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.

These Essential Authors Were Shaped By Their Time in War

Time on or near the front lines shaped these authors' lives and work.

13 Books About Fascinating First Ladies

Delve into the absorbing lives of these remarkable women.

The Best Presidential Biographies For History Buffs

Dig into 46 top-notch biographies—one for each American president.

16 Books About MLK That Reveal the Man Behind the Civil Rights Icon

Over 90 years after his birth, we look back on King's legacy with these vital reads.

6 Best Chess Books That Shed Light on the Beloved Game

Great reads that'll help you see the whole board.

Enriching FDR Biographies that Explore the President's Impactful Life and Legacy

Roosevelt led the United States through some of its most trying decades.

10 Eye-Opening Books About the Mafia

Get an insider’s look at La Cosa Nostra.

2020’s Best Biographies Spanned Centuries and Explored Vital Figures

This year's finest biographies brought fresh insight to previously trodden lives and uncovered those that history has forgotten.

8 Essential Books About the Spanish Civil War

Get incredible insights into Spain's brutal conflict.

12 Best History Books of 2020

Uncover groundbreaking true stories.

The Greatest History (and Beyond) Books for Dads of All Types

Dad's always gifted three copies of the latest history bestseller? Try these recommendations to find him something new.

Behind the Crown: 12 First-Class Books About Royalty

Mad for the monarchy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the great royals of the past.

A Soldier’s Story: 15 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.

11 Presidential Autobiographies to Take a Break With This Election Season

Reflecting on their own lives, these autobiographies offer a unique look into the leaders of the United States.

11 Absorbing Novels You'd Never Guess Were Historically Accurate

These historical fiction novels don't sacrifice accuracy for style or verve.

Winston Churchill’s Paranormal Encounter Allowed Him to Face His Distant Father

Referring to the empty seat at the dinner table, Churchill's daughter asked, “If you could seat anyone there, whom would it be?” He replied, without hesitation, “My father.”

10 Must-Read Books About the Crusades

The Crusades, although the most defining conflicts of the medieval era, are often misunderstood. These books illuminate their true nature.