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[Image: Photo taken by author of a moon rise at dusk. Intended for mood and backdrop only.]Listed below are my unread books sitting on my bookshelf. I enjoy reading, and many years ago I decided I would embark on a life-long journey of reading. I particularly wanted to read books that were considered classics, or at one time had been best sellers. Thus, I got into the habit of buying books even if I was already way behind in my reading journey.

I also was blessed with a one-time donation of several boxes of books, which significantly increased this list. Some of the books listed are not for reading but for reference — and as you might tell, I like old books.

Having these books on my shelf does not necessarily imply I endorse the book or author.



  1. An Analysis of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy, William F. O’Neill
  2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, John Locke
  3. Answer to Ayn Rand, A Critique of the Philosophy of Objectivism, John W. Robbins
  4. Aristotle for Everybody, Mortimer J. Adler
  5. Cicero, Selected Works, Michael Grant
  6. H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, James T. Farrell
  7. Mind Undermines Spacetime, Daniel A. Cowan
  8. Philosophical Dictionary, Voltaire
  9. Philosophy: Who Needs It?, Ayn Rand
  10. Reason and Analysis, Brand Blanshard
  11. Seneca, Letters from a Stoic, Robin Campbell
  12. Synergetics, R. Buckminster Fuller
  13. The Art of War, Sun-Tzu
  14. The Emperor’s New Mind, Roger Penrose
  15. The Ego And His Own, Max Stirner
  16. The Evidence of the Senses, David Kelley
  17. The Portable Neitzsche, Walter Kaufman
  18. The Status Seekers, Vance Packard
  19. The Vintage Mencken, Alistair Cooke
  20. The Virtue of Selfishness, Ayn Rand


  1. Bankruptcy 1995, Harry E. Figgie, Jr.
  2. Economic Sophisms, Frederic Bastiat
  3. Economics on Trial, Mark Skousen
  4. Great Myths of Economics, Don Paarlberg
  5. How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation, Harry Browne
  6. Human Action, Ludwig von Mises
  7. International Trade, Tariff and Commercial Policies, Asher Isaacs
  8. Man, Economy and State, Murray N. Rothbard
  9. National Economic Planning, What is Left?, Don Lavoie
  10. Tampering with the Machinery, Roots of Economic and Political Malaise, Lester O’Shea
  11. The Coming Currency Collapse, Jerome F. Smith
  12. The Future of American Business, Marvin Cetron
  13. The Great Depression of 1990, Ravi Batra
  14. Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
  15. What’s Next, Paul Erdman

Monetary Theory

  1. “Money” The Greatest Hoax on Earth, Merrill Jenkins
  2. A Treatise on Monetary Reform, Merrill Jenkins
  3. Banking Theories in the United States Before 1860, Harry E. Miller (1927), reprint
  4. Chaos in America, John L. King
  5. Honest Money, The United States Note, Charles S. Norburn
  6. The Fed, Martin Mayer

Political and Social Theory

  1. America: What Went Wrong?, Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
  2. Boiling Point, Kevin Phillips
  3. Cases and Materials on Legislation Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy, William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Philip P. Frickey
  4. Cato’s Letters, John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon
  5. Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville
  6. In Defence of Politics, Bernard Crick
  7. None Dare Call It Treason, John A. Stormer
  8. On Liberty, John Stuart Mill
  9. Rights of Man, Thomas Paine
  10. The Compassionate Conservative, Joseph J. Jacobs
  11. The Conservative Mind, from Burke to Eliot, Russell Kirk
  12. The Ominous Parallels, Leonard Piekoff
  13. The Portable Veblen, edited by Max Lerner
  14. The Republic, Plato
  15. Who Rules America Now?, G. William Domhoff

Law and Legal Theory

  1. A Manual of Commercial Law, Edward W. Spencer (1913)
  2. American Law and the Constitutional Order, edited by Lawrence M. Friedman and Harry N. Scheiber
  3. American Legal History, Kermit L. Hall, William M. Wiecek, Paul Finkelman
  4. Assessing the Criminal, edited by Randy E. Barnett and John Hagel III
  5. Britton on Bills and Notes, William Everett Britton (1943)
  6. Brown’s Lawsuit Cookbook, Michael H. Brown
  7. Business Law, Samuel P. Weaver (1926)
  8. Cases on Commercial and Investment Paper, Roscoe Steffen (1939)
  9. Cases on Conflict of Laws, Ernest G. Lorenzen (1946)
  10. Cases On Private Corporations, edited by George F. Canfield and I. Maurice Wormser (1932)
  11. Constitutional Law and Politics, David M. O’Brien
  12. Constitutional Law, Cases and Essays, Sheldon Goldman
  13. Crime and Punishment in American History, Lawrence M. Friedman
  14. Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, John N. Ferdico
  15. Jurisdiction Over Federal Areas Within the States I and II, reprinted by Constitutional Research Associates
  16. Law of Evidence, Charles T. McCormick (1940)
  17. McKelvey on Evidence, John Jay McKelvey (1944)
  18. Paralegal Practice and Procedure, Deborah E. Larbalestrier
  19. Persons and Domestic Relations, John W. Madden (1931)
  20. Popular Guide to Modern Legal Principles, Francis W. Marshall (1949)
  21. Proving Federal Crimes, U. S. Dept. of Justice
  22. The Common Law, Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr.
  23. The Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of California
  24. The Digest of Roman Law, Theft, Rapine, Damage, and Insult, Justinian
  25. The Federal Courts and the Rule of Law, John C. Hughes
  26. The People and The Court, Judicial Review in a Democracy, Charles L. Black, Jr.
  27. The Theory of Common Law I and II, James M. Walker (1852), reprint


  1. The Book of Mormon
  2. The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  3. The Institutes of Biblical Law, R. J. Rushdoony
  4. The Qur’an
  5. The Qur’an and the Bible, William Campbell
  6. The Riches of Bunyan, John Bunyan

Evolution, Naturalism, Creation, and Beginnings

  1. In The Beginning, Foundations of Creation Theology, Herman Bavinck
  2. The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin


  1. Biography of a Bank, The Story of Bank of America, Marquis James and Bessie R. James
  2. Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States, 69th Congress
  3. From Dawn to Decadence, 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, Jacques Barzun
  4. Harlots, Whores, and Hookers, Hilary Evans
  5. Main Currents in American Thought, An Interpretation of American Literature, Vernon Louis Parrington (1930)
  6. Professional Men, The Rise of the Professional Classes in Nineteenth-Century England, W. J. Reader
  7. Race and Politics, “Bleeding Kansas” and the Coming of the Civil War, James A. Rawley
  8. Sidney Reilly, The True Story of the World’s Greatest Spy, Michael Kettle
  9. The Adams-Jefferson Letters, edited by Lester J. Cappon
  10. The Ancient Near East, edited by James B. Pritchard
  11. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  12. The Merchant Bankers, Joseph Wechsberg
  13. The Ordeal of Edward Bushell, Godfrey D. Lehman
  14. The Spirit of ’Seventy-Six, edited by Henry Steele Commager and Richard B. Morris


  1. Ben Hur, Lew Wallace
  2. Don Quixote, Cervantes
  3. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
  4. Selected Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
  5. The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  6. The Iliad, Homer
  7. The Inferno, Dante Alighieri, translated by John Ciardi
  8. The Odyssey, Homer
  9. Ulysses, James Joyce