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


  1. I just redidcovered Tom Clancy.

    Happy New Year!


  2. I'm currently reading the latest norman rockwell biography.

    Interesting list. All the books you mention I'd like to read. And at least one of those Taylor Branch won a Pulitzer, didn't it?

    1. Yes, the first one. It was the 'best read' of the three too, in my opinion.