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Whether you’re searching for the best book recommendations or sifting through tales of the past, we’ve got all the history stories you need to satisfy your curiosity.

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The Romanov Family Beyond the Royal Tragedy: 10 Facts You May Not Know

The Romanovs' historical relevance goes far beyond a midnight execution.

6 Fascinating Coups That Have Shaken the World

Sudden and illegal seizures of power have the capacity to change world history.

10 Political Scandal Books That Read Like Thrillers

Sometimes the truth is stranger—and more alarming—than fiction.

The Failed Irish Rebellion of 1798

This major uprising against British rule was ultimately suppressed.

6 Fascinating Constitutional Crises Throughout History

These political challenges have questioned the legitimacy of various governments.

Blind Ambition: 9 Books About the Watergate Scandal

Discover new perspectives on the scandal that caused Nixon to resign.

5 Overturned Supreme Court Cases That Changed History

Justices have reversed course numerous times throughout the years.

The Invention of the Guillotine and Its Role in the French Reign of Terror 

The execution device came to be known as a symbol of violent class warfare.

15 Books About Fascinating First Ladies

The new Showtime series The First Lady has piqued our interest in the lives of these remarkable women.

The Conspiratorial Business Plot of 1933

This would-be coup aimed to overthrow FDR.

Beware the Ides of March...

The Roman holiday was marked by religious observances before Julius Caesar's notorious murder.

4 Books to Help You Understand the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Go deeper into the historical and political reasons for Russia's invasion.

Political Satirist P. J. O’Rourke Has Died at Age 74

The Parliament of Whores author could make anyone laugh regardless of political affiliation.

The German Peasants’ War: A Bloody 16th-Century Uprising

Fed up with their working conditions, the serfs rebelled en masse.

3 Infamous Pretenders to the Throne

These may be the strangest cases of claims to power.

The Soviet-American Space Alliance

New research reveals that the Space Race wasn't quite as embittered as we were led to believe.

6 Historical Political Cartoons That Capture the Hopes and Fears of the Past

These satirical drawings reveal the debates that dominated bygone eras.