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.
According to the hit film, Hôtel des Mille Collines was a refuge during the Rwandan Genocide. One of its residents claims otherwise in this memoir.
Uncover iconic illustrations that helped fuel national opinion during World War II.
Immerse yourself in the culture–and history–of a place.
By Abby Ronner
Any surprise it was under the beloved Rough Rider?
Five authors carry on the legacy of Carson's five iconic books.
Meet Edith Minturn and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, Gilded Age socialites, philanthropists, collectors, artists, and lovers.
New York's first and only legislative divorce was granted to Eunice Chapman in 1818, along with custody of her children.
The long-awaited report is here.
His mysterious life has left scholars and readers with many a question.
Enter for your chance to win five historical books and merchandise that will take you back through time.
Journey through time to Europe's Middle Ages.
These powerful reads shine a solemn light on one of history's darkest chapters.
How many of these must-haves have you read?
By John Freund
These entertaining yarns will delight readers of all ages.
Change your perspective with these books about the Second Persian Gulf War.
From intimate biographies to illuminating collections of Einstein’s written works.
Voices from the World of Jane Austen will transport you to the turn of the nineteenth century.
These books shine a radiant light on the Pop art superstar.
Yep, it actually happened.
James Thomas Flexner examines how Benedict Arnold's defection shaped George Washington's future.
By Olivia Mason