The Across the Peak Bookshelf

Our listeners asked, so we responded! This is the Across The Peak Bookshelf, where Rich and Justin will provide a running list of the books mentioned in each episode. As avid readers we sometimes have a hard time limiting ourselves to a single Book of the Week (BotW) but don't worry - we'll list all those books here, too!

Episode 1 BotW: The Stuff of Though: Language as a Window Into Human Nature by Steven Pinker

Episode 2 BotW: The Way of Men by Jack Donovan

Episode 3 BotW: Hunting El Chapo by Andrew Hogan

Episode 4 BotW: True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer

Episode 5 BotW: How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff

Episode 6 BotW: We forgot to do a book of the week, but we did discuss a couple books:

Episode 7 BotW: Sleep Thieves: An Eye-Opening Exploration Into the World of Sleep by Stanley Coren

Episode 8 BotW: No book of the week this week because this episode revolved around the following four books:

Other books mentioned during Episode 8:

Episode 9 BotW: The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Eating Local by Alisa Smith and J.B. McKinnon

Other books mentioned during Episode 9:

Episode 10 BotW: Pocket Ref  by Thomas Glover

Episode 11 BotW: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler

Episode 12 BotW: Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha

Episode 13 BotW: Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales

Episode 14 BotW: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors by Nicholas Wade

Episode 15 BotW: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Persig

Episode 16 BotW: Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook by Rick Steves

Episode 17 BotW: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

Episode 18 BotW: Don’t Make Me Pull Over: An Informal History of the American Road Trip by Richard Ratay

Episode 19 BotW: Prepping For Life: The Balanced Approach to Personal Security and Family Safety by Grant Cunningham

Episode 20 BotW: The War of Art: Break Through Your Inner Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield

Other books mentioned in Episode 20:

Episode 21 BotW: COMSEC: Off-The-Grid Communication Strategies for Privacy Enthusiasts, Journalists, Politicians, Crooks, and the Average Joe

Episode 22 BotW: Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun by Paul M. Barrett

Episode 23 BotW: And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the World in Ten Cocktails by Wayne Curtis.

Episode 24 BotW: In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of its Survivors by Doug Stanton

Episode 25 BotW: Sentinel: Be the Agent In Charge of Your Own Protection Detail by Pat McNamara

Episode 26 BotW: The Heart and The Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens

Episode 27 BotW: A Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow The Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs

Episode 28 BotW: Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast

Episode 29 BotW: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Episode 30 BotW: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankel

Episode 31 BotW: 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation, by Clint Emerson

Episode 32 BotW: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, by Michael Pollan

Episode 33 BotW: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger. Justin thinks this but is absolutely MUST READ if you’ve been a member of any close-knit group, and especially the military.

Episode 34 BotW: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Episode 35 BotW: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

Episode 36 BotW: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathanial Philbrick

Episode 37 BotW: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, by William B. Irvine

Episode 38 BotW: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

Episode 39 BotW: The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker

Episode 040 BotW: One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair by Allan Peterkin

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