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.
The future is female—but so was the past.
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President John F. Kennedy and the state of Mississippi were locked in a fierce battle over civil rights.
By Diana La Paz
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Mad for the monarchy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the great royals of the past.
Explore millennia of rich and complex history.
These how-to guides will instantly transport you back in time.
By John Tuttle
Descended from a Macedonian line of rulers, Cleopatra VII was the last queen of Egypt before it fell to Caesar Augustus.
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Dissecting the tactics that have shaped some of the world's most famous conflicts.