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Free History Books to Download in July 2024

Explore classic nonfiction reads at no cost.

Willie Mays’ Positive Legacy Lives On

The legendary baseball player passed away on June 18, 2024.

The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes

The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion deserves more recognition.

15 African American History Books Every American Should Read

Meet extraordinary individuals; explore communities; deepen your understanding of America.

25 Books to Read for Black History Month

From great triumphs to continuing struggles, learn more about African American history with these books.

Slavery’s Exiles: The American Maroons and How They Survived

Sylviane A. Diouf shares how slaves escaped and survived in the Southern wilderness. 

The Tuskegee Airmen: The First Black U.S. Military Pilots

Courageous Black pilots led the way for desegregation in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

The FBI Surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. 

The civil rights leader was the target of a covert FBI project to discredit him.

19 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.

The Centuries-Long History of Striking in the U.S.

For hundreds of years, protests nationwide have fought passionately for workers’ rights. 

9 Engrossing Alternate History Books

If one detail from the past changed, how would our world look different today?

The New York Conspiracy of 1741

Was the anarchist plot real, or just a frenzy of paranoia?

8 Comprehensive Books About the Great Migration 

Learn more about one of the largest population shifts in American history. 

Estevanico, the First African Man to Explore the Americas

His contribution to various expeditions has been largely overlooked.