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.
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Margaret Rhodes looks back at her life alongside the monarchy.
From Freud's theories to the motivations of psychopaths, all your questions will be answered.
Capitalism can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.
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There's much more to Jewish history than the Holocaust.
Showing a weakness made our founding father strong.
Dive into the world of cinema, where art and technology meet.
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By Kara Brand
The 17th president narrowly avoided conviction in 1868.