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Whether you’re searching for the best book recommendations or sifting through tales of the past, we’ve got all the history stories you need to satisfy your curiosity.

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The Great Game: Russia and Britain's Imperialistic Rivalry

They fought for influence in Central Asia throughout the 19th century.

9 Cartography Books to Guide Your Curiosity

Mapping the world was a daunting task that attracted explorers for centuries.

8 Powerful Queens in History Who Were Worthy of the Crown

Everyone should know the stories of these legendary women.

8 Eye-Opening Books About Colonialism

European empires once controlled most of the globe—what's their legacy?

A Brief History of Opium

An ancient drug with modern implications.

What We Know About Uncontacted Peoples

These tribes have spurned contact with the modern outside world.

Explore China's Rich History with These Books

Nine books illuminate China's rich history from its ancient roots to the modern People's Republic of China.

Simon the Cat Won a Dickin Medal for His Royal Navy Service

This four-legged friend prowled the decks of the HMS Amethyst, where he was present for the Yangtze Incident.

Yasuke, the African Samurai

A mysterious dark-skinned warrior rose to prominence in 16th-century Japan.

5 Books That Humanize the 1947 Partition of India

When British India was dissolved, the territory was divided along religious lines.

The Battle of Toho Company

A unionization fight led to widespread effects on the Cold War and Japanese and global culture.

Mitsuo Fuchida's Fascinating Life Story Winds From Pearl Harbor to the Pulpit

Once one of America's most noted enemies, Fuchida converted to Christianity in later years and spent decades preaching across 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.