by Eric Weiner
Reviewed by VG
What do ancient Greece, Renaissance Florence, turn of the century (the previous one, that is) Vienna, and Silicon Valley have in common? They all produced geniuses (Socrates, Leonardo, Freud, and Steve Jobs) who changed our world. Eric Weiner explores these moments in history to see what they have in common. He combines modern social science with historical information to arrive a conclusions as to what made these places so special.