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Rob’s Best Books of All Time

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

By popular demand, here are my favorite books of all-time. Many requested this over the Holidays, so here it is…

ROB’S TOP 110 BOOKS – THE GREATS

1984

100 Years of Solitude

A River Runs Through It

A Tale of Two Cities

After Virtue

All Quiet on the Western Front

Aneid

Anna Karenina

Aristotle – Poetics

Atlas Shrugged

Band of Brothers

Beowulf

Bible

Brave New World

Brothers Karamazov – Dostoevsky

Candide

Cannery Row

Catch-22

Confessions by St. Augustine

Dangerous Liaisons – Laclos

Don Quixote

Fahrenheit 451

Faust

Fear & Trembling (Kierkegaard)

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Frankenstein

From Here to Eternity

Gates of Fire

Hamlet

Heart of Darkness

Herodotus – Histories

How to Win Friends and Influence…

Into Thin Air

Invisible Man

King Solomon’s Mines

Last Lion Triology (about Churchill)

Les Miserables

Letters from a Stoic (Seneca)

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbs

Lives by Plutarch

Lonesome Dove

Lord of the Rings

Mademe Bovary – Flaubert

Man’s Search for Meaning

Discourses of Epictetus

Metamorphoses by Ovid

Michelle De Montaigne’s Essays

Moby Dick

Native Son

Nicomachean Ethics (Arisotle)

Odyssey

Oil! (Upton Sinclair)

On the Road

Paradise Lost

Pride & Prejudice

Remembrances of Things Past – Proust

Revolutionary Road

Robinson Crusoe

Roman Honor

Self-Control: Its Kingship & Majesty

Self-Reliance & Other Essays

Slaughterhouse-Five

Sound and the Fury – Faulkner

Swiss Family Robinson

Tarzan of the Apes (Edgar Rice Burrough)

The Adventures of Huck Finn

The Art of War

The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

The Bible

The Book of Deeds of Arms and Chivalry

The Boy Scout Handbook

The Boys of Summer

the Brothers Karamazov

The Call of the Wild

The Code of Man

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Dharma Bums

The Divine Comedy

The Education of a Wandering Man (L. L’amour)

The Federalist Papers

The Fountainhead

The Godfather

The Grapes of Wrath

The Great Gatsby

The Great Railway Bazaar

The Histories (Herodotus)

The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings (J.R.R Tolkien)

The Illiad & The Odyssey

The Killer Angels

The Last of the Mohicans

The Lord of Flies

The Maltese Falcon

The Naked & the Dead (Norman Mailer)

The Prince

The Republic by Plato

The Road

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People

The Sun Also Rises

The Thin Red Line

The Wealth of Nations

Thucydides

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Nietzsche)

To Kill a Mockingbird

Treasure Island

Ulysses (Joyce)

Utopia by Sir Thomas More

Walden

War & Peace – Tolstoy

Wutherling Heights – Bronte

MILITARY-SECURITY

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

The Great Game

The Siege

Beirut to Jerusalem

Sherman by Liddell Hart

The Generalship of Alexander the Great (Fuller)

Grant takes Command

Gates of Fire

The Village by Bing West

The Tribe by Sebastian Junger

The Crusades through Arab Eyes

The Crisis of Islam

Imperial Grunts

Soldier Sahibs

The Savage Wars of Peace

The Rise of American Power by Max Boot

Charlie Wilson’s War

The Arab Mind

Jawbreaker

Battle Ready

A Modern History of Somalia

Rebel Yell

Captain Richard Francis Burton (Rice)

The Khyber Rifles

Black Hawk Down

ROB’S ABSOLUTE PERSONAL FAVORITES

Title/Author

The Prince by Miachevelli

Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

The Republic by Plato

The Source by James Michener

Anna Karenina by Tolstoy

Genghis Khan: Birth of an Empire

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Shirer

Secretariat: The making of a champion

Casey by Joseph Persico

Young Men & Fire by Norman McLean

The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway

Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

The Odyssey by Homer

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

A River Runs Through It by Norman McLean

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

Lives by Plutarch

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Michelle De Montaigne’s Essays

The Road by Cormac Mccarthy

11/22/62 by Stephen King

Last Lion Triology (about Churchill)

Moby Dick

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People

The Education of a Wandering Man (L. Lamour)

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

Letters from a Stoic (Seneca)

MILITARY-SECURITY-PERSONAL FAVORITES

The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk

Beirut to Jerusalem

Gates of Fire

The Tribe by Sebastian Junger

D-Day by Stephen Ambrose

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

Rebel Yell (about Stonewall Jackson)

Captain Richard Francis Burton (Rice)

The Khyber Rifles

Black Hawk Down

Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell


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