We at Boyd Financial Group like to read. We read all kinds of books – fiction, non-fiction, history, historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies, business books and more. The list is long, and once a quarter, we like to share recommendations with our clients. If The Leaf Club helps you find books that interest, stimulate, engage or amuse you, mission accomplished.
Joining Beau Boyd with our picks for this addition is Curt Brown. Curt is a lifelong reader and independent scholar with formal training in journalism. He fancies himself a Renaissance man…equal parts country squire, music aficionado, jack of all trades, bon vivant, culinary explorer and survivalist. He is employed as a Sales Manager with JM Wood Auction Company Inc. in Montgomery, Alabama.
Outlander -Diana Gabaldon
“The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by science Ph,D. with a background in scripting “Scrooge McDuck’ comics.” – mSalon.com
Semi-Tough – Dan Jenkins
“Dan Jenkins is a comic genius.” – Don Imus
The Old Man and the Boy – Robert Ruark
“Filled with homespun humor and salty common sense. This is a book to be savored slowly, and kept and cherished.” —Herald Tribune
Devil in the White City – Erick Larson
“A dynamic, enveloping book….Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel…It doesn’t hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction.” —The New York Times
Managing For Results – Robert F. Drucker
Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) was considered the top management thinker of his time. He authored over 25 books, with his first, The End of Economic Man published in 1939. His ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. One of his most famous disciples alive today is Jack Welch. He was a teacher, philosopher, reporter and consultant.
Out of Africa – Karen Blixen
“A compelling story of passion and a movingly poetic tribute to a lost land” — The Times
SPECIAL CATEGORY – SPORTS HISTORY
The Match – Mark Frost
“Frost captures an elusive magic in this improbable matchup and what it meant for those who played and witnessed it.” — Publishers Weekly