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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.

How to Rebuild Our World After the Apocalypse

Lewis Dartnell

Penguin Press, 2014

8/10
The Idea at the Heart of Science

Peter Watson

Simon & Schuster, 2017

9/10
Who We Are and What We Stand For

David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 2017

8/10

Dan Sperber

Edge, 2017

8/10
The Struggle to Shape America

Frances Fitzgerald

Simon & Schuster, 2017

9/10
Political Leadership in the Modern Age

Archie Brown

Basic Books, 2014

8/10

Ferris Jabr

Scientific American, 2017

8/10
The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America’s Free Press

Richard Kluger

W.W. Norton, 2016

9/10
After Charlottesville, Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right have become a lot less welcome on the web. So they’re building their own.

April Glaser

Slate, 2017

8/10
A New Kind of Federalism for the Continent

Pierpaolo Barbieri and Shahin Vallée

Foreign Affairs, 2017

7/10

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