Guy's Book Recommendations

My own books, and some recommended reads

Collections

Books

Great, simple, effective, guide to memory training.

by Harry Lorayne

Engaging memoir of training a world-class memory

by Joshua Foer

Awesome discussion of medieval memory techniques. A must read for all Fiore scholars.

by Mary Carruthers

Great book about where food comes from

by Michael Pollan

The full-colour facsimile, translation and commentary of Vadi's De Arte Gladiatoria

by Guy Windsor

My new translation and commentary on Vadi's De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi

by Guy Windsor

The definitive treatment of the oldest combat manual we have.

by Jeffrey L. Forgeng

Another great instalment of the Vorkosigan saga.

by Lois McMaster Bujold

Fantastic classic sci-fi- with swords!

by Neal Stephenson

one of my favourite books ever.

by Neal Stephenson

Get started with the baroque cycle here. It's a fabulous book.

by Neal Stephenson

Awesome story

by Neal Stephenson

Historical European Martial Arts in Its Context: Single-Combat, Duels, Tournaments, Self-Defense, War, Masters and Their Treatises

by Richard Marsden

Everything you need to know about historical martial arts

by Guy Windsor

Everything you need to know about historical martial arts

by Guy Windsor

Very interesting overview of medieval warfare, aimed at GoT fans

by Ken Mondschein

Great little book on Fiore dei Liberi

by Ken Mondschein

Great book about the history of debt.

by David Graeber

Very good overview of how to build muscle and why you should.

by John R. Little

Very important book on why we sleep and how to do it better

by Matthew Walker

Vitally important book on how starch and sugar are killing you

by Gary Taubes

Beautiful book on a wide range of workbenches.

by Lon Schleining

Great book for guiding you to build a workbench

by Christopher Schwarz

Beautiful and inspiring book on woodworking without power tools

by Tom Fidgen

Fabulous book on how to get important work done

by Cal Newport

Fantastic book on how to actually get important work done

by Cal Newport

Gorgeous book for all fans of hand planes.

by Garrett Hack

Very interesting discussion of traditional Japanese martial arts training

by Karl F. Friday

Short bios of women too badass to ever be a Disney Princess.

by Jason Porath

Gorgeous book about beautiful manuscripts. One for the history nerds!

by Christopher de Hamel

Fascinating study of the applications of martial arts training to real life

by Dave Lowry

Very important study of the way your mind works

by Daniel Kahneman

Awesome martial arts memoir

by Robert Twigger

Really interesting study of one of the first women scientists

by David Bodanis

Interesting discussion of the necessity of failing sometimes

by Tim Harford

Awesome book!

by Rory Miller

The Swordsman's Companion

by Guy Windsor

The greatest medieval martial arts manuscript of them all

by Fiore Dei Liberi

A beautiful manuscript on medieval combat

by Philippo Vadi

Awesome space opera

by Lois McMaster Bujold

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