My book, "The Great Promise" is a tweener. What is a tweener you ask? It is a book that rides the fence between fiction and non-fiction. Impossible you say? Not in this case because it is based on the excerpts from a real World War One journal.
Help me out by review my manuscript and push or pull me to one side of the fence. Follow this link to hear the compelling story that is the foundation of my book http://thestory.org/archive/The_Story_8811.mp3/view
You know what I think. I think the distinction is very clear between a history book and a memoir. You're not claiming to be a history book with all the documented sources, footnotes and bibliographies, etc., etc., etc. A memoir is one person's experience (or in this case, two) told from their distinct advantage. That's not fiction. Besides which, you do a lot of historical reporting to give the story context. If it makes you feel better, put a bibliography or sources in the back with something like "for more information, I read blah blah blah". You also do this quite a bit already.
I know. Nag. Nag. Nag.
To other reviewers; READ THIS. You'll be glad you did.