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 V.13 No.14 | April 1 - 7, 2004 

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The Fires of Pride

William R. Trotter
Carroll and Graf

Concluding the Civil War saga he began in The Sands of Pride, Trotter creates a complex, nuanced story set mostly in North Carolina in 1863. Advance readers have said that ambitious research and a sharp cast of characters make this a pleasure for history aficionados.

Bright Starry Banner

Alden R. Carter
Soho Press

For those who just can't get enough of the Civil War, Carter has crafted a historical novel about one of the bloodiest battles of our nation's bloodiest war. Bright Starry Banner is a graphic but poetic mature novel from a writer who previously only published books for adolescents.

The Accusers: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery Novel

Lindsey Davis
Mysterious Press

In the 15th entry in Davis' well-researched mystery series set in ancient Rome, Falco gets tangled up in the death and apparent murder of a senator. The Accusers gives Davis an opportunity to integrate the oddities of the Roman legal system into another winning installment.

27 Men Out: Baseball's Perfect Game

Michael Coffey
Atria Books

Of the 150,000 major league games in the history of baseball, only 14 were "perfect"—that is, a pitcher pitched at least nine innings and didn't allow a single runner to reach first base. Coffey recounts the history of these games with deeply infectious enthusiasm.

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