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15 of the Best Books on Roman History

Whether you're looking for books on Roman history for new readers or history buffs, these are the best books on Roman history to start with.

How Literature Depicts The Chinese Cultural Revolution

Through its multiple points of view, literature brings to us the side of history that dictators tried to erase from collective memory.

Julius Caesar in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Why does Julius Caesar endure in modern and contemporary imaginations and in literature? A look at modern books about Caesar, including The Memoirs of Cleopatra.

A History of Zines

Zines have travelled a long way before arriving on your bookshelf or computer screen… so let’s take a little look at where they’ve been!

An Introduction to Literary Nonfiction

Want to read more literary nonfiction? These are some popular subgenres of literary nonfiction, with reading recommendations for each.

8 Books About Broadway & Theater History

If you’re a theater and history nerd, you’ll love these books about Broadway, including general history, like The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel, and deep-dives on specific musicals, like In the Heights: Finding Home by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter.

10 Fascinating American Cultural Histories

Whether you're an anthropology professor or an everyday reader, these American cultural history books should pique your interest.

14 Must-Read Indian History Books

These must-read Indian history books will help you understand this diverse country and its impact on the rest of the world, including The Raj at War by Yasmin Khan.

Reading to Unlearn and Reenvision History is Transformative and Overwhelming

4 of the Best Women’s History Books

From bad science around women to a women's history of Islam, get an education around women's issues through these women's history books.