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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 Romance and the Reality of the Pony Express

Before the USPS, mail was transported on horseback.

7 Early American Political Scandals 

Now little-known, these incidents once shocked voters.

20 Fascinating Books About the Founding Fathers of America

They were more than a stuffy group of old men—in fact, many of them were young and rowdy.

Founding Father Button Gwinnett and His Deadly Rivalry

This little-known figure had a short but fascinating life.

The New York Conspiracy of 1741

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

King Philip’s War Set the Stage for the American Revolution

This early conflict between colonists and Native Americans had unexpected consequences.

What Really Happened During the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

The Corps of Discovery set out to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.

8 Gripping Books About the Mexican-American War

Many Americans today are unfamiliar with this significant armed conflict.

11 Enlightening Books About Colonial America

Discover new perspectives on early immigration, colonial cuisine, pirates, and more.

10 of the Oldest Buildings in America

Many of these structures pre-date the US—some by hundreds of years.

9 Books About Benjamin Franklin, “The First American”

Read up on the man who defined the American ethos.

The Real Pocahontas Behind Disney's Myth

Pop culture depictions have romanticized this historical figure.

Chaos Reigned During the 1814 Burning of Washington

The storming of the capital during the War of 1812 led to destruction.

What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke?

Dive into one of history's greatest mysteries.