Book Summaries of Bestselling Nonfiction Titles

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    Summary and Analysis of Alexander Hamilton

    Need to talk about Hamilton the musical without sounding like your last American history class was when you were in grade school? This summary and analysis of Ron Chernow’s historical biography of Alexander Hamilton sets the record straight on one of the most vilified and misunderstood figures of American history, with historical context, chapter overviews, important figures and key terms, and more. Now when the Hamilton mixtape comes on at that dinner party, you can blow everyone away with facts.

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    Summary and Analysis of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

    You’d love to read Marie Kondo’s manifesto on the life-changing magic of tidying up, but you just don’t have room for one more book on your already overflowing (and under-read) shelves. Problem solved with the summarization of this immensely popular lifestyle guide that encourages its readers to purge their homes of every item that does not spark joy—the perfect way to clear literal (and figurative) space in your life.

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    Summary and Analysis of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Always wanted to read this modern classic but never had the time? In this summary and analysis of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel, readers can discover the history behind the early dominance of the Eurasian people. For those interested in history, sociology, and anthropology, this is a fascinating overview of what created (and destroyed) the world’s first civilizations.

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    Summary and Analysis of Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial

    The story of Adnan Syed and the murder of Hae Min Lee is the case that gripped the nation on the podcast Serial. Now comes the true life, behind the scenes story of Adnan, told by his friend Rabia Chaudry. In this equally compelling summary, discover new evidence (even a new suspect) presented in Lee’s 1999 murder, for which Adnan is still incarcerated, awaiting appeal.

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    Summary and Analysis of American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

    Those of us born after Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 may not realize the significance of the event. And hey, even for those of us who were alive and well, 1974 was a long time ago. This overview of Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book puts the complex timeline of Hearst’s kidnapping and the social and historical significance of it into focus for readers.

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    Summary and Analysis of The Gene: An Intimate History

    For those fascinated by genetics but intimidated by complex science, the summary and analysis of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book on the history of genetics is here for you. Told through his own personal experience with inherited mental illness in his family, The Gene: An Intimate History is a compelling read on the ever-changing field of genetics and what it means for the future of humankind.

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    Summary and Analysis of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    No one expected that the crew team at the University of Washington would go for the gold in the 1936 Olympics . . . or that they would be the ones to triumph over the team representing Germany and Adolf Hitler. In this fascinating history based on the bestselling book by Daniel James Brown, the exciting and yet untold story of these nine Americans is presented for readers.

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    Summary and Analysis of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    From civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander comes The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. If you’ve always wanted to learn more about the history of mass incarceration and its inherent racism in the American system, look no further. Filled to the brim with brilliant historical and social analysis, this analysis of The New Jim Crow will give you the brutal overview of this broken system.

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    Summary and Analysis of Outliers: The Story of Success

    If you’ve always wondered why people like Bill Gates and the Beatles were so successful while so many others have failed to achieve, but you’ve been too busy building your own career to read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, this overview of Outliers is here for you. With fascinating trivia and important quotes, you’ll be well on your way to making it big.

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    Summary and Analysis of The Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers were an American family determined to achieve their dreams, no matter the cost, and their world-changing adventures are the focus of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough’s book. This summary and analysis is thoughtfully condensed with focus on historical context for those who find the first flight totally fascinating.

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    Summary and Analysis of How to Read Literature Like a Professor

    Do you look back to your college days with fondness on when you had time to truly pick apart a book, piece by piece? Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor will take you back to the days when reading didn’t feel so much like work. And thanks to this useful overview, you’ll be recognizing literature’s influence in the unlikeliest places, from sports coverage to your favorite television show.

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    Summary and Analysis of Between the World and Me

    One of the most critically-acclaimed books of 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ memoir of being black in America is an absolute must-read. For those who would like to understand more about the black experience and the history of racism in this country, the summary and analysis of this thought-provoking memoir includes historical context, themes and symbols, and more from a devastating and important book told in the form of a father’s letter to his son.

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