If I had to choose 5 books on “success” in the most general sense to give my descendents, not knowing what place or time period they were living in, I’d pick the following:
3. Patton on Leadership
4. How to Win Friends and Influence People
5. The Art of War
Sun Tzu should get higher billing but the generalized concepts require a lot of experience to understand.
Boildown of the book is here.