History book recommendations?

I'm looking for interesting and well written books(not textbooks) written on the various topics please post any recommendations you have to offer In no particular order -The Crusades -History of Islam -History of Japan -African Colonization - D-day -Vikings -Russian History -French History -Spanish... show more I'm looking for interesting and well written books(not textbooks) written on the various topics
please post any recommendations you have to offer
In no particular order
-The Crusades
-History of Islam
-History of Japan
-African Colonization
- D-day
-Vikings
-Russian History
-French History
-Spanish History
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