Left-Handed History of World

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Murdoch Books, 2007 - History - 256 pages
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About 10 percent of the population is left-handed. However 16 percent of American presidents have been lefties. In fact, a disproportionately high number of left-handers factor in influential moments through history from Julius Caesar to Bill Gates. Through fascinating case studies of notables from ancient to modern times, Ed Wright explains the secret of lefty success. Psychology meets history in this fascinating and popular look at being left-handed and its effects on our world.
  

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

A not-very-serious run-down of left handers who have made their mark on the world from Ramses II to Obama. More pop-psychology than real history, I enjoyed the fund of trivia gems hidden in the text. Read November 2013. Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Schang - Goodreads

Definitely an interesting perspective on lefty traits. I think much of my connection to historical figures in this book is much like the irony you find in a well written fortune cookie, sometimes you ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
26
JOAN OF ARC
44
MICHELANGELO
62
ISAAC NEWTON
80
BEETHOVEN
100
LEWIS CARROLL
124
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
143
MARIE CURIE
156
CHARLIE CHAPLIN
176
ALAN TURING
194
PAUL MCCARTNEY
210
NAVRATILOVA AND McENROE
237
FURTHER READING
251
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