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Old 08-26-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Just in case you didn't know - "Outlander" is going to be made into a STARZ mini-series - for airing in 2014!!! Diana Gabaldon website has further information!! Awesome!! They already casted Jamie.
Yes, I know! However, I don't live in the US so don't get Starz. Still trying to find out how I'll be able to watch it here. I know where they will be filming (a couple of hours from me) and thinking about trying to get a peek.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Just an addition...

Anything by Alan Furst.....spy thrillers in the early 20th..highlights the shadowy and 'shady' life in Europe .pretty good fiction if you like that sort of stuff....exciting..
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I can recommend the books by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. They jump to historical/anthropological/mystery/thriller. Books start in present but jump back and forth to historical events.

I recently read Redfield Farm about quaker siblings who get involved in the underground RR.

Also some WWII thrillers The Cyclist and Fairwell Bergerac both by Fredrik Nath, it helps to read them in order as some of the characters are in both books.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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Thumbs up New Historical Fiction

If you're looking for a good historical fiction, I would recommend "The Privileged Few" by Richard DeBenedictis.

This fact based fiction follows the lives of four interesting and diverse characters all struggling to realize the American dream. Mixed up in war, love, money and politics, you'll find this one hard to put down.

Can be found on Amazon in either kindle or hard copy: [url]http://www.amazon.com/Privileged-Few-Richard-Debenedictis/dp/1496954742/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1424112064&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=The+privileged+few[/url]
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:47 AM
 
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I enjoy historical fiction but haven't read it lately. In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, there was an article TUDOR TALES about several books ( think Sansom or Sanson was one author and Hilary Mantel was the other) that they highly recommended. I believe they were mostly about Henry VIII era.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I enjoy historical fiction but haven't read it lately. In yesterday's Wall Street Journal, there was an article TUDOR TALES about several books ( think Sansom or Sanson was one author and Hilary Mantel was the other) that they highly recommended. I believe they were mostly about Henry VIII era.
I like Edward Rutherfurd's books, especially New York. wolf Hall is good. I haven't read Bringing up the Bodies yet. I still have some Michener's books to enjoy.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series.

Sherlock Holmes

Joseph Conrad's works

Around the World in 80 Days

Riddle of the Sands
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just finished Rachel Kushner's "Telex from Cuba", about life in Cuba for expat workers at the time of the Batista era and the Castro revolution. Very good.

Also, Abraham Verghese's "Cutting for Stone" takes place in Ethiopia around the time of Eritrea's secession. One of the best books I've ever read.

Robert Ruark's "Something of Value" is a classic, on the Mau-mau uprising in Kenya.

B. Traven's books (besides "Treasure of the Sierra Madre") are full of barefoot reflections on the early 20th century through the eyes of the ordinary. I recently read "Death Ship", which I highly recommend.
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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How about Burr, by Gore Vidal?
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Jeffrey Archer has a great historical fiction series going on.
The Clifton Chronicles.

Amazon.com: jeffrey archer clifton chronicles in order
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