November 2009

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

I came across Guns, Germs and Steel as required reading for one of my classes and I must say that it soon became one of my favorite non-fiction books. Written by Jared Diamond, this book explores an interesting question – why some societies like the Eurasian ones have risen to become powerful whilst others have struggled to reach that position. Plus, as the author attempts to answer this question, he also throws in a lot of historical details about various civilizations and their different contributions to the world. And that is the beauty of this book.