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10 Historical Books to Read When You Want to Escape the Present

Take a journey to the past with epic historical fiction, riveting biographies, and more.

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Fiction

An Undisturbed Peace

An Undisturbed Peace

By Mary Glickman

The Good Earth

The Good Earth

By Pearl S. Buck

Calico Palace

Calico Palace

By Gwen Bristow

North and South

North and South

By John Jakes

Cashelmara

Cashelmara

By Susan Howatch

Nonfiction

The Fifties

The Fifties

By David Halberstam

The White Album

The White Album

By Joan Didion

The Brontës

The Brontës

By Juliet Barker

The Last Madam

The Last Madam

By Chris Wiltz

Life at the Dakota

Life at the Dakota

By Stephen Birmingham