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.

Winston Churchill’s Paranormal Encounter Allowed Him to Face His Distant Father

Referring to the empty seat at the dinner table, Churchill's daughter asked, “If you could seat anyone there, whom would it be?” He replied, without hesitation, “My father.”

10 Must-Read Books About the Crusades

The Crusades, although the most defining conflicts of the medieval era, are often misunderstood. These books illuminate their true nature.

11 Riveting Books About Natural Disasters That Will Engross Readers

These gripping books detail the human cost of natural disasters across centuries.

Chicago's Great Fire Explores the Disaster that Shaped an American City

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Jewish Resistance Fighters Pulled Off the Largest Prison Escape of WWII

In October 1943, 300 Jewish prisoners escaped the heavily guarded walls of the Sobibor extermination camp.

Walter Lord is the Pop Historian All History Lovers Should Read

Lord’s unique combination of historical insight and readability make him the perfect writer for historians of all backgrounds.

Explore New Angles of WWII with 13 Novels That Focus on Untold Stories

These less widely read World War II stories offer readers a meaningful and moving look into the global conflict.

11 Books Behind Great War Movies

From non-fiction accounts to novels, books have inspired some of the greatest war films ever made.

12 Christian History Books That Every World Scholar Should Read

No matter your religion or creed, these Christian history books will help you make sense of the world.

7 Fascinating Books About the Pilgrims, from Mayflower to Plymouth and Beyond

On September 16, 1620, the Pilgrims set sail from England... and ignited centuries of historical imagination.

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14 Nonfiction Books for the Teens in Your Life

Fill up some home-schooling hours and delight the teen in your life.

Explore Centuries of Connection through the History of the USPS

Neither Snow Nor Rain shows how the constitutionally-created service stitches our vast culture together.

10 African American History Books Every American Should Read

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

This Moving Book Deserves a Spot on Every Military Buff's Bookshelf

If You're Reading This... offers a deeply personal look into the last written words of soldiers thinking of home.

We Asked Philosophical Library's Head to Share Her Take on the Best Philosophy Books

Regeen Kiernan Najar shares her essential philosophy picks with The Archive.

6 Illuminating Books About the Reconstruction Era

Explore how the most violent conflict in American history led to a defining period for the country, and its influence on our current era.