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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