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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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The Second Machine Age
Book
 

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

W.W.Norton, 2014

(8)

The Bet
Book

Paul Sabin

Yale UP, 2013

(8)

The Art of Action
Book
 

Stephen Bungay

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011

(7)

Leviathan
Book
 

Thomas Hobbes

Oxford World's Classics, 2011

(8)

A Splendid Exchange
Book
 

William J. Bernstein

Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008

(10)

Bloodlands
Book
 

Timothy Snyder

Basic Books, 2012

(10)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

A History of Corporate Finance
Book

Paul J. Miranti Jr. and Jonathan Barron Baskin

Cambridge UP, 1999

(6)

The Ascent of Money
Book
 

Niall Ferguson

Penguin, 2008

(9)

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)

Confidence Men
Book
 

Ron Suskind

Harper, 2011

(9)

No One Would Listen
Book
 

Harry Markopolos

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010

(9)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

Capital
Book
 

Karl Marx

Oxford UP, 1999

(9)

The New Financial Capitalists
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George P. Baker and George David Smith

Cambridge UP, 1998

(6)

The 33 Strategies of War
Book
 

Robert Greene

Viking Press, 2006

(9)

Power and Plenty
Book
 

Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O'Rourke

Princeton UP, 2007

(8)

The World's Banker
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Sebastian Mallaby

Penguin, 2004

(9)

Frozen Desire
Book

James Buchan

FSG, 1997

(6)

And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out)
Book
 

Paul Blustein

Public Affairs, 2005

(9)

Adam Smith
Book
 

Nicholas Phillipson

Yale UP, 2010

(8)

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