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"Villainous Perfidy": Benedict Arnold's Betrayal of George Washington

James Thomas Flexner examines how Benedict Arnold's defection shaped George Washington's future.

11 Books About Abraham Lincoln

From biographies to a collection of Lincoln’s writings, there’s much more to the 16th president than you might think.

How Muhammad Ali Became The Greatest: The Rise of a Legend

Muhammad Ali explores how the legendary boxer transcended the sport through politics, social activism, and his undeniable charm and charisma.

The Culper Ring: The Revolutionary Spies Who Helped Win the War

George Washington relied on the secretive spy ring to win the American Revolution.

14 Eye-Opening Books About John F. Kennedy

Closing the gap between fact and fiction.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win The First Conspiracy, by Brad Meltzer

The bestselling author tells the story of a deadly plot that was hatched against George Washington.

FBI Surveillance: Why the Bureau Investigated Famous Writers

James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and other writers were investigated for everything from sympathy towards the Cuban Revolution to Communist Party ties. 

Ulysses S. Grant: The Man Who Secured the Union’s Victory in the Civil War

Grant Moves South explores the legendary general’s pivotal successes and military strategies.

7 of the Best American History Books

Celebrate the red, white, and blue by remembering the history of those who came before us.

The Robert Kennedy Biography You Can't Miss

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam describes the specific allure of Robert Kennedy, and how he was "different from other politicians."

The Earliest-Born American to Be Photographed Is Also a Veteran

In 1852, at age 103, Revolutionary War veteran Conrad Heyer sat down to have his picture taken. 

George Washington Was Nearly Impossible to Kill

Diseases, brutal weather, and enemy fire all failed to take him down.

8 Surprising Facts About Grigori Rasputin, Russia's "Mad Monk"

The mysterious historical figure remains an enigma, even in death.

10 Books About the Kennedys

Get an inside look at the family America will never stop talking about.

12 Books That Offer Perspectives on the Presidents

Get a fresh take on the men who led—and currently lead—our country.

The Post Reporters Who Exposed the Truth About the Vietnam War

In 1971, the "Washington Post" risked everything to publish government secrets after their competitor was indicted for the same crime.

Fidel Castro, the CIA, and John F. Kennedy’s Assassination

It’s been nearly 60 years since the assassination of JFK, and the mystery surrounding his death still haunts us.