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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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20 Books About Influential Americans

From First Ladies to baseball players.

10 Best Food Travel Books

Help yourself to a fascinating new read.

Free History Books to Download in May 2024

Explore classic nonfiction reads at no cost.

11 Best Baseball Books That Hit It Out of the Park

When it comes to delivering you fresh baseball book recs, we swing for the fences.

10 Immersive Guides to Bygone Eras

These books break down what it was like to live in various time periods.

8 Engrossing Social Science Books You Should Read

Explore history from a people-focused perspective.

11 Must-Read Irish History Books and Travel Guides

Discover the grand wonders and rich history of the Emerald Isle.

8 Panoramic Books About Empires

From the ancient world to the 20th century.

17 Books That Offer Perspectives on the Presidents

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

25 Books to Read for Black History Month

From great triumphs to continuing struggles, learn more about African American history with these books.

Slavery’s Exiles: The American Maroons and How They Survived

Sylviane A. Diouf shares how slaves escaped and survived in the Southern wilderness. 

10 Reference Books You’ll Actually Want to Read

Read all the books on our list and your rivals for any trivia game will be few and far between.

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.

8 New History Releases to Look Forward to

January, February, and March are full of promising new reads.

The “Bloody 100th” Was a Legendary WWII Unit

The regiment gained a reputation for courage in the face of heavy losses.