Peter Thiel’s Favorite Books

Peter Thiel’s Favorite Books

Updated on 6/26/2018 – Peter Thiel favorite books  first added on 2/15/2018 – this page will have time stamps with further updates

Although, he has never authored one, Peter Thiel has recommended a bunch of books over the years. We were  not able to find many but we strive for accuracy so if we are missing some recommendations please hit us an email at [email protected] with name of book and the source of the recommendation. We also want to mention that we earn an affiliate fee if you purchase the book through these links it’s not enough money to buy human blood to inject in attempt to make yourself more youthful (or a garbage bankrupt website which rhymes with, but it might be enough to pay for a used edition of Zero to One (or the cost of theactual value add of a website which rhymes with

Also note if you want to see my review of Bloodlands check it out here

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Peter Thiel’s Favorite Books List

Book Name Author Publish Date Source Amazon Link
 Things Hidden Since the Foundation of The World  René Girard  1987   Tools of Titans Amazon Link
100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith Sonia Arrison 2011
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin Timothy Snyder 2012
Resurrection from the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky (Studies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture) Rene Girard 2012
Sir Francis Bacon: The New Atlantis Sir Francis Bacon 2010
The American Challenge Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber 1967
The Great Illusion A Study of the Relation of Military Power to National Advantage Norman Angell 2012
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book) Neal Stephenson 2000
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Peter Thiel 2014
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition Robert B. Cialdini 2006

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