In his latest podcast Infopeople’s resident book guy muses about historical fiction (and a bit of non-fiction as well), focusing on some titles from his personal past.
Mentioned in this podcast:
- Caro, Robert. The Years of Lyndon Johnson.
- Costain, Thomas B. The Black Rose.
- Costain, Thomas B. The Tontine.
- Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo.
- Graves, Robert. I, Claudius.
- McGrath, Charles. “Robert Caro’s Big Dig,” New York Times Magazine. April 12, 2012
- Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles.
- O’Faolian, Sean. A Nest of Simple Folk.
- Renault, Mary. The King Must Die.
- Renault, Mary. The Last of the Wine.
I really liked Michael’s list, but have to mention a couple of favorites of my own: Irving Stone’s The Agony and the Ecstasy and James Michener’s Centennial .
What are your favorite historical novels?