We need to start a /his/ approved book list, whether its important books of history or books on history, I'll start with some obvious ones:
Epic of Gilgamesh - Unknown
Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
The Peloponnese War - Thucydides
I'd suggest 3 categories.
>Historical records from the the period, like the Thucydides
>Texts that are easy to read but not properly academic texts so people have somewhere to start if they're interested in a period.
>Academic texts for people with more advance interest levels and/or a greater tolerance for dry writing.
Just my 2 cent.
Gallic Commentaries (As well as Spanish War, Civil War, Alexandrian War and African War) - Julius Caesar
Divine Comedy - Dante Aligheri
Anabasis - Xenophon
Metaphysics - Aristotle
Iliad - Homer
Odyssey - Homer