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The Evolution of Everything

Matt Ridley

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Skunk Works

Ben R. Rich

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Dava Sobel

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Between The World And Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Golden Trade of the Moors

E. W. Bovill

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The House of Rothschild

Niall Ferguson

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The Story of Civilization: Caesar and Christ

Will Durant

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Rubicon

Tom Holland

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Flu

Gina Kolata

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Medieval Technology and Social Change

Lynn White

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Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages

Lesley M. Smith

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Memoirs or Chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the Conquest of Constantinople

Geoffrey de Villehardouin

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

Jared Diamond

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The Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage

Will Durant

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An Apology for the Builder

Nicholas Barbon

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Plants of the Gods

Richard Evans Schultes

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Tim Ferriss: "A fantastic book"

The Great Influenza

John M. Barry

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Moorish Spain

Richard Fletcher

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Jane Jacobs

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How We Got To Now

Steven Johnson

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Twelve Against The Gods

William Bolitho

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The Role of the Individual in History

Georgi Plekhanov

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker

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Andrew Carnegie

David Nasaw

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The Story of Civilization: Rousseau and Revolution

Will & Ariel Durant

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Nathaniel Philbrick

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The Story of Civilization: The Age of Napoleon

Will & Ariel Durant

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Civilisation

Kenneth Clark

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The Dream Machine

M. Mitchell Waldrop

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The Upright Thinkers

Leonard Mlodinow

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The Trial of Socrates

I. F. Stone

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The Information

James Gleick

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Pandaemonium

Humphrey Jennings

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The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee

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The World We Have Lost

Peter Laslett

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Generations

William Strauss

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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Julian Jaynes

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Civilized to Death

Christopher Ryan

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The Silk Roads

Peter Frankopan

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Clarence L. Johnson

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Science and Method

Henri Poincaré

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A Matter of Degrees

Gino Segre

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Pandemic 1918

Catharine Arnold

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Endurance

Alfred Lansing

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Destined For War

Graham Allison

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Paul Kennedy

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The Skeptical Environmentalist

Bjørn Lomborg

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Toussaint Louverture

Phillipe Girard

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Ben Horowitz: "Excellent"

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Walter Isaacson

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Out of Mao's Shadow

Philip Pan

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American Nations

Colin Woodard

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Democracy In America

Alexis De Tocqueville

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

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My Forty Years with Ford

Charles E Sorensen

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The Blind Watchmaker

Richard Dawkins

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A History of Rome

Moses Hadas

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Coyote America

Dan Flores

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The Man Who Invented Fidel

Anthony DePalma

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