Jared Diamond – Guns, Germs and Steel

Author: Jared Diamon
Title: Guns, Germs and Steel
Published: March 1997
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Length: 441 pages
Genre: Non-fiction (world history/anthropology/culture)
Why I picked it up: Interest in the topic
Rating: 4 stars
Challenges: 100+  
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This is a book I’ve owned for a few years but haven’t been quite ready to tackle until now. I signed it out from the high school library, read about 50 pages, realized it was a bit too much for me to take in at the time but would be something I would definitely enjoy at some point and so I bought it.  (Coincidentally, the following year in my world issues class, we watched the documentary based on the book.) For the past four or five weeks, it’s been my ‘weekend reading’ and I finally completed it last weekend.

Discuss general interest in the topic

Question asking format (admittedly, I’m a fan, but it’s done exceptionally well here. Asks specific questions, follows up immediately and specifically!) (ex. pg 197 second para)