What are the best historical books featuring New Orleans?

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    #1Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)

    Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
    This thriller written by Anne Rice combines terror, suspense and erotica. The first book of The Vampire Chronicles tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter.



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    Xiang Gong
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I love this series. It is full of bizarre gothic pseudo-homosexual vampire novel. Wear some black and a frilly shirt and give yourself a pretentious name. Have fun with it."
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    #2The Feast of All Saints

    The Feast of All Saints

    The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice is a historical novel about the four people who are called the Free People of Color and how they live their lives between the master and slave world where privilege and oppression, passion and pain are common.

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    Rachel Stanley
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I first learned about this holiday from an American Girl book, ironically enough, so seeing it here with all of the history behind it was a lot better. I like how it centers on just four people and really goes into detail about their lives. "
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    #3Crescent City

    Crescent City

    Crescent City by Belva Plain tells a classic narration on a military history of the female protagonist during the Civil War. This book is about loyalties and forbidden love.

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    Karen Dean
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Another good book about the country during the Civil War, even if it fictional. It was interesting to read it from a woman's point of view and in an entirely different part of the war. Absorbing without being sappy, even with the concentration of family instead of war."
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    #4Creole Moon

    Creole Moon

    Creole Moon by Genevieve Stuart is a historical romance on two lovers who found comfort in each other during the 1840's era of New Orleans. This book perfectly narrates in detail from the characters to each plot twist.

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    Marie Jacobs
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Fascinating setting, interesting characters and a nicely driven story line.The author did a beautiful job of capturing the period of New Orleans. Nice researching and inclusion of history throughout."
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    #5Fever Season (Benjamin January)

    Fever Season (Benjamin January)

    Fever Season (Benjamin January #2) by Barbara Hambly is a historical book set in the 1980's of New Orleans. This book is based on the true account of events that happened during that time including the cholera epidemic.

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    Aadhya Jhadav
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I became fascinated with the history of New Orleans and the types of people who lived there many years ago when I visited there as a child and listened to story told on a tour. This book was a nice journey through another time and setting."
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    #6A Free Man of Color (Benjamin January)

    A Free Man of Color (Benjamin January)

    A Free Man of Color (Benjamin January #1) by Barbara Hambly has a solid mystery plot with the well-incorporated balance of historical and social details that definitely makes it a fascinating read.

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    Tomás Félix
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The 19th century New Orleans comes to life in this book, which is only one of its attractive features. The plot is complex without being confusing. The characters are richly observed. The ending is a stunner. "
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    #7The Iron Angel

    The Iron Angel

    The Iron Angel by David Fulmer is the fifth novel in the award-winning series of the author himself. This book depicts historical mysteries on the time and place of the New Orleans.

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    Jean Rice
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Fulmer's books, are great reads, hold your interest, and as a result you get through them quickly.David Fulmer has delivered another winner."
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    #8Sold Down the River (Benjamin January)

    Sold Down the River (Benjamin January)

    Sold Down the River (Benjamin January #4) by Barbara Hambly is a thought-provoking historical fiction on slavery, hope, and fellowship. This book shows the complexities of Creole in Louisiana.

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    William Hill
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This historical books are very interesting."

Summary

Best What are the best historical books featuring New Orleans
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)Books 32 Paid
2The Feast of All SaintsBooks 29 Paid
3Crescent CityBooks 27 Paid
4Creole MoonBooks 27 Paid
5Fever Season (Benjamin January)Books 25 Paid
6A Free Man of Color (Benjamin January)Books 23 Paid
7The Iron AngelBooks 21 Paid
8Sold Down the River (Benjamin January)Books 20 Paid
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