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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)

The Way to Wealth
Book
 

Benjamin Franklin

Applewood Books, 1986

(9)

Long Walk to Freedom
Book
 

Nelson Mandela

Little, Brown, 2000

(10)

The Box
Book
 

Marc Levinson

Princeton UP, 2006

(9)

Turing
Book
 

B. Jack Copeland

Oxford UP, 2013

(8)

A Splendid Exchange
Book
 

William J. Bernstein

Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008

(10)

Team of Rivals
Book
 

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(8)

Austerity
Book
 

Mark Blyth

Oxford UP, 2013

(8)

A Farewell to Alms
Book
 

Gregory Clark

Princeton UP, 2007

(10)

A History of Modern Computing
Book

Paul E. Ceruzzi

MIT Press, 2000

(7)

The Constitution of Liberty
Book
 

Friedrich A. Hayek

University of Chicago Press, 2011

(8)

Economic Policy Coordination in the Economic and Monetary Union
Report

Jørgen Mortensen

CEPS, 2013

(6)

The Secret Man
Book
 

Bob Woodward

Simon & Schuster, 2005

(10)

Bloodlands
Book
 

Timothy Snyder

Basic Books, 2012

(10)

Confidence Men
Book
 

Ron Suskind

Harper, 2011

(9)

The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China
Book
 

Ralph D. Sawyer

Basic Books, 1993

(8)

The Price of Politics
Book
 

Bob Woodward

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(6)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

Merchants of Doubt
Book
 

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Bloomsbury Press, 2010

(9)

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