History by Plot

Fact that reads like fiction.

Forget about "inspired by" -- these true stories offer all of the breathless suspense and indelible characters of a great novel. Why couldn't history class have been more like this?

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Title: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, Author: David Grann
Title: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, Author: Erik Larson
Title: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Author: Daniel James Brown
Title: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Title: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, Author: Erik Larson
Title: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Title: Thunderstruck, Author: Erik Larson
Title: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Author: Dava Sobel
Title: WAR, Author: Sebastian Junger
Title: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, Author: James L. Swanson
Title: The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars, Author: Paul Collins
Title: The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, Author: Simon Winchester
Title: The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris, Author: Jonathan Kirsch
Title: The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I, Author: Stephen Alford
Title: Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy, Author: Paul Thomas Murphy
Title: Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies, Author: Ben Macintyre
Title: The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth, Author: Matthew Algeo
Title: Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China, Author: Paul French
Title: Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance, Author: Lisa Alther
Title: The Churchill Secret KBO (TV Tie-In), Author: Jonathan Smith

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