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William Martin is a New York Times bestselling author of nine novels. He is best known for his historical fiction, which has chronicled the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history while bringing to life legendary American locations, from Cape Cod to Annapolis. He has also written an award-winning PBS documentary, one of the cheesiest horror movies ever made, magazine articles, and book reviews for The Boston Globe. He was the recipient of the 2005 New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region." He has three grown children and lives near Boston with his wife.

I am going to bed. No more to learn tonight. This was a terrible thing on a beautiful day on Boston's biggest annual weekend, when we celebrate the beginning of the American Revolution with the oldest marathon in the world. Somebody - or somebodies - saw a twenty...-six mile long target of opportunity. It might be Islamic terrorists. It might be homegrown wackos. We don't know yet. But they too... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.85 · 5,970 ratings · 785 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
Back Bay (Peter Fallon, #1)

3.92 avg rating — 1,315 ratings — published 1979 — 12 editions
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Cape Cod

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Harvard Yard (Peter Fallon,...

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Annapolis

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City of Dreams (Peter Fallo...

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Citizen Washington

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The Rising of the Moon

3.67 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1987 — 9 editions
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Nerve Endings

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The Lincoln Letter by William Martin
"Good book for those who love historical fiction. Easily read with a great mystery story. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to those who love reading about the Civil War, Lincoln and the freeing of the slaves. Kudos to Mr. Martin. I look f..." Read more of this review »
The Lincoln Letter by William Martin
"This book was read as part of my monthly book discussion. As a fan of history in general, I loved the concept of being able to read Lincoln's thoughts. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fiction of the civil war or about Lincoln. "
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Annapolis by William Martin
"A very entertaining and absorbing tale. It was hard to put down, which was a good thing because it was sometimes hard to keep up with who was who and who they were related to. The story spans 300 years or so of American history and the author leap..." Read more of this review »
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“Do you have agendas for your children that are more important than the children themselves? Lost in the shuffle of uniforms, practices, games, recitals, and performances can be the creative and joyful soul of your child. Watch and listen carefully. Do they have time to daydream? From their dreams will emerge the practices and activities that will make self-discipline as natural as breathing.”
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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "C"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests. You will only receive one notification per poll. There will be simultaneous polls so please make sure to vote in each one.

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Book 1 of the Hornblower Saga) by C.S. ForesterC.S. Forester C.S. Forester

MR. MIDSHIPMAN HORNBLOWER BY C.S. FORESTER
 
  8 votes, 21.1%

Alaska by James A. MichenerJames A. Michener James A. Michener

ALASKA BY JAMES A. MICHENER
 
  4 votes, 10.5%

Creation A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

CREATION BY GORE VIDAL
 
  4 votes, 10.5%

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi NovikNaomi Novik Naomi Novik

HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON BY NAOMI NOVIK
 
  4 votes, 10.5%

Rabble in Arms by Kenneth RobertsKenneth Roberts

RABBLE IN ARMS BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  3 votes, 7.9%

Men of Iron by Howard PyleHoward Pyle Howard Pyle

MEN OF IRON BY HOWARD PYLE
 
  3 votes, 7.9%

Kidnapped (Scholastic Classics) by Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson

KIDNAPPED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
 
  3 votes, 7.9%

Burr A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

BURR BY GORE VIDAL
 
  3 votes, 7.9%

Julian A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

JULIAN BY GORE VIDAL
 
  2 votes, 5.3%

The Lively Lady by Kenneth Lewis RobertsKenneth Lewis Roberts

THE LIVELY LADY BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

Northwest Passage by Kenneth RobertsKenneth Roberts

NORTHWEST PASSAGE BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

Space by James A. MichenerJames A. Michener James A. Michener

SPACE BY JAMES A. MICHENER
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

Lincoln A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

LINCOLN BY GORE VIDAL
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

Texas A Novel by James A. MichenerJames A. Michener James A. Michener

TEXAS BY JAMES A. MICHENER
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Citizen Washington by William MartinWilliam Martin

CITIZEN WASHINGTON
 
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