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Rick Gleason
The list author says: "A list of some of my favorite books I've read in the last several years in order of the most recent on down."
Deal Me In: Twenty of The World's Top Poker Pros Share How They Turned Pro
Deal Me In: Twenty of The World's Top Poker Pros Share How They Turned Pro
"I enjoyed reading this book where some of the top poker players share their personal stories about how they became the players they are today. I learned a lot and especially came to appreciate the difficulties some of the games brightest stars had to endure to get where they are today. If this sounds like something that would interest you, then I highly recommend it!"
Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player
Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player
"Interesting read on one semi-professional's year in the big leagues of tournament poker around the world."
Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker
Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker
"I just read in half-a-day Duke's 2005 book (260 pages).  I couldn't put it down.  It was a great read about her life, family and poker career.  It included worthy advice on how to play better poker and was well-well worth the time invested."
Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
"I enjoyed reading this book from one of my all-time favorite speakers who I've appreciated from the time I was a small boy. For all ages, especially those on the downhill slopes.  It's a great read.  Full of encouragement and promise.  I highly recommend it. http://rixxblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/age-has-a-way/"
Growing Up Amish: A Memoir
Growing Up Amish: A Memoir
"An interesting account of the author's repeated struggles to reconcile his attraction to the outside world with the deep-rooted, closed society of his faith."
SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
"Could hardly put this one down.  Keeps you on the edge of your set as Howard remembers his days and missions with the top tier of one of the most elite military organizations in the world. A true patriot, I highly recommend this!"
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
"I highly recommend this book for anyone considering starting their own business.  Howard Schultz' humanity, his love for his company and his fellow employees is beyond commendable."
North and South (North and South Trilogy Part One)
North and South (North and South Trilogy Part One)
"I'm not much for reading fiction, but Jake's blending of his own characters with real-life people and places was a great read. A great insight as to the challenges facing those from both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War. A definite improvement to my understanding of the issues and the people during those days."
The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness
The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness
"An amazing story regarding the iPods wide-sweeping influence and changes this gadget has brought to the world. I had no idea!"
My Life
My Life
"Not a big "President" Clinton fan, but I still admire the man.  Call me crazy!"
Here's Johnny!: My Memories of Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show, and 46 Years of Friendship
Here's Johnny!: My Memories of Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show, and 46 Years of Friendship
"Lots of great "insider" stories from the guy who outta know!"
Added Upon
Added Upon
"Our past, present and future from an eternal perspective.  A classic read especially for those who believe we had a beginning before our births and life that continues beyond the grave."
D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
"The stories behind the soldiers that fought in this giant campaign unparalleled in human history.   Written by one of the war's best historians and prolific authors.  Highly recommended!"
Faith of My Fathers
Faith of My Fathers
"McCain's experiences as a young Naval Officer and his days as a P.O.W.  Brutal and honest in his struggles for individual identity as the son and grandson of Navy Admirals."
Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir
Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir
"An excellent narrative of Senator McCain's experiences as a politician.  Lots of behind-the-scenes stories.  Bold and self-effacing."
Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes
Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes
"Values that can change the world -- and how to stand up for them. Interesting and an easy to read."
Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs
Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs
"For the dog lover everywhere and those that might be. You'll never look at "man's best friend" the same again.  Amazing stories and an inspirational read for the dog owner and admirer."
First Son : George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty
First Son : George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty
"Want to know the real George W. Bush?  A well-written book about our man in the White House."
How to Write Your Own Life Story: The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer
How to Write Your Own Life Story: The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer
"A MUST HAVE for the personal history writer with many great ideas for leaving your story behind."
In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection
In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection
"If you own a gun, especially for self-protection, this is a MUST READ!  The facts about responsible gun ownerhip and expert advice from one of the country's foremost authorities."
Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
"Easy to read and a common-sense approach to change.  Wake up and take control of your life from one of the most remarkable counselors of our day."
The Most Important Thing I Know: Life Lessons fromColin Powell, Stephen Covey, Maya Angleou and 1 Other Emine
The Most Important Thing I Know: Life Lessons fromColin Powell, Stephen Covey, Maya Angleou and 1 Other Emine
"A great gift book and excellent advice from among the world's greatest achievers."
Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball
Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball
"My all-time favorite baseball book from someone who knows the game and how to write about it."
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