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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Backs to the Wall: The Battle of Sainte-Foy and the Conquest of Canada

Written by: D. Peter MacLeod

Published by: Douglas & McIntyre

Submitted By: Geraint

In the spring of 1760, after having suffered a brutal winter, Quebec garrison commander James Murray’s troops were vulnerable and reduced to an army of skeletal invalids due to malnutrition and scurvy. Trapped in hostile territory and lacking confidence in…

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Beautiful Dreamer

Written by: Sarah Taylor

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Sarah Taylor

“This is an interesting biography of the great songwriter Stephen Foster…The reader will learn much about Foster’s life, family, and the times in which he was living. Through stories from his Uncle Struthers, we learn about the Revolutionary War and…

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The Campaigns of Napoleon

Written by: David Chandler

Published by: Prentice Hall

Submitted By: Geraint

For anyone with even the barest interest in the Napoleonic Wars this book is a must have. The Campaigns of Napoleon is a masterful analysis and insightful critique of Napoleon’s art of war as he himself developed and perfected it…

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Men of Terror: A Comprehensive Analysis of Viking Combat

Written by: William R. Short and Reynir A. Óskarson

Published by: Westholme Publishing

Submitted By: Bruce Franklin

Hello, I was invited to recommend our recent book to your reading club. A finished copy was sent to Mr. Cornwell. The book is a complete investigation into both the martial mindset of the Vikings and the construction, training, and…

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Gods of Rome (Rise of Emperors #3)

Written by: Gordon Doherty & Simon Turney

Published by: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review submitted by the book’s author) For one to rule, the other must die. 312 AD is a year of horrific and brutal warfare. Constantine’s northern army is a small force, plagued by religious rivalries, but seemingly unstoppable as…

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Heathenry & The Sea

Written by: Dan Coultas

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Dan Coultas

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Since the revival of Heathenry in the second half of the 20th century, much has been written about how the spiritual beliefs held by the people of Northern Europe in the early medieval…

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Prosper in the Ranks

Written by: Lawrence Bonney

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Lawrence Bonney

(This review submitted by the book’s author) A vagabond arrested for bounty-jumping, William Prosper only joined the Continental Army to avoid the noose. Neither a patriot, nor a hero, there is little to keep him from deserting, and it is…

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Highgate

Written by: Shani Struthers

Published by: Authors Reach

Submitted By: Robin Driscoll

I would really like to nominate for the club’s consideration, ‘Highgate’ by Shani Struthers. She is a prolific writer of over 20 books and has built a huge following of largely Paranormal fans over the years. This is a story…

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