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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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Sir Walter Raleigh and the Search for El Dorado 

His fascinating life included two stints in the Tower of London.

The Centuries-Long History of the Panama Canal

Dreamt of for hundreds of years, the artificial waterway is a feat of engineering.

The Macabre Way Early Sailors Refreshed Their Wardrobes

Learn why some sailors were hesitant to use the “slop chest.”

The Great Game: Russia and Britain's Imperialistic Rivalry

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

10 Fun Facts About Antarctica, Earth's Most Remote Continent

Though this continent may be desolate, it's far from boring.

The Colonization of Australia

How did the continent become home to British convicts?

What Really Happened During the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

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

7 Doomed Expeditions

These explorers set out with high hopes, but were never seen alive again.

7 Best National Parks to Put on Your Bucket List

Explore one of America's national treasures.

Feast Your Eyes on 8 Travel Coffee Table Books

You can live vicariously through these gorgeously illustrated travel books.

10 Incredible Books About the Ocean

Dive into the unknown with these books about marine life.

Peer Inside the Mysterious Paris Catacombs

These underground tunnels house the remains of over six million people.

10 Survival Stories That Reveal the Power of the Human Spirit

In the face of death, these ordinary citizens did extraordinary things.

The 14 Most Beautiful Underground Caves Anyone Can Visit

Venture below the surface for our planet's most spectacular views.

The Vanishing Crew of the Carroll A. Deering

The crew and their belongings had disappeared for good.