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The Best Free and Discount History Books to Download Now from Apple Books

From a revealing biography of Joan of Arc to the harrowing account of America's worst naval disaster.

By The Archive Staff

Triumphs and Tribulations: 7 Books About Military Intelligence

Exploring the ways in which military intelligence has prevailed…and failed. 

By Sarah Mangiola

FBI Surveillance: Why the Bureau Investigated Famous Writers

James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and other writers were investigated for everything from sympathy towards the Cuban Revolution to Communist Party ties. 

By Sarah Mangiola

7 Fun and Informative History Books for Kids

Your tiny history buff will love these books about life in the past.

By Jessica Ferri

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Explore History Through the Ages with These Books!

Enter for your chance to win five nonfiction books that focus on different points in history. 

By The Archive Staff

8 Books About the History of Space Exploration

The triumphant, the tragic, and everything in between.

By Sarah Mangiola

Charlie Wilson's War: The Man Behind the CIA's Biggest Covert Operation

Congressman Charlie Wilson was a champion for the covert op that affected the outcome of the Soviet-Afghan War.

By Shannon Raphael

365 Days: Ronald Glasser’s Moving Account of the Vietnam War

The American doctor was a beacon of hope for the soldiers he treated during his tour of duty.

By Allison Wild

Behind the Crown: 8 Books About Royalty

Mad for the monarchy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the great royals of the past.

By Jessica Ferri

The Night Robert F. Kennedy Died 

The year 1968 was marked by turbulence in America. 

By Sarah Mangiola

[CLOSED]:Win a Presidential Book Bundle! 

The Archive is giving away four exciting U.S. presidential books. 

By The Archive Staff

These Bloody Days: The Tower of London in Tudor England

A Journey Through Tudor England explores the building's infamous executions and the "graffiti" left by doomed prisoners. 

By Olivia Mason

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win Our Big History Book Bundle!

Enter for your chance to win an incredible collection of 11 fascinating titles.

By The Archive Staff

12 Books That Offer Perspectives on the Presidents

Get a fresh take on the men who led—and currently lead—our country.

By Danielle Golds

War Bonds: True Stories of Love and Marriage During World War II

As hate tore the world apart, love brought people together.

By Olivia Mason

The Guadalcanal Battle: An Eyewitness Account of One of the Most Pivotal Offensives of World War II

Combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis recounts what he saw when the Allies invaded the island of Guadalcanal in 1942.

By Sarah Mangiola

9 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.

By Sara Barry

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