Perfect Historical Books

A Listmania! list by Herman Melville
 
The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road
1.  The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
The list author says:
  "I loved this and really cared about every character as well as learning more about the period."
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The Secret History (Read Red)
2.  The Secret History (Read Red) by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "Not strictly historical but inspired me to read some more classics. I have reread it many times."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Other Boleyn Girl
3.  The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The list author says:
  "Or any Philippa Gregory book. Intelligent bodice-rippers!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (414 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Birdsong (Vintage War)
4.  Birdsong (Vintage War) by Sebastian Faulks
The list author says:
  "Truly moving."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (615 customer reviews)

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The Grand Sophy
5.  The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
The list author says:
  "Love Georgette Heyer - pure escapism, preferably accompanied by a duvet and chocolates."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Hannibal
6.  Hannibal by Ross Leckie
The list author says:
  "The first and best of a bloody and brilliant trilogy."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Forever Amber
7.  Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
The list author says:
  "This really is a bodice-ripper, great fun."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Songs of the Kings
8.  The Songs of the Kings by Barry Unsworth
The list author says:
  "A really original take on the Trojan war."
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired 'Moby Dick'
9.  In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired 'Moby Dick' by Nathaniel Philbrick
The list author says:
  "Completely interesting and readable even for someone not that bothered for maritime or naval history."
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Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man
10.  Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon
The list author says:
  "Charming in the true sense of the word."
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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
11.  Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by Siegfried Sassoon
The list author says:
  "An amazing writer and as modest as he was heroic."
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Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War
12.  Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War by Robert K. Massie
The list author says:
  "My favourite factual history book. The early chapters are gripping mini biographies."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Year of Wonders
13.  Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The list author says:
  "A great (if slightly grim) read about the plague."
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
14.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The list author says:
  "This was a great introduction to Chinese history although it is of course a very personal account."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (313 customer reviews)

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