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Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History - Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson The science in this one is pretty good, but the history is a little weak. Events in history are oversimplified and sometimes twisted and warped around in order to fit into the scientific narrative. It feel awkward at best.

But if you're looking specifically for a summary of how molecule structure affects the behavior of some important molecules, it's a great book to read.