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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 Art of Action
Book
 

Stephen Bungay

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011

(7)

Turing
Book
 

B. Jack Copeland

Oxford UP, 2013

(8)

The Audacity to Win
Book
 

David Plouffe

Viking Press, 2009

(9)

Austerity
Book
 

Mark Blyth

Oxford UP, 2013

(8)

Churchill
Book
 

Roy Jenkins

FSG, 2001

(9)

No One Would Listen
Book
 

Harry Markopolos

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010

(9)

A History of Modern Computing
Book

Paul E. Ceruzzi

MIT Press, 2000

(7)

Team of Rivals
Book
 

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(8)

And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out)
Book
 

Paul Blustein

Public Affairs, 2005

(9)

Strategic Leadership
Book
 

John Adair

Kogan Page, 2010

(6)

The Box
Book
 

Marc Levinson

Princeton UP, 2006

(9)

The Origins of Value
Book
 

William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst

Oxford UP, 2005

(7)

The Way to Wealth
Book
 

Benjamin Franklin

Applewood Books, 1986

(9)

Gangs of America
Book

Ted Nace

Berrett-Koehler, 2003

(8)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

Long Walk to Freedom
Book
 

Nelson Mandela

Little, Brown, 2000

(10)

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
Book
 

Joseph A. Schumpeter

HarperCollins, 1984

(9)

The Prince
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Niccolò Machiavelli

Oxford UP, 2008

(9)

A Farewell to Alms
Book
 

Gregory Clark

Princeton UP, 2007

(10)

John F. Kennedy on Leadership
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John A. Barnes

AMACOM, 2005

(8)

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