Doug Marshall's Recommended Reading List

Charlie "Tremendous" Jones once said, "You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read. "

My recommended reading list encompasses those books that have had a profound impact on my thinking; others on the list are purely for reading pleasure. Some of the books listed include a book summary that you can download and read.

I would enjoy reading your comments about any of the books on my list, and if you have any reading suggestions for me, I always appreciate learning about books that others have enjoyed.

Have fun!

Doug Marshall, CCIM

Book Categories:

Professional Growth
Articles by Doug Marshall
Business Development
Personal Growth
Memory Training
Nutrition and Health
Social Psychology
Wealth Creation
Spiritual Growth
Christian Biographies
Christian Classics
Christian Living
Christian Theology
Reading For Fun
American History
Christian Fiction
Classic Novels
Contemporary Fiction

Book Category Author(s) My Summary
Professional Growth
Articles by Doug Marshall
Eight Ways to Help Close Your Deal Doug Marshall
Five Questions Clients Never Ask, The Doug Marshall
How to Survive the Economic Downturn Doug Marshall
Business Development
Built To Last Jim Collins
E-Myth Revisited, The Michael Gerber
Good To Great Jim Collins
Mastery Robert Greene
Perfect Salesforce, The Derek Gatehouse
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich Timothy Ferriss
The Great Game Of Business: Unlocking the Power of Open-Book Management Jack Stack
The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everyting Stephen M. R. Covey
Aftershock: ... the Next Global Financial Meltdown David Wiedemer, et. al.
Code Red: How to Protect Your Savings from the Coming Crisis J. Mauldin & J. Tepper
Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle & How It Changes Everything John Mauldin
Bringing Out The Best In Others Thomas Connellan
Shackleton's Ways: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antartic Explorer M. Morrell and S. Capperell
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World General Stanley McChrystal
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You John Maxwell
Art Of Possibility, The Rosamund Stone Zander
Greatest Salesman In The World, Part II, The Og Mandino
Greatest Salesman In The World, The Og Mandino
Crucial Conversations, Tools for Talking... Patterson, Grenny & et. al.
Getting To Yes Fisher and Ury
Negotiation Boot Camp Ed Brodow
Content Rules: How to ... Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business A. Handley & C.C. Chapman
Epic Content Marketing: ... and Win More Customers by Marketing Less Joe Puluzzi
Little Red Book Of Selling, The Jeffrey Gitomer
Love Is The Killer App Tim Sanders
Never Eat Alone Ferrazzi and Raz
New Rules of Marketing & PR, The David Meerman Scott
Spin Selling Neil Rackham
The Fortune Cookie Principle: The 20 Keys to a Great Brand Story... Bernadette Jiwa
Ultimate Sales Machine, The Chet Holmes
Personal Growth
Memory Training
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering ... Joshua Foer
Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It Kenneth Higbee
Nutrition and Health
Fat Fallacy, The Will Clower
Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill Udo Erasmus
Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot John L. Parker, Jr
Marathoning for Mortals Bingham & Hadfield
Move Yourself Eds. Ted Mitchell, et al
Omega Diet, The Simpolous and Robinson
Protein Power M. Eades and M. Eades
Queen Of Fats, The: Why Omega-3's Were ... Susan Allport
South Beach Diet Arthur Agastaon, MD
SuperFoods Healthstyle S. Pratt and K. Matthews
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care T. R. Reid
Are You Ready To Succeed? Srikumar Rao
Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks August Turak
Little Red Book of Wisdom, The Mark DeMoss
Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People, The Stephen Covey
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Greatest Minds Carmine Gallo
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Gary Keller
Train Your Brain for Success Roger Seip
Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business ... to Extraordinary Dr. Frank Luntz
Social Psychology
Blink - The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Malcolm Gladwell
Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel Pink
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Daniel Goleman
Emotional Intelligence 2.0: The World's Most Popular Emotional Intelligence Test T. Bradberry & J. Greaves
How The World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination Sally Hogshead
Made to Stick - Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Heath & Heath
Man's Search for Meaning Vicktor Frankl
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Tom Rath
The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - And Why Amanda Ripley
Tipping Point, The: How Little Things Can ... Malcolm Gladwell
Wealth Creation
Buy Gold Now Shayne McGuire
Millionaire Next Door, The T. Stanley and W. Danko
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom Tony Robbins
Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki
Richest Man In Babylon, The George Clason
Spiritual Growth
Christian Biographies
Augustine Of Hippo Peter Brown
George Muller Roger Steer
Christian Classics
Foxe's Book Of Martyrs John Foxe
In His Steps Charles Sheldon
Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
Pilgrim's Progress, The John Bunyan
Practice Of The Presence Of God, The Brother Lawrence
Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Jonathan Edwards
Christian Living
Blue Like Jazz Don Miller
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God Francis Chan
Desiring God John Piper
God Is Closer Than You Think John Ortberg
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World Bob Goff
Making Room for Leadership MaryKate Morse
Purpose Driven Life, The Rick Warren
Searching For God Knows What Donald Miller
The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Com... Halter & Smay
Walking With God John Eldredge
Christian Theology
Five Points Of Calvinism, The Steele, Thomas, Quinn
Heaven Randy Alcorn
Reformed Doctrine Of Predestination, The Loraine Boettner
True Spirituality Francis Schaeffer
Reading For Fun
American History
1776 David McCullough
Age Of Turbulence, The Alan Greenspan
Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire Peter Stark
Band Of Brothers Stephen Ambrose
Battle Cry Of Freedom James McPherson
D-Day June 6, 1944 Stephen Ambrose
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Eirk Larson
Devil In The White City, The Erik Larson
Flash Boys: A Wall Stree Revolt Micheal Lewis
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Erik Larson
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Nathaniel Philbrick
Killing Lincoln Bill O'Reilly & Ken Dugard
Lincoln's Greatest Speech Ronald White
Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad Stephen Ambrose
Oregon Trail, The Francis Parkman
Path Between the Seas, The David McCullough
The Killer Angels Michael Shaara
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution Joseph Ellis
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert
The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster... Gary Krist
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History Brian Kilmeade
Undaunted Courage Stephen Ambrose
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 Daniel Walker Howe
Abraham Lincoln Carl Sandburg
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love & Betrayal Ben Macintyre
Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow
Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide Michael B. Oren
American Lion: Andrew Jackson In The White ... Jon Meacham
Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo Lawrence Anthony
Benjamin Franklin Walter Isaacson
Blood of the Lambs, The - A Former Terrorist's Memoir... Kamal Saleem
Buffett: The Making Of An American Capitalist Roger Lowenstein
Cleopatra: A Life Stacy Schiff
Dirty Life, The: A Memoir of Farming, Food & Love Kristin Kimball
Eisenhower Volume II: The President Stephen Ambrose
George Washington Washington Irving
House Of Morgan, The Ron Chernow
John Adams David McCullough
Last Lion: Winston Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 William Manchester
Last Lion: Winston Churchill: Visions of ..., 1874-1932 William Manchester
Lee: The Last Years Charles Flood
Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black Gregory Howard Williams
Long Walk, The: The Trek To Freedom Slavomir Rawicz
My Losing Season: A Memoir Pat Conroy
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice Bill Browder
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend Susan Orlean
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson
Swimming to Antarctica Lynne Cox
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns-Goodwin
The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild Lawrence Anthony
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Exp... Caroline Alexander
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeannette Walls
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit Mark Seal
The President is a Sick Man: Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea Matthew Algeo
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengence and Survival John Vaillant
Theodore Rex Edmund Morris
Truman David McCullough
West with the Night Beryl Markham
Why I Left Goldman Sachs Greg Smith
You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television Al Michaels
Christian Fiction
Shack, The William Young
Classic Novels
A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, The Mark Twain
Adventures Of Oliver Twist, The Charles Dickens
All Quiet On The Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
Brothers Karamazov, The Fyodor Dostoevsky
Call Of The Wild Jack London
Crime And Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
Dracula Bram Stoker
For Whom The Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
Grapes Of Wrath, The John Steinbeck
Illiad, The Homer
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Last Of The Mohicans, The James Fennimore Cooper
Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
O Pioneers! Willa Cather
Odyssey, The Homer
Pride And Prejudice Jane Austen
Red Badge Of Courage, The Stephen Crane
Robinson Crusoe Daniel DeFoe
Sense And Sensibility, The Jane Austen
Song Of The Lark, The Willa Cather
Three Musketeers, The Alexandre Dumas
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
War And Peace Leo Tolstoy
White Fang Jack London
Contemporary Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doer
Charm School, The Nelson DeMille
Gates Of Fire: The Battle Of Thermopylae Steven Pressfield
Historian, The Elizabeth Kostova
Hobbit, The J.R.R. Tolkien
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford
Hunger Games Trilogy, The Suzanne Collins
Instance Of The Fingerpost Ian Pears
Last Bus to Wisdom Ivan Doig
Life Of Pi Yann Martel
Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, The J.R.R. Tolkien
Master And Commander Patrick O'Brien
Secret Life Of Bees, The Sue Monk Kidd
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky
The Cold Dish: A Longmire Mystery Craig Johnson
The Martian Andy Weir
The Orchardist: A Novel Amanda Coplin