2017 Reading List

Last year I read 39 books between fiction and non-fiction, which is the most I’ve ever read. My goal is to read a book every two weeks, on average.

  1. The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army by Robert O’Harrow
  2. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
  3. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
  4. The Guns at Last Light: The war in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson
  5. The Pity of War: Explaining World War I by Niall Ferguson
  6. Lincoln and His Admirals by Craig Symonds
  7. Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams
  8. Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna by Adam Zamoyski
  9. Nixon’s Gamble: How a President’s Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration by Ray Locker
  10. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade
  11. Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution by Patrick O’Donnell
  12. Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

  13. Harry Truman and the Bomb
  14. The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb

  15. The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by H. W. Brands

  16. Dark Sun: The Making Of The Hydrogen Bomb by Richard Rhodes

  17. Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund by Arnie Bernstein

  18. The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: A True Story About the Birth of Tyranny in North Korea by Blaine Harden

  19. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

  20. To Keep the British Isles Afloat: FDR’s Men in Churchill’s London, 1941 by Thomas Parrish

  21. Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food by Lizzie Collingham

  22. American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783 by William M. Fowler Jr.

  23. First Family: Abigail and John Adams by Joseph J. Ellis

  24. German Boy: A Refugee’s Story by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

  25. Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts

  26. War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation by John Sedgwick

  27. American Caesars: Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush by Nigel Hamilton

  28. The Twelve Caesars by Robert Graves

  29. Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America by Annie Jacobsen

  30. Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen

  31. Mark Twain and the Colonel: Samuel L. Clemens, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Arrival of a New Century by Philip McFarland

  32. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon by Rosa Brooks

  33. The Expanse: Leviathan’s Wake by James S. A. Corey
  34. The Expanse: Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey
  35. The Expanse: Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey
  36. The Expanse: Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey
  37. The Expanse: Nemsis Games by James S. A. Corey
  38. The Expanse: Babylon’s Ashes by James S. A. Corey
  39. The Expanse: Persepolis Rising by James S. A. Corey