Favorite Books

"Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry.  When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means."  - Umberto Eco (1932-2016)


  1. Undaunted Courage
  2. Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics, Think Like a Freak, When to Rob a Bank
  3. Outliers
  4. Where Men Win Glory
  5. Unbroken
  6. Mountains Beyond Mountains
  7. Rising Tide
  8. The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
  9. In the Heart of the Sea
  10. Empire of the Summer Moon
  11. River of Doubt
  12. Lincoln (by D. Donald)
  13. Lost City of Z
  14. The Big Rich
  15. The Destiny of the Republic
  16. Liars Poker, The Big Short, Boomerang, The Undoing Project
  17. Rising from the Plains
  18. The Control of Nature
  19. Travels by Michael Crichton        
  20. Kitchen Confidential (recommend book on tape read by author)
  21. Over the Edge of the World
  22. Guns, Germs & Steel
  23. Confessions of an Economic Hitman
  24. Moneyball
  25. Oilfield Revolutionary
  26. Comrades:  Brothers, Fathers, Heros, Sons, Pals  (by S. Ambrose)



  1. Robinson Caruso
  2. The Art of War
  3. Way of the Peaceful Warrior
  4. Ishmael
  5. Tuesdays with Morrie
  6. For One More Day
  7. The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  8. The Millennium Trilogy