It seems that determinism has gained tremendously in terms of being accepted as a general theory of everything by a large number of people. Books like The Selfish Gene and Guns, Germs, and Steel have done a lot to push the cause forward to the public imagination.
I however am deeply sceptical about its validity and in some cases even its use, mainly in the areas of social theory and history.
Can anyone suggest any good resources (books, articles etc.) that counters this view, especially in the real of history?