Historical fiction ‘C’ Book Titles
Historical fiction large print book titles (Array book titles)
- Chief of Thieves Softcover
Steven W. Kohlhagen
- Christmas Stories (Large Print)
- City of Refuge (Large Print 16pt)
Casey Howard Clabough
6 Historical fiction Large print books available
1. Confederado - Casey Howard Clabough
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Alvis Stevens has a price on his head. The death of one abusive federal occupation soldier in the wake of the Civil War weighs more heavily upon him than all of the men he killed during the conflict as a member of Mosby's Rangers. The devastation visited upon the South already has forced some of its citizens to seek new lives abroad; among them, Lavinia, the prewar love Alvis believes he has lost forever. At the urging of his uncle, Thomas Bocock, Alvis seeks to evade his pursuers and join the migration to Brazil. Based on a true story and rich in historical events and personages, Confederado records one man's epic adventure across wars and hemispheres.
2. City of Refuge (Large Print 16pt) - Ashley King
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This novel is a page - turner from beginning to end. So many lives were affected by a fatal accident that took place one stormy morning. It took the lives of a minister's wife, two of their daughters, and their son. The surviving daughter and her twin brother were left with great bitterness, heartache, and sorrow. The father, a Baptist pastor, was so devastated that he left the ministry. Meanwhile, the young man who felt responsible for the accident had to fight through a swirling maelstrom of guilt, shame, and horror. The reader will be stirred to the core by the emotional impact of this story with all its intrigue, surprises, and its vivid insights into the human condition. The writing is raw, intense, compelling, and moving. It is easy to readily identify with the feelings, experiences, and thoughts of each of the characters.
3. Charity - Paulette Callen
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The friendship between Lena Kaiser, a sodbuster's daughter, and Gustie Roemer, an educated Easterner, is unlikely in any other circumstance but post-frontier Charity, South Dakota. Gustie is considered an outsider, and Lena is too proud to share her problems (which include a hard-drinking husband) with anyone else. On the nearby Sioux reservation, Gustie also finds love and family with two Dakotah women: Dorcas Many Roads, an old medicine woman, and her adopted granddaughter, Jordis, who bears the scars of the white man's education. When Lena's husband is arrested for murdering his father and the secrets of Gustie's past follow her to Charity, Lena, Gustie, and Jordis stand together. As buried horrors are unearthed and present tragedies unfold, they discover the strength and beauty of love and friendship that blossom like wild flowers in the tough prairie soil."
4. Chief of Thieves Softcover - Steven W. Kohlhagen
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August 1863 finds two con artists traveling with their embezzled cash to build their dream ranch in Washington Territory. But some Cheyenne Indians have different plans for those white settlers heading west, plans that cause the story of our con artists to become three stories. "Chief of Thieves," the sequel to Kohlhagen's "Where They Bury You," takes the reader into the disasters of early Western ranch life and the births of lawless Wyoming towns; inside Cheyenne villages and tipis, where this hunting civilization of people, called "the greatest horsemen and cavalry the world ever saw," lived, raided, and were attacked and massacred as they slept; and into the relentlessly driven lives, internal conflicts, and battles of George Armstrong Custer and his Seventh Cavalry. The three stories interweave at an ever-quickening pace, from Colorado negotiations to battles in Oregon, Wyoming. Kansas, and what is now Montana, including the massacres at Sand Creek and the Washita River, before culminating on a beautiful June 1876 day on the Little Bighorn River. Custer's Little Bighorn decisions under fire in real time become understandable on these pages as death comes to historical and fictional characters, con artists, U.S. soldiers, and Cheyenne alike, and the three stories merge climactically on that fateful day in American history. "Chief of Thieves" is based on the factual story of how Lieutenant Augustyn P. Damours conned the U.S. Army, the Catholic Church, and the New Mexico Territory out of millions of today's dollars. Steve Kohlhagen is an award winning author, former economics professor, and former Wall Street investment banker. "Where They Bury You" was awarded the Best Western of 2014 by the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Steve and his wife, Gale, are the authors of "Vanished," a murder mystery, also from Sunstone Press. They divide their time between their homes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and Charleston, South Carolina.
5. Christmas Stories (Large Print) - Charles Dickens
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A selection of Christmas stories by Charles Dickens, the most widely read English novelist. The stories featured in this collection were written in early Victorian era Britain when it was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas traditions, and at the time when new customs such as the Christmas tree and greeting cards were being introduced. This is a large print edition offering text printed in fot size 14.
6. Conclave - Robert Harris
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The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men, but they have ambition... and they have rivals. Over the following seventy-two hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.
A Richard and Judy Summer 2017 book club choice.
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