Here’s a website, CounterSearch, that offers paired books on topics. For example:
Why Nation’s Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson Nations with extractive, exclusive institutions fail, while those with inclusive institutions succeed. Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own Garett Jones Nations succeed because of the average intelligence of the population.
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond The European and Asian civilizations beat out African and American civilizations because of the geography of the continents. Eurasia favored extensive trade and the evolution of a diverse set of domesticable animals and crops. Understanding Human History: An analysis including the effects of geography and differential evolution Michael Hart European and Northern Asian peoples have dominated because the geographic and climatic conditions selected for populations that had higher IQ and were better at organized, technological violence.