Category Archives: historical

Spies of the Balkans (Nigth Soldiers 11) by Alan Furst

Product info (from Goodreads): Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece–the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama … Continue reading

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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler

Product info (from Goodreads): Norman Ohler investigates the murky, chaotic world of drug use in the Third Reich. There have been other books on Dr Morell’s cocktail of treatments for Hitler and Goering’s reliance on drugs, but Ohler’s book is … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Shadows (Night Soldiers 06) by Alan Furst

Product info: Nicolas Morath is an ex-pat from Hungary residing in Paris right before WWII. He is enjoying an easy life, working as an ad executive and seeing an attractive Argentine heiress called Cara. As the big conflict approaches his … Continue reading

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The Videssos Cycle 01-04 by Harry Turtledove

The whole cycle, published in the 80s of previous century so rather old, consists of 12 primary and 17 total works. I read the first four od the primary works: The Misplaced Legion (01) An Emperor for the Legion (02) … Continue reading

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The Root of His Evil by James M. Cain

Synopsis (from Goodreads): While slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince Charming. Carrie Selden is not at all like the woman you’ve read about in the papers. Though she was raised in an orphanage, she isn’t … Continue reading

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Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Agincourt is one of the epic battles of history. It was fought by two badly matched armies that met in atrocious conditions on St Crispin’s Day 1415, and resulted in an extraordinary victory that was celebrated in … Continue reading

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The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When the Earl of Rule proposes marriage to her sister Lizzie, Horatia offers herself instead. Her sister is already in love with someone else, and Horatia is willing to sacrifice herself for her family’s happiness. Everyone knows … Continue reading

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Fires of Eden by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Billionaire Byron Trumbo (no, not Donald Trump although people used to mix those two a lot) wants to sell his posh Hawaiian resort to a Japanese investor. He must make it appear prosperous while the deal is … Continue reading

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Late Whitsun by Jasper Kent

I’ve been sent a complimentary copy of this ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis: Brighton, 1938. Charlie ‘Big Bad’ Woolf thought it would be easy money, and there’s precious little … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Synopsis: The Terror is a fictional tale based on the real life experience of the notoriously doomed John Franklin Expedition. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, sailed from England in 1845. Their aim was to explore the area … Continue reading

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