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.
December 7 may be a date which will live in infamy, but in June 1942, the tides turned.
Dive into some of history's greatest battles and the life of one its most famous generals.
By Olivia Mason
Delve into the 'War to End All Wars.'
A primetime news anchor reinvents himself for the modern world and calls all Americans to remember what brings us together.
The 872-day siege by German forces failed to capture Leningrad, but left immense devastation in its wake.
Expand your horizons with books that explore the places, people, and objects that shaped human history.
In 1956, one man reminisced about his experience in the Ford's Theater at age five.
The famously sporty president's impact extends through college teams and Olympics to this day.
Set sail with these thrilling and true nautical tales.
Alight on the lunar surface alongside Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
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.
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.
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