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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 · 5,356 ratings · 729 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Lincoln Letter by William Martin
"The Fallon series continues with another Martin classic, focussed on the US Civil War and its central character, Abraham Lincoln. When a letter surfaces, potentially the last he ever penned, in which Lincoln asks that a bureaucrat in the War Depar..." Read more of this review »
The Lincoln Letter by William Martin
"The Lincoln Letter is the tenth and latest William Martin’s series of historical novels, several of which feature antiquarian book dealer Peter Fallon. Now Fallon is back and hot on the trail of a heretofore unknown letter written by Abraham Linco..." Read more of this review »
City of Dreams by William Martin
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William Martin's stories are always a fun read. Hopping back and forth through some of the more memorable points in our history, it's always entertaining to see how a bunch of disparate stories get tied together..." Read more of this review »
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Citizen Washington by William Martin
"The Author essentially does a “360” on Washington, telling us about him from the perspective of those who knew him from each of their own, unique perspectives, including characters both historic (Jefferson, John and Abigail Adams, Lafayette), and..." Read more of this review »
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MR. MIDSHIPMAN HORNBLOWER BY C.S. FORESTER
 
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RABBLE IN ARMS BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
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MEN OF IRON BY HOWARD PYLE
 
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KIDNAPPED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
 
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JULIAN BY GORE VIDAL
 
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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
 
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LINCOLN BY GORE VIDAL
 
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Texas  A Novel by James A. MichenerJames A. Michener James A. Michener

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