For many of us, summer is the best time of year to dig into a really meaty book, something you can lug to the beach and read for hours on end. Here, for the history buffs among us, are some suggestions for this season:

Thoroughly researched and written as smoothly as a good thriller, this is a mesmerizing story of creativity, perseverance, and astonishing heroism.”

— Publisher’s Weekly

Gripping true-life account of the Nazis’ most wanted one-legged target”

— The Irish Times

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian shifts his focus from modern battlefields to the conflict that founded the United States….A sturdy, swift-moving contribution to the popular literature of the American Revolution.”

— Kirkus

The book reads like a novel, with a cast of fascinating characters that the average reader isn’t likely to know about; while history textbooks use broad strokes to paint the picture of the early settlers to the Northwest Territory, McCullough takes a deep dive, and does so with assured, unshowy prose.”

— NPR

The Woolfer Newsletter Team
Stephanie Staal and Nina Collins have worked together and adored each other since 1994 when they were both babies in the world of book publishing. Stephanie is a lawyer, journalist, & author of READING WOMEN, and Nina is the founder of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" Hillary Richard is also a lawyer and co-host of the Raging Gracefully podcast. Sidney Morss is a recent NYU grad and the youngest member of our team.