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    All the President’s Men

    With Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin proves herself the mistress in the realm of history. Doris Kearns Goodwin has recently written two books on the presidencies of Abraham Lincoln  Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which…

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    I Spy, Or Good Reads on the CIA

    The book, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIAis Tim Weiner’s new classic standard on the history of the CIA, published in hardcover in 2007 and is 702 pages long. Weiner diligently covers every aspect and main character in this…

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    Anarchists Unite!

    The city of Buffalo is rarely the backdrop for any book, fiction and non-fiction alike, yet in John Smolens’ The Anarchist: A Novel published in 2009, it indeed becomes center-stage in this historical-fiction depiction of what could be described as America’s…

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    Roses are Red

    An exceptional read within the historical-fiction genre is Conn Iggulden’s Wars of the Roses Trinity . Iggulden is best known for his series on Genghis Khan, but this is also an exceptional book. The book is actually part of a…

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    Apocalypse Now! Book Review of Station Eleven

    Station Eleven: A novel  by Emily St. John Mandel, is an award-nominated, Chapters Indigo Picks, Amazon well reviewed, pre- and post-apocalyptic book of science fiction. The story interweaves the lives of various characters, (Arthur Leander, Jeeven Chaudhary and Kristen Raymonde…

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    The Redcoats are Coming!

    If you are a devotee of the historical-fiction genre then you would find no better example than Jeff Shaara’s Two Novels of the Revolutionary War. For those among you unacquainted with this author, he specializes in American war history. This…