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Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution

Carefully argued, Bell’s study should appeal to history lovers at all levels of expertise.

Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and History

This lively, discerning study requires familiarity with French history and politics. However, it is worth the effort for scholars of those areas
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The King’s Beast: A Mystery of the American Revolution

Satisfying as both action thriller and as history, this exciting mystery should also appeal to lovers of historical fiction.

The Mirror & the Light

Mantel has no equal in historical fiction at setting a scene, telling a compelling story, and delineating vibrant characters. Libraries won’t be able to keep this book on the shelves. [See “Seasonal Selections,” LJ 2/20.]
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The Habsburgs: To Rule the World

This admirably compact, exceptionally well-written survey will probably be the standard one-volume history of the Habsburg dynasty for years to come.

King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

Why did a king make such blunders? Mansel seeks to find out in this superior study that will appeal to history buffs and may become the go-to biography of Louis XIV.

Detectives in the Shadows: A Hard-Boiled History

One can say many things about crime fiction, and throughout this thoughtful, well-crafted piece of literary history, Lee succeeds in telling the story straight.

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Death in the Family

Wegert’s first foray into mystery may be met with limited appeal for lovers of the genre but is overall a valiant effort.
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Man on Edge

A hard-as-nails hero, an out-of-the-ordinary location, and oodles of high-action encounter—it’s everything readers want in a political thriller.

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