Best History Books

Read fresh takes on old subjects like Ancient Rome, or revisit the most gripping battles of WWII through eyewitness accounts with our wide range of History books.

General and World History Bestsellers

Popular Archaeology Books

Military History Books

History buffs, students, and simply those who appreciate a good story can explore the past through the best history books. These page-turners draw you in with tales of the world’s landmark moments, written by experts like Mary Beard and Andrew Roberts.

Visit Ancient Lands

Ancient history remains a source of fascination for readers. Explore the mysteries of Ancient Greece and Rome through classic books like Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations and Lucius Annaeus’ Letters from a Stoic. Find out more about the history and migration of humankind by reading Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel, or the bestselling Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Take a journey through time from the comfort of your own home with these top ancient history titles.

Explore Big Personalities

The best history books often tell the stories of the world’s larger than life personalities, from Genghis Khan to Napoleon Bonaparte. Read fascinating historical biographies of Lewis Carroll, Copernicus, or Prince Albert to travel back in time and learn how these intriguing historical figures really lived. We have an extensive selection of historic biographies to choose from, whether you’re interested in the Royal Family or military heroes.

War and Peace

The history of the world is one of epic battles and legendary soldiers. Browse through classics like Sun Tzu’s The Art of War or modern explorations of warfare like Noam Chomsky’s Who Rules the World? The Second World War continues to be a major source of fascination for armchair historians, so we offer an extensive selection of the best history books related to WWII. Howard Hughes’ Where Eagles Dared and David Dilks’ Churchill and Company provide a fresh take on this familiar subject. Whether you’re in search of a gift or a little something to enjoy yourself, check out our vast history selection.