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The Innocent Man PDF Summary

The Innocent Man PDF Summary

10 min read ⌚ Murder and Injustice in a Small Town The small town is that of Ada, Oklahoma. The murder: that of Debra Sue Carter. The injustice: of epic proportions. Ladies and gentlemen, John Grisham’s only non-fiction book to date: The Innocent Man. Who Should Read “The Innocent Man”? And Why? There’s a reason why, […]

The Bed of Procrustes PDF Summary

The Bed of Procrustes PDF Summary

6 min read ⌚ Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms Aphorisms are general statements designed to contain and express the undistorted truth. And that’s pretty much what this book is all about. From a philosophical standpoint, Nassim’s words penetrate deep into our behavioral patterns and point out the inconsistencies. Without further ado, let’s take a gander at the […]

Why “A” Students Work For “C” Students PDF Summary

Why “A” Students Work For “C” Students PDF Summary

8 min read ⌚ Get a degree, and you’ll at least become an upper-middle-class citizen, is that correct? Certainly not in this world. Obtaining a college degree is anything but a recipe for success. With competition skyrocketing in recent years, and jobs migrating to other countries, Americans have to understand finances before embarking on an arduous […]

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark PDF Summary I'll Be Gone in the Dark PDF Summary

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark PDF Summary

10 min read ⌚ One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is the story of the Golden State Killer and one woman’s obsession to identify him. And it’s fascinating from cover to cover. And even beyond that. Who Should Read “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”? And Why? […]

What the Dog Saw PDF Summary What the Dog Saw PDF Summary

What the Dog Saw PDF Summary

13 min read ⌚ And Other Adventures You’d think that we’ve summarized all of Gladwell’s books, right? Well, there’s still one left: What the Dog Saw. Who Should Read “What the Dog Saw”? And Why? If you read Gladwell’s New Yorker column regularly, then you shouldn’t read What the Dog Saw: the book is a collection […]

Addicted to Outrage PDF Summary

Addicted to Outrage PDF Summary

9 min read ⌚ How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country If America resembles a drug addict or any other form of an abuser, that might be a bit disturbing for most Americans. Nonetheless, it portrays an accurate profile of the political impasse that seeps into everyday life. The idea of solving this […]

The Fifth Risk PDF Summary

The Fifth Risk PDF Summary

9 min read ⌚ The general public demands professionalism in dealing with all sorts of crisis such as terrorist attacks, tsunamis, hurricanes, pandemics, etc. However, most of the calamities take a different shape, and ordinary people can barely recognize them. The capability of responding to long-term risks should be the embodiment of competence and serve as […]

Killing the SS PDF Summary

Killing the SS PDF Summary

8 min read ⌚ The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History We all have heard stories and legends regarding the events that shaped the world and balanced the scales after WW2. Nonetheless, we rarely come across information about operations that were considered top secret in post-war Europe. To compensate for the dearth of concrete […]

Factfulness PDF Summary Factfulness PDF Summary

Factfulness PDF Summary

9 min read ⌚ Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think Terrorist attacks, climate change, pollution, children dying of preventable diseases… Think that the world is worse than ever? Well, it’s time you stopped being a pessimist and become “a very serious possibilist.” What you need is […]

Why Nations Fail PDF Summary Why Nations Fail PDF Summary

Why Nations Fail PDF Summary

10 min read ⌚ The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty Some countries are rich, and others are poor. Why? Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson try to give a definite answer to these questions in their ultra-popular and heavily discussed book: Why Nations Fail. Who Should Read “Why Nations Fail”? And Why? Why Nations Fail, […]

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