• A History of the World in Six Glasses – Standage, Tom
    • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed – Diamond, Jared
    • Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and Why They Fall by Amy Chua (2009)
    • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies – Diamond, Jared
    • The Rape of Nanking – Chang, Iris
    • The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century - Dunn, Ross E.       
    • The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico - Leon-Portilla, Miguel      
    • Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment - Chopra, Deepak          
    • Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World - Kurlansky, Mark    
    • Cortes and Montezuma - Collis, Maurice    
    • Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture - Harris, Marvin        
    • Galileo's Daughter - Sobel, Dava
    • Genghis: Birth of an Empire - Iggulden, Conn      
    • Genghis: Lords of the Bow (sequel to Genghis: Birth of an Empire) - Iggulden, Conn
    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Weatherford, Jack    
    • Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics - Kelly, Jack
    • Judge Dee At Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories - VanGulik, Robert *This is fiction but it provides a great insight into Chinese justice and the Tang Dynasty.
    • The Murder of King Tut - Patterson, James          
    • The Ottoman Centuries - Kinross, Lord Patrick     
    • Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe - Bergreen, Laurence
    • Salt: A World History - Kurlansky, Mark    
    • Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali  - Niane, Djibril Tamsir
    • The Travels of Marco Polo - Polo, Marco  
    • When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne - Levathes, Louise
    • The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence – Meredith, Martin
    • 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West – Crowley, Roger
    • Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust – Ilibabiza, Immaculee
    • Carnage and Culture – Hanson, Victor Davis
    • The Lexus and the Olive Tree – Friedman, Thomas L.
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