To inform our storytelling, I’ve read over 15,000 web and print articles, poured over numerous museum archives, interviewed almost one hundred individuals, and studied well over 1,000 books. Links are ephemeral, many physical artifacts are inaccessible unless you visit their resting place, and it’s hard work to dig through interviews. Books, on the other hand, are generally a much more approachable and authoritative source of information; here are the books I’ve read.