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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: 3.83 · 4,480 ratings · 654 reviews · 54 distinct works · Similar authors
Back Bay (Peter Fallon, #1)
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 969 ratings — published 1979 — 11 editions
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Cape Cod
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 669 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Harvard Yard (Peter Fallon,...
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 687 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Citizen Washington
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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The Rising of the Moon
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
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With God On Our Side: The R...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Harvard Yard by William Martin
" Every time I read a novel by William Martin, I feel so lucky to have found him and have long since elevated him to my favorite author list. I’ve yet to read a bad or even an “OK” book by him. They all hold precious real estate on my best book shel... " Read more of this review »
The Lincoln Letter by William Martin
" With his usual flair for suspense and careful plotting, William Martin, tells a fascinating story of Halsey Hutchinson, an aspiring lawyer and enlisted Civil War soldier. Meanwhile, in the present day, Peter Fallon and his sidekick, Evangeline Car... " Read more of this review »
City of Dreams by William Martin
" William Martin is a wonderful writer, and I can't put his books down for very long. This one was read in five days or less! His main characters, Peter and Evangeline, soon to be married, found themselves embroiled in a dangerous situation in New Y... " 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"
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ALASKA BY JAMES A. MICHENER
 
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CREATION BY GORE VIDAL
 
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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 (Scholastic Classics) by Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson

KIDNAPPED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
 
  3 votes, 7.9%

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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%

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

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