Books I’ve Read….

I’ve read quite a number of books in my lifetime, I haven’t set any records mind you but I fully intend to read a bunch more before I leave this earth.  This list pretty much sums it up, although I probably have forgotten some.  Check out the ratings and forget the wondering if it’s good or not.  Why look elsewhere when the results are right in front of you.

***** excellent – Only other unread books keep me from reading this one again.

**** good – Pretty damn good.

*** average – Good parts, bad parts, ya know, average.

** poor – Don’t bother with this one unless you have absolutely nothing else to read.

* bad – I wouldn’t read this again with your eyes.

BOOK                             AUTHOR

    • Bo****                                                            Bo Schembechler & Mitch Albom
    • Financial Self Defense***                          Charles Givens
    • The Only War We Had***                         Michael Lee Lanning
    • Jaws***                                                         Peter Benchley
    • Five Fingers****                                         Gayle Rivers & James Hudson
    • American Graffiti***
    • Cruel Shoes***                                             Steve Martin
    • Everything We Had**                                 Al Santoli
    • Living Proof***                                            Clebe McClary
    • The Dee Hunter***                                     E.M. Corder
    • Out of the Crisis**                                       Edward Deming
    • The Goal**                                                    Eli Goldratt
    • Think and Grow Rich****                          Napoleon Hill
    • Nam***                                                          Mark Baker
    • Fab Five***                                                   Mitch Albom
    • Home Was Alpena**
    • Super Supervisor**                                      Mildred Ramsey
    • History of the U.S.Marshalls**                 Robin Sommer
    • Boss of Bosses***                                         Joseph O’Brien & Andris Kurins
    • Beginners Guide to Getting Published**               Writer’s Digest
    • Final Truth****                                            Pee Wee Gaskins
    • The Life of Abraham Lincoln**                 Stefan Lorant
    • Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind     Al Ries & Jack Trout
    • Over The Top***                                            Zig Ziglar
    • Mafia Kingfish***                                         John H. Davis
    • A Life on the Road***                                  Charles Kuralt
    • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People**        Stephen Covey
    • The Power of Positive Thinking***           Norman Vincent Peale
    • How to Write**                                             Herbert Meyer & Jill Meyer
    • Writers Market*                                            Mark Garvey
    • Taking of the Pelham One Two Three***           John Godley
    • The Magic of Thinking Big***                    David J. Schwartz
    • The West Point Way of Leadership***     Larry Donnithorne
    • The Defense Never Rests***                       F. Lee Bailey
    • Joe Dogs**                                                     Joseph Iannuzzi
    • Leadership When the Heats On**             Danny Cox & John Hoover
    • Fatso***                                                          Art Donovan & Bob Drury
    • Inside the White House****                       Ronald Kessler
    • Contract Killer***                                        William Hoffman & LakeHedley
    • Hitler as a Military Commander***          John Strawson
    • Friday Night Lights****                              H.G. Bessinger
    • Marine Sniper****                                       Charles Henderson
    • Saturdays America***                                 Dan Jenkins
    • Confessions of a Coach**                            Norm Sloan
    • Killer Spy***                                                  Peter Maas
    • Guide to Inspecting Your Home**            Century 21
    • Street Survival****
    • Journey into Darkness****                        John Douglas & Mark Olshaker
    • Hope and Help for Your Nerves***          Lucinda Bassett
    • From Panic to Power***                             Lucinda Bassett
    • Saturday Afternoon Madness***              Bob Waldstein & Phil Silverman
    • Amazing Blue****                                        Detroit News
    • Double Cross***                                           Sam & Chuch Giancana
    • Dispatches***                                               Michael Herr
    • Peace From Your Nervous Suffering***              Lucinda Bassett
    • Sein Language****                                       Jerry Seinfeld
    • Underboss****                                             Peter Maas
    • Five and Ten***                                           John K. Winkler
    • If Aristotle Ran General Motors**           Tom Morris
    • Bad, or the Dumbing of America***        Paul Fussell
    • Mortal Error**                                             Bonar Menninger
    • The Precious Present**                              Spensor Johnson
    • Howard Hughes, The Hidden Years***             James Phelen
    • Unlimited Access****                                  Gary Aldrich
    • Dead Solid Perfect***                                  Dan Jenkins
    • The Specialist***                                          Gayle Rivers
    • Rich Dad, Poor Dad***                                Robert Kiyosaki
    • A Good Walk Spoiled***                             John Feinstein
    • Blind Man’s Bluff**                                      Sherry Sontag & Christopher Drew
    • Fahrenheit 451***                                         Ray Bradbury
    • The Wolverines***                                        Will Perry
    • Builders, Marvels of Engineering****      National Geographic Society
    • Harvey Penicks Little Red Book****        Harvey Penick
    • Total Self Confidence***                             Robert Anthony
    • Money Confidential**
    • The Rest of the Story***                             Paul Harvey
    • The Leader in You***                                 Stuart R. Levine & Michael A. Crom
    • Man’s Search for Meaning***                   Victor Frankl
    • What’s In It For Me**                                 Joseph Stedino & Dary Matera
    • Hiroshima****                                              John Hersey
    • TPM: For Every Operator***                    Productivity Press
    • TPM: Team Guide***                                 Productivity Press
    • Who Moved My Cheese**                          Spenser Johnson
    • Finnegan’s Week**                                      Joseph Waumbaugh
    • 101 Things to do in the year 2000**        Dan Penwell
    • Run Bambi Run**                                        Kris Radish
    • Night***                                                         Elie Wiesel
    • A Fairway to Heaven**                               Tom Kite
    • Lincoln at Gettysburg**                              Garry Wills
    • Tom Watson’s Strategic Golf*****            Tom Watson
    • Dawn***                                                         Elie Wiesel
    • Death of a Salesman**                                 Arthur Miller
    • My Recollections of Early GrandLake**
    • Angela’s Ashes**                                          Frank McCourt
    • Into the Wild*****                                       Jon Krakauer
    • Cashflow Quadrant**                                  Robert Kiyosaki
    • And Then Seve Told Freddie***                Don Wade
    • The Kingdom of Auschwitz****                 Otto Friedrich
    • For All Who Love the Game***                 Harvey Penick
    • How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job***             Dale Carnegie
    • The Survivor Terrence Des Pres**
    • Champions “Michigan Wolverines”****                Sport’s Illustrated
    • Six Sigma**                                                   Mikel Harry & Richard Schroeder
    • Bottom Up Marketing***                           Al Ries & Jack Trout
    • Are We Living in End Times**
    • Angel On My Shoulder**                            Natalie Cole
    • The Commanders***                                   Bob Woodward
    • No Mercy***                                                  John Walsh
    • The One Minute Sales Person**                Spenser Johnson & Larry Wilson
    • Tuckers Last Stand**                                   William F. Buckley
    • Michigan Memories***                               Dave Martin
    • Day of Infamy***                                          Walter Lord
    • Paper Lion***                                                George Plimpton
    • Ghost Soldiers***                                         Hampton Sides
    • America***                                                    Charles Kuralt
    • The American Dream***                            Dan Rather
    • Ordeal By Sea***                                          Thomas Helm
    • On a Clear Day You Can See GM**           J. Patrick Wright
    • Skipping Christmas**                                  John Grisham
    • The Complete Book of Woodworking***           Bosario Capotosto
    • Iwo Jima****                                                Bill D. Ross
    • Band of Brothers***                                    Stephen E. Ambrose
    • The Christmas Box Miracle***                  Richard Paul Evans
    • Killing Pablo****                                          Mark Bowden
    • The Ice Master**                                          Jennifer Niven
    • The Christmas Box***                                 Richard Paul Evans
    • Hell’s Angels****                                          Yves Lanigne
    • LakeWobegone 1956*****                          Garrison Keoller
    • Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man**         Tim Allen
    • Bathroom Reader 12th Edition***            Bathroom Reader Institute
    • The Cold and the Dark**                             Carl Sagan
    • Strike Zone**                                                 Jim Bouton & Eliot Asinof
    • John Edgar Hoover**                                  Hank Messick
    • The Time Piece**                                          Richard Paul Evans
    • The Letter**                                                   Richard Paul Evans
    • The Sparrow*                                                 Mary Doria Russell
    • Shackelton’s Way***                                    Margot Morrell
    • 101 Shop Tips woodworking press***
    • Leadership & Self Deception**                   Abinger Institute
    • Fatherhood*****                                           Bill Cosby
    • A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney***     Andy Rooney
    • Leadership Secret of Attila the Hun*        Wess Roberts
    • Behind the Mask**                                        Dave Pallone
    • Bathroom Reader 6, 7, & 8 editions***     BRI
    • Family Treason***                                        Jack Kneece
    • D.A.***                                                            Mark Baker
    • And More of Andy Rooney***                    Andy Rooney
    • The Da’Vinci Code**                                    Dan Brown
    • Devil’s Island**                                              Alexander Miles
    • Book of football Sports Illustrated**
    • Berlin Game**                                               Len Dieghton
    • Selling the Invisible**                                  Harry Beckwith
    • 1984***                                                            George Orwell
    • Boot***                                                             Daniel Da Cruz
    • The Grass is Greener Over the Septic***            Tank Erma Bombeck
    • Feel Great About Yourself / Your Life**             Martin English
    • Mobsters and Gangsters**                                     LIFE Magazine
    • Your Out and Your Ugly Too***                Durwood Merrill
    • Catch Me If You Can*****                          Frank Abagnale Jr.
    • Commandant of Auschwitz*****               Rudolf Hoess
    • Victors Valiant***                                         UM
    • Fly Boys**                                                       James Bradley
    • LakeWobegone Days****                            Garrison Keillor
    • The Bureau***                                               Diarmud Jefferies
    • Bleachers***                                                  John Grisham
    • The O’Reilly Factor***                                 Bill O’Reilly
    • Bathroom Reader 15 edition***                 BRI
    • Napalm and Silly Putty**                            George Carlin
    • Bathroom Reader, best of BRI***
    • Dateline America**                                      Charles Kuralt
    • The Rape of Nanking*****                          Iris Chang
    • The Giver*****                                               Lois Lowery
    • Master Spy****                                              Lawrence Schiller
    • Miracle at Midway*****                               Gordon W. Prange
    • 30 Years of Bo*****                                      Francis J. Fitzgerald
    • Front Porch Tales****                                  Phillip Gulley
    • The Encyclopedia of Woodworking***     Mark Ramuz
    • How Dogs Think***                                      Stanley Cohen
    • A Dynasty in Blue***                                    Frances Fitzgerald
    • Tales From Michigan Stadium***              Jim Brandstatter
    • It’s a Conspiracy***                                       National Insecurity Council
    • The Five Disfunctions of a Team***          Patrick Lenconi
    • When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops**           George Carlin
    • Survival in Auschwitz*****                         Primo Levi
    • Life Among the Wolverines**                    Tom Hemmingway & Bill Haney
    • The Goal, Second Edition**                        Eli Goldratt
    • One Point Safe***                                         Andrew & Leslie Cockburn
    • The Air Raid Warden was a Spy***          William Breuer
    • Excellence in Management**                     Rick Conlow
    • Wadsworth DD516 Bluebook Men of the Wadsworth***
    • Why Men Have Nipples***                         Mark Leyner & Bill Goldberg
    • Homegrown Democrat***                          Garrison Keillor
    • Meditations of a Great lakes Sailor***     Stanley Graham
    • South***                                                     Ernest Shackleton
    • Cold Zero***                                                  Christopher Whitcomb
    • Bird Watching***                                         Larry Bird
    • The Main Enemy***                                    Milt Bearden & James Risen
    • War’s End****                                               Charles W. Sweeney
    • TIME 75 Years***                                         TIME Magazine
    • Down and Dirty Justice****                       Gary Lowenthal
    • The Agenda**                                                Bob Woodward
    • The Greatest Generation****                     Tom Brokaw
    • Flag of our Fathers***                                  James Bradley and Ron Powers
    • The Greatest Generation Speaks***         Tom Brokaw
    • The Pursuit of Happiness****                    Chris Gardner
    • Vendetta**                                                     Bryan Burrough
    • The Last Juror***                                         John Grisham
    • The Summons***                                          John Grisham
    • Playing for Pizza***                                      John Grisham
    • Piece of the Foxes Hide***                          Katharine Boling
    • You Think Your So Smart**                        Jim Kraus
    • The Road*****                                               Cormac Macormac
    • Comrade J****                                               Pete Earley
    • Unlocked****                                                 Louis Ferrante
    • No Angel****                                                 Jay Dobyns and Nils Johnson
    • When Evil Came to Good Hart*****         Mardi Link
    • A Christmas Memory ***                            Truman Capote
    • Of Mice and Men**                                       John Steinbeck
    • Sleepers****                                                   Lorenzo Carcaterra
    • Final Patrol***                                               Don Keith
    • Odd Man Out**                                             Matt McCarthy
    • Three and Out****                                       John U. Bacon
    • Summerall, On And Off The Air***          Pat Summerall
    • The Match****                                              Mark Frost
    • The Outsider’s***                                         S.E. Hinton
    • Isadore’s Secret*****                                   Mardi Link
    • Consent to Kill****                                      Vince Flynn
    • Business at the Speed of Thought***       Bill Gates
    • On The Waterfront**                                  Malcolm Johnson
    • No Country For Old Men*****                  Cormac McCarthy
    • The Zombie Survival Guide***                  Max Brooks
    • The Nightmare Season***                          Arnold Mandell MD
    • West Dickens Avenue****                          John Corbett
    • Everyone Communicates Few Connect***         John C. Maxwell
    • Me of Little Faith**                                      Lewis Black
    • Heaven is for Real*****                              Todd Burpo
    • On The Road****                                         Jack Kerouac
    • Animal Farm****                                         George Orwell
    • Moonwalking With Einstein****              Josh Foer
    • Born on a Blue Day***                                Daniel Tammet
    • At Dawn We Slept*****                               Gordon Prange
    • Holy War, Inc**                                            Peter L. Bergen
    • One on One****                                             John Feinstein
    • The Call of the Wild*****                            Jack London
    • To Kill a Mockingbird*****                        Harper Lee
    • My Misspent Youth***                                Megham Daum
    • Who’s on First***                                         William E. Buckley Jr.
    • Go Blue*****                                                  Steve Komac
    • Bo; The Memories and the Glory*****     The Detroit News
    • Escape From Camp 14*****                        Blaine Harden
    • The Art of the Steal****                                Frank Abagnale
    • The Big Con***                                               David W. Maurer
    • Heart of Darkness*                                        Joseph Conrad
    • The Kennedy Detail****                                Gerald Blane & Lisa McCubbin
    • Argo***                                                                 Antiono Mendes & Matt Baglio
    • All About Coin Collecting**                         J. Wunderman
    • Here’s Johnny Orr***                                     Gene McGiven
    • Raving Fans**                                                    Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowless
    • The Catcher in the Rye****                          J.D. Salinger
    • I Remember BO****                                         George Cantor
    • Behind the Beautiful**                                    Katherine Boo
    • Bringing Down the House****                     Ben Mezrich
    • Grand Lake and PresqueI sle***                 Judith Kimball & John Porter
    • Born to the Mob****                                        Frankie Saggio & fred Rosen
    • If These Walls Could Talk****                       Jon Falk
    • Fourth and Long****                                        John U. Bacon
    • First Family Detail****                                     Ronald Kessler

 

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