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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Showing a weakness made our founding father strong.
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Boris Volodarsky’s riveting account sheds lights on the Kremlin’s history of poisoning enemies.
The 17th president narrowly avoided conviction in 1868.
These military books will take you back to some of the most thrilling combat zones throughout history.
Dig into 46 top-notch biographies—one for each American president.
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The top-secret mission kept the discovery hidden away for years.
Roosevelt led the United States through some of its most trying decades.
Re-center yourself with some of history's most moving thoughts about leadership.
Reflecting on their own lives, these autobiographies offer a unique look into the leaders of the United States.
Referring to the empty seat at the dinner table, Churchill's daughter asked, “If you could seat anyone there, whom would it be?” He replied, without hesitation, “My father.”
These less widely read World War II stories offer readers a meaningful and moving look into the global conflict.