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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 Deadly Collision Between SS Andrea Doria and MS Stockholm

Like the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the 1956 shipwreck was one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. 

Ulysses S. Grant: The Man Who Secured the Union’s Victory in the Civil War

Grant Moves South explores the legendary general’s pivotal successes and military strategies.

Charlie Wilson's War: The Man Behind the CIA's Biggest Covert Operation

Congressman Charlie Wilson was a champion for the covert op that affected the outcome of the Soviet-Afghan War.

7 of the Best American History Books

Celebrate the red, white, and blue by remembering the history of those who came before us.

365 Days: Ronald Glasser’s Moving Account of the Vietnam War

The American doctor was a beacon of hope for the soldiers he treated during his tour of duty.

The Robert Kennedy Biography You Can't Miss

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam describes the specific allure of Robert Kennedy, and how he was "different from other politicians."

Discover Emma Goldman's Life of Anarchy in To the Barricades

Goldman was a revolutionary from the start. Her work in the U.S. and Russia shook up governments and oligarchs.

The Dawn's Early Light: Francis Scott Key and the Birth of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

As the Battle of Baltimore drew to a close, an American flag was raised—and the national anthem was born.

Anne Frank and Her Life in the Secret Annex

A book published by the Anne Frank House profiles the Secret Annex—the Frank family's two-year hideout—and the famous diarist's life inside.

The Night Robert F. Kennedy Died 

The year 1968 was marked by turbulence in America. 

More Than a Scientist: The Lesser-Known Life of Sir Isaac Newton

Taking the post of Warden of His Majesty’s Mint in 17th-century London, Newton came face-to-face with seedy criminals. 

An Essential Voice from the Sixties: Remembering Richard N. Goodwin

The speechwriter and top presidential adviser was a driving political force during one of America's most turbulent eras. 

Ruth Gruber: The Making of a Trailblazing Female Correspondent

In Ahead of Time, Gruber reflects on the early years of her career, including the assignment that took her back to 1930s Germany.

The Unbelievable Lives of Pilots Jessie Miller and Bill Lancaster

The pair’s spectacular accomplishments and whirlwind romance will forever be marked by a shocking scandal.

The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

Anthony Summers’ book, Goddess, sheds light on this starlet’s short-lived time in the spotlight. 

True Grit: The Real “Rooster” Cogburn

John Franklin Cogburn’s great-grandson recounts the life of the man who inspired True Grit's "Rooster."

The Korean War Serves as a Cautious Reminder for the Future

North and South Korea's recent agreement has us looking back at the past.