This is a little bit of a problem in that I tend to reread a book until I can practically quote it, and then it's actually hard to read the book again because it's just so familiar at that point. Also, "nonfiction history" is, like, shorting out my brain, because history for me is nonfiction (historical fiction and alternate history are different genres).
That said, I'll do a double and list 10 entries.
1. 1632 series/certain books of that series, Eric Flint and friends
2. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond.
3. Guns, Germs & Steel, by Jared Diamond. Jared Diamond could make the phone book fascinating
4. GURPS Infinite Worlds series (various authors)
5. Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy
6. Cartoon History series by Larry Gonick
7. GURPS Who's Who series (various authors) (you may notice I tend to like series of books)
8. Ravenloft 2nd Edition location sourcebooks (various authors) (don't like the later editions, they retconned too much)
9. various cookbooks
10. Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin, terrible title, collection of short stories in the same universe, SF not fantasy, I don't like the man but this is a good set of SF stories.
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Both of these lists were suggested by porkwithbones
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