Non Fiction Summaries

Letter from Birmingham Jail

  • Last updated on April 16, 2021

The “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is an important text in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Written on April 16, 1963 by Martin Luther King Jr, it is an open letter urging the public to take action against injustice rather than waiting for the courts to provide said justice. King wrote the letter […]

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The Age of Analysis

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The Age of Analysis is a book in the Mentor Philosophers series. It is subtitled 20th Century Philosophers selected, with introduction and interpretative commentary by Morton White. Morton White is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Studies, and is described as a holistic pragmatist. Summary The book surveys 20th century philosophy by presenting […]

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Londonistan

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name Londonistan orig title translator image author Melanie Phillips cover_artist country United Kingdom language English series classification Non-Fiction genre publisher GibsonSquare release_date 2006 media_type Print (Hardback) pages 304 isbn ISBN 1903933765 preceded_by followed_by Chapters Chapter 1: The Growth of Londonistan Britain’s Muslims came principally from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India during the Sixties and […]

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Action Stations

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Action Stations is a prequel novel by William R. Forstchen based on the Wing Commander series of games. It tells the story of the beginnings of the Terran-Kilrathi war, 20 years before the first game. Foreword It is 8 years after the ending of the War. Col. Wilhelm Schwarzmont of the Department of Military History […]

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Fast Living: How The Church Will End Extreme Poverty

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name Fast Living: How The Church Will End Extreme Poverty orig title translator image : author Scott C. Todd cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification nonfiction genre Religion, Christian Life publisher Compassion release_date September 2011 media_type Paperback, Kindle pages 208 isbn ISBN 1936899000 preceded_by followed_by Fast Living: How The Church […]

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What Happened to My Little Girl?

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name What Happened to My Little Girl? orig title translator image author Nancy Rue with Jim Rue cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification nonfiction genre Christian Life publisher Zondervan release_date March 2011 media_type Print (paperback), Kindle pages 160 isbn ISBN 0310284724 preceded_by followed_by What Happened to My Little Girl? is […]

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The Band that Played On

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name The Band that Played On orig title translator image author Steve Turner cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification nonfiction genre History publisher Thomas Nelson release_date March 2011 media_type Print (hardcover), Kindle pages 246 isbn ISBN 9781595552198 preceded_by followed_by The Band That Played On is a nonfiction history book by […]

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Why Don’t Students Like School

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Why Don’t Students Like School?” by Daniel Willingham, a Professor of Psych at U of Virginia. 1. “People are naturally curious, but we are not naturally good thinkers; unless the cognitive conditions are right, we will avoid thinking.” It’s important to note what he means by “naturally” here. Humans are designed to learn language like […]

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What video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

What video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, By James Paul Gee. The Thirty Six Learning principles. (From the appendix) The Active, Critical Learning Principle Design Principle Semiotic Principle Semiotic Domains Principle Metalevel Thinking About Semiotic Domains Principle “Psycosocial Moritoriam” Principle Committed Learning Principle Identity Principle Self-knowledge Principle Amplification of Input Principle […]

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Tomorrow’s Gold: Asia’s Age of Discovery

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name Tomorrow’s Gold: Asia’s Age of Discovery orig title translator image author Marc Faber cover_artist country language English series classification Non-Fiction genre publisher CLSA Ltd release_date media_type pages isbn 9628606727 preceded_by followed_by Tomorrow’s Gold: Asia’s Age of Discovery, written by renowned investment adviser Marc faber, attempts to discover the outperforming asset classes of […]

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The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society author Norbert Wiener language English publisher Eyre and Spottiswoode, London release_date 1954 pages 199 Executive Summary Cybernetics is a field of study that arises out of information theory and automation. Norbert Wiener introduced the field in his book Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication […]

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Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Richardson, W. (2008). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. This book is a great tool for those wanting to learn more about Web 2.0 tools. While it is geared with a teacher in mind, it provides enough information to help you get your own blog, wiki, […]

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Polar Science and Global Climate

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Polar Science and Global Climate: An International Resource for Education and Outreach image image_caption author Bettina Kaiser, Becky Allen, Sandra Zicus language English subject Education and Outreach in Polar Science publisher Pearson Custom Publishing release_date March 2010 media_type Print (Paperback) and CD-ROM pages 238 isbn ISBN 978-1-84959-593-3 Polar Science and Global Climate: […]

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Prometheus Rising

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Prometheus Rising title_orig translator image author Robert Anton Wilson cover_artist country United States language English series genre Non-fiction publisher release_date 1983 (First Edition) media_type Paperback pages isbn ISBN 1-56184-056-4 preceded_by followed_by Chapter Summaries Part I – Introduction 1. The Thinker & The Prover The human mind behaves as though it were […]

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100 Ways To Motivate Others

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“”100 Ways To Motivate Others”” copyright >Author : Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson Publisher : Career Press, 2004 ISBN : 1564147711 Copyright remain with the above author/publisher. Key take aways from the above book Wake Yourself Up. Use Your Best Time for Your Biggest Challenge. Use the Power of Deadlines. Use Positive Reinforcement. Use 10 […]

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The Paradox of Choice

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

”’Barry Schwartz – Paradox of Choice ”’ Barry Schwartz, a Swarthmore College professor, citing research results from psychologists, economists, market researchers and decision scientists makes five counter-intuitive arguments in this book, The Paradox of Choice: Why Less is More. We would be better off if we: Voluntarily constrained our freedom of choice. Sought “good enough” […]

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Outsiders

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Outsiders – Studies in the Sociology of Deviance by Howard S. Becker “infobox Book “ name Outsiders – Studies in the Sociology of Deviance orig title translator image author Howard S. Becker cover_artist country language English series genre publisher release_date media_type pages isbn preceded_by followed_by Summary The author defines a deviant as one who deviates […]

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Shock Doctrine

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The book has an introduction, a main body and a conclusion, divided into seven parts with a total of 21 chapters. The introduction sketches the history of the last thirty years where economic shock doctrine has been applied throughout the world, from South America in the seventies to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Klein introduces […]

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The Feminine Mystique

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The Feminine Mystique is a 1963 book written by Betty Friedan which attacked the popular notion that women of that time could only find fulfillment through childbearing and homemaking. According to The New York Times obituary of Friedan in 2006, it “ignited the contemporary women’s movement in 1963 and as a result permanently transformed the […]

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Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game image image caption Free Press Edition author Chris Matthews country America language English language genre(s) Non-fiction publisher Free Press release date 1988 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 240 isbn 0684845598 Chapter Summaries Chapter One: It’s Not Who You […]

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The Hot Zone

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“The Hot Zone, A Terrifying True Story” by Richard Preston is a non-fiction thriller that tells that true story of the sudden appearance of a highly infectious and deadly virus in the central African rain forest. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” […]

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From Java to Ruby

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

From Java to Ruby Things Every Manager Should Know by Bruce Tate copyright 2006 The Pragmatic Programmers LLC Book Summary by Paul Klipp Table of Contents From Java to Ruby …………………………………………………………………………………………………….1 Chapter 1 – Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………….3 New major programming languages emerge every decade:………………………………………….3 How to migrate to Ruby:…………………………………………………………………………………………..3 Risks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3 Chapter Two – Pain…………………………………………………………………………………………………….4 What’s good about […]

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Lincoln

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

When Gore Vidal wrote Lincoln, he blurred the lines between fiction and history. The story begins as Lincoln arrives in Washington and ends after his assassination. Lincoln is portrayed as a three dimensional human being through the eyes of those around him: his friends, family, rivals, and those who plot to kill him. Threats to […]

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Common Sense Economics

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Common Sense Economics title_orig image author James Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Dwight R. Lee cover_artist country USA language English languageEnglish series genre Non-Fiction publisher St. Martin’s Press release_date 2005 media_type pages 208p. (first edition, hardback) isbn ISBN 031233818X (first edition, hardback) preceded_by followed_by Chapter Summaries Part I: The Key Elements of […]

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Liar’s Poker

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Liar’s Poker image author Michael Lewis country United States language English genre Novel publisher W.W Norton Company release date 1989 media type Hardback & Paperback pages 310 isbn 0140143459 Liar’s Poker contains in part an autobiographical account of Michael Lewis’s own experience just before and during his time in Salomon Brothers. […]

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Fast Food Nation

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Interwiki: Incompletedate=June 2008++ “Infobox Book” name Fast Food Nation title_orig translator image image_caption Paperback edition author Eric Schlosser illustrator cover_artist country United States language English series subject Fast food genre Non-fiction publisher Houghton Mifflin pub_date January 17, 2001 english_pub_date media_type pages 288 pp isbn ISBN 0-395-97789-4 oclc preceded_by followed_by Fast Food Nation was written by […]

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Into the Wild

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Into the Wild title_orig translator image image_caption Cover of paperback, depicting the bus McCandless stayed at before his death. author Jon Krakauer illustrator cover_artist country America language English series genre Novel publisher Anchor release_date January 20, 1997 media_type pages 224 isbn ISBN 0385486804 preceded_by followed_by The purpose of Jon Krakauer’s book is […]

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Stardust

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Stardust by John Gribbin Gribbin discusses the idea that all of our known universe – everything we have ever been told of, observed directly, or postulated to be, has as a common ancestor the tiny remnants of stars which have lived their lives and exploded. The resulting stardust is responsible for the formation of heavier […]

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

  “Infobox Book” name Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America image image caption Cover of Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Ehrenreich country America language English genre Non-fiction publisher Owl Books release date 2001 media type Paperback pages 240 isbn 0805063897 Barbara Ehrenreich’s non-fiction bestseller, Nickel and Dimed, is the story of an […]

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Godless: The Church of Liberalism

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Godless: The Church of Liberalism title_orig translator image image_caption author Ann Coulter illustrator cover_artist country United States language English series subject Political convictions genre publisher Crown Forum release_date June 6, 2006 english_release_date media_type Print (Hardcover) pages 320 isbn ISBN 1400054206 preceded_by How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World […]

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name The Death and Life of Great American Cities image image caption Cover of The Death and Life of Great American Cities author Jane Jacobs country America language English genre Non-fiction publisher Random House release date 1961 media type Hardback pages 472 isbn 0375508732 Jacobs’ book is an attack on “orthodox” modern city […]

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The Conscience of a Liberal Summary

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

:Non-fiction The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman Chapter 1: The Way We Were (by Jerry) In opening his call for new social welfare infrastructure in America, Krugman describes how he joined many Americans in protesting the country during one of its greatest times, the 1950s and 60s. Krugman does not discount the necessity […]

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Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Confessions of an Economic Hitman image image caption 1972 cover of Polyarchy author Robert A. Dahl country America language English language genre(s) Non-fiction publisher Yale University Press release date 1971 media type Paperback pages 267 isbn 0300015658 Chapter Summaries Chapter One: Democratization and Public Opposition Dahl’s purpose of Polyarchy is to […]

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Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Palestine Peace Not Apartheid image image_caption Cover showing the author, left, and protesters at the Israeli West Bank barrier, right author Jimmy Carter illustrator cover_artist Michael Accordino country United States of America language English subject Political Science publisher Simon & Schuster release_date 14 November 2006 media_type Hardback pages 264 isbn ISBN 978-0-7432-8502-5 […]

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Book” Title Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Link http://www.enotes.com/blink-power-of-thinking Author Gladwell, Malcolm Executive Summary With the publication of several best-selling books, reporter Malcolm Gladwell has emerged in the 2000s as one of the most influential figures in American letters. Extending the trademark style that he developed in 2000’s The Tipping Point, Gladwell’s research in […]

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Capitalism and Freedom

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Capitalism and Freedom is a book by Milton Friedman published in 1962. Introduction The introduction lays out the principles of Friedman’s archetypal liberal, a man who supports limited and dispersed governmental power. Friedman opts for the continental European, rather than American, definition of the term. i. The Relation between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom In […]

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Letter to a Christian Nation

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Letter to a Christian Nation is a non-fiction book by Sam Harris, written in response to feedback he received following the publication of his first book The End of Faith. The book is written in the form of an open letter to a Christian. Harris states that his aim is “to demolish the intellectual and […]

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The Tipping Point

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference image image caption Bay Back Books Edition author Malcolm Gladwell country United States language English genre Non-Fiction publisher Little, Brown release date 2000 media type Print (Paperback) pages 304 isbn 0316346624 By offering readers a groundbreaking analysis of how trends are […]

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Book” Title Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Link http://www.enotes.com/freakonomics Author Levitt, Steven D. Economics is often regarded as the study of dry, uninteresting financial trends and market developments, but Steven Levitt’s groundbreaking work in the field reveals that the tools of economic research can be put to use in the […]

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