Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Jun 6, 2012 — Need a ticket to otherworldly adventure? Look no further. Even if you're stuck at home this summer, these captivating fantasy novels offer great escapes — to the lands of dragons, cyborgs, lizard men and elven princesses.
Aug 22, 2011 — Two hundred years ago this summer, England entered its Regency period. Many associate the era with Colin Firth's turn as Mr. Darcy, but it was also a time of political uncertainty. To celebrate the period's 200th anniversary, author Stephanie Barron suggests three books that put Mr. Firth to shame.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Battle: A New History of Waterloo by Alessandro Barbero. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, And Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar by Adam Nicolson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle and George MacDonald Fraser. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 7, 2010 — When writer Abraham Verghese was 10 years old, he went off to sea in a British frigate to battle Napoleon's navy. Verghese made this perilous journey thanks to C.S. Forester's unforgettable series about the adventures of Captain Horatio Hornblower, books he still loves, years later.
Jan 30, 2008 — In between gleefully killing off Sherlock Holmes and somewhat reluctantly reviving him, Arthur Conan Doyle created another great fictional character, one who easily rivals Holmes if not for intelligence, then for heroism, bravery and dash.
Oct 22, 2007 — Dueling versions of one of the world's great novels have created a book-world furor. One new edition calls itself the "original version." That's drawn fire from an editor who says it's basically a rough draft — and who just published another version by a team of superstar translators.