Monday, July 1, 2019

Six notable nonfiction books set in the Revolutionary War era

Deborah Harkness teaches European history and the history of science to undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life.

Her latest novel is Time's Covert.

At The Week magazine Harkness tagged six favorite nonfiction books set in the Revolutionary War era. One title on the list:
Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves by Sharada Balachandran Orihuela (2018).

Orihuela offers a riveting argument about how men and women who existed outside the law opened up a space to conceive of community in radically different ways. Her nuanced readings of the period's literature will open up further vistas to explore.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue