The History Thread Blasts Off!

No purpose to the theme but I wanted to use the amazing cover art (courtesy of Josh Kirby, perhaps best-known for his collaborations with Terry Pratchett) from Robert Goulart’s Hail, Hibbler! for a header. I hope I’ll be forgiven.

This week’s optional prompt: What are some of your favorite books/documentaries/podcasts about historical subjects? Especially works that you found formative to your interest in history or a specific subject that you study.