Just started to read my way through "Theravada Buddhism" by Richard F. Gombrich and thought I would recommend it.
It gives really good insight into some history of Theravada Buddhism as well as helping one understand the society that the Buddha lived in.
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"Oh, threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain — This Life flies;
One thing is certain and the rest is Lies;
The Flower that once has blown, forever dies."