History: Actual, Fictional and Legendary

This group is for anyone whose interest in History goes beyond textbooks. While I enjoy reading books that cover actual events and actual people, I also enjoy Historical Fiction.

Often I learn as much from reading Historical Fiction as I would from reading a factual account of the same period. For example: the Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O'Brian which takes place during the Napoleonic Wars taught me more about those times than anything else I've read.

Legendary History can be of two or three
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* Getting Started: Introduce Yourself
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last updated Oct 27, 2020 12:44PM
Civil War & Reconstruction-era historical fiction
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* Overview
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 29 posts · 103 views
last updated Mar 07, 2020 07:24PM
Reading List-Napoleonic Wars
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 18 posts · 101 views
last updated Aug 15, 2020 08:51AM
The maritime aspects of the Napoleonic Wars
By Jim · 4 posts · 22 views
last updated Aug 12, 2019 08:30AM
The Peninsular War: 1808-1814
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 15 posts · 55 views
last updated Aug 12, 2019 07:31AM
Exile, Return, Waterloo and Exile.
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 13 posts · 55 views
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Napoleon's Decline: 1812-1814
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 9 posts · 54 views
last updated Nov 30, 2010 10:23AM
The Third Coalition: 1805
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 10 posts · 23 views
last updated Sep 30, 2010 10:04PM
The Fourth Coalition: 1806-1807
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 16 posts · 24 views
last updated Sep 29, 2010 07:58AM
The Egyptian Campaigns: 1798-1801
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 11 posts · 23 views
last updated Sep 13, 2010 11:38PM
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* Crusades Bibliography
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 18 posts · 105 views
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Second Crusade 1147-1149
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Third Crusade 1189-1192
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last updated Jul 02, 2010 09:13AM
First Crusade 1096-1099
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last updated May 24, 2010 03:38AM
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* Introduction To Western Roman Empire
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 31 posts · 88 views
last updated Apr 16, 2011 11:10AM
* First World War - Causes
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 43 posts · 94 views
last updated Aug 07, 2011 07:57PM
The Decline: Pertinax (AD 193) - Constantine (AD 337)
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 15 posts · 67 views
last updated Sep 05, 2020 12:27PM
GIVEAWAY: Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History
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The Roman Army
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Russian history
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Early Emperors: Augustus(BC 27) - Domitian (AD 96)
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 12 posts · 128 views
last updated Nov 01, 2010 10:11PM
First World War - End of the War and Versailles Treaty
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 50 posts · 56 views
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High Point: Nerva (AD 96) - Commodus (AD 192)
By Ed , Chief Curmudgeon · 6 posts · 31 views
last updated Apr 30, 2010 12:49AM
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