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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The Education of a Leader

Michael Gerhardt

Custom House, 2021

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The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World

Melissa Schilling

Public Affairs, 2018

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A Manifesto

Mary Beard

Profile Books, 2018

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(Ruth Benedict Book Series)

Joan Wallach Scott

Columbia UP, 2020

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2018

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The Uses of History for Decision Makers

Ernest R. May and Richard E. Neustadt

Free Press, 1988

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John Maynard Keynes

Prometheus Books, 1997

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How the Innovative Pizza Giant Used Technology to Deliver a Customer Experience Revolution (The Business Storybook Series)

Marcia Layton Turner

HarperCollins Leadership, 2020

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How the Modern World Was Made

Vaclav Smil

Oxford UP, 2021

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A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

Harper, 2015

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Gerald Ford and the Rescue of the American Presidency

Donald Rumsfeld

Free Press, 2018

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The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham

Simon & Schuster, 2019

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Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz

Princeton UP, 2008

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John Lewis Gaddis

Penguin Press, 2018

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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

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A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War

Malcolm Gladwell

Little, Brown US, 2021

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An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World

Jennifer Palmieri

Grand Central, 2018

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Lessons for Today’s Leaders from Bold Decisions That Changed History

Jan-Benedict Steenkamp

Fast Company Press, 2020

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Native America from 1890 to the Present

David Treuer

Riverhead, 2019

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Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

John Fabian Witt

Yale UP, 2020

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Top Global Historical Trends Shaping Humankind Today

Kara Swisher et al.

sponsor Landmark Bank, 2021

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A History of the United States

Jill Lepore

W.W. Norton, 2018

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How to Create Your Business Culture

Ben Horowitz

HarperBusiness, 2019

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Develop the Sales Values Which Deliver Competitive Advantage

Philip Squire

Kogan Page, 2020

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The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson

Random House, 2010

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America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond

George Friedman

Doubleday, 2020

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The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement

Matthew Todd

Weldon Owen, 2020

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From the Black Death to the Present

Frank Snowden

Yale UP, 2019

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The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 2019

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