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Victors and Lords

Alexander Sheridan #1

by V. A. A. Stuart

Unfairly forced out of the army for insubordination, Alexander Sheridan leaves Britain and his former life behind to command a unit of the East India Company. Despised by the aristocratic generals of the regular...


The Heroic Garrison

Alexander Sheridan #5

by V. A. A. Stuart

General Havelock's Moveable Column—a force of barely a thousand men--has fought its way through to the heroic garrison defending the Residency in Lucknow. They must hold firm until the relieving force reaches...


The Kitchen House: A Novel

by Kathleen Grissom

In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in...


A Hearth in Candlewood

by Delia Parr

Emma Garrett serves her boarders at Hill House with homespun wisdom and absolute faith in God. When tragedy strikes close to home is Emma wise enough to save Hill House?


Mount: A Mountain Man's Adventures

by Arlen Blumhagen

Arlen Blumhagen captures the feel of the western wilderness of the late 1800's in this story of one man's adventures across the American wilderness. Mount leads a simple life, using his skills to survive in...


The Balkan Story

by M. I. Quandour

No European region in recent history has seen as much suffering and devastation as the Balkans, where all the terrible manifestations of man's inhumanity to man could be demonstrated, and sometimes televised...


The Prague Cemetery

by Umberto Eco & Richard Dixon

The Prague Cemetery is the international bestseller from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose. Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with political and religious conspiracies from Turin to Prague to Paris. ...


Jacob Faithful

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction One of the great things about the writings of Frederick Marryat is that he introduces you to all aspects of early 19th Century nautical life. It's not just the Royal...


Gaspar Ruiz

by Joseph Conrad

Dive into a tale of political intrigue from Joseph Conrad, the Polish-born writer who came to be known as one of the masters of English-language fiction. In "Gaspar Ruiz," Conrad explores the psychological trauma...


The Visionist: A Novel

by Rachel Urquhart

An enthralling first novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge--but perhaps not--in an 1840s Shaker community.

After 15-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father, she and...


Habits of the House

Love & Inheritance Trilogy #1

by Fay Weldon

From the award-winning novelist and writer of Upstairs Downstairs, the launch of a brilliant new trilogy about what life was really like for masters and servants before the world of Downton Abbey

As the Season...


The Long Song

Walter Scott Prize 2011

by Andrea Levy

THE AUTHOR OF SMALL ISLAND TELLS THE STORY OF THE LAST TURBULENT YEARS OF SLAVERY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF FREEDOM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JAMAICA

Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed...


The Sepoy Mutiny

Alexander Sheridan #2

by V. A. A. Stuart

The sepoys, native soldiers serving in the British army, are massing in response to a prophecy predicting the end of the reign of the British East India Company. Alexander Sheridan—in command of a scratch cavalry...


The Cannons of Lucknow

Alexander Sheridan #4

by V. A. A. Stuart

Cawnpore is retaken, but they have come too late to stop the slaughter—the relieving British soldiers can only stare at the ill-sited, poorly-defended entrenchment and shake their heads, wondering why. One...


Massacre at Cawnpore

Alexander Sheridan #3

by V. A. A. Stuart

Meticulously researched and historically accurate, this depiction of the tragic story from the Indian Mutiny resonates in the struggles against religious fanaticism of our own time. Intense and inspiring, it...


Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin

Halfhyde #1

by Philip McCutchan

It's the 1890s and Royal Navy Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde finds himself out of favor with the Navy and on half-pay ashore when he is summoned to the Admiralty. His mission: to sail to the Bight of Benin in...


Sally Hemings: A Novel

by Barbara Chase-Riboud

Bringing to life one of the greatest and most controversial love stories, this fictional account reveals the beautiful and elusive Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s mistress for 38 years whom he loved and...


A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh

Civil War Trilogy #1

by Jeff Shaara

“[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.”—...


Lincoln: A Novel

by Gore Vidal

Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal's fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr, 1876, Washington, D.C., Empire, and Hollywood. It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect...


Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War

by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Originally published as In the Lion’s Den

Winner of the San Diego Book Award for Best Historical Fiction

 

Director’s Mention, Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction

 

1861: The war that’s been...