Tag: biography

The Wolf of Wall Street

Usually, I don’t spend time reading a book that I know is going to be made into a movie. There are too many great books and too few great films. It is more logical to read a great book that … [continue reading]

Amarillo Slim – The Worlds Greatest Gambler

I just finished reading an excellent book about professional gambler Amarillo Slim.

Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People: The Memoirs of the Greatest Gambler Who Ever Lived
Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People: The Memoirs of the Greatest Gambler Who Ever Lived by Amarillo Slim Preston

This book has stories that will … [continue reading]

Stories By Ed, Jim, and Danny

Three of the books I read recently are biographies.

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks is by Ed Viesturs. It is the story of the first American to climb all 14 mountains higher than 8,000 … [continue reading]