Guns, Germs, & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Length: 25 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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Publisher's Summary

Guns, Germs, & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond won the Pulitzer Prize for the first edition, which was published in 1997. Over 13,000 years of human history are explored in order to explain why societies around the world evolved differently from each other and how those differences led to the conquest of particular groups at the hands of others, particularly the defeat of Native Americans, from both North and South America, at the hands of much more sophisticated and advanced Eurasian forces.... This companion to Guns, Germs, & Steel includes:

  • An overview of the book
  • Important people
  • Key takeaways
  • Analysis of key takeaways
  • And much more!

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This is not the book! It’s a review!

Look before you buy! I didn't and ended up buying this, thinking it was the actual book because it USES the SAME TITLE! That is very deceptive and disreputable. And I couldn’t care less what the creator thinks about this book!

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Monotone voice

Readers voice is so monotone and robotic sounding it makes a very interesting subject sleep-inducing and feel like a university lecture. FLash books much better.

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  • Dr. E. Townsend
  • 02-17-20

Spoken by a dalek

Unbelievably dry. Loses your concentration immediately. Does the reverse of its intentions. No highs or lows. Awful

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