This is a list of some good books on history that I have read and recommend. For more information click on one of the links below.
• Will & Ariel Durant ~ The Lessons of History
• Will & Ariel Durant ~ The Story of Civilization (11 Volume Set) * (I have read parts of all these volumes but not the entire collection.)
• Will & Ariel Durant ~ The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time
• Yuval Noah Harari ~ Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
• Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
• Arnold Toynbee ~ A Study of History, (Complete 2 Volume Set)