I’ll add this. Reading Galileo reminded me of how little I know about history. I’m reading Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt, a history of the recovery of a manuscript copy of De Rerum Novarum by Lucretius, and its effect on Western Culture. It’s fascinating.
I’d love to see a bit more history, sort of “how we got here”. Maybe someone will write a good book on labor history in the US.