Excellent post Sir! If I may, like to suggest a most revolutionary book ever written on Islamic History, i.e. "Islam: The True History and False Beliefs" by honorable Dr. Shabbir Ahmad. I recommend every one to buy at least a copy of this great book. There is also an online edition available at the following link;
I'll still urge everyone to buy the hard copy, this priceless book will cost you less than $20.00 and this will be your contribution towards a good cause.