History can be far more exciting than fiction itself! Going back to early civilizations, seeing how they lived, what they wore, what their habits were can be very enlightening.
There are books about the savage tribes, the explorers, the adventurers, the pioneers and pathbreakers that made the past so interesting.
Reading about the Dark Ages, the Reformation, the Renaissance is very absorbing.
The first and second world war, the Korean war, the Vietnam war, Pearl Harbor, Martin Luther King, the rise of nationalism, slave trade and barbaric practices are all found in history books and not only instruct us but warn us about future choices.
There are informative history books about great leaders, Churchill, Eisenhower, Washington and others.
The League of Nations intrigues us as we read about its start and the reasons that made it happen.
Other treaties and alliances are made more understandable through the pages of history books.
There are history books especially geared for children which makes it simpler to understand and which on the sly have caught many an adult eye, the book to be confiscated for private reading.
History books are far from dry but wonderful, interesting and instructive.