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.

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The Guadalcanal Battle: An Eyewitness Account of One of the Most Pivotal Offensives of World War II

Combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis recounts what he saw when the Allies invaded the island of Guadalcanal in 1942.

9 Fascinating Books About the Founding Fathers of America

They were more than a stuffy group of old men—in fact, many of them were young and rowdy.

Fidel Castro, the CIA, and John F. Kennedy’s Assassination

It’s been 54 years since the assassination of JFK, and the mystery surrounding his death still haunts us.

New Documentary Naples '44 is a Devastating Portrait of the Tolls of War 

Based on Norman Lewis' acclaimed memoir, the film explores the aftermath of Germany's occupation of Naples.

7 Books to Read After Watching Thank You for Your Service

The new film, based on the book of the same name by Daniel Finkel, highlights the realities of soldiers returning home from war with PTSD.

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.

A Chilling Look Inside the Lindbergh Kidnapping

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

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12 Books for Fans of Hamilton

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

The Strange and Tragic Shipwreck of the Morro Castle

Fire brought down the ship—but was it an accident, or arson?

Who Really Killed Dr. William Chapman?

His houseguest was convicted of the murder. But evidence against the doctor’s wife tells another story.