Historical (44)

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Wanted! The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly / by Robert M. Utley

Historian Robert Utley has enjoyed a distinguished career as a historian with the United States National Park Service.  He has written on m…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

0 Apr 3, 2017

The Claimant / by Paul Terry

Mark Twain, who knew a few things about telling a good story and presenting the implausible as believable, threw up his hands in despair wh…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

0 Nov 28, 2016

Year of Wonders: a novel of the plague by Geraldine Brooks

An interesting and well written novel. The book is based on the actual village of Eyam in England whose inhabitants voluntarily quarantine…

Started by Shona

1 Sep 28, 2015
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The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney

History fans will enjoy this. Edyth, the only Queen of Wales & England, Harold the last Anglo Saxon King, loses the Battle of Hastings,…

Started by Read, Review & Win

0 Sep 9, 2015

The Better Angels of Our Nature / by Michael A. Halleran

One of my regrets concerning the three visits I have made to Australia is my failure to present myself at a local lodge of Freemasons.  Hav…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

0 Apr 3, 2015

The Heart of Everything That Is / by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

The full title of this work is a clue to it’s faults: The Heart of Everything That Is: the Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend. T…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

1 Jan 15, 2015
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Empire of the Summer Moon / by S. C. Gwynne

Quannah Paker was one of the most interesting of the fighting plains Indians.  Born from a white mother who was captured by the Commanches…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

0 Nov 13, 2014

Natural Curiosity : Unseen Art of the First Fleet by Louise Anemaat

A unique, beautifully presented book. The Derby Collection of watercolour drawings created in the 1790's is now held in the State Library…

Started by Read, Review & Win

0 Jul 30, 2014

In the garden of beasts / by Erik Larson

Note: This book should not be confused with the novel by Jeffery Deaver that has a very similar name and was reviewed by the Tuesday evenin…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

2 Jun 6, 2014
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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

This review was written by Cynthia Haskell, a member of the Tuesday Evening Book Club. Published in 2012, The Paris Wife is a fictionalised…

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0 Feb 6, 2014

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