Some people in history seem to have been born to transform the world. Each person in this book made a totally original and individual contribution which had a significant long term impact on the world. His or her actions had a lasting effect on a great many lives at a profound level, which makes it a most compelling read.
PART ONE: THE ANCIENT WORLD including Moses, Pythagoras, Buddha, Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Jesus Christ, Attila the Hun.
PART TWO: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE including Mohammed, William the Conqueror, Genghis Khan, Marco Polo Leonardo da Vinci, William Shakespeare
PART THREE:THE ENLIGHTENED WOLRD including Cardinal Richelieu, Oliver Cromwell, Isaac Newton, James Cook, George Washington, Mozart, Horatio Nelson.
PART FOUR: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY including Napoleon, Duke of Wellington, Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Tolstoy, Thomas Edison, Oscar Wilde
PART FIVE: THE MODERN WORLD including Sigmund Freud, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gandhi, Lenin, Churchill, Einstein, Picasso, Hitler, Walt Disney, John F Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, Osama Bin Laden.