A History of Men, Chapter 1: Our Reading List

  • Posted on: 11 December 2011
  • By: TedG
2009   Mean Rating
  (Scale of 1-5)
  Readability Interest
June Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska     
  by Seth Kantner    
July Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story     
  by LeAnne Howe    
August The Tenderness of Wolves    
  by Stef Penney    
Sept/Oct Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10     
  by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson    
November Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer    
  by James L. Swanson    
December OFF    
2010   Mean Rating 
  (Scale of 1 – 5)
  Readability Interest
January One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd  4.7 4
  by Jim Fergus    
February Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd  4.5 4.5
  by Karsten Heuer    
March Standing Next to History: An Agent's Life Inside the Secret Service  4 4
  by Joseph Petro, with Jeffrey Robinson    
April River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey 4.5 4.9
  by Candice Millard    
May The Bodies Left Behind 3.75 2.8
  by Jeffery Deaver    
June The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon  5 5
  by David Grann    
July OFF - -
August The Road Home 3 3.8
  by Jim Harrison    
September Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf  2.3 2.6
  by James Segrest and Mark Hoffman    
October The World Without Us 3.7 3.7
  by Alan Weisman    
November 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus 5 5
  by Charles C. Mann    
December The Haj 4.8 4.8
  by Leon Uris    
2011   Mean Rating 
  (Scale of 1 – 5)
  Readability Interest
January In the Spirit of Crazy Horse -- --
  by Peter Matthiessen    
February A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto 4.2 2
  by Jorge Ramos    
March The Devil's Highway: A True Story 5 4.9
  by Luis Alberto Urrea    
April True Grit 5 5
  by Charles Portis    
May From Microsoft to Malawi -- --
  by Michael Buckler    
June The Overton Window 5 5
  by Glenn Beck    
July Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival  4 2.5
  by Norman Ollestad    
Aug/Sept Moby Dick 2.5 4.5
  by Herman Melville    
October Lion’s Game 4.9 4.8
  by Nelson DeMille    
Nov/Dec The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America    
  by Douglas Brinkley    
2012   Mean Rating
  (Scale of 1 – 5)
  Readability Interest
January Blue Blood    
  by Edward Conlon    
February One Second After    
  by William R. Forstchen    
March Griftopia    
  by Matt Taibbi    
April The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America     
  by Erik Larson