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Sports

Tiger Woods Book Summary

Tiger Woods is one of the most famous sportsmen to ever live and arguably the greatest golfer ever. His achievements speak for themselves. 15 major championships, 82 PGA Tour wins and hundreds of millions in prize money. He almost single-handily turned the game of golf from a sport that was viewed as stuffy and old-fashioned […]

Philosophy

On The Suffering Of The World Summary

On The Suffering of The World is an essay by the German philosopher Alfred Schopenhauer musing on how suffering is an integral part of humanity. He is considered to be a proponent of philosophical pessimism, although this shouldn’t put you off reading this book! It’s an interesting take on a topic that doesn’t get discussed, […]

History

Serving The Reich Summary

Serving The Reich is an interesting book that looks at physics under Hitler and focuses on the stories of several famous scientists, Max Planck, Peter Debye and Werner Heisenberg. It’s often forgotten that Germany produced some of the best scientists of the 20th century and that the majority of them either left or worked for […]

Philosophy, Politics

The Prince Summary

The Prince is one of the most important political texts ever written. The importance of the book can be signified by the fact that the presented in the book are referred to as Machiavellian, after the author, Niccolo Machiavelli. Machiavelli looks at how political power can be won and maintained. Despite writing the book in […]

Sports

Open Andre Agassi Summary

Andre Agassi was one of the most popular and successful tennis players of recent times. He won 8 grand slam titles becoming one of a select few players to win at least one of each. He was an interesting figure on and off the court and his autobiography is a reflection of this. Open is […]

Culture

Console Wars Summary

If you’re a fan of video games, Console Wars is one book that you will enjoy! The book details Sega’s battle to challenge Nintendo in America during the 1990s. It also charts how Sony entered the market with their hugely successful Playstation console. What’s astonishing when you read this book is realising just how much […]

The antilibrary
Reading Tips

The Antilibrary: Unread Books Are The Most Important

If you had visited the home of the Italian philosopher Umberto Eco, before his death in 2016, you would have been blown away by the sheer number of books in his possession. Eco had over 30,000 books in his apartment in Milan and another 20,000 in a vacation house near Urbino. 50,000 books is a […]

Politics

How To Be Right summary

How To Be Right is a book by British radio talk show host James O’Brien. If you’re unfamiliar with O’Brien, he is notorious in the UK for clips where he ‘schools’ callers on their beliefs. It’s worth watching a few of them on YouTube before you read the book. You’ll get a better understanding of […]

Self Improvement

Fluent Forever summary

The path to writing this Fluent Forever summary started when I moved to Spain to teach English in 2015, I spoke very little Spanish. My vocabulary consisted of less than ten words. I had lived in Australia and New Zealand beforehand and I thought Spain would be similar to that. However, I didn’t account for […]

Sports

What Sport Tells Us About Life Summary

I’m a huge sports fan. Whether it’s football, golf or rugby, if ti’s on I will watch it. There’s something compelling about watching sport live that I can’t quite put into words. Growing up, I wanted to be a professional football player. The dream was to play for my team, Liverpool FC. Unfortunately, I didn’t […]