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    We Were Eight Years in Power PDF Summary We Were Eight Years in Power PDF

    We Were Eight Years in Power PDF Summary

    7 min read ⌚ An American Tragedy Barack Obama was an American president from 2008 to 2016. And Ta-Nehisi Coates chronicles the period in his remarkable collection of essays “We Were Eight Years in Power.” Who Should Read “We Were Eight Years in Power”? And Why? If you are interested in learning how deeply white supremacy […]

    Reset PDF Summary – Ellen Pao Reset PDF

    Reset PDF Summary – Ellen Pao

    6 min read ⌚ My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change If you’re living in the States, you’ve probably heard many things about the Pao v. Kleiner Perkins 2015 case. Here’s your chance to hear it from the horse’s mouth: “Reset” is the work of none other but Ellen Pao herself. Who Should Read “Reset”? And […]

    The Social History of the Machine Gun PDF Summary The Social History of the Machine Gun PDF

    The Social History of the Machine Gun PDF Summary

    6 min read ⌚ If a drink can profoundly change the world, then why shouldn’t the same hold true for a gun? A machine gun, to be more precise. That’s the cue for our summary of John Ellis’ “The Social History of the Machine Gun.” Who Should Read “The Social History of the Machine Gun”? And […]

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds PDF Summary Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds PDF

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds PDF Summary

    7 min read ⌚ Charles Mackay’s 1841 classic, “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” is just two decades shy of being two centuries old and it still reads as if it has been just published. Once you finish reading it, you’ll realize that there’s actually neither anything extraordinary in any of the numerous popular delusions […]

    Titan PDF Summary – Ron Chernow Titan PDF

    Titan PDF Summary – Ron Chernow

    7 min read ⌚ The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. In many languages, the surname “Rockefeller” has basically become synonymous with the phrase “fabulously rich.” The man responsible for that? John D. Rockefeller, Sr., quite possibly the richest person in modern history and most certainly the wealthiest American of all time. And Ron Chernow’s “Titan” is […]

    Strategy PDF Summary – Lawrence Freedman Strategy PDF

    Strategy PDF Summary – Lawrence Freedman

    6 min read ⌚ A History Strategy is about power and how to create it,” writes Sir Lawrence Freedman in his authoritative 2013 book simply titled “Strategy,” but it is also about the ability to understand the limitations of power. Read our summary to find out what he means – and why it directly affects you. […]

    Churchill and Orwell PDF Summary Churchill and Orwell PDF

    Churchill and Orwell PDF Summary

    7 min read ⌚ The Fight for Freedom What do Winston Churchill and George Orwell have in common? Thomas E. Ricks’ interesting dual biography with a straightforward title “Churchill and Orwell” tries to find out. Spoiler alert: the answer is in the subtitle. Who Should Read “Churchill and Orwell”? And Why? Naturally, dual biographies are less thorough […]

    Democracy PDF Summary – Condoleezza Rice Democracy PDF

    Democracy PDF Summary – Condoleezza Rice

    7 min read ⌚ Stories from the Long Road to Freedom They didn’t value democracy too highly in Ancient Greece. In fact, Plato thought that it is the second worst way in which you can organize a country, just a little better than tyranny. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice begs to differ. In “Democracy” she […]

    Code Girls PDF Summary – Liza Mundy

    Code Girls PDF Summary – Liza Mundy

    6 min read ⌚ The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II By now, you are undoubtedly familiar with the name and the legacy of a certain Alan Turing, the guy who cracked the German Enigma ciphers and, thus, shortened the war for about two years and saved at least 14 […]

    Promise Me, Dad PDF Summary

    Promise Me, Dad PDF Summary

    6 min read ⌚ A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose Joe Biden served as the 47th Vice President of the United States between the years 2009 and 2014. “Promise Me, Dad” covers mostly the events happening during 2014-5 and it encompasses everything from the pain over the loss of a child through the presidential race of […]

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