One of the books I'm currently reading is The Forgotten Man, by Amilty Shlaes. It's subtitle speaks to its topic: A New History of the Great Depression.
If you love history, you'll love this work. Shlaes invested five years researching and writing this tome and it rightly has earned the praise that's been given to it.
If you ponder things taking place presently with the economy and legislation, you'll want to read this book. Unfortunately, it may make you cringe. The impression is strong that those who spurn history are doomed to repeat it.
I'll write more on the book after I finish it.