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Good general history books

Ros France
 
The New Penguin History of the World
The New Penguin History of the World
"Very informative, easy to read one-volume history covering pre-history to present day. Wonderful. One of my "Desert Island" books."
The Holocaust
The Holocaust
"Shocking, stunning, heartbreaking, the definitive work on the Holocaust"
The Limits of Liberty: American History 1607-1992 (Short Oxford History of the Modern World)
The Limits of Liberty: American History 1607-1992 (Short Oxford History of the Modern World)
"Flowing narrative, well researched, a good one volume history of America."
The Origins of the Second World War
The Origins of the Second World War
"My favourite historian, love him or hate him, he is just so easy to read."
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
"Enjoyable and informative, best of the bunch of books on Henry VIII and his unfortunate wives."
London: The Biography
London: The Biography
"Lots of interesting snippets of interesting information. Not a traditional history book so leaves you wanting to know more."
Stalingrad
Stalingrad
"Contains haunting eyewitness accounts - a riveting read."
Somme
Somme
"A very human account of the battle of the Somme 1916."