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Books

Discover the best history books, from biographies and military history to riveting accounts of the past’s most fascinating moments. War books, historical fiction, and more populate these pages.

8 Crucial Books on Human Rights

From the postwar years to today.

The Long and Tangled History Behind 5 Looted Historical Artifacts

Many of them have yet to be returned to their countries of origin.

9 Enduring Civil War Novels

Traverse the frontlines of fiction. 

The Most Successful Submarine Commander Ever Was Captured by the Japanese

The only thing that could stop RADM Richard O’Kane was his own faulty torpedo.

10 Immersive Guides to Bygone Eras

These books break down what it was like to live in various time periods.

The Insidious Aims of the Nazis' Operation Bernhard

They had a secret plan to forge British bank notes.

8 History Books From Women's Perspectives

From the ancient world to World War II, explore new points of view.

15 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

The 4 Most Revolutionary Types of Armor Throughout History

These inventive methods of protection may surprise you.

8 Engrossing Social Science Books You Should Read

Explore history from a people-focused perspective.

11 Must-Read Irish History Books and Travel Guides

Discover the grand wonders and rich history of the Emerald Isle.

7 Early American Political Scandals 

Now little-known, these incidents once shocked voters.

8 Panoramic Books About Empires

From the ancient world to the 20th century.

Anne Lister’s Historic Hike

She ascended the highest French Pyrenees summit, defying preconceived notions about women's athleticism.

Graham Greene’s Spy Career and Its Thrilling Influence on His Work

The author was inspired by his WWII and postwar experiences.

10 Moving Anti-War Books

Authors explore the horrors of war from different perspectives and across generations.

15 African American History Books Every American Should Read

Meet extraordinary individuals; explore communities; deepen your understanding of America.