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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.


Mavericks of the Sky: The Origins of the U.S. Air Mail Services

Delving into the sacrifices of early 20th-century pilots.

Free History Books to Download in July 2024

Explore classic nonfiction reads at no cost.

8 Books About Art Mysteries and Cons

From missing masterpieces to famous forgeries, art crime has a long history.

10 Chinese History Books for Western Readers

Brush up on your knowledge of the world's second-most populous nation.

20 Gripping, Must-Read Books About World War II

When it comes to World War II books, these are the ones that stand out.

10 Fascinating Vietnam War Books

From darkly comic war fiction to astute historical analysis and devastating battlefield memoir.

12 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.

11 D-Day Books to Read for the Invasion's 80th Anniversary

The largest seaborne invasion in history deserves some recognition.

20 Books About Influential Americans

From First Ladies to baseball players.

10 Best Food Travel Books

Help yourself to a fascinating new read.

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.