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2011 Book List

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I enjoyed another fantastic year of reading. Friends and family members gave me some outstanding book suggestions, including Lonesome Dove, which became one of my all-time favorite books. Other highlight’s included: Chernow’s biography of George Washington, Four Steps to the Epiphany, my introduction to Pat Conroy, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, re-reading Thucydides, Poor Charlie’s Almanack, and Kahneman on thinking. See the complete list of my 2011 reading below:
  1. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Ian Fleming (Gift of Brooken Smith)
  1. You Are the Value — Leo Pusateri (Gift of John Cunningham)
  1. Personal Bible: Verses of Salvation, Assurance, Comfort (Compliments of Saddleback Leather Co.)
  1. Quotations of George Washington (Gift of Dad)
  1. Quotations of Benjamin Franklin (Gift of Dad)
  1. Quotations of Thomas Jefferson (Gift of Dad)
  1. Master and Commander — Patrick O’Brian (Gift of Diane Richmond, now Diane Knox)
  1. Financial Intelligence — Karen Berman, Joe Knight and John Case
  1. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A Cheat Sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany – Brant Cooper and Peter Vlaskovits
  1. Washington: A Life – Ron Chernow
  1. The Big Short — Michael Lewis
  1. My Reading Life – Pat Conroy
  1. Introducing Statistics: A Graphic Guide — Eileen Magnello and Borin Van Loon
  1. The Lords of Discipline — Pat Conroy
  1. Foundation — Isaac Asimov
  1. Analects — Confucius
  1. Leading & Leadership — Edited by Timothy Fuller
  1. Quotations of Abraham Lincoln (Gift of Dad)
  1. War of Art — Steven Pressfield
  1. Lonesome Dove — Larry McMurtry
  1. Murder on the Orient Express — Agatha Christie
  1. Mere Christianity — C.S. Lewis
  1. Henry Clay: The Essential American — David Heidler and Jeanne Heidler
  1. The 4-Hour Workweek — Timothy Ferriss
  1. The Thank You Economy — Gary Vaynerchuk
  1. Power — Jeffrey Pfeffer
  1. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing — John C. Bogle
  1. Rise of Theodore Roosevelt — Edmund Morris
  1. Treatise on Law — St. Thomas Aquinas
  1. Crazy Horse — Larry McMurtry
  1. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing — Tom Rosenbauer
  1. Salt Water Fly Fishing — Joe Brooks
  1. The Apology of Socrates — Plato
  1. History of the Peloponnesian War — Thucydides
  1. The Legendary Adventures of Alexander the Great — Translated by Richard Stoneman
  1. “The Sea, The Sea” — Xenophon
  1. Adventures in the Rocky Mountains — Isabella Bird
  1. How to Become a Rainmaker — Jeffrey J. Fox
  1. Mythology — Edith Hamilton
  1. Escape from the Antarctic — Ernest Shackleton
  1. Stall Points — Matthew Olson and Derek Van Bever
  1. Poor Charlie’s Almanack: Expanded Third Edition — Edited by Peter Kaufman
  1. Boone: A Biography — Robert Morgan
  1. The Challenger Sale — Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson
  1. Poor Richard’s Almanack — Benjamin Franklin
  1. The Origin of Species — Charles Darwin
  1. A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens
  1. The Four Steps to the Epiphany — Steven Gary Blank (Gift of Zach Clayton)
  1. The Dead — James Joyce
  1. The Lean Startup — Eric Ries
  1. Saints for Today — Ivan Innerst
  1. Thinking, Fast and Slow — Daniel Kahneman

Written by Russell S.

January 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Posted in Education, Reviews

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