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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.

The 15-Year-Old Marine

Author Mack Maloney interviews his father-in-law, Dick Kennedy, who enlisted in the Marines as a teenager in 1943.

The 18 Greatest War and Battle Paintings of All Time

Powerful portraits by masters, both old and new.

Marita Lorenz: The Spy Who Loved Castro…and Almost Assassinated Him

In 1960, U.S. operatives recruited Lorenz to kill the communist party leader—but she couldn’t do it.

On This Day: The Beatles Release "Love Me Do"

The Fab Four's first single merely hinted at the musical revolution to come.

13 Epic Battles That Changed the World

These momentous clashes toppled empires, ended conflicts, and changed history.

France’s Prolific Executioner: The Life and Death of Charles-Henri Sanson

He was one of France's most prolific executioners, having killed nearly 3,000 souls.

A Chilling Look Inside the Lindbergh Kidnapping

When a child's life is on the line, who do you believe?

6 Incredible Death Rituals From Around the World

From Madagascar's turning of the bones to the sky burials of the Tibetan plateau, unearth these unique and captivating funeral rites.

The Vanishing Crew of the Carroll A. Deering

The crew and their belongings had disappeared for good.

The Vietnam War Docu-Series Premieres on PBS This Weekend

Master documentarian Ken Burns takes on a story that is still struggling to be told.

Abraham Lincoln Penned This True Crime Tale in 1846

Three brothers are accused of murder after an Illinois man vanishes in this sensationalized true crime story penned by Abraham Lincoln.

How the Stratton Brothers Became the First British Killers Busted by a Fingerprint

A thumbprint on a cashbox led police to the murderers—and changed the course of criminal history.

Submit Your Writing to The Archive!

Great news, history lovers: We're looking for your original stories of little-known facts.

12 Books for Fans of Hamilton

Go back in time with books about Hamilton and the people who knew him best.

Antarctica’s Outposts: Abandoned at the End of the World

Across the unforgiving landscape of Antarctica are deserted outposts haunted by the ghosts of the past.

The Subterranean Mystery of the Williamson Tunnels

Buried deep beneath the streets of Liverpool is an underground world that defies explanation.