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Old 09-08-2010, 10:12 PM   #16
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Agree with others: Pillars of the Earth is one of my favorites. Also good historical fiction by Ken Follett: A Place Called Freedom (1700's coal miner story) and A Dangerous Fortune (1800's cut throat bankers).
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Perhaps you'd like Mary Renault, historical mythology novels set in ancient Greece.
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There's an interesting and readable series of mysteries set in ancient Rome. The series is called SQPR (I through XIII) and named subtitles. The first is SPQR I: The King's Gambit.

It follows the efforts of a poor but honest, minor Roman official who tries to solve a murder that took place in the part of Rome he was responsible for. Not everyone wants the murder solved. We see the interplay of politics and factionalism against daily life in the First Century BC.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #19
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Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet By David Mitchell
The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:51 PM   #20
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Herman Wouk's Winds of War & War & Remembrance are great WWII stories revolving around a successful navel officers career.
Shogun by James Clavel is about Samauri warrior era of Japans history. Historically not precisely accurate but very informative in general and a great read.
Gone With The Wind is a great read revolving around the Civil War as seen from the eyes of Southerners of the era.
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Can't believe I forgot to suggest James Michener! e.g. The Source, Centennial, and so many other large (lol) and entertaining historical fiction works.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:11 AM   #22
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Can't believe I forgot to suggest James Michener! e.g. The Source, Centennial, and so many other large (lol) and entertaining historical fiction works.
Are they available as eBooks?
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #23
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I see Caravans and Chesapeake in the Amazon Kindle store. Haven't looked elsewhere.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:21 PM   #24
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I love Tom Holt's Goatsong and The Walled Orchard and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:37 PM   #25
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What kind of history are you interested in? Jeff Shaara is pretty much the king of HF. AHF is owned by Harry Turtledove. You can also check out Guy Gavriel Key for some...
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I agree the Horatio Hornblower series is a very good one.

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P.S C.S. Forester (the Hornblower series) and Robert Graves (I, Claudius, Claudius the God) though their ebook productions have many typos etc.

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I believe there was an actual case of murder that a minor lawyer around the time of Julius Caeser did in fact have a part in. He successfully defended the man who was accused of it.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #28
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Dorothy Dunnett's two excellent series have recently become available as ebooks. Particularly recommend The House of Niccolo series.

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I enjoyed the two John Jakes series, the Kent Family Chronicles and North and South. But I hesitated to recommend them in eBook format as Penguin Pub has priced the eBook versions at $8 while the hardcopy is $4 and the paperback is $5. Huh?!
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:11 PM   #30
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Btw, does anyone know what the issue is with C.S. Forester's 'Flying Colours' (Hornblower) not being available through Amazon on eBook in the U.S.?
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