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This is historical fiction about Borgia papacy written in the postwar 40's. The handling of the characters through their dialogue is adept and elegant. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E Junker
You often hear about the Borgias in films or in references, but Shellabarger gives some real insight into how evil they really were. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John Sooter
Beware of war propaganda masquerading as entertainment. If you can't get enough of how glamorous war can be when done up in fancy dress and, of course, when you can feel yourself... Read morePublished 22 months ago by CatLover
Prince of Foxes / by Samuel ShellabargerWhen I found this book on-line I had to get it. This is one of my all time favorites. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by diane thomas
Renaissance Italy is not a setting that I'm particularly drawn to. However, I am particularly drawn to older books and older writers; and since many consider this historical... Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Michele
Prince of Foxes is a classic, carefully nuanced tale of honor versus ambition, complete with love, war, art, and accurate history told by a novelist who was also a historian. Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by lauren sylvan
What can I say? This was a favorite of mine back when I was a kid and I'm so happy to see that it is back in print. Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by J. L. Oakley (Tree Soldier ,Timber Rose, and Saddle Road)
This is a phenomenal novel. It is richly detailed yet never gets bogged down. The characters are all interesting and the dialog is sharp, witty and subtle. Read morePublished on December 25, 2010 by Scorpio69