Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind - by Tom Holland

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - by Jared M. Diamond

Homo Deus - by Yuval Noah Harari

How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life - by Roman Krznaric

Lord Chesterfield's Letters - by Lord Chesterfield

Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny - by Robert Wright

Red Plenty - by Francis Spufford

Sapiens - by Yuval Noah Harari

Stranger Than We Can Imagine - by John Higgs

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - by Tom Wolfe

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time - by Will Durant

The Lessons of History - by Will and Ariel Durant

The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom - by James Burnham

The Right Stuff - by Tom Wolfe