Historical Resources

I love research! Research is the engine that drives all my ideas and feeds my imagination, providing me with the perspective of the people of that time and giving me physical anchors to tie myself to their world. Without the research, I wouldn’t have a book.

For those of you are interested in what I read to transport me to the past, I thought I’d list my resources. I’ve divided the list into broad categories in no particular order.

Colonial and Revolutionary America: 

  • Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic
  • The Scratch of a Pen and the Transformation of North America
  • Vindicating the Founders
  • Land of Savagery, Land of Promise
  • Picturing New York
  • The Historical Atlas of New York
  • Divided Loyalties
  • The War That Made America
  • Founding Brothers
  • 1776
  • If By Sea
  • Patriot Pirates
  • The Barbary Wars
  • A People Numerous and Armed
  • The Old World’s New World
  • The Whiskey Rebellion
  • Defying Empire
  • The Epic of New York City
  • Jefferson and the Gun-Men
  • Americans
  • A Few Bloody Noses

Georgian England and England in general:

  • The London Encyclopaedia
  • The World in 1800
  • Jane Austen’s Town and Country Style
  • Dictionary of London Street Names
  • Heraldry, Ancestry and Titles
  • The English Park
  • Life in the English Country House
  • The Making of Victorian Values
  • The A to Z of Georgian London
  • The A to Z of Regency London
  • Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies
  • 1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World
  • The Gentlemen’s Clubs of London
  • Walks in Old London
  • London
  • The Times London History Atlas
  • London: The Biography of a City
  • A Country House Companion
  • Treasures of the British Museum
  • Cities and People: A Social and Architectural History
  • City of Laughter
  • Dr. Johnson’s London
  • A History of Britain, volumes I and II and III
  • The Georgian Gentleman
  • The Princely Courts of Europe 1500-1750
  • Our Tempestuous Day
  • The Regency Underworld
  • The English Face
  • Sea of Glory
  • The London Rich
  • Trafalgar’s Lost Hero
  • Storm and Conquest
  • White Mughals

Architecture/Decoration/Fashion:

  • The Style Sourcebook
  • Elements of Design
  • The Elements of Style
  • Furniture of the Olden Time
  • Georgian Jewellery: 1714-1830
  • Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail
  • Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century
  • A History of Costume in the West
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • The Fashion Dictionary
  • A History of Costume
  • Costume and Fashion
  • History of Costume
  • The Book of Costume
  • The Story of Antiques
  • Masters of British Painting
  • Treasury of American Design and Antiques
  • Architecture: A Visual History
  • Unmistakably French
  • British Tradition and Interior Design
  • Great Houses of England and Wales
  • Behind the Façade: London House Plans, 1660-1840
  • English Architecture
  • Royal Palaces
  • The Royal Crescent in Bath
  • St. James’s London
  • The English Country House in Perspective
  • English Historic Houses Handbook
  • The English Country House: A Grand Tour
  • The Glory of the English Country House
  • The National Trust Book of British Castles

Military:

  • For Liberty and Glory
  • The Frontier War for American Independence
  • Maps of War
  • Early American Firearms
  • Firearms Encyclopedia
  • Firearms in American History
  • Firearms

Financial:

  • The House of Rothschild: Money’s Prophets 1798-1848
  • Greenback

American Indian/Indian Wars:

  • Our Savage Neighbors
  • Captured by the Indians
  • White Devil
  • The Unredeemed Captive
  • Indians of the United States
  • Indian Wars
  • Myths and Legends of the North American Indians
  • A Pictorial History of the American Indians
  • Indians of the Americas
  • Native American Architecture
  • 500 Nations
  • White Savage
  • Tracks and Trailcraft
  • The Hunter’s Field Guide
  • The American Indian Wars
  • The Indian Captivity of O.M. Spencer
  • The Iroquois Trail
  • The Story of the Iroquois
  • Lions of the West
  • Prairie Fever

Biography:#3 transparent

  • A Little Revenge
  • The Founding Fathers
  • Revolutionary Characters
  • Beau Brummell
  • Georgiana’s World
  • Privilege and Scandal
  • The Book of Courtesans
  • Courtesans
  • The Courtesans
  • Sex with the Queen
  • Sex with Kings
  • England’s Mistress
  • Mistress of the Elgin Marbles
  • George III
  • Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III
  • The Hanoverians: The History of a Dynasty
  • The Trial of Queen Charlotte
  • No Life For A Lady

 

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