Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

The story starts 70,000 years ago and takes you through the cognitive revolution, the agricultural revolution, and all of the revolutions since then. It starts out with a strong “anthropology” focus, giving insights (and the author’s opinions) into evolutionary traits we’ve developed. The latter half is fairly modern, and offers many views on how our society has evolved and where it’s headed. (View on Amazon)