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.

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.

8 Sailing Books That Will Take You to the High Seas

Set sail with these thrilling and true nautical tales.

Apollo 11, 50 Years Later: The Space Race That Defined a Decade

Alight on the lunar surface alongside Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

9 Outstanding Audiobooks for Every Kind of History Buff

Listen up, history fans. These great audiobooks are for you.

This First-Hand Account Brings You Inside the Hotel Rwanda

According to the hit film, Hôtel des Mille Collines was a refuge during the Rwandan Genocide. One of its residents claims otherwise in this memoir.