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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)

The Power of Citizenship
Book
 

Scott D. Reich

BenBella, 2013

(8)

Team of Rivals
Book
 

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(8)

The Constitution of Liberty
Book
 

Friedrich A. Hayek

University of Chicago Press, 2011

(8)

The World Until Yesterday
Book
 

Jared Diamond

Viking Press, 2012

(9)

This Time Is Different
Book
 

Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

Princeton UP, 2009

(8)

Civilization
Book

Niall Ferguson

Penguin Press, 2011

(9)

Confidence Men
Book
 

Ron Suskind

Harper, 2011

(9)

The Audacity to Win
Book
 

David Plouffe

Viking Press, 2009

(9)

A Farewell to Alms
Book
 

Gregory Clark

Princeton UP, 2007

(10)

Churchill
Book
 

Roy Jenkins

FSG, 2001

(9)

Austerity
Book
 

Mark Blyth

Oxford UP, 2013

(8)

Strategic Leadership
Book
 

John Adair

Kogan Page, 2010

(6)

The 33 Strategies of War
Book
 

Robert Greene

Viking Press, 2006

(9)

Long Walk to Freedom
Book
 

Nelson Mandela

Little, Brown, 2000

(10)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

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