Author(s): WRIGHT ED
A Left-Handed History of the World has now been updated to include a chapter on President Obama. 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.
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 also the author of History's Greatest Scandals, Celebrity Family Trees, A Left-Handed History of the World, Lost Explorers and Ghost Colonies for Pier 9.