Category: Historical Literary Fiction

By Dawn Patitucci

ISBN-10: 1470820536

ISBN-13: 9781470820534

ISBN-10: 1683366824

ISBN-13: 9781683366829

ISBN-10: 1683366832

ISBN-13: 9781683366836

Inspired by way of Velázquez’s baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen’s Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in Velázquez’s portray) and her fight for survival and self-determination at a time whilst dwarfs have been stored by way of aristocracy as pets, prophets, and solid good fortune charms.

When the Countess of Walther dies at her German property, her unswerving dwarfess Maria-Barbara is pressured to paintings as a prophet for a touring magician, who betrays her via promoting her to the Queen of Spain. on the royal court docket in Madrid, Mari unearths herself in a extraordinary, enchanted global, a society culturally greatest yet intellectually remoted. There she turns into Maribarbola, prophet to the Queen, and, her survival at stake, endeavors to outsmart the Spaniards.

Mari's wits and loyalties are verified as she turns into embroiled in palace intrigue along the politically embattled Queen. whilst Mari's conscientiously schemed prophecies dazzle all of Spain, she and the Queen climb to dizzying heights of strength, a spot as intoxicating because it is risky. yet while Mari survives and flourishes on the Spanish courtroom, the lack of identification she suffers from dwelling a lie makes her query no matter if she is de facto surviving at all.

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By Leonardo Padura,Anna Kushner

ISBN-10: 0374201749

ISBN-13: 9780374201746

ISBN-10: 1908524448

ISBN-13: 9781908524447

The tale of Ramon Mercader, the murderer of Trotsky. relocating seamlessly among Cuba the place Mercader lived out the final years of his lifestyles, Mercader’s early years in Spain and France, and Trotsky’s lengthy years of exile, it's the tale of revolutions fought and betrayed, the ways that men’s which men’s political convictions are always demonstrated and manipulated.

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By Kim Van Alkemade

ISBN-10: 1501173340

ISBN-13: 9781501173349

ISBN-10: 1501191152

ISBN-13: 9781501191152

From the New York Times bestselling writer of Orphan #8 comes a clean and intimate novel concerning the damaging energy of secrets and techniques and the redemptive energy of love—inspired by way of the real tale of Jacob Ruppert, the millionaire proprietor of the recent York Yankees, and his mysterious bequest in 1939 to an unknown actress, Helen Winthrope Weyant.

When the landlord of the recent York Yankees baseball crew, Colonel Jacob Ruppert, takes Helen Winthrope, a tender actress, lower than his wing, she thinks it’s due to his guilt over her father’s unintentional death—and so does Albert Kramer, Ruppert’s good-looking own secretary. Helen and Albert improve a deepening bond the nearer they develop into to Ruppert, an eccentric millionaire who calls for their loyalty in go back for his lavish generosity.

New York within the Jazz Age is stuffed with percentages, in particular for the younger and unmarried. but whilst Helen embraces being a “bachelor girl”—a operating girl residing on her personal terms—she unearths herself falling in love with Albert, even after he confesses his darkest mystery. whilst Ruppert dies, rumors swirl approximately his connection to Helen after the beautiful revelation that he has left her the majority of his fortune, such as Yankee Stadium. however it is simply while Ruppert’s personal secrets and techniques are ultimately published that Helen and Albert could be pressured to confront the reality approximately their courting to him—and to one another.

Inspired by way of real occasions that gripped long island urban in its heyday, Bachelor Girl is a hidden historical past gem approximately kin, identification, and love in all its shapes and colors.

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By E Isola

ISBN-10: 1477420630

ISBN-13: 9781477420638

“My identify Is Aribaal”
E. A. Isola
Byblos app. 850 BC

When Aribaal’s existence is spared from being sacrificed via the priest Theon within the hearth pit of Baal, he learns that lifestyles as he knew it really is over. His adventure convinces him of the futility and ugliness of human sacrifice, specially of youngsters. He flees to Egypt and as Na-Amen turns into captain of Pharaoh’s lowered military. After defeating Libyan invaders he's venerated through Pharaoh. whereas conscious that he handles his guns good and has constructed a virtually uncanny feel of the way to behavior a battle and lead males of battle, he now believes that a few unknown strength stored him and led him into knowledge past his years. he's confident he needs to stick to this strength or deity so essentially capable of impact him.
Later, he joins his sister, Queen Dido of Carthage. He learns that Theon has inserted himself because the chief of Carthage’s spiritual lifestyles and has brought human sacrifice there. Sickened by means of this flip of occasions he once more is in a concern of what to do. He makes a decision to attend and watch.
Aribaal joins his sister Dido in her battles opposed to neighborhood tribes who desire to spoil her. There, he additionally encounters Aeneas, who survived Troy’s fateful destruction. Aribaal unwittingly turns into embroiled in Dido’s tragedy as her charm to Aeneas leads towards her destruction.
Content that Dido’s destiny in is sweet arms, he leaves Carthage for the hot international of Etruria. whilst tragedy hits his younger relatives, he chooses to aim a crossing of the unexplored ocean, which not anyone hasn't ever effectively performed, within the desire of gaining knowledge of a land the place he could be actually free.

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By Mourning Dove,Dexter Fisher

ISBN-10: 0803230699

ISBN-13: 9780803230699

ISBN-10: 0803281102

ISBN-13: 9780803281103

One of the 1st recognized novels via a local American lady, Cogewea (1927) is the tale of a half-blood woman stuck among the worlds of Anglo ranchers and full-blood reservation Indians; among the craven and false-hearted easterner Alfred Densmore and James LaGrinder, a half-blood cowboy and the easiest rider at the Flathead; among publication studying and the people knowledge of her full-blood grandmother. The ebook combines real Indian lore with the condition and discussion of a well-liked romance; in its language, it indicates a self-taught author trying to come to phrases with the rift among formal written variety and the comfort-able rhythms and slang of everyday speech.

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By S.Y. Agnon

ISBN-10: 1592644589

ISBN-13: 9781592644582

"S.Y. Agnon's ultimate, posthumous novel, now in English translation for the 1st time, totally annotated and with an insightful Foreword by way of translator Glenda Abramson. In Mr. Lublin's shop, set in Leipzig in the course of global warfare I, is a profound remark on exile and Zionism, assimilation and religion, Germans and Jews, and the pull that the earlier routines at the present.
• Translated and with a foreword via Glenda Abramson, Oxford University
• Afterword via popular Israeli writer Haim Be'er exploring the function of the unconventional in Agnon's canon and the symbolism of books and reading
• 29 pp of illustrated annotations by means of sequence editor Jeffrey Saks, excavating the numerous resources in biblical and rabbinical literature Agnon drew on in addition to the relaia of the ancient time and position within which the unconventional is set."

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By Shirley Butler LaRocca

ISBN-10: 0595479286

ISBN-13: 9780595479283

ISBN-10: 0595492002

ISBN-13: 9780595492008

within the nineteen century, it was once infrequent to discover a lady that had such a power at the politics of the day. by means of her writings within the smallest and largest newspaper in long island she had the politicians analyzing to determine which manner the general public agreed to a few of the most important occasions, the annexation of Texas, the Mexican struggle, the rebellions in Cuba. those have been a sequence of bold project during which she met extra failure than luck. She by no means ceased to gamble alongside strains some distance faraway from staid conformity in her quest for an elusive fortune.

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By Barbara Ashley

ISBN-10: 1466328010

ISBN-13: 9781466328013

With a gripping you-are-there immediacy, Barbara Ashley has created characters who spring to lifestyles at the pages of "Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" even though it is a paintings of fiction, the reviews of Amanda, Tom, Cassie and Wade and the demanding situations they face have been encouraged via Barbara's meticulous learn into the lives of genuine males, girls and kids as published of their diaries, letters and memoirs.
while civil conflict breaks out within the spring of 1861, Amanda is a gorgeous younger spouse and mom. She and her loved husband Tom dread secession and the upcoming clash as a risk to their pleased lifestyles in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom's sister Cassie is an clever and rebellious woman who goals of turning into a certified actress. annoyed by means of the very constrained strategies open to her as a good nineteenth century lady, she hopes the warfare will provide her an opportunity to dwell a extra interesting and profitable existence. After marrying a guy she doesn't love in her look for monetary independence, Cassie serves as a nurse in accomplice army hospitals until eventually the Union military occupies Nashville in March of 1862. Invited by means of her lover to hitch a insurgent undercover agent ring, Cassie jumps on the probability to aid the South win the struggle whereas she satisfies her longing for adventure.
defined through Cassie as being "squat and unpleasant as a toad", the Griffin's good friend Wade Cunningham is a superb and ruthless lawyer who seizes the possibilities the struggle presents to make his fortune, to revenge himself upon the Southern aristocrats who have scorned him and to pursue his unrequited ardour for Amanda.
"Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" tells the riveting tale in their struggles to maintain what they've got, to get what they need and to outlive the industrial and moral demanding situations posed through secession and civil war.

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By Patrick Gooch

while Sam Lockhart, a tender gardener, is captured on movie via George Albert Smith, the outcome alters either their lives. The yr is 1896, and cinematography is in its infancy. Smith, a showman and illusionist, believes relocating photographs may well upload to his Brighton-based theatrical acts. although, Lockhart and Smith quickly achieve a name for generating enjoyable movies; and by means of the flip of the century their brief, one minute movies are loved all through Europe and the U.S.. Sam travels to ny to discover a brand new distributor, and is helped via Carl Laemmle, a German emigre. Laemmle foresees the long run. rather than making an investment his rate reductions in a clothes shop, he buys nickelodeons--the up-and-coming photograph homes of the hot period. while George Smith ceases film-making, Sam returns to the USA to paintings for Carl Laemmle. it's then he encounters the stranglehold Thomas Edison has on small businesses making relocating photographs: tightened whilst the massive manufacturers subscribe to forces to create the movie Patents corporation. whilst a few small movie manufacturers band jointly as a bulwark opposed to the Edison consortium, a firm is created referred to as the common movie production corporation. Carl Laemmle emerges as president, and to prevent criminal wrangles and actual aggression, he is taking the choice to maneuver to California and determine 'Universal City'. yet in Hollywood, different crises confront them--from racketeering mobsters to energy struggles in the corporation. With Carl in big apple, it's left to Sam to discover the way to conquer those much more harmful setbacks. illuminate In ask yourself highlights the romance and the pleasure felt with the arrival of movies. It additionally exposes the fewer welcome facets: the in-fighting, greed and clash whilst this fascinating, new kind of leisure first stuck the public's imagination.

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By Nelson Martin

ISBN-10: 0865349614

ISBN-13: 9780865349612

Coot Boldt and Narlow Montgomery sauntered around the wood bridge into Juarez. Coot used to be useless set on honoring a lifelong friend’s unravel that the pair reduction him in operating munitions to Pancho Villa, whereas Narlow held again. A legless lad on a board with skate wheels within the gritty dirt of Juarez street tugged at Narlow’s trousers whose galluses should have been tied to his heartstrings. He bent to drop a buck within the boy’s cup. The boy’s death-glaze-black eyes gleamed up, demanded extra for Mexico than a coin. Coot and Narlow all started transport German-made Mausers and cartridges via rail to their touch in Tornillo, Texas, downstream from El Paso at the Rio Grande. German spies and operatives alongside the border have been busy assuring that Uncle Sam embroiled itself in Mexico’s revolution and saved its lengthy blue nostril out of the ecu struggle. President Wilson’s munitions embargo dried up Villa’s offer, however the “Federales” resources have been restricted in basic terms through the government’s skill to crank their presses. Coot and Narlow neglected the embargo, flying munitions deep into Chihuahua in a Curtiss Pusher biwing. might they be stuck by way of US border guards and be the government’s visitor at Leavenworth, or shot whereas fleeing from an prepared “Federale” escape?

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