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.
This work of investigative journalism by Gerald Posner is as relevant as ever.
Get a new outlook on the past.
True stories of power and corruption are waiting for the acclaimed filmmaker to bring them to the big screen.
Thousands of years of history are condensed into one gripping book apiece.
We can learn a lot from nature if we’re willing to listen.
Look beyond mainstream religion to find fascinating insights into our cultural past.
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Learn about Native American tribes that have long been overlooked in history.
Fact, meet fiction.
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There’s no time like the present to dive into the past.
From quilts to blacksmithing.
By Grace Felder
A period of "rebirth" that continues to fascinate.