Hi, can someone recommend a comprehensive history book? Something like Will Durant's work, but more actual
This explains... like everything about how ignorant this board is.
Do not watch that fucking show.
You will actively get more ignorant.
It's written by a non historian who thinks he knows better than historians, and basically all of it is wrong.
It is, however, super interesting.
Read Charles Mann's 1491 and 1493 instead, if you want to know about the same subject as it relates to the Americas.
I assume by comprehensive you mean a very general world history book, that explains why the world is why it is today in a rigorous yet readable style.
I recommend "Why the West Rules, for Now" by Ian Morris, and Chris Scarre's "The Human Past". (Maybe "History: A very short introduction " would be neat too, it's a book that sort of introduces you to what it means to study history)
Other than that I will need something more specific to base a recommendation on.