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.
We’re honoring America’s heroes with books that reveal what it's like to be in war.
Dissecting the tactics that have shaped some of the world's most famous conflicts.
The prolific author and historian was a leading expert on Nazi Germany and other momentous events.
These eye-opening books shed light on other cultures and communities.
By Orrin Grey
30 medics, nurses, and airmen found themselves trapped for over two months.
In the wake of Joseph L. Galloway’s death, we’re revisiting his iconic book on the conflict, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.
Discover the historical effects of the nationwide ban on alcohol.
By Erin Hagan
What caused the bitter divide within Ireland—and how did it shape the country we know today?
This innovative mode of travel allowed people to make cross-country journeys in days rather than weeks or months.
There's so much to learn from correspondence that has survived the passage of time.
By Erin Hagan