greene

Published by: Rune Publishing LLC

Submitted By: Daniel Greene

(This review submitted by the book’s author) A broken man will be forged in the flames of war… It is late 1862, and the United States has been ripped apart by civil war for over a year with no end…

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Northern Hunt (Northern Wolf Series Book 2)

Written by: Daniel Greene

Published by: Rune Publishing LLC

Submitted By: Daniel Greene

(This review submitted by the book’s author) It was a surefire raid to free prisoners, but it will soon become a battle for Wolf’s soul. When an escaped Northern prisoner reaches Union lines, his tales of abuse at Libby Prison…

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Nelson at Naples: Revolution and Retribution in 1799

Written by: Jonathan North

Published by: Amberley Publishing

Submitted By: Geraint

During the wars which followed the French Revolution, France’s armies turned on Britain’s last ally in Italy, the kingdom of Naples. The French chased out the Bourbon royal family and established a republic, governed by scholars and philosophers. It lasted…

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Stonewall of the West: Patrick Cleburne and the Civil War

Written by: Craig Symonds

Published by: University Press of Kansas

Submitted By: Geraint

To Jefferson Davis, he was the “Stonewall of the West”; to Robert E. Lee he was “a meteor shining from a clouded sky”; and to Braxton Bragg, he was an officer “ever alive to a success”. He was Patrick Ronayne…

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Kutuzov: A Life in War and Peace

Written by: Alexander Mikaberidze

Published by: OUP USA

Submitted By: Geraint

A full-life portrait of the man Tolstoy immortalized, Stalin lionized, and Russian history has manipulated and mythologized beyond recognition. Every Russian knows him purely by his patronym. He was the general who triumphed over Napoleons Grande Armée during the Patriotic…

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Legionary: The Emperor’s Shield

Written by: Gordon Doherty

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review submitted by the book’s author) “The novel is thick with adventure, intrigue, and high drama. Doherty is a skillful author who draws the reader in with the force of his vision.” – Historical Novel Society 386 AD. The…

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