Swift | Silent | Deadly


In January of 2020 I committed to reading a book a week. This page is a running list of books I’m reading and books I’ve read, starting in January of 2020 and going in reverse chronological order (most recent on top). This page contains affiliate links, as well as my links to reviews of books I’ve felt were worth reviewing. When you purchase a book through an affiliate link I receive a small commission.

Currently Reading

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales
The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy by William Strauss and Neil Howe
Smoke Signals: A History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee
Technical Rescue Handbook by National Park Service (opens to free .pdf)
Anatomy & Physiology for the Prehospital Provider by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Bob Elling, and Kirsten M. Elling
Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets, Eight Edition by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons & Nancy Caroline (Paramedic course textbook)

Books Read in 2020

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin
Inside the NRA by Joshua L. Powell
Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield
The Stranger In the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere Alive by Les Stroud
Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base by Andy Brown
The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. by Evan Ratliff
The Long-Range Shooting Handbook
by Ryan Cleckner
Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
by Carl T. Bergstrom & Jevin D. West
Dreamland: the True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones
Zero Footprint
 by Ralph Pezzullo and Simon Chase
The CSAT Way by Paul Howe
Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer by Johnny Garrett & Brad Evans
Educated by Tara Westover
Drink: The New Science of Alcohol + Your Health by David Nutt
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman, MD
Savage Son by Jack Carr
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
by David Epstein
True Believer
by Jack Carr
Fentanyl, Inc. by Ben Westhoff
Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity
by Charles L. Marohn, Jr. (highly recommended)
Emergency Care and Transport of the Sick and Injured by Jones & Bartlett Learning (EMT course textbook)
Combative Shotgun
by Mike Boyle
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
by Beth Macy (highly recommended)
The Defensive Shotgun
 by Louis Awerbuck
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
The Terminal List by Jack Carr (highly recommended)
Left of Bang by Patrick Van Horne and Jason Riley
The Final Day by William Forstchen
Coyote America by Dan Flores
The Rift by Walter Jon Williams
Choose Adventure: Safe Travel in Dangerous Places by Greg Ellifritz (My Review)
Gun Guy
by Bill Wilson
FBI Miami Firefight
by Edmundo and Elizabeth Mireles
The One Star Goodnight
by Christopher Dufour
Tactical Lock Picking (pre-release copy) by Pat Watson,
Hidden War
by John Nores (didn’t love it),
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
Deep Undercover: My Secret Life & Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America
by Jack Barsky
Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition, by Vincent J.M. DiMaio
The Lie Behind the Lie Detector by George W. Maschke and Gino J. Scalabrini
Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez (highly recommended, My Review)
The Stand by Stephen King (audio)
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson  (highly recommended)
Western North Carolina Beer by Anne Fitten Glenn
The Force by Don Winslow
Concealed Carry Class by Tom Givens (My Review)