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.



Buy An Undisturbed Peace at Amazon

An Undisturbed Peace

By Mary Glickman

Buy The Good Earth at Amazon

The Good Earth

By Pearl S. Buck

Buy Calico Palace at Amazon

Calico Palace

By Gwen Bristow

Buy North and South at Amazon

North and South

By John Jakes

Buy Cashelmara at Amazon


By Susan Howatch


Buy The Fifties at Amazon

The Fifties

By David Halberstam

Buy The White Album at Amazon

The White Album

By Joan Didion

Buy The Brontës at Amazon

The Brontës

By Juliet Barker

Buy The Last Madam at Amazon

The Last Madam

By Chris Wiltz

Buy Life at the Dakota at Amazon

Life at the Dakota

By Stephen Birmingham