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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 Bet
Book

Paul Sabin

Yale UP, 2013

(8)

Leviathan
Book
 

Thomas Hobbes

Oxford World's Classics, 2011

(8)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

The Art of Action
Book
 

Stephen Bungay

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011

(7)

Strategic Leadership
Book
 

John Adair

Kogan Page, 2010

(6)

The Second Machine Age
Book
 

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

W.W.Norton, 2014

(8)

The 33 Strategies of War
Book
 

Robert Greene

Viking Press, 2006

(9)

The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China
Book
 

Ralph D. Sawyer

Basic Books, 1993

(8)

The Prince
Book
 

Niccolò Machiavelli

Oxford UP, 2008

(9)

Marshall
Book
 

H. Paul Jeffers and Alan Axelrod

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

(7)

Bloodlands
Book
 

Timothy Snyder

Basic Books, 2012

(10)

A Farewell to Alms
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Gregory Clark

Princeton UP, 2007

(10)

The Power of Citizenship
Book
 

Scott D. Reich

BenBella, 2013

(8)

Team of Rivals
Book
 

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(8)

No One Would Listen
Book
 

Harry Markopolos

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010

(9)

The Box
Book
 

Marc Levinson

Princeton UP, 2006

(9)

Civilization
Book

Niall Ferguson

Penguin Press, 2011

(9)

The World Until Yesterday
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Jared Diamond

Viking Press, 2012

(9)

The Way to Wealth
Book
 

Benjamin Franklin

Applewood Books, 1986

(9)

The 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made
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Stuart Crainer

AMACOM, 1999

(5)

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin

Touchstone, 2003

(9)

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