Explore the 20th Century Through Martin Gilbert's Best Books

The prolific author and historian was a leading expert on Nazi Germany and other momentous events.

Rediscover the World Around You With 7 Accessible Ethnographies

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

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win Three New Books About Entertainment History and Pop Culture

Enter for a chance to discover a new side of film, music, and beyond.

The Historical Origins of the Wizard Merlin

The legendary wizard in King Arthur's court has a surprisingly complex backstory.

5 Books That Humanize the 1947 Partition of India

When British India was dissolved, the territory was divided along religious lines.

7 Essential Books About Afghanistan

As news about the Taliban continues to unfold, satisfy your curiosity about instability in the region.

Battle of Ia Drang: The United States Army’s Brutal Entry into the Vietnam War

In the wake of Joseph L. Galloway’s death, we’re revisiting his iconic book on the conflict, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.

Moonshiners and Bootleggers: 8 Books About the Prohibition Era

Discover the historical effects of the nationwide ban on alcohol.

13 Eye-Opening Books About the Mafia

Get an insider’s look at La Cosa Nostra.

10 Incredible Books About the Ocean

Dive into the unknown with these books about marine life.

8 Gripping Books About the Fight for Irish Independence

What caused the bitter divide within Ireland—and how did it shape the country we know today?

10 Railroad History Books That Shed Light on the Industry

This innovative mode of travel allowed people to make cross-country journeys in days rather than weeks or months. 

9 Epistolary Books That Reveal History Through Letters

There's so much to learn from correspondence that has survived the passage of time.

10 Fascinating Books About Immigration

Delve into the social phenomenon that’s enriched America.

10 Illuminating Books About the Victorian Era

From crime and punishment to technological advancements and beyond.

8 Eye-Opening Books About the Underground Railroad

Discover in-depth accounts about the escape routes taken by enslaved African Americans.

10 Books About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Discover in-depth accounts of a conflict that’s been raging since World War II.

7 Awe-Inspiring Books about the Prehistoric Era

What were early humans like before the invention of writing?