The husband-and-wife team of Will and Ariel Durant wrote 11 volumes on Western history published from 1935-75, ending with the Napoleonic era only because they died weeks apart from the other. They won a Pulitzer Prize for the 10th volume of that series.
What are the lessons one can learn from a full analysis of all of human history? This book is amazing for its simplicity and its brevity (it’s just over 100 pages), and it’s worth your time. Enjoy!