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

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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The Uses of History for Decision Makers

Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May

Free Press, 1988

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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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A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

Harper, 2015

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A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Erik Larson

Crown, 2020

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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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When Explorers Connected the World – and Globalization Began

Valerie Hansen

Scribner, 2020

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Scene on Radio podcast: Season 2

John Biewen et al.

Scene on Radio, 2017

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Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Alfred Lansing

Basic Books, 2015

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