Book Analysis, Ordinary Men by Robert Browning

Author
The first step to assess the validity of any source is to consider where it comes from. In the case of a monograph, you want to gather information about its author: What are the author’s credentials–institutional affiliation (where he or she works), educational background, past writings, or experience? Is the book written on a topic in the author’s area of expertise?
The goal is to find information that will assist you in establishing the author?s credentials.

Summary
Provide a concise overview of the entire book: the topic, the plot, the historical period it covers, the geographical locations, the main characters. Think in terms of describing its content to a friend who has not read the book.
Thesis
A thesis is the controlling argument of the entire book. The first important task when reading a secondary source is to identify the author’s thesis, because if you do not know what the author is out to prove/argue/claim, you cannot evaluate whether he succeeds in doing it or not, the originality of the argument, etc. A useful strategy to identify a books? thesis is to start with the following phrase: ?In Ordinary Men, Browning argues that….? ? What does he argue or claim? The answer to this question will be his thesis.
The evidence
A thesis is not just a statement of opinion, or a belief, or a thought: it is an argument that the author must support with evidence from the sources. In this section, carefully describe two pieces of evidence that Browning provides in his book in support of his argument. The two pieces of evidence must come from different chapters in the book. Make sure to indicate the page numbers in the book where Browning presents each piece of evidence.

Length: minimum 500 ? maximum 800 words, The book analysis must be, double-spaced and have a cover page providing your name, section
number, and word count.