2017 Reading List

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Below are the books I have read so far in 2017.

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1. 12 Years as a Slave by Solomon Northup

2. The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam

3. The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust by Diana B. Henriques

4. Gestapo: The Story Behind Hitler’s Machine of Terror by Lucas Saul

5. Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentlemen by Lord Chesterfield

6. D Day Through German Eyes Part I and Part II by Holger Eckhertz

7. A Mile in Their Shoes: Conversations With Veterans of World War II by Aaron Elson

8. Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington

9.1984 by George Orwell

10. Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger by Mike Matthews

11. The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts by Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow

12. The Lessons of History by Will Durant

13. Shot All to Hell: Bad Ass Outlaws, Gunfighters, and Lawmen of the Old West by  Nick Vulich

14. The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau

15. The Things Our Fathers Saw—The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation From Hometown, USA by Matthew Rozell

16. The Crusades by Abigail Archer

17. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

18. Efficiency by Wall Street Playboys

19. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

20. The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England by Marc Morris

21. The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday

22. L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin

23. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

24. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine

25. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin

26. Aphorisms and Thoughts by Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles D. Zorn

27. The Life and Legacy of Archimedes (Charles River Editors)

28. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

29. The Things Our Fathers Saw-Volume II: War in the Air-From the Great Depression to Combat by Matthew Rozell

30. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley

31. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

32. The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo by Walter Lord

33. The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson

34. Heroes of History by Will Durant

35. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman


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