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    Silence over Dunkerque by John R. Tunis

A historical novel about one man’s experience of the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Year: 1962
Genre: Historical ThrillerWWII: Europe

    Redemption by Leon Uris

From the magnificence of New Zealand's green mountains, to the bloody beaches and cliffs of Gallipoli, to the streets of Dublin and the shipyards of Belfast, Redemption follows three Irish Patriots on their odysseys of freedom and passion- in a monumental tale of the men and women who loved, fought, and died for the chance to be free.

Year: 1995
Genre: Historical Thriller

    Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield

At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.

Year: 1998
Genre: Historical Thriller

    Libra by Don DeLillo

From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and The Silence, an eerily convincing fictional speculation on the events leading up to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Year: 1998
Genre: Historical Thriller

    Tides of War by Steven Pressfield

Narrated from death row by Alcibiades' bodyguard and assassin, a man whose own love and loathing for his former commander mirrors the mixed emotions felt by all Athens, Tides of War tells an epic saga of an extraordinary century, a war that changed history, and a complex leader who seduced a nation.

Year: 2000
Genre: Historical Thriller

    Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield

In the time before Homer, the legendary Theseus, King of Athens (an actual historical figure), set sail on a journey that brought him into the land of tal Kyrte, the "free people," a nation of proud female warriors whom the Greeks called "Amazons." The Amazons, bound to each other as lovers as well as fighters, distrusted the Greeks, with their boastful talk of "civilization." So when the great war queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the mighty Amazon nation rose up in rage.

Year: 2002
Genre: Historical Thriller

    Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

A breathtaking historical thriller in which art and the supernatural collide, Hide Me Among the Graves transports readers back to mid-19th century London and features a reformed ex-prostitute, a veterinarian, and the vampire ghost of Lord Byron's onetime physician, uncle to poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Year: 2012
Genre: Historical ThrillerSupernatural

    Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

In his most ambitious work yet, bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man's unforgettable life.

Year: 2014
Genre: Historical Thriller

    House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke

Bestselling author James Lee Burke's masterpiece is the story of a father and son separated by war, circumstance, and a race for the Holy Grail--a thrilling entry in the Holland family saga The New York Times Book Review has described as "saturated with the romance of the past while mournfully attuned to the unholy menace of the present."

Year: 2015
Genre: Historical Thriller

    The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke

On its surface, life in 1950s Houston is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath that surface lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Holland Broussard's feet. The underlying class war between the haves and have nots is growing steadily, along with the menace of conflict overseas in Korea, providing a harrowing backdrop to his growth to manhood.

Year: 2016
Genre: Historical Thriller

 

 

Titles

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1962Silence over Dunkerque by John R. Tunis Historical Thriller, WWII: Europe
1995Redemption by Leon Uris Historical Thriller, Ireland
1998Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield Historical Thriller, Greece
An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
1998Libra by Don DeLillo Historical Thriller
2000Tides of War by Steven Pressfield Historical Thriller
2002Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield Historical Thriller, Greece
2012Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers Historical Thriller, Supernatural, London
2014Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke Historical Thriller, Holland Family Saga
2015House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke Historical Thriller, Holland Family Saga
2016The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke Historical Thriller, Holland Family Saga
2019One Good Deed by David Baldacci Crime Fiction, Historical Thriller, Aloysius Archer
2021A Man at Arms by Steven Pressfield Historical Thriller, Whats New, Middle East
2021Another Kind of Eden by James Lee Burke Historical Thriller, Whats New, Holland Family Saga

 

 

 


 

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