The Penguin History of the World - Roberts & Westad
Whoa! The kind of book I wish I was capable of conquering. The "widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller. The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book." - copied from a review, because how in the world would could I review this? And think how smart you'd look with it on your shelf!