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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.

Amanda Gefter

Nautilus, 2015

8/10
Pioneer of the Information Age

B. Jack Copeland

Oxford UP, 2013

8/10
Ayn Rand and the American Right

Jennifer Burns

Oxford UP, 2009

8/10
The Triumph of Persistence

William L. Silber

Bloomsbury Press, 2012

8/10
Americans in Paris

David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 2011

8/10
An Enlightened Life

Nicholas Phillipson

Yale UP, 2010

8/10
Lessons in Leadership (Great Generals)

H. Paul Jeffers and Alan Axelrod

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

7/10
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The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Ron Chernow

Random House, 1998

8/10
A Life

Hugh Brogan

Yale UP, 2008

8/10
1883 - 1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman

Robert Skidelsky

Penguin, 2005

9/10

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