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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Summaries

10 Book

The Only Plane in the Sky

An Oral History of 9/11
Garrett M. Graff
Avid Reader Press, 2019
9 Book

Women & Power

A Manifesto
Mary Beard
Profile Books, 2018
9 Book

Lincoln's Mentors

The Education of a Leader
Michael Gerhardt
Custom House, 2021
9 Book

Quirky

The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World
Melissa Schilling
Public Affairs, 2018
9 Book
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Simon & Schuster, 2018
9 Book

On the Judgment of History

(Ruth Benedict Book Series)
Joan Wallach Scott
Columbia UP, 2020
9 Book

Thinking in Time

The Uses of History for Decision Makers
Ernest R. May and Richard E. Neustadt
Free Press, 1988
10 Book
John Maynard Keynes
Prometheus Books, 1997
8 Book

Hearts Touched with Fire

How Great Leaders are Made
David Gergen
Simon & Schuster, 2022
8 Book

Undaunted

Overcoming Doubts and Doubters
Kara Goldin
HarperCollins Leadership, 2020