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.
Rediscover America through McCullough's most beloved works.
By Dave Adams
These authors have covered history in the making.
By Grace Felder
A look at history beyond war and politics.
They were more than a stuffy group of old men—in fact, many of them were young and rowdy.
Fact, meet fiction.
Sometimes the truth is stranger—and more alarming—than fiction.
Give yourself the most colorful history lesson ever.
Historian Paul Kennedy chronicles the emergence of a new world order.
Shedding light on the shadowy criminal underworld.
Discover new perspectives on the scandal that caused Nixon to resign.
By Diana La Paz