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Nonfiction Book Recommendations

There’s one place where every history buff feels at home—with their nose buried in a compelling nonfiction book, of course. It’s the best resource to turn to when you want the most comprehensive account of the past possible.

As book lovers ourselves, we’ve curated a space to round up all the best nonfiction books out there. Searching for a biography of the Founding Fathers? We’ve got you covered. Want to learn what wartime was really like? Check out the best books by people who lived through various conflicts and experienced them firsthand. Craving an in-depth account of one of the many turbulent events of the 20th century, from the sinking of the Titanic to the rise of Nazi Germany? Peruse a book by esteemed historian Martin Gilbert, or try an accessible pop history book by Walter Lord on for size. Whenever your bookshelves are looking a little bare, you can trust us to have the best recommendations in store for you.

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The 10 Best Books By and About Winston Churchill

The prime minister was also a prolific writer and historian.

8 Absorbing Biographies of World Leaders

Explore the lives of people who had a large impact on their nation and the world.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win a Bundle of New World War II Books!

Enter for a chance to win two novels and one biography, all centered around this costly conflict.

12 Outstanding Audiobooks for Every Kind of History Buff

Listen up, history fans. These great audiobooks are for you.

The Witch: Tracing the History of Fear and Allegations of Black Magic

A historian examines how different cultures have perceived witchcraft, from ancient times to today.

11 Books About World War II's Eastern Front 

This brutal conflict killed more combatants than all other theaters of the war combined.

Our Top Recommendations for Young Readers

See the world with new eyes thanks to these historical reads.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win a Set of David McCullough Books About Great Achievements in American History

Together with Simon & Schuster, we’re hosting a sweepstakes with 3 grand prize winners.

8 Riveting New History Books for Fall 2022

Be the first to watch history unfold with these insightful upcoming releases.

30 Essential World War II Books That Examine Every Angle of the Conflict

From the Pacific theater to the coast of France, discover the greatest World War II books.

8 Must-Read Economics Books

Money makes the world go round—but how exactly does our economy function?

5 Best Food Travel Books

Help yourself to a fascinating new read.

11 Must-Read Books About World War II Weapons

These technological advancements influenced the outcome of the war. 

13 Entertaining and Informative YouTube History Channels

The video-sharing site has content for every kind of history buff.

11 Enlightening Books About Colonial America

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

12 Books About the History of Space Exploration

The triumphant, the tragic, and everything in between.