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Great Historical Fiction

An English Teacher and history buff comes up with a personal, idiosyncratic, and by no means exhaustive list of great historical fiction. Some are classics, some are best sellers, and some are obscure, but all are worth reading.
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Admiral Hornblower in the West Inidies (C. S. Forester)
Admiral Hornblower in the West Inidies (C. S. Forester)
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The Alienist
The Alienist
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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
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April Morning (Howard Fast)
April Morning (Howard Fast)
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August 1914, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
August 1914, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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Beat to Quarters (C. S. Forester)
Beat to Quarters (C. S. Forester)
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Ben-Hur (Lew Wallace)
Ben-Hur (Lew Wallace)
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The Big Sky (A. B. Guthrie)
The Big Sky (A. B. Guthrie)
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Black Hills (Dan Simmons)
Black Hills (Dan Simmons)
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The Blue Max (Jack D. Hunter)
The Blue Max (Jack D. Hunter)
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The Breaker (Denton)
The Breaker (Denton)
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The Bull From the Sea (Mary Renault)
The Bull From the Sea (Mary Renault)
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Burr
Burr
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Centennial (James A. Michener)
Centennial (James A. Michener)
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Citizen Tom Paine (Howard Fast)
Citizen Tom Paine (Howard Fast)
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Commodore Hornblower (C. S. Forester)
Commodore Hornblower (C. S. Forester)
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The Cruel Sea (Novel)
The Cruel Sea (Novel)
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The Crystal Cave (Mary Stewart)
The Crystal Cave (Mary Stewart)
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Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
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Drood (Simmons)
Drood (Simmons)
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The Egyptian (Mika Waltari)
The Egyptian (Mika Waltari)
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The Firedrake (Holland)
The Firedrake (Holland)
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Flying Colours (C. S. Forester)
Flying Colours (C. S. Forester)
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Gates of Fire
Gates of Fire
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The Gladiators (Koestler)
The Gladiators (Koestler)
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Hawaii (James. A. Michener)
Hawaii (James. A. Michener)
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HMS Ulysses (Alistair Maclean)
HMS Ulysses (Alistair Maclean)
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Hornblower and the Atropos (C. S. Forester)
Hornblower and the Atropos (C. S. Forester)
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Hornblower and the Hotspur (C. S. Forester)
Hornblower and the Hotspur (C. S. Forester)
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Hornblower During the Crisis (C. S. Forester)
Hornblower During the Crisis (C. S. Forester)
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The Horse Soldiers (Harold Sinclair)
The Horse Soldiers (Harold Sinclair)
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In Sunlight and in Shadow (Mark Helprin)
In Sunlight and in Shadow (Mark Helprin)
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Julian (Gore Vidal)
Julian (Gore Vidal)
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The Killer Angels
The Killer Angels
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The King Must Die (Mary Renault)
The King Must Die (Mary Renault)
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The Last Englishman (Hebe Weenolsen)
The Last Englishman (Hebe Weenolsen)
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The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom
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Lieutenant Hornblower (C. S. Forester)
Lieutenant Hornblower (C. S. Forester)
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The Long Ships (Frans Bengtsson)
The Long Ships (Frans Bengtsson)
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Lord Hornblower (C. S. Forester)
Lord Hornblower (C. S. Forester)
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