Historical Figures

While you can absorb a lot of information from reading theories, practical examples will help you understand those theories. Meet some interesting personalities, learn lessons from their lives and adopt some of their characteristics to help you become more successful.

Summaries

Ayn Rand and the American Right

Jennifer Burns

Oxford UP, 2009

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Benjamin Franklin

Touchstone, 2003

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A Life

Hugh Brogan

Yale UP, 2008

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Is the Staggeringly Profitable Business of Scientific Publishing Bad for Science?
It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell.

Stephen Buranyi

The Guardian, 2017

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Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Ferris Jabr

Scientific American, 2017

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The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic

Amanda Gefter

Nautilus, 2015

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The Triumph of Persistence

William L. Silber

Bloomsbury Press, 2012

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Americans in Paris

David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 2011

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An Enlightened Life

Nicholas Phillipson

Yale UP, 2010

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