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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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Watch An Interview With The Last Surviving Witness To The Lincoln Assassination

In 1956, one man reminisced about his experience in the Ford's Theater at age five.

Theodore Roosevelt's Strenuous Life Extended Far Beyond a Single Speech

The famously sporty president's impact extends through college teams and Olympics to this day.

9 Essential War of 1812 Books

Engage with the oft-forgotten Second War of Independence.

8 Sailing Books That Will Take You to the High Seas

Set sail with these thrilling and true nautical tales.

Apollo 11, 50 Years Later: The Space Race That Defined a Decade

Alight on the lunar surface alongside Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

This First-Hand Account Brings You Inside the Hotel Rwanda

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.

10 World War II Propaganda Posters: From Patriotic to Peculiar

Uncover iconic illustrations that helped fuel national opinion during World War II.

Rachel Carson's Books Defined an Environmental Revolution

Five authors carry on the legacy of Carson's five iconic books.

The True Love Story Behind an Iconic John Singer Sargent Painting

Meet Edith Minturn and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, Gilded Age socialites, philanthropists, collectors, artists, and lovers.

A Mother's Love Became Her Most Valuable Weapon

New York's first and only legislative divorce was granted to Eunice Chapman in 1818, along with custody of her children.

The Elusive William Shakespeare, Unveiled

His mysterious life has left scholars and readers with many a question.

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Enter for your chance to win five historical books and merchandise that will take you back through time.

10 Illuminating Medieval History Books

Journey through time to Europe's Middle Ages.

11 Captivating Titanic Books

These powerful reads shine a solemn light on one of history's darkest chapters.

8 Charming Hollywood Biographies for Young Readers

These entertaining yarns will delight readers of all ages.

8 Thought-Provoking Iraq War Books

Change your perspective with these books about the Second Persian Gulf War. 

10 Enlightening Albert Einstein Books

From intimate biographies to illuminating collections of Einstein’s written works.