Thomas Fleming, biographer and historian, has won a reputation as a major novelist. A graduate of Fordham University and a Navy veteran of World War II, Fleming worked at Cosmopolitan, eventually becoming Executive editor, before turning to full-time writing in 1954. Born in New Jersey, where many of his historical novels have been set, he now lives in New York City with his wife Alice, also a writer.

Book List in Order: 20 titles

  • "I have not sought or desired this new ministry," Pope John XXIII once wrote. For Matthew Mahan, the knowledge that he could say the same made his selection by John's successor as one of five new American Cardinals the ultimate triumph in a life dedi...


  • 1865. The Civil War is over and the South lies in ruins. But for some, the former slaveholders have not been punished enough. A cabal of powerful men, led by Charles A. Dana, the Assistant Secretary of War, plot to break the spirit of the South once ...


  • Beautiful, rebellious Bess Fitzmaurice is mesmerized by Dan McCaffrey, an American of Irish descent who has come to Ireland to aid the Fenian revolt against British tyranny. He appears in her home on May Eve 1865, fleeing British forces. To Bess, Dan...


  • A novel that crowns Thomas Fleming's forty-year career, Conquerors of the Sky takes readers on a gripping insider's journey into the lives and loves, the hopes and heartbreaks of the men and women who make America's planes. When Adrian Van Ness, the ...


  • They called themselves Sons of Liberty -- a revolutionary conspiracy that intended to form a new confederacy in the American heartland -- and put an end to the American Civil War. Backed by the South, the Sons launch guerilla attacks against Union tr...


  • A volatile mixture forms in the town of Paradise City, New Jersey, when members of the Irish Republican Army smuggle missiles to shore, causing conflict with the Irish community, fueled by a British agent posing as a priest. Reprint....


  • The saga of the Stapleton family continues as George, Hugh Stapleton's grandson, a New Jersey senator, is reunited in pre-Civil War Washington with John Sladen, an old friend and the secret ex-lover of George's headstrong wife, Caroline...


  • Catalyntie is a Dutch woman living in pre-Revolutionary America, struggling to come to terms with the conflicts created by growing up captive in a Seneca Indian village. She shared her captivity with Clara Flowers, an extraordinarily gifted black wom...


  • Four very different men and women--Polly Warden, embittered surgeon Paul Lebrun, General Malvern Hill Bliss, and beautiful and manipulative expatriate Louise Wolcott--find their lives irrevocably altered by the horrors of World War I. Reprint....






  • New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming tells a haunting love story set against of the more perplexing and least explored chapters of World War II. In Berlin, Berthe von Hoffman dreams of an angel in the depths, embracing her husband’s sub...


  • Time and Tide begins with the Navy cruiser, Jefferson City, looming out of the dawn, fleeing a night of terror and death, the bodies of crewmen floating in water-filled compartments below decks. She has deserted her sister ships at the Battle of Savo...


  • A general-turned-powerbroker, his southern-born wife and revolutionist son, an ardent feminist, and assorted elitists, politicians, and newsmen cope with the passions, griefs, and realities of post-Civil War America...


  • The best spy novel written about the American Revolution. - John GardnerFreezing winds cut across the snowbound landscape. George Washington's rebel troops shiver in their huts, bellies empty, and carrying resentment sharper than their swords. Across...



  • 'If the Army wanted you to have a wife, they would have issued one' Old soldiers saying Joanna, Honor, Amy - three fresh young brides embrace their soldier husbands in the fateful June of 1950. As they walk beneath the ceremonial arch of drawn sabre...


  • Promises To Keep A story of a young man who loses his family to a dreadful disease and struggles with the Why. He seeks to find himself and his purpose in life void of the ones he loved. He seeks a change from his hometown and decides to live on a...


  • A large Northeastern city is embroiled in a busing controversy and Mayor Jake O'Connor, troubled by home and school associations, rejects diplomatic fence-straddling and opts for open, honest government--a fairy tale that might make it on TV but can'...


  • Told from the perspective of James, "Jemmy" Kemble, writing for his grandchildren, the opening of the book reads, "Let me caution in strictest terms against publishing what I write. The nation is not ready to face the truth about itself that an hones...


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    In 1970, Margaret Truman and bestselling author Thomas Fleming spent eight days with her father, President Harry Truman, as part of their research for a biography of the thirty-third president of the United States. Truman had personally chosen Flemin...






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    Vivienne Michel is in trouble. Trying to escape her tangled past, she has run away to the American backwoods, winding up at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court. A far cry from the privileged world she was born to, the motel is also the destination of two ha...