Non Fiction Summaries

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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” […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More