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History Book Recommendations

There’s so much more to learn than just what was in your high school textbooks (and if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably forgotten most of that anyway). There’s a book out there exploring just about everything that’s happened in history. From the Crusades to the World Wars, and everything before and after, there’s a history book for that. 

History books also go beyond wars—there are history books on just about whatever you’re interested in! From biographies on U.S. presidents to what happened on the Titanic, from the history of world religions to how long we’ve been burning books, there’s a book for you.

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8 Powerful Military Memoirs 

Read first-hand experiences of war.

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, 1926—2022

Elizabeth II died peacefully after a historic 70 years on the throne.

God Save the Queen: 8 Royal Reads To Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II

Whether you're a royalist or not, you can still enjoy these royal reads.

10 Books by Journalists That Illuminate the Past and Present

These authors have covered history in the making.

Blind Ambition: 9 Books About the Watergate Scandal

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

8 Eye-Opening Books About Modern History

These captivating reads explore rapid change and monumental shifts.

10 Political Books Which Shape and Illuminate the World Around Us

These vital reads will guide you through our tumultuous, ever-changing society.

11 Books on First Ladies of the United States

These First Ladies were leaders in their own right.

4 Books to Help You Understand the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

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

10 History Books to Gift This Holiday Season

From the Ottoman Empire to the 20th century.

11 Fascinating LGBT History Books to Read

Give yourself the most colorful history lesson ever.

10 Royal Women Who Also Made History as Writers

These 10 accomplished women led countries, wrote poetry, chronicled history, and made their own.

The Books That Helped Mary Glickman Write An Undisturbed Peace

An author's search for an accurate account of the Trail of Tears.

Vita Sackville-West: Virginia Woolf’s Greatest Love Affair

Meet the woman who inspired Virginia Woolf's most fanciful novel.

7 Essential Books About Afghanistan

As news about the Taliban continues to unfold, satisfy your curiosity about instability in the region.

9 Epistolary Books That Reveal History Through Letters

There's so much to learn from correspondence that has survived the passage of time.