Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared M. Diamond
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Bill Gates's Review:

Why Some Rose, and Others Fell

Like a lot of people, I was blown away by Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel. I had never read anything that explained so much about human history.

Ref: https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Guns-Germs-and-Steel

 

Bill Gates's Review:

This book had a profound effect on the way I think about history and why certain societies advance faster than others.

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/20-books-billionaire-charlie-munger-thinks-you-should-read-2014-6