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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.

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.

10 Books About the Kennedys

Get an inside look at the family America will never stop talking about.

[CLOSED]:Win a Presidential Book Bundle! 

The Archive is giving away four exciting U.S. presidential books. 

These Bloody Days: The Tower of London in Tudor England

A Journey Through Tudor England explores the building's infamous executions and the "graffiti" left by doomed prisoners.

Constance: The Untold Story of Oscar Wilde’s Wife

Though a popular children’s author and activist, Mrs. Wilde’s life eventually became one marked by scandal. 

"I've Been to the Mountaintop": Revisiting the 1968 Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Gerald Posner examines that fateful day and the man responsible for King's murder in Killing the Dream.

12 Baseball Books That Are Total Home Runs

Step up to the plate, and learn the history of America's favorite pastime.

Author Joe Haldeman on How the Vietnam War Gave Him Something to Write About

Haldeman’s military science fiction was heavily influenced by his time in combat.