My books came today!!! So I can get started on the Where the History Comes From (part of my 30/30).
A People's History of the World by Howard Zinn
World History for Dummies by Peter Haugen
A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (this one is actually about the history of science, not political)
I will have to strategize the process as I want to focus on one region at a time but yet also want to have some kind of chronological thread to tie things together. Basically I will have to just roll with it and figure out what makes sense. But they are here so I can get started!!!!