Rediscover the World Around You With 7 Accessible Ethnographies

These eye-opening books shed light on other cultures and communities.

A Change in Weather Created Global Consequences in the 17th Century

Historian Geoffrey Parker explores how global cooling caused famine, war, and economic collapse in the 1600s.

The History of the Corset, a Garment Fraught with Misconceptions

Often demonized as patriarchal torture devices, these garments were seen as a practicality in their day.

9 Books About the History and the Hurdles of the Olympics Games

The Olympic Games have roots in a religious festival. Since their revival, they’ve become a platform for political statements and corporate byplay. 

The Cultural Impact of Volcanic Eruptions Throughout History

These natural disasters have had a surprising influence on art, music, and literature.

The Most Bizarre Historical Folk Remedies

Each of these so-called cures is stranger than the last.

10 Illuminating Books About the Victorian Era

From crime and punishment to technological advancements and beyond.

The Battle of Toho Company

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

8 Essential Books About the Middle East

Explore the region’s past and present.

8 Culinary History Books That You’ll Want to Savor

Get your fill of history with these eye-opening gastronomy books.

These Essential Authors Were Shaped By Their Time in War

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

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.

On This Day: The American Flag Was Flown in Battle for the First Time

During a 1777 skirmish in Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware, General William Maxwell ordered the flag be raised.

Before the BFG: Roald Dahl, Air Menace To Axis Forces

The children's author's macabre sense of humor and appreciation of darkness were likely sharpened by his combat history.

12 Immersive Biographies to Lose Yourself In

Find your coziest chair, and curl up with one of these incredible biographies to while away an afternoon or two.

A Medieval Village Lost to the Tides of Times is Resurfacing

The 13th-century village Fabbriche di Careggine has been underwater since 1946.

The Secret Feud That Made the Chrysler Building the World's Tallest

On May 26, 1930, the Chrysler Building officially opened, becoming the world's tallest building.