Thursday, January 23, 2014

Reading List: Nov Dec Jan

Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander, by Phil Robertson, with Mark Schlabach.

The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, by Willie & Korie Robertson, with Mark Schlabach.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book One), by CS Lewis

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, by Michael Lewis. The story of Wall Street’s failed handling of the mortgage crisis. Heavy reading (or listening, in my case).

Talent is Never Enough, by John Maxwell.

World Without End, by Ken Follett.

The Terminal Man, by Michael Crichton. One of the late Crichton’s earliest works, from the early 70’s.

Eaters of the Dead, by Michael Crichton

A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor, by Truman Capote

Black List (Scot Harvath #11), by Brad Thor

The Columbus Affair, by Steve Berry.

Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle, by Bill Curry. The former head coach shares his experiences with his high school coach, Bobby Dodd, Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Willie Davis, Don Shula, Johnny Unitas, Bubba Smith, and George Plimpton. Great book. I learned that in 1973 Plimpton once pitched a three inning exhibition against the Braves in Atlanta Stadium. Curry was his catcher.

Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time, by Sean Manning. Forward by WP Kinsella. Neal Pollack on Greg Maddux. Jim Bouton on Steve Dembowski. Jeff Pearlman on Garry Templeton. Doug Glanville on Garry Maddox. Essays on Albert Pujols, Michael Jordan, Lou Gehrig, Brooks Robinson, Tom Seaver, Mookie, Jim Rice, Rickey Henderson, Jackie Robinson, and more.

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