I Love Reading Historical Novels

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    John Jakes...

    wrote a few...''The Bastard'' is the first in a series...there are 7 others. Then there is ''North and South'' and 2 others in that series... They are interesting and make history come alive...I reread them every few years...my 16 yr old has read and liked them also... 
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2008

    Don't Repeat....

        You can learn alot from history...The Army pushs history so that your just not a drone out there.....I never like History in high school but now I love it....Don't repeat the mistakes of yesterday so that we all shall have better lives.......
    longgun longgun
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2008

    Each Novel

    It is my belief that all books, even those not under the genre of historical fiction are important as they convey to readers the sense of morals, societal concerns and context of the author.  As the overused statement; 'no man is an island' states, we can never fully be...
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    Dec 10, 2008

    I Get A History Lesson Every Time

    Thanks to Kathleen Keough [3rd grade teacher] I developed a love and respect for history - and historical novels of all kinds. As I've already said, John Jakes is my personal favorite among these. I never knew he existed until Mom bought me the first Kent Family Chronicles book...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Jun 8, 2013

    The Classics

    I've read Oliver Twist, Little Women, Alice In Wonderland, Dracula, Tom Saywer, and I'm about to start on Les Miserable. The old greats are treasures now, because there will never be any other works of that stature produced again. I'm honored to be able to enjoy them this many...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Jul 14, 2010

    "humorous Short Stories Of Life On The Farm"

    This is one of 41 short stories in my book "Humorous short stories of life on the farm" (As children we would do most anything) www.createspace.com/3405483     “The Day Of The “Bull Uprising”     As a young man on the...
    JPCarroll JPCarroll
    56-60, M
    Dec 31, 2009
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