History

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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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2018

9

John Maynard Keynes

Prometheus Books, 1997

10
The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

David Enrich

Custom House, 2017

8
A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

Harper, 2015

9
The Battle for Our Better Angels

Jon Meacham

Random House, 2018

R 8
Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Alfred Lansing

Basic Books, 2015

R 8
The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

Flatiron Books, 2019

R 7

Yuval Noah Harari

Spiegel & Grau, 2018

R 8
The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2012

8
The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

Metropolitan Books, 2017

R 9