By turns disturbing and heroic, they represent some of the greatest works of world war ii literature, offering a multicultural perspective of the deadliest conflict in human history. Jan 17, 2017 10 books about the civil war for the history buff in all of us by huffpost partner studio if your idea of good reading involves stories about the union and the confederacy, then youll want to add these pageturners to your bookshelf or kindle. Feb 01, 2016 for that reason i have compiled a collection of historical fiction for the civil war. Oct 18, 2012 explore hwpls board historical fiction civil war and reconstruction. To commemorate the anniversary, weve compiled a list of the past 15 years most noteworthy historical fiction novels set during the civil war. This is a list about the best novels about the civil war. He begins as a drummer boy and later becomes a soldier. Apr 11, 2014 the value of historical fiction by jean harripersaud, bronx library center april 11, 2014 my romanticized view of history was crushed in college when my history professor explained that historians in writing history sometimes create fictional narratives around the facts to make it coherent and more interesting to read. The best historical fiction novels ever prowritingaid. It sets the bar for the way in which historical fiction, grounded in research and vivified by imagination, can enter a historical debate and makes a reasoned, clearsighted argument. I learned more about american history from reading this novel than i ever did from school. Thousands of civil war books have been written since the first shot rang. A novel of the postcivil war plains laurel means on. Shades and shadows is the first in the series of captivating post civil war era novels, giving breath to a fullbodied, intimate cast of characters and enveloped in an endearing narrative that sustains the story and the reader as they move enthusiastically from one page to the next.
At present, most orders are dispatched on the same day but please note some orders could be subject to delays. Women soldiers in the civil war by deanne blanton and. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Typically, these books are written at least 3050 years after the event or time period has taken place. Aug, 2012 civil war books for kids can help spark an interest in history or fuel a fire thats already been lit. Top 10 books about postwar britain books the guardian. The best historical fiction books of all time prowritingaid. Often times, historical fiction books capture the mood of an era just as deftly as their nonfiction counterpartsand the following novels are no exception. Sep 01, 2016 top ten civil war mysteries the civil war novel is a cottage industry unto itself.
Discover the best civil war books, fiction and nonfiction alike. Hortense is one of the indomitable characters of fiction proud, stubborn and deluded, and this novel deservedly won the orange prize. Jan 23, 2019 whittling all historical fiction books into one manageable list is impossible, truly. While some of it may be remembered from a lived experience, a lot of a historical fiction novel s conception comes from research. Historical fiction for the civil war startsateight. Grant by ron chernow, high wide and lonesome by hal borland, leadership. Books about the civil war, including fiction and non fiction selections. Spy follows alexs extraordinary adventures in world war ii and afterward in india, pakistan, morocco, hong kong, moscow, and washington, d. An epic post civil war american historical romance sisters of war book 1 kindle edition by barrie, monica. I still assign this to graduate students as an example of historical writing at its best and for its deployment of the concept of irony to the sectional conflict. The killer angels by michael shaara, the last full measure by jeff shaara, mrs.
An epic post civil war american historical romance sisters of war book 1. The killer angels by michael shaara, gone with the wind by margaret mitchell, cold mountain by charles frazier, gods. He is best known for writing novels with plots set in the napoleonic wars and american civil war. Before we dive into the books lets just get a little background and information about the civil war itself. Historical fiction nonfiction history of the civil war. Subsequent titles are the chains of fate, alathea post civil war with detail about the london fire of 1666, and the lodestar set during the reign of richard iii.
Jamie harrisons compelling debut is a gothic mystery plunked down in the western frontier. American civil war alternate histories are alternate history fiction that focuses on the civil war or a lack thereof ending differently. The best civil war books of all time analysis civil war. Kids studying the american civil war benefit from reading historical fiction chapter books because the details, the ambience, and the significant events become more real through the lens of a memorable story. Jun 22, 2017 2 thoughts on best books about the civil war judson hair june 23, 2019 at 11. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Not really a civil war book, but crucial to understanding all other civil war books. For adult mf romance in the united states between 1850 and 1865. Like any good war history book, the civil war books on this list take a deep dive not only into the untold horrors of warfare, but also the perspectives, personalities, and motivations behind it, as well as the ramifications. Online shopping from a great selection at books store.
Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books. The civil war was fought between the united states of american and the confederate states of america. Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period. Franklin author tamera alexander writes historical fiction. Five novels of the english civil war historical novelist. A list of the best revolutionary war historical fiction. While most books about the civil war are historical retrospectives written by historians many years after the fact, a diary from dixie was actually written. Here is our list of the best historical novels ever written.
Historical fiction on the english civil war fuzzy history. The civil war was not only the last war fought entirely on u. After four years of combat and 600,000 slain soldiers from the battlefield, the process of. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Books are suggested for first grade, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
While our focus at a world adventure by book is on global literature, we cant always resist great historical fiction so in honor of the 4th of july, we compiled a list of the best revolutionary war novels. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading alana. Historical romance series with the first 2 books set during the english civil war. Civil war era romance for adult mf romance in the united states between 1850 and 1865.
The english civil war is a wonderful setting for historical fiction and romance. A soldier sets out on a perilous journey back to his beloved near the end of the civil war. Ive read all here except the republic of suffering i enjoyed the differing perspectives between foote, cotton, and mcphereson as they covered the same ground. Inman, a wounded confederate soldier, walks away from the ravages. Explore the history of americas deadliest conflict with gripping fiction and nonfiction. It is 1875, and ann eliza young has recently separated from her powerful husband, brigham young, prophet and. American civil warteen fiction, historical fiction teen. I set my own orphans in the storm at the tail end of the war, and am always on the lookout for more fiction set in this period. She decides to visit the island after corresponding with residents about their. Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of historical fiction, youve heard the names hilary mantel, eleanor catton, anthony doerr and kristin hannah repeatedly over recent years.
The value of historical fiction the new york public library. Suggested historical fiction for first grade canton public. Sep 10, 2018 from the story of an inexperienced medical student who travels to the front lines to a love story set on the eve of the war at harvard, these eight historical novels set during world war i are engrossing, heartwrenching, and impossible to put down. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep. Here youll find my picks for chapter books set in the civil war time period for readers ages 6. Instead of putting together a list of the 223,546 best historical fiction books, i opted instead for adult historical fiction showstoppers that present a wide array of time periods, places, characters, and more. Christian inspirational historical fiction military heroes through history book 2. May 03, 2019 bankss capacious, fully realized answer brings the man, his family, and this country in the runup to the civil war onto the page. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site.
Dec 27, 2010 the top 12 civil war books ever written one great book for each month of 2011, the sesquicentennial of the war between the states. But within the mystery and thriller genres, the war between the states has received fairly scant treatment. Author tamera alexander starts civil warera romance trilogy about carnton. This historical novella follows two unique characters through the postcivil war southa crippled orphan boy of 10, and his new friend, tiker, a man of many trades, who was himself an orphan in england. The top 12 civil war books ever written one great book for each month of 2011, the sesquicentennial of the war between the states.
The best historical fiction books penguin random house. An epic post civil war american historical romance. The american civil war is a popular point of divergence in englishlanguage alternate history fiction. Popular historical fiction civil war books goodreads. The best reads in fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels and audio books.
See more ideas about historical fiction, fiction and books. Im including the 11 years that led up to the actual war for the sake of continuity with the other lists below. Aug 01, 2001 online shopping from a great selection at books store. Accurate characterizations of charles and henrietta maria. Alexander first wrote about several nashville mansions and their families for other historical fiction books. Whether i do or not, ill be sure to get you an ecopy when its completed. After all, carries father is fighting for the confederate army in virginia and their land has already been destroyed by the yankees. May 06, 2016 while most books about the civil war are historical retrospectives written by historians many years after the fact, a diary from dixie was actually written during the course of the war.
Abbott ages 6 9 johnny leads home at age 9 to fight in the civil war. Sovrins star mississippi connection, book 1 by john reyer afamasaga. After, natalies ghost watches over the child, josie, as she grows up to see a. A superbly readable military history by a novelist who did a massive amount of historical research.579 844 247 799 46 13 295 871 1108 1371 325 1429 760 1011 19 1459 1286 217 234 1334 79 637 1252 1184 1080 1530 1381 484 594 1305 20 656 1415 698 1529 1175 581 1462 1451 69 1440 839 17 365 364 649 1402 1207 472 82