Chris Dixon: “I just discovered Erik Larson this year and read a few of his books, but this was my favorite.
It’s an exciting story of the sinking of the Lusitania, which reads kind of like an action movie switching between the characters on the ship to the submarine crew who sinks them."
Lloyd Blankfein: "[Erik Larson is] a writer who makes these narrow events -- gives a lot of texture to them and makes them feel very vivid"
Lloyd Blankfein: "Book recommendation: No Ordinary Time, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. About the 'home front' in WWII.
Early in the book a good discussion of Roosevelt’s leadership in mobilizing industry (whose hatred he had welcomed!) as the country transformed into the 'arsenal of democracy.' Relevant."
Lloyd Blankfein: "My favorite writer of military history"