2019 Books

Reverse chronology order of books read this year. Goodreads here.

  1. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
  2. The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #4)*
  3. Newcomer (Detective Kaga, #2)
  4. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
  5. Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing
  6. The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.*
  7. Norse Mythology
  8. The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire
  9. Liar’s Poker
  10. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  11. My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)*
  12. Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
  13. The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity
  14. The Outsider
  15. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland*
  16. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
  17. Propaganda*
  18. City of Thieves
  19. Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley money machine
  20. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King
  21. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
  22. Stories of Your Life and Others
  23. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman*
  24. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption*
  25. The Last Days of Night
  26. To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
  27. A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
  28. Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana Republic*
  29. The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder*
  30. Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son*

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