What a brilliant way to accidentally learn about history. Want a book with rich characters and plot? Reach for historical fiction. I have read every book that is within these tabs. Many of the books I read some time ago and that is fine, even better. When I pick up a title that I have read and can still remember what it is about and get a positive vibe from holding it, that means it was an enriching read.
Students are often assigned to read historical fiction, so I have organized the titles to help with finding just the right book. I think teaching history by incorporating historical fiction helps to make it more personal and yields better understanding. The books within the dropdown menu are intended to be in chronological order.
We must learn history. It is our past, our present and our future.
“Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1: Reason in Common Sense, 1905.
The Life of Reason is available free from Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). He was a philosopher, poet, and author whose thoughts are often quoted and as applicable today as in 1905.