The best 40 books I read in 2016


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England. 

Churchill at War 1940-45: The Diaries of Lord Moran

The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane

The Essential Kropotkin

Ben Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

Building Atlanta: How I Broke Through Segregation to Build a Business Empire

The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies

The Steppe

If the Allies Had Fallen:  Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War II

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

1913: The Year Before The Storm

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of the War

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

My Life in France

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

The Colonel: The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880-1955

Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football

1949: The First Israelis

The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths

1924: The Year That Made Hitler

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century’s First Muslim Power

All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World.

Anti-Fragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Crime and Punishment

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Arabic Indefinites, Interrogators and Negatives: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

The World of Yesterday.

The Egyptians

Hero: Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Mullahs, Merchants and Militants: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World.

Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection Between Violent Extremism and Education.

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