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William Martin

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William Martin is a New York Times bestselling author of eleven 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, magazine articles, book reviews, and a cult-classic horror movie, too. He was the recipient of the prestigious 2005 New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region." And in 2015, the USS CONSITUTION Museum gave him the Samuel Eliot Morison Award. He has three grown children and lives near Boston with his wife.

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Back Bay (Peter Fallon, #1)

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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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Patriot's Day, Boston, 2013

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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Bound for Gold by William Martin
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This era of history has never been very appealing to me, but I love the format of William Martin's books, telling two parallel stories from different time periods. I was not disappointed." Read more of this review »
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"Excellent book. Great story and great characters. Highly recommended."
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"BOUND FOR GOLD is the kind of epic saga readers can get lost in. Martin's series character, Peter Fallon, is still at the top of his game, but the book's real fun is in its history of old California. "
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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, 21.6%

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

ALASKA BY JAMES A. MICHENER
 
  4 votes, 10.8%

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

HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON BY NAOMI NOVIK
 
  4 votes, 10.8%

Rabble in Arms by Kenneth RobertsKenneth Roberts

RABBLE IN ARMS BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

Burr A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

BURR BY GORE VIDAL
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

Men of Iron by Howard PyleHoward Pyle Howard Pyle

MEN OF IRON BY HOWARD PYLE
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

Creation A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

CREATION BY GORE VIDAL
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

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

KIDNAPPED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

Julian A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

JULIAN BY GORE VIDAL
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

Northwest Passage by Kenneth RobertsKenneth Roberts

NORTHWEST PASSAGE BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  1 vote, 2.7%

The Lively Lady by Kenneth Lewis RobertsKenneth Lewis Roberts

THE LIVELY LADY BY KENNETH ROBERTS
 
  1 vote, 2.7%

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

SPACE BY JAMES A. MICHENER
 
  1 vote, 2.7%

Lincoln A Novel by Gore VidalGore Vidal Gore Vidal

LINCOLN BY GORE VIDAL
 
  1 vote, 2.7%

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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