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History Summaries

How did society arrive at where it stands today? To learn about the politicians, scientists, innovators, leaders and rulers whose actions shaped the present, peruse these summaries.

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Turing
Book

B. Jack Copeland

Oxford UP, 2013

(8)

Bloodlands
Book
 

Timothy Snyder

Basic Books, 2012

(10)

The Way to Wealth
Book
 

Benjamin Franklin

Applewood Books, 1986

(9)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

Swiss Watching
Book
 

Diccon Bewes

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2012

(7)

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds & Confusión de Confusiones
Book
 

Charles Mackay and Joseph de la Vega

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995

(8)

Team of Rivals
Book
 

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(8)

The Power of Citizenship
Book
 

Scott D. Reich

BenBella, 2013

(8)

The World Until Yesterday
Book
 

Jared Diamond

Viking Press, 2012

(9)

The Constitution of Liberty
Book
 

Friedrich A. Hayek

University of Chicago Press, 2011

(8)

Civilization
Book

Niall Ferguson

Penguin Press, 2011

(9)

This Time Is Different
Book
 

Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

Princeton UP, 2009

(8)

Strategic Leadership
Book
 

John Adair

Kogan Page, 2010

(6)

The Audacity to Win
Book
 

David Plouffe

Viking Press, 2009

(9)

The Prince
Book
 

Niccolò Machiavelli

Oxford UP, 2008

(9)

The Invention of Enterprise
Book
 

David S. Landes et al.

Princeton UP, 2010

(7)

Churchill
Book
 

Roy Jenkins

FSG, 2001

(9)

Confidence Men
Book
 

Ron Suskind

Harper, 2011

(9)

The Art of Action
Book
 

Stephen Bungay

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011

(7)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

The 33 Strategies of War
Book
 

Robert Greene

Viking Press, 2006

(9)

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