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.

Battle of Ia Drang: The United States Army’s Brutal Entry into the Vietnam War

The 1965 battle marked the first major conflict between the United States Army and the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War.

[CLOSED] Discover an Untold Story of the Holocaust

20 winners will receive a copy of 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Jewish Transport to Auschwitz.

10 Must-Read Cold War Books

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, look back at the conflict that defined a generation.

A Soldier’s Story: 12 War Books Told by Those Who Were There

We’re honoring America’s heroes with books that reveal what it's like to be in war.

19 Essential Civil War Books

Explore the history of America's deadliest conflict with gripping fiction and nonfiction.

Black Tuesday: 1929's Stock Market Crash Signaled the Great Depression's Start

The Day the Bubble Burst examines one of the greatest financial disasters—the 1929 stock market crash—through the eyes of those involved.

Japan's Attempt to Recreate Pearl Harbor Failed at the Battle of Midway

December 7 may be a date which will live in infamy, but in June 1942, the tides turned.

8 Essential Texts About Napoleon Bonaparte and the Napoleonic Wars

Dive into some of history's greatest battles and the life of one its most famous generals.

13 Remarkable Books About the Great Depression

Fascinating stories of courage, corruption, and change emerged from the darkest period of the 20th century.

Punk Rock and Politics Collide in 1970s East Germany

Punks destroyed their jeans, their shirts...and the power structures that surrounded them.

26 Biographies of Remarkable Women That You Need to Read

These fascinating biographies deserve a spot on your must-read list.

10 Back-to-School Books That Will Inspire Readers of All Ages

These stories of overcoming challenges and prejudices will make any reader think fondly of their school days—past, present or future.

Rediscover Mary Renault, Queen of Ancient Historical Fiction

Renault set a high standard for accuracy and feeling in historical fiction.

In A Time of Great Division, Dan Rather Investigates What Unites Us

A primetime news anchor reinvents himself for the modern world and calls all Americans to remember what brings us together.

WWII's Siege of Leningrad Was One of History's Most Destructive

The 872-day siege by German forces failed to capture Leningrad, but left immense devastation in its wake.

25 World History Books That Will Give You a New Perspective

Expand your horizons with books that explore the places, people, and objects that shaped human history.

Theodore Roosevelt's Strenuous Life Extended Far Beyond a Single Speech

The famously sporty president's impact extends through college teams and Olympics to this day.

9 Essential War of 1812 Books

Engage with the oft-forgotten Second War of Independence.