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CRRL My Librarian: From Fact to Fiction
Created by CRRL_EricA | 11 items
We all know the old adage "truth is stranger than fiction," so it is now wonder that some of the greatest works of literature were inspired by actual events. Here is a list of books about true events that were spun in to masterworks of fiction.
Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
The Black Count The Black Count
Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Book - 2012
Crown Pub
921 Dumas
In the Heart of the Sea In the Heart of the Sea
The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Book - 2001
910.916 Ph
Lift up Thy Voice Lift up Thy Voice
The Grimké Family's Journey From Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders
Book - 2003
Penguin Books
920 Pe
The Lindbergh Case The Lindbergh Case Book - 1987
Rutgers University Press
364.154 Fi
The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde The Man Who Was Jekyll and Hyde
The Lives and Crimes of Deacon Brodie
eBook - 2015
The History Press
921 Brodi
Marmee & Louisa Marmee & Louisa
The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother
Book - 2012
Free Press
921 Alcot
Oskar Schindler Oskar Schindler
The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind the List
Book - 2007
Basic Books , Perseus Running distributor
921 Schin
The Romanov Sisters The Romanov Sisters
The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Book - 2014
St. Martin's Press
947.083 Ra
Selkirk's Island Selkirk's Island
The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe
eBook - 2014
Open Road Media
996.18 So
Twelve Days of Terror Twelve Days of Terror
A Definitive Investigation of the 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks
Book - 2001
Lyons Press
597.3 Fe
West With the Night West With the Night Book - 1983
North Point Press
921 Markh
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