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Napoleon in America

Yet another great review by someone who get’s it. Also check out this for another thoughtful example of the reviewer’s art. Even Percy has respect for counterfactual history: One can’t read of that [Civil] War without playing the fascinating game of what-if . . . What if Jackson had lived through Chancellorsville? What if McClellan…

A Question of Madness

My favorite of Shannon’s short stories, probably because it has some philosophical issues nicely woven in. Percy, of course, deployed “what if” devices in his novels and non-fiction: One can’t read of that [Civil] War without playing the fascinating game of what-if . . . What if Jackson had lived through Chancellorsville? What if McClellan had…

Dr. Sym Goes to Heaven

Another Shannon Selin story this time from Commuter Lit, based on a historical incident in 1807 Montreal. As two of the comments rightly say: I love all the historical details woven in without making it sound like a history text book. A vivid glimpse into a particular time and place. Very interesting story. I had no…

Napoleon in America

The opening chapter “General Bonaparte is Missing” and part of chapter two “News Reaches Europe” is trailed on Shannon Selin’s website. I’d encourage you to sign up to keep apprised of the book’s publication details which is expected to occur early in the new year. This work is a superbly researched, executed and an entertaining…