The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking by Saifedean Ammous is the first book anybody wanting to understand Bitcoin should read.
The Bitcoin Standard is arguably the most popular book written about Bitcoin, and covers the history of money and explains why Bitcoin is critical to humanity.
Any reader will learn about the history of money and why all government currencies, and I mean all, have failed and gone to zero.
Author Saifedean Ammous is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University. He holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University (2011), and he is a prominent figure in Austrian Economics.