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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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A Chilling Look Inside the Lindbergh Kidnapping

When a child's life is on the line, who do you believe?

Abraham Lincoln Penned This True Crime Tale in 1846

Three brothers are accused of murder after an Illinois man vanishes in this sensationalized true crime story penned by Abraham Lincoln.

12 Books for Fans of Hamilton

Go back in time with books about Hamilton and the people who knew him best.

The Strange and Tragic Shipwreck of the Morro Castle

Fire brought down the ship—but was it an accident, or arson?

Who Really Killed Dr. William Chapman?

His houseguest was convicted of the murder. But evidence against the doctor’s wife tells another story.