Books I’ve Read

Some of the Books I Read During 2017

  1. How Google Works, Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg (Grand Central Publishing), 2014.
  2. The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, Steven R. Covey (Free Press), 2005.
  3. Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein-Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists that Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe, Mario Livio (Simon & Schuster), 2013.
  4. The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction and Statistical Inference, Ian Hacking (Cambridge), 1975.
  5. The Tree of Life: From Eden to Eternity, edited by Jack Welch and Don Parry (Deseret Book), 2011.
  6. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler (McGraw-Hill), 2002.
  7. Change Leader: Learning to do What Matters Most, Michael Fullan (Jossey-Bass), 2011.
  8. The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders, John Zenger and Joseph Folkman (McGraw-Hill), 2009.
  9. Smarter, Faster, Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity, Charles Dughigg (Random House), 2016.
  10. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass), 2002.
  11. The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass), 2012.
  12. Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492-1504, Laurence Bergreen (Penguin Books), 2012.
  13. Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes, and the Fall of Old Mexico, Hugh Thomas (Simon & Schuster), 1994.
  14. Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence: Current Practices and Future Imperatives, Andrea Beach, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Ann Austin, Jacklyn Rivard (Sylus Publications), 2016.
  15. The Blood of Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, Will Bagley (University of Oklahoma Press), 2004.
  16. Love 2.0: Creating Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection, Barbara L. Fredrickson (Plume), 2013.
  17.  Zero to One: Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future, Peter Thiel (Crown Business), 2014.
  18. Nevada Lost Mines & Buried Treasures, Douglas McDonald (Nevada Publications), 1981.
  19. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable, Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass), 2000.
  20. The Leadership Test: Will You Pass? Timothy R. Clark (Bradmore Road Press), 2014.
  21. Why Don’t Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions about How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom, Daniel Willingham (Jossey-Bass) 2009.
  22. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant (Penguin Books), 2016.
  23. The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning, James Zull (Stylus Publishing), 2002.
  24. Principles, Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates), 2011.
  25. Chronicle of the Navarez Expedition, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (Penguin Classics), 2002. (Originally published in 1542 as La Relación).
  26. A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca, Andre Resendez (Basic Books), 2007.
  27. The Rocky Mountain Saints: A Full and Complete History of the Mormons, Thomas B.H. Stenhouse (D. Appleton and Company), 1873. For clear-eyed review see Ronald W. Walker “The Stenhouses and the Making of a Mormon Image” Journal of Mormon History Vol 1 (1974), pp. 51-72.
  28. Tell it All: A Woman’s Life in Polygamy, Fanny Stenhouse (A.D. Worthington & Co.) 1875. For clear-eyed review see Ronald W. Walker “The Stenhouses and the Making of a Mormon Image” Journal of Mormon History Vol 1 (1974), pp. 51-72.
  29. Fremont: Explorer of a Restless Nation, Ferol Egan (Doubleday and Company), 1977.
  30. Without Noise of Arms: The 1776 Dominguez-Escalante Search for a Route from Santa Fe to Monterey, Walter Briggs (Northland Press), 1976.
  31. The Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin (Penguin Classics, Rev. ed., 1997), originally published 1903.
  32. March: Book One, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions) 2013.

Some of the Books I Read During 2016

  1. Shahnameh: The Epic of Persian Kings, Ferdowsi, Hamid Rahmanian (Illustrator), Ahmad Sadri (Translator) (Quantuck Lane Press), 2013.
  2. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough (Mariner Books), 2013.
  3. The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want, Sonja Lyubomirsky (Penguin Books), 2008.
  4. 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History), Eric Cline (Princeton University Press), 2014.
  5. Built on Values: Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition, Ann Rhoades (Jossey-Bass), 2011.
  6. Zig Zag Principle: The Goal Setting Strategy that will Revolutionize Your Business and Your Life, Rich Christensen (McGraw-Hill Education), 2011.
  7. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change their Organizations, John Kotter and Dan Cohen (Harvard Business Review Press), 2012.
  8. Inventology: How We Dream Up Things that Change the World, Pagan Kennedy (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 2016.
  9. Dwellers of the Rainbow: Story of the Fremont Culture in the Capitol Reef Country, Rose Houk (Capitol Reef Natural History Association), 1988.
  10. Indian Country: Sacred Ground, Native Peoples, John Annerino (Countryman Press), 2007.
  11. Death, Daring, and Disaster: Search and Rescue in the National Parks, Charles R. “Butch” Farabee, Jr., (Taylor Trade Publishing, Revised edition) 2005.
  12. The Song of Hiawatha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1855.
  13. Capitol Reef: Canyon Country Eden, Rose Houk (Capitol Reef Natural History Association), 1996.
  14. Red Rock Eden: Story of Fruita, George Davidson, 1986.
  15. The Cliff Dwellings Speak: Exploring the Ancient Ruins of the Greater American Southwest, Beth Sagstetter and Bill Sagstetter (BenchMark Publishing of Colorado), 2010.
  16. Desert Light: A Photographer’s Journey Through America’s Desert Southwest, John Annerino (Countryman Press), 2006.
  17. Carved by Time: Landscapes of the Southwest, Jake Rajs (The Monacelli Press), 2010.
  18. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, Ron Blakey and Wayne Ranney (Grand Canyon Association), 2008.
  19. The American Southwest: Land of Challenge and Promise, Jake Page and Bruce Dale (National Geographic Society), 1998.
  20. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles Mann (Vintage Books), 2006.
  21. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, Charles Mann (Vintage Books), 2012.
  22. The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss, Gael Hannan (FriesenPress), 2015.
  23. How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens, Benedict Carey (Random House Trade Paperbacks), 2015.
  24. The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Quest for Faith, Terryl Givens and Fiona Givens (Deseret Book), 2014.
  25. Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt, Patrick Mason (Deseret Book), 2015.
  26. The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail, Wallace Stegner (McGraw-Hill), 1964.
  27. Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner (Wings), 1987.
  28. Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family, Yoshiko Uchida (University of Washington Press), 1982.
  29. Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata’s Art of the Internment, Chiura Obata (Heydey Books), 2000.
  30. Evolving Faith: Wanderings of a Mormon Biologist, Steven Peck (Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship), 2015.
  31. Sunset: On the Passing of Those We Love, S. Michael Wilcox (Deseret Book), 2011.
  32. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, Michael Gerber (HarperCollins), 1995.
  33. How to Master the Art of Selling, Tom Hopkins (Business Plus), 2005.
  34. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers, Geoffrey Moore (HarperBusiness), 2006.
  35. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt & Co.), 2014.
  36. Hammerhead Six: How Green Berets Waged an Unconventional War Against the Taliban to Win in Afghanistan’s Deadly Pech Valley, Ronald Fry and Tad Tuleja (Hachette Books), 2016.
  37. The World of the Kalapuya: A Native People of Western Orgeon, Judy Juntunen, May Dasch, and Ann Bennett Rogers (Benton County Historical Society), 2005.
  38. Children of the Wild West, Russell Freedman (Clarion Books), 1983.
  39. Jedidiah Smith and the Opening of the West, Dale Morgan (Bison Books), 1964.
  40. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, Edward Abbey (Ballantine Books), 1974.
  41. Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founding Fathers Different, Gordon S. Wood (Penguin Books), 2007.
  42. The Open Space of Democracy, Terry Tempest Williams (Wipf & Stock), 2010.
  43. Journey to Topaz: A Story of The Japanese-American Evacuation, Yoshiko Uchida (Heyday), 2005.
  44. Uranium Frenzy: Saga of the Nuclear West, Raye Ringholz (Utah University Press), 2002.
  45. Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, Terry Tempest Williams (Vintage), 2002.
  46. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battled-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, Guy Kawasaki (Portfolio), 2004.
  47. Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification, Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman (American Psychological Association), 2004.
  48. Murder State: California’s Native American Genocide 1846-1873, Brendan Lindsay (University of Nebraska Press), 2015.
  49. 100 Years on the Muddy, Arabell Lee Hafner (Art City Publishing), 1967.
  50. Changes in Languages: From Nephi to Now, Brian D. Stubbs (Four Corners Digital Design), 2016.
  51. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, John Wesley Powell (Penguin), 2003.
  52. Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West, Wallace Stegner (Houghton Mifflin), 1954.
  53. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, Andrea Wulf (Knopf), 2015.
  54. The Moral Dimensions of Teaching, John Goodlad, Roger Soder, Kenneth Sirotnik (editors) (Jossey-Bass), 1993.
  55. On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape, Jared Farmer (Harvard University Press), 2008.
  56. American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason, Caroline Winterer (Yale University Press), 2016.
  57. An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, Benjamin Madley (Yale University Press), 2016.
  58. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, Tony Hsieh (Business Plus), 2010.
  59. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Taleb (Random House), 2007.