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.
NASA veteran, Hugh Harris, examines the "Challenger" disaster that occurred on January 28, 1986, and what we’ve learned from it.
By Hugh Harris
Lewis Sorley offers a shocking new perspective on the Vietnam War, through access to classified documents.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Toland recounts the devastating conflict in his book “In Mortal Combat: Korea, 1950-1953.”
In 1971, the "Washington Post" risked everything to publish government secrets after their competitor was indicted for the same crime.
Enter to win a set of books that are mandatory reading for World War II scholars and military history enthusiasts.
Combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis recounts what he saw when the Allies invaded the island of Guadalcanal in 1942.
History comes alive.
It’s been nearly 60 years since the assassination of JFK, and the mystery surrounding his death still haunts us.
Based on Norman Lewis' acclaimed memoir, the film explores the aftermath of Germany's occupation of Naples.
These books effected real change.
The new film, based on the book of the same name by Daniel Finkel, highlights the realities of soldiers returning home from war with PTSD.
In 1960, U.S. operatives recruited Lorenz to kill the communist party leader—but she couldn’t do it.
When a child's life is on the line, who do you believe?
Three brothers are accused of murder after an Illinois man vanishes in this sensationalized true crime story penned by Abraham Lincoln.
Go back in time with books about Hamilton and the people who knew him best.
Fire brought down the ship—but was it an accident, or arson?
His houseguest was convicted of the murder. But evidence against the doctor’s wife tells another story.