Monthly Archives: April 2017

News of the World, by Paulette Jiles

  Why this book: I’d heard good things about it, and proposed it to one of my reading groups. We were looking for something of quality, but short. This fit the bill – only a bit over 200 pages. Summary … Continue reading

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Stealing Fire, by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

Why this Book: Selected by my All American Leadership Reading Group. Summary in 3 sentences:  This book is a no-holds-barred look at our efforts to find “ecstasy” – that magical state where we are so engaged in an experience, that … Continue reading

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What it is Like to Go to War, by Karl Marlantes

Why this book: Karl Marlantes is scheduled to speak at USD and though I will not be in town, I’ve strongly encouraged several friends to read the book and attend his remarks.  I hope to discuss the book and his … Continue reading

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The Footsteps of Elephant Bill, by Susan Williams

Why this book: I had read and loved Elephant Company,  by Victoria Croke, but felt that the author gave short shrift to Jim Williams’ wife Susan. I found this autobiography written by Susan, published in 1962, and ordered it through … Continue reading

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A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

Why this Book:  Strongly recommended by a member of my literature reading group. Summary in 3 Sentences:  Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov,  an educated man of culture, charm and discretion and a member of the aristocracy in pre-revolutionary Russia, is sentenced to “house … Continue reading

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