Non Fiction Summaries

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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