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There may be some truth in the great Napoleon Bonaparte’s adage “What is history, if not a fable universally agreed upon.” On the other hand, perhaps it’s a bit dramatic. Of course, the famous Emperor lived in an era where Herodot and Plutarch were uncontested authorities. Had he read through our selection of historical knowledge, we dare say his view would have been more optimistic.

The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)

Robert J. Gordon

Princeton UP, 2016

8/10

Steven Pinker

RSA, 2011

9/10
The History of Silicon Valley Design

Barry M. Katz

MIT Press, 2015

8/10
Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

Tim Marshall

Scribner, 2016

9/10
Why People Resist New Technologies

Calestous Juma

Oxford UP, 2016

8/10
The Facts on Why Facts Alone Can’t Fight False Beliefs

Julie Beck

The Atlantic, 2017

8/10
How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

Melanie Warner

Scribner, 2014

9/10
In 1970, the small firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette held its IPO – and fundamentally reshaped the world of finance.

William D. Cohan

The Atlantic, 2017

7/10

Karl Popper

Routledge, 2002

8/10
If we abandon the cult of the Great White Innovator, we will understand the history of technology in a much deeper way

W. Patrick McCray

Aeon, 2017

8/10

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