Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This Year's Book List

Yes I really did read every word in every one of these:

A Trial of Generals, Lawrence Taylor

 The Last Hero:  A Life of Henry Aaron, Howard Bryant

Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863 – 1877
Eric Foner

Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss

Parting The Waters:  America In The King Years, 1954-63
Taylor Branch

Rag Top, Henry Gregor Felsen

Pillar of Fire: America In The King Years, 1963-65
Taylor Branch

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth,
Leigh Montville

Fifty-nine In ’84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball & the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had
Edward Achorn
At Canaan’s Edge, America In The King Years, 1965-68
Taylor Branch

 The Imperial Cruise, A Secret History of Empire and War
James Bradley

One Punch From The Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title
John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro

The Generals: American Military Command From WWII to Today

Thomas E. Ricks

, Michael Crichton

The Death of Santini, Pat Conroy

Where They Ain’t: The Fabled Life and Untimely Death
Of the Original Baltimore Orioles, the Team That
Gave Birth to Modern Baseball

Burt Solomon

That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory
John Eisenberg

Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

Stephen E. Ambrose