Doug Marshall's
Recommended Reading list

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

Book Categories

Professional Growth

Business Development
Economics
Leadership
Motivational
Negotiation
Sales/Marketing

Personal Growth

Memory Training
Nutrition & Health
Self-Improvement
Social Psychology
Wealth Creation

Spiritual Growth

Christian Biographies
Christian Classics
Christian Living
Christian Theology

Reading for Fun

American History
Biographies
Christian Fiction
Classic Novels
Contemporary Fiction
Environment

Book Category Author(s) Summary

Professional Growth

Business Development

4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere Timothy Ferriss
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Jim Collins
E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and... Michael E. Gerber
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Jim Collins
Great Game Of Business: Unlocking the Power of Open-Book Mgmt Jack Stack
Mastery Robert Greene
Perfect Salesforce Derek Gatehouse
Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything Stephen M. R. Covey
Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life Donald Trump & Bill Zanke...

Economics

Aftershock:… the Next Global Financial Meltdown David Wiedemer
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 Ev... John Mauldin

Leadership

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will F... John Maxwell
Bringing out the Best in Others Thomas Connellan
Making Room for Leadership: Power, Space and Influence M. Morse & L. Sweet
Shackleton’s Ways: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antar... M. Morrell and S. Cappere...
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World Gen'l Stanley McChrystal

Motivational

Art Of Possibility Rosamund Stone Zander
Greatest Salesman In the World Og Mandino
Greatest Salesman in the World, Part II: The End of the Story Og Mandino

Negotiations

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High Patterson, Grenny & et. a...
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In William Ury & Bruce Patto...
Negotiation Boot Camp: How to Resolve Conflict, Satisfy Customer... Ed Brodow

Sales/Marketing

Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs… to Engage Your ... A. Handley & C.C. Chapman
Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break thr... Joe Puluzzi
Fortune Cookie Principle: 20 Keys to a Great Brand Story Bernadette Jiwa
Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness Jeffrey Gitomer
Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends Tim Sanders
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship ... Keith Farrazzi
New Rules of Marketing & PR David Meerman Scott
Spin Selling Neil Rackham
Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentles... Chet Holmes

Personal Growth

Memory Training

Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Joshua Foer
Your Memory: How It Works and to Improve It Kenneth Higbee

Nutrition and Health

Fat Fallacy: The French Diet Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss Will Clower
Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill: The Complete Guide to Fats, Oils... Udo Erasmus
Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot John Parker
Marathoning for Mortals: A Regular Person’s Guide to the J... J. Bingham & J. Hadfield
Move Yourself: …Doctor’s Guide to All the Healing Be... Tedd Mitchell
Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet... Artemis Simopoulos
Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Micheal & Mary Eades
Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet Susan Allport
South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed… for Fast... Arthur Agatston
SuperFoods HealthStyle: Proven Strategies for Lifelong Health Steven Pratt & Kathy Matt...

Self-Improvement

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Persona... Stephen Covey
Are You Ready To Succeed? Unconventional Strategies to Achieve Srikumar Rao
Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest fo... August Turak
Little Red Book of Wisdom Mark DeMoss
ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Re... Gary Keller
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’... Carmine Gallo
Train Your Brain For Success: Read Smarter, Remember More, and B... Roger Seip
Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to E... 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 2.0 Travis Bradberry
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Daniel Goleman
How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the ... Sally Hogshead
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Man’s Search for Meaning Victor Frankl
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Tom Rath
Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference Malcolm Gladwell
Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why Amanda Ripley

Wealth Creation

Buy Gold Now: How a Real Estate Bust, our Bulging National Debt Shayne McGuire
Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s... T. Stanley & D. Danko
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom Tony Robbins
Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki
Richest Man in Babylon George Clason

Spiritual Growth

Christian Biographies

Augustine Of Hippo: A Biography Peter Brown
George Mueller: Delighted in God Roger Steer

Christian Classics

Foxe’s Book Of Martyrs John Foxe
In His Steps Charles Sheldon
Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan
Practice of the Presence of God Brother Lawrence
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Jonathan Edwards

Christian Living

5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Gary Chapman
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality Donald Miller
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed By a Relentless God Francis Chan & C. Tomlin
Desiring God: Meditations of of Christian Hedonist John Piper
God is Closer than You Think John Ortberg
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary Wo... Bob Goff
Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? Rick Warren
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream David Platt
Searching for God Knows What Donald Miller
Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community H. Halter & M. Smay
Walking with God: Talk to Him. Hear from Him. Really. John Eldredge

Christian Theology

Five Points Of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented Steele, Thomas, Quinn
Heaven Randy Alcorn
Reformed Doctrine of Predestination Loraine Boettner
True Spirituality Francis Schaeffer

Reading For Fun

American History

1776 David McCollough
Age of Turbulence Alan Greenspan
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Paci... Peter Stark
Band of Brothers: …from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle&#... Stephen Ambrose
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era James McPherson
D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Stephen Ambrose
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Erik Larson
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale… the Murder of a President Candice Millard
Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder Erik Larson
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt Michael Lewis
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American… Erik Larson
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Nathaniel Philbrick
Killer Angels: …Classic Novel of the Civil War Michael Shaara
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America... B. O'Reilly & M. Dugard
Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural Ronlad White, Jr.
Nothing Like It In the World: …the Transcontinental Railro... Stephen Ambrose
Path Between the Seas: …the Panama Canal David McCollough
Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution Joseph Ellis
The Oregon Trail Francis Parkman
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: …Forgotten War B. Kilmeade & D. Yaeger
Undaunted Courage: …the Opening of the American West Stephen Ambrose
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America Daniel Walker Howe
White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster Gary Krist

Biographies

Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years Carl Sandburg
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betraya Ben Macintyre
Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow
Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide Michael Oren
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House Jon Meacham
Babylon’s Ark: …Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo Lawrence Anthony
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Walter Isaacson
Blood of Lambs: A Former Terrorist’s Memoir of Death and R... Kamal Saleem
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist Roger Lowenstein
Cleopatra: A Life Stacey Schiff
Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love Kristin Kimball
Eisenhower: Soldier and President Stephen Ambrose
Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild Lawrence Anthony & G. Spe...
Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition Caroline Alexander
George Washington: A Biography Washington Irving
Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeannette Walls
House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty… Ron Chernow
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
John Adams David McCollough
Last Lion: Winston Churchill: 1874-1932 William Manchester
Last Lion: Winston Churchill: 1940-1965 W. Manchester & P. Reid
Lee: The Last Years Charles Bracelen Flood
Life on the Color Line: …a White Boy Who… Was Black Gregory Williams
Long Walk The True Story of a Trek to Freedom Slavomir Rawicz
Man in the Rockefeller Suit Mark Seal
My Losing Season Pat Conroy
President is a Sick Man: Grover Cleveland Matthew Algeo
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder… Bill Browder
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend Susan Orlean
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer Lynne Cox
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin
Theodore Rex (Teddy Roosevelt) Edmund Morris
Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival John Vaillant
Truman David McCollough
West with the Night Beryl Markham
Why I Left Goldman Sachs Greg Smith
You Can’t Make This Up: … Sports and Television Al Michaels

Classic Novels

1984 George Orwell
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
Brothers Karamozov Fyodor Dostoevsky
Call of the Wild Jack London
Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
Dracula Bram Stoker
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
Illiad Homer
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Last of the Mohicans James Fennimore Cooper
O Pioneers! Willa Cather
Odyssey Homer
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
Song of the Lark Willa Cather
Three Musketeers 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
An Instance of the Fingerpost Iain Pears
Charm School Nelson DeMille
Cold Dish: A Longmire Mystery Craig Johnson
Gates of Fire: The Battle of Thermopylae Steven Pressfield
Historian Elizabeth Kostova
Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel Jamie Ford
Hunger Games Trilogy Suzanne Collins
Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel Ivan Doig
Life of Pi Yann Martel
Lord of the Rings Trilogy J.R.R. Tolkien
Martian: A Novel Andy Weir
Master and Commander Patrick O'Brien
Nightingale: A Novel Kristin Hannah
Orchardist: A Novel Amanda Coplin
Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky
The Shack William Young

Environment

25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment Daniel Botkin
Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert

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