2019 H1 Reading List

So far this year I’ve continued more WW2 Military (or Non-Military) history picking up some of the 99 cent Kindle histories published…

So far this year I’ve continued more WW2 military (or non-military) history picking up some of the 99 cent Kindle histories published within a decade after 1945. These can be somewhat tedious, but provide a new perspective from the more polished and recent works. That being said, Eisenhower’s Armies was by far the best history book I’ve read so far this year. My business BIP (Books In Progress) is way too high so I definitely need to finish these up, but An Elegant Puzzle is a solid (and somewhat) unique book on engineering leadership, but I enjoyed The Build Trap as well.

Business, Tech, and Leadership

Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine, by Don Norman.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz.

Technology Strategy Patterns: Architecture as Strategy, by Eben Hewitt.

War and Peace and IT: Business Leadership, Technology, and Success in the Digital Age, by Mark Schwartz.

An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management, by Will Larson.

Scaling Teams: Strategies for Building Successful Teams and Organizations, by Alexander Grosse, David Loftesness.

Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity, by Jennifer Garvey Berger.

Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value Melissa Perri


Ours to Hold It High: The History of the 77th Infantry Division in World War II
Max Myers

The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941–1942, William K. Klingaman

The Deadly Brotherhood: The American Combat Soldier in World War II, John McManus

Warriors of the 106th: The Last Infantry Division of World War II, Michael Collins, Ken Johnson, Martin King

Eisenhower’s Armies: The American-British Alliance during World War II, Niall Barr

The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944–1945
James D. Hornfischer

Road to Huertgen: Forest in Hell, Paul Boesch