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.
It isn't just a man's domain.
By Grace Felder
Take a closer look at history's most influential figures.
European empires once controlled most of the globe—what's their legacy?
Hear directly from people who lived through historical events.
By Lee D'Amato
Dad's always gifted three copies of the latest history bestseller? Try these recommendations to find him something new.
Closing the gap between fact and fiction.
By Olivia Mason
How good ideas became everyday necessities.
The prime minister was also a prolific writer and historian.
By Grace Felder
There are two sides to every story...
Explore the lives of people who had a large impact on their nation and the world.
Enter for a chance to win two novels and one biography, all centered around this costly conflict.
Listen up, history fans. These great audiobooks are for you.
Is it true that history is written by the victors?
By Orrin Grey
A historian examines how different cultures have perceived witchcraft, from ancient times to today.
This brutal conflict killed more combatants than all other theaters of the war combined.
See the world with new eyes thanks to these historical reads.
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Be the first to watch history unfold with these insightful upcoming releases.
From the Pacific theater to the coast of France, discover the greatest World War II books.
Money makes the world go round—but how exactly does our economy function?