Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea by Noah Andre Trudeau


Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks by Chris Herring

Breathe: A Life in Flow by Rickson Gracie

The Danaher Diaries: Musings on Jiu-Jitsu, Kaizen, Training, and Living by John Danaher

Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy by Colin S. Gray

No More Mr Nice Guy by Robert A. Glover

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carré

The Good Hand: A Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation in an American Boomtown by Michael Smith


Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson

About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior by Col. David H. Hackworth

Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt

The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea

Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Achtung - Panzer! The Development of Tank Warfare by Heinz Guderian

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner

Certain to Win: The Strategy of John Boyd, Applied to Business by Chet Richards

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli


Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American by B.H. Liddell Hart

Augustus: First Emperor of Rome by Adrian Goldsworthy

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed by Ben Rich

The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B. Sledge

Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Topgun: An American Story by Dan Pedersen

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Eat a Peach: A Memoir by David Chang

True Grit: A Novel by Charles Portis

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson

How F*cked Up Is Your Management? by Johnathan & Melissa Nightingale


Dispatches by Michael Herr

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick

Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder

The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford

The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

Bed and Board: Plain Talk About Marriage by Robert Farrar Capon

The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel J. Boorstin

Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis

The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman


Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

Becoming a Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-Solving Approach by Gerald Weinberg

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro


The Armed Forces Officer (1950 Edition) by S.L.A. Marshall

Modern Social Imaginaries by Charles Taylor

Evolution and The Fall by William Cavanaugh & James K.A. Smith

Steel My Soldiers' Hearts by Col. David H. Hackworth

Platoon Leader: A Memoir of Command in Combat by James R. McDonough

A Common-Sense Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms by Jay Wengrow

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Book Quotes

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Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt

Becoming A Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-Solving Approach by Gerald Weinberg

Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

Platoon Leader: A Memoir Of Command in Combat by James R. McDonough

Being Geek: The Software Developer's Career Handbook by Michael Lopp

How (Not) To Be Secular by James K.A. Smith

The Wisdom Of Stability by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Lean Architecture: for Agile Software Development by James O. Coplien and Gertrud Bjornvig

The Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

From The Garden To The City by John Dyer

The Art of the Commonplace by Wendell Berry

Kiss Or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber by Mark Twight

The Forsyte Saga: Man of Property by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga: In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Derher

Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietszche

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre