A Left-handed History of the World: An Exploration of World-changing Mental Agility, Intellectual Superiority and the Power of Surprise

A Left-handed History of the World: An Exploration of World-changing Mental Agility, Intellectual Superiority and the Power of Surprise

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By (author) Ed Wright

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  • Publisher: PIER 9
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 262mm x 25mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Millers Point
  • ISBN 10: 1740458109
  • ISBN 13: 9781740458108
  • Illustrations note: 100 artwork illustrations
  • Sales rank: 446,917

Product description

"About 10 per cent of the general population is left-handed. However 16 per cent of American presidents have been lefties and a disproportionately high number of left-handers feature 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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Ed Wright is a social commentator and regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, and the Australian Financial Review. He was the co-founder of the satirical Strewth magazine and has a PhD in American Literature from the University of Sydney. He is the author of History's Greatest Scandals, published by Murdoch Books in 2006.