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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.

9 Enduring Civil War Novels

Traverse the frontlines of fiction. 

10 Immersive Guides to Bygone Eras

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

8 History Books From Women's Perspectives

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

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.

8 Panoramic Books About Empires

From the ancient world to the 20th century.

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.

Dante Books: Rediscovering the Medieval Poet and Philosopher

The Florentine author of the Divine Comedy was a forerunner of the Renaissance.

17 Books That Offer Perspectives on the Presidents

Get a fresh take on the men who led—and currently lead—our country.

25 Books to Read for Black History Month

From great triumphs to continuing struggles, learn more about African American history with these books.

Slavery’s Exiles: The American Maroons and How They Survived

Sylviane A. Diouf shares how slaves escaped and survived in the Southern wilderness. 

10 Reference Books You’ll Actually Want to Read

Read all the books on our list and your rivals for any trivia game will be few and far between.

20 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.

8 New History Releases to Look Forward to

January, February, and March are full of promising new reads.