Favorite books

In non-fiction:

Skunk Works

Whenever I'm tempted to say something is hard, I think about Skunk Works; surely it's not as hard as what they did!

Alexander Hamilton

The all-American biography. History is wilder than fiction.

Battle Cry of Freedom

Definitive single-volume history of the Civil War.

In fiction:

The Pillars of the Earth

A stunning tale about, of all things, the construction of a 12th-century Gothic cathedral.

The Remains of the Day

Flawless prose. Haunting.

All the Light We Cannot See

An unlikely and beautiful story.

For more recommendations, see my bookshelf. Please send me your suggestions!