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.
Discover the history behind the religions that have shaped humanity.
In the face of death, these ordinary citizens did extraordinary things.
From stories of the Civil War to a history lover's guide to the Big Apple, these books will keep you captivated.
The famous female pilot describes her record-breaking westbound flight in her bestselling memoir.
Inspired by Peter Harmsen’s New York Times-bestselling book, the new documentary looks at the beginning of World War II in China.
The bestselling author tells the story of a deadly plot that was hatched against George Washington.
From a revealing biography of Joan of Arc to the harrowing account of America's worst naval disaster.
Grab your earbuds and journey into the past.
Exploring the ways in which military intelligence has prevailed…and failed.
James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and other writers were investigated for everything from sympathy towards the Cuban Revolution to Communist Party ties.
From medieval England to Cold War Russia, Follett’s novels take you on a journey into the past.
Discover the unusual lives of leaders, revolutionaries, and eccentrics alike.
Neal Bascomb tells the Allied pilots’ little-known story in his new book, The Escape Artists.
Amelia Earhart, Ruth Elder, and Louise Thaden were among the incredible women who fought for a chance to race against men…and won.