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10 Essential Historical Nonfiction Books

Take your mind off the current world with riveting true accounts of history's most poignant moments.

Iwo Jima: The True Details of an Iconic Photograph in the Midst of Battle

Discover the essential account of the men who raised the flags during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Worst Roman Emperors, from Incompetent to Insane

These bad boys of history give Rome a bad name.

10 War Books That Enlighten, Move, and Educate Their Readers

These books examine the burdens of battle, from the Revolutionary War to modern day Iraq.

Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

A treasonous radio personality despised by US forces.

25 Important Women in History You May Not Have Heard of

These women are vital to history. Discover why.

Paul Robeson: Artist and Activist

The legendary performer carved a path of politics and persistence.

Harriet Tubman: The Facts of an Extraordinary Life

The woman who helped hundreds of enslaved people find freedom.

19 Facts About Black History That You Might Not Know

Celebrate the African American men and women who made history.

Valley Forge: The Bootcamp That Turned Around the American Revolution

The Continental Army rose from winter devastation to become a force to be reckoned with.

Discover Our Favorite History Books of 2019

Our writers share the best history books of 2019.

10 Illuminating Books About Ancient Greece

Gain insight into the civilization that sculpted today's society.

Day of Infamy: Inside the Destruction of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor

Historian Walter Lord recounts the bombing of major U.S. battleships and the heroics of the men on board.

Women in World War II Were Even Braver Than You Realize

While their men fought on the front lines, women fought their own battle at home and in the workforce—and helped bring the Allied Powers to victory.

Hal Moore: Soldier, Veteran, Author

Lieutenant General Hal Moore left behind the legacy of a brave soul and a kind heart.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Story Behind the Lakota Massacre

Memorialize the lives lost at Wounded Knee with the story behind Dee Brown's iconic work.

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