A work of fiction billed as an historical novel should be reviewed by three standards: what is its literary value? how historically accurate is it? how entertaining is it, or, put differently, is it a "good read"? Only by the last-named standard can On Secret Service be given high marks. F....
Fowler, Robert H.
"Conspiratorial Plot: Romance And Intrigue On Both Sides Of The Potomoc,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 2
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