Gold Medal

The Source

By James Michener

I’ve always been a fan of Michener, and last year also discovered one of his contemporaries, reading Leon Uris’ “Exodus” during my first visit to Israel.

Great by Choice

By Jim Collins & Morten T. Hansen

Great by Choice is the third of Jim Collins' books which I have read and enjoyed. This one struck me as being not only about building a business.

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

By Robert M. Gates

Gates treads lightly when comparing the two administrations. He prefaces the book, and most of his comments wherein he differed with either Bush or Obama.

Born to Run

By Christopher McDougall

Start with a fascinating story about running long distances, work in some real history about a mysterious Native American tribe, and ask a lot of thought provoking questions.

The last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron

By Howard Bryant

Baseball fans, this is a no-brainer read. Anyone interested in the history of modern civil rights movement would also be advised to take a read.As with so many of our heroes, the truth about Henry Aaron’s life is far more interesting.