Simple Liberty  




[Image: Photo taken by author of a double rainbow at the Grand Canyon. Intended for mood and backdrop only.]A wise individual once wrote that if you provide a man a fish you feed him for the day, but if you teach him to fish you feed him for life. My favorite hobby and pastime is reading. Books open the entire world to me, the entire universe. Books do not provide all the answers to the world’s challenges, they provide only one individual’s perspective. Yet, accumulate enough of those perspectives and slowly but surely a sincere reader begins to see how the world works and operates. A life of liberty requires being able to see the world as other people do.

Below are books from my bookshelf. I provide this list as a minor testimony that I try to write from a broad perspective. This list does not contain titles to all the books I have read, but only those resting on my personal bookshelf.

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

I have provided some reviews or commentaries. Be forewarned that a review might spoil the outcome before you have had an opportunity to read a book.

This is a partial list. There are several dozen books on my bookshelf that I haven’t yet read but intend to. If you are curious what is lying around…



  1. 365 Tao Daily Meditations, Deng Mong-Dao
  2. Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers, S. E. Frost, Jr.
  3. Before Philosophy, The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, H. and H. A. Frankfort and Thorkild Jacobsen
  4. Burdens of Proof in Modern Discourse, Richard Gaskins
  5. Collected Works of Voltaire, Greystone Press
  6. From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest, T. Z. Lavine
  7. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, Harry Browne
  8. Six Great Ideas, Mortimer J. Adler
  9. Ten Philosophical Mistakes, Mortimer Adler
  10. The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis
  11. The Art of Deception, Nicholas Capaldi
  12. The Book, Alan Watts
  13. The Freedom Outlaw’s Handbook, Claire Wolfe
  14. The Fundamental Questions of Philosophy, A. C. Ewing
  15. The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense, Suzette Haden Elgin
  16. The Mind’s I, arranged by Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennett
  17. The Peter Prescription, Laurence J. Peter
  18. The Peter Principle, Why Things Go Wrong, Laurence J. Peter
  19. The Soul of Science, Nancy R. Pearcey and Charles B. Thaxton
  20. The Story of Philosophy, Will Durant
  21. The Stranger, Albert Camus
  22. The Trial and Death of Socrates, Plato
  23. Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard’s Almanac, Benjamin Franklin


  1. A Short History Of American Capitalism, Meyer Weinberg
  2. A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism, Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  3. America’s Great Depression, Murray N. Rothbard
  4. America’s Unknown Enemy: Beyond Conspiracy, American Institute for Economic Research
  5. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, Charles A. Beard
  6. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Ayn Rand
  7. Cause and Control of the Business Cycle, American Institute for Economic Research
  8. Economics in One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt
  9. Economics in Plain English, Leonard Silk
  10. Economics Private and Public Choice, James D. Gwartney and Richard Stroup
  11. How the West Grew Rich, Nathan Rosenberg and L. E. Bridzell, Jr.
  12. How You Can Find Happiness During the Collapse of Western Civilization, Robert J. Ringer
  13. Is Deflation Coming?, American Institute for Economic Research
  14. Reconstruction of Economics, American Institute for Economic Research
  15. Restoring the American Dream, Robert J. Ringer
  16. Selected Essays on Political Economy, Frederic Bastiat
  17. The Affluent Society, John Kenneth Galbraith
  18. The Clipper Ship Strategy, Richard J. Maybury
  19. The Coming Economic Earthquake, Larry Burkett
  20. The Engineers and the Price System, Thorstein Veblen
  21. The Future of Capitalism, Lester C. Thurow
  22. The Panic of 1819, Murray N. Rothbard
  23. The Worldly Philosophers, Robert L. Heilbroner
  24. The Zero-Sum Society, Lester C. Thurow
  25. Useful Economics, American Institute for Economic Research
  26. Views on Capitalism, Richard Romano and Melvin Leiman
  27. Whatever Happened to the American Dream?, Larry Burkett

Monetary Theory

  1. A Caveat Against Injustice, Roger Sherman
  2. A Day at the Fed, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  3. A History of American Currency, William Graham Sumner
  4. A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz
  5. A Penny Saved…, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  6. A Plea for the Constitution of the United States, George Bancroft (1886), reprint
  7. ABCs of Figuring Interest, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  8. Banking Basics, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  9. Billions for the Bankers, Debts for the People, Sheldon Emry
  10. Breaking the Banks, Central Banking Problems and Free Banking Solutions, American Institute for Economic Research
  11. Checkbooklet, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  12. Closed for the Holiday, The Bank Holiday of 1933, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  13. Community Investment, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  14. Controlling Interest, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  15. Currency in U. S. History, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  16. Death of the Dollar, William F. Rickenbacker
  17. Decline and Fall of the Gold Standard, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  18. Dollars and Cents, Fundamental Facts About U. S. Money, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  19. Draining the Swamp, Harvey Barnard
  20. Evolution of Money and Banking in the United States, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  21. Fed Points, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  22. Federal Reserve System, Structure and Functions, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  23. Gold and Liberty, American Institute for Economic Research
  24. Hats the Federal Reserve Wears, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  25. Historical Beginnings… The Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  26. History at Your Fingertips and Spirit of the Nation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  27. History of Colonial Money, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  28. How Safe Is Your Bank?, American Institute for Economic Research
  29. Keynes vs. Harwood — A Contribution to Current Debate, American Institute for Economic Research
  30. Laws of the United States Relating to Currency, Finance, Banking From 1789 to 1896, Charles F. Dunbar (1897), reprint
  31. Making Economic Sense, Murray N. Rothbard
  32. Modern Money Mechanics, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  33. Money, James E. Ewart
  34. Money, David Kinley (1904), reprint
  35. Money, Francis Amasa Walker (1878), reprint
  36. Money and Banking, Charles L. Prather (1946)
  37. Money in Colonial Times, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  38. Our Money, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  39. Panic of 1907, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  40. Pieces of Eight, Edwin Vieira, Jr. (1983)
  41. Points of Interest, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  42. Principles of Banking, Eric N. Compton
  43. Public Debt: Private Asset, Government Debt and Its Role in the Economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  44. Secrets of the Temple, William Greider
  45. The Case Against the Fed, Murray N. Rothbard
  46. The Collapse of Deposit Insurance — and the Case for Abolition, American Institute for Economic Research
  47. The Creature from Jekyll Island, G. Edward Griffin
  48. The Federal Open Market, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  49. The Federal Reserve System in Action, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  50. The Federal Reserve System in Brief, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  51. The Federal Reserve System, Purposes and Functions, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  52. The Federal Reserve Today, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  53. The Lost Science of Money, Stephen Zarlenga
  54. The Miracle on Main Street, F. Tupper Sausy
  55. The Money Mystery, Richard J. Maybury
  56. The Mystery of Banking, Murray N. Rothbard
  57. The Pocket Money Book, A Monetary Chronology of the United States, American Institute for Economic Research
  58. The Story of Checks, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  59. The Story of Monetary Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  60. The Story of Money, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  61. The Story of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  62. The Truth in Money Book, Theodore R. Thoren and Richard F. Warner
  63. The Two Faces of Debt, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  64. Two Hundred Years of Central Banking, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  65. Understanding Open Market Operations, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  66. Wealth, Virtual Wealth and Debt, Frederick Soddy
  67. What Has Government Done to Our Money?, Murray N. Rothbard
  68. Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, Richard J. Maybury

Political and Social Theory

  1. A Declaration of Financial Independence, John Grandbouche
  2. A Disquisition on Government, John C. Calhoun, edited by C. Gordon Post
  3. A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Lysander Spooner
  4. A Theory of Justice, John Rawls
  5. Accent on the Right, Leonard E. Read
  6. Anarchism, George Woodcock
  7. Anarchism, edited by Robert Graham
  8. Anarchism and Other Essays, Emma Goldman
  9. Anarchism: Arguments For and Against, Albert Meltzer
  10. Anarchy, State and Utopia, Robert Nozick
  11. Ancient Rome, How It Affects You Today, Richard J. Maybury
  12. Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?, Richard J. Maybury
  13. Blood in the Streets, James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg
  14. Can Our Republic Survive, American Institute for Economic Research
  15. Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, Henry David Thoreau
  16. Clichés of Politics, edited by Mark Spangler
  17. Creating a New Civilization, Alvin and Heidi Toffler
  18. Defending the Undefendable, Walter Block
  19. Democracy, The God That Failed, Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  20. Did Big Brother Give You Permission To Go Wee-Wee?, Thomas F Metzger
  21. Dissenting Electorate, edited by Carl Watner and Wendy McElroy
  22. Empire and Nation, Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, Letters from the Federal Farmer, edited by Forrest McDonald
  23. Essays in Sociology, Max Weber
  24. Free to Choose, A Personal Statement, Milton and Rose Friedman
  25. Freedom and the Law, Bruno Leoni
  26. From Freedom to Slavery, Gerry Spence
  27. General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  28. God and the State, Mikhail Bakunin
  29. Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression, Mary J. Ruwart
  30. Human Rights, edited by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr., Jeffrey Paul
  31. Instead of a Book by a Man Too Busy to Write One, Benjamin Tucker
  32. Jury Nullification, Clay S. Conrad
  33. Knowledge and Decisions, Thomas Sowell
  34. Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes
  35. Liberalism, The Classical Tradition, Ludwig von Mises
  36. Man, The State, and War, Kenneth N. Waltz
  37. Megatrends, John Naisbitt
  38. Men Against the State: The Expositors of Individualist Anarchism, James J. Martin
  39. Mutual Aid, A Factor of Evolution, Petr Kropotkin
  40. Our Enemy, The State, Albert Jay Nock
  41. Power Shift, Alvin Toffler
  42. Progress and Poverty, Henry George
  43. Politics Among Nations, Hans J. Morgenthau
  44. Private Property and the Constitution, Bruce A. Ackerman
  45. Secession, State and Liberty, edited by David Gordon
  46. Secession, The Morality of Political Divorce from Fort Sumter to Lithuania to Quebec, Allen Buchanan
  47. Social Statics, Herbert Spencer
  48. Socialist Thought, A Documentary History, Edited by Albert Fried and Ronald Sanders
  49. Statism and Anarchy, Mikhail Bakunin
  50. Sweet Land of Liberty?, Henry Mark Holzer
  51. Taking Rights Seriously, Ronald Dworkin
  52. Ten Theories of Human Nature, Leslie Stevenson and David Haberman
  53. The Anarchist Reader, edited by George Woodcock
  54. The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates, edited by Ralph Ketcham
  55. The Ascent of Man, Jacob Bronowski
  56. The Bill of Rights, Original Meaning and Current Understanding, edited by Eugene W. Hickok, Jr.
  57. The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  58. The Conquest of Bread and Other Writings, Peter Kropotkin
  59. The Consent of the Governed, John C. Livingston and Robert G. Thompson
  60. The Constitution of Liberty, F. A. Hayek
  61. The Discovery of Freedom, Man’s Struggle Against Authority, Rose Wilder Lane
  62. The Essential Kropotkin, Pedited by Emile CApouya and Keitha Tompkins
  63. The Ethics of Liberty, Murray N. Rothbard
  64. The Federalist Papers, edited by Garry Willis
  65. The God of the Machine, Isabel Paterson
  66. The Great Reckoning, James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg
  67. The Humanist Manifesto
  68. The Imperial Presidency, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
  69. The Kingdom of God Is Within You, Leo Tolstoy
  70. The Law, Frederic Bastiat
  71. The Logic of Liberty, Michael Polanyi
  72. The Lysander Spooner Reader, Fox and Wilkes
  73. The Machinery of Freedom, David Friedman
  74. The Man Versus the State, Herbert Spencer
  75. The Market for Liberty, Linda and Morris Tannehill
  76. The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, Étienne de La Boéttie
  77. The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
  78. The Rights Retained by the People I and II, edited by Randy E. Barnett
  79. The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek
  80. The Sane Society, Erich Fromm
  81. The Second American Revolution, John W. Whitehead
  82. The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  83. The Social Contract Theorists, edited by Christopher W. Morris
  84. The Sovereign Individual, James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg
  85. The Spirit of Laws, Montesquieu
  86. The State, Anthony de Jasay
  87. The State, Franz Oppenheimer
  88. The Territorial Imperative, Robert Ardrey
  89. The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen
  90. The Third Wave, Alvin Toffler
  91. The Thousand Year War in the Mideast, Richard J. Maybury
  92. The True Believer, Eric Hoffer
  93. Theory of Classical Liberal “Industrielisme”, Augustin Thierry
  94. Two Treatises of Government, John Locke
  95. Utopia, Thomas More
  96. What is Property?, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  97. What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, William Graham Sumner
  98. What The Anti-Federalists Were For, Herbert J. Storing
  99. What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This?, Richard J. Maybury
  100. Whatever Happened to Justice?, Richard J. Maybury


  1. A Report on the Non-Compliance of the U. S. Treasury and I. R. S. with the Federal Register, Administrative Procedure and Paperwork Reduction Acts, John S. Pleasant
  2. Constitutional Income: Do You Have Any?, Phil Hart
  3. Cracking the Code, Peter Eric Hendrickson
  4. Everything I Have Is Their$, Merrill Jenkins
  5. Financing Government, Harold M. Groves (1945)
  6. For Good and Evil, The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization, Charles Adams
  7. How Anyone Can Stop Paying Income Taxes, Irwin Schiff
  8. How to Fire the IRS, Daniel J. Pilla
  9. IRS: Liars, Thieves, Thugs, Cowards and Hypocrites, Pat Patton
  10. Judicial Tyranny, Jeffrey A. Dickstein
  11. Land Tenure and Land Taxation in America, Aaron M. Sakolski
  12. Social Security, Prospects for Reform, edited by Peter J. Ferrara
  13. Tariffs: The Case for Protection, Lewis E. Lloyd
  14. Tax Scam, Alan Stang
  15. Taxes for Revenue Are Obsolete, Beardsley Ruml, reprinted from American Affairs, 1946
  16. The American Way in Taxation: Internal Revenue, 1862-1963, edited by Lillian Doris
  17. The Biggest Tax Loophole, Otto Skinner
  18. The Dispatch of Merchants, William L. Avery
  19. The Fair Tax, Bill Bradley
  20. The Federal Mafia, Irwin Schiff
  21. The Great Income Tax Hoax, Irwin Schiff
  22. The Greedy Hand, Amity Shlaes
  23. The Kingdom of Moltz, Irwin Schiff
  24. The Law That Always Was, Vern Holland
  25. The Law That Never Was I and II, Bill Benson and M. J. “Red” Beckman
  26. The Psychology of Taxation, Alan Lewis
  27. The Social Security Swindle, Irwin Schiff
  28. The Tariff Idea, W. M. Curtiss
  29. The Worst Tax? A History of the Property Tax in America, Glenn W. Fisher
  30. Those Dirty Rotten Taxes, The Tax Revolts that Built America, Charles Adams
  31. To Harass Our People, George Hansen
  32. U. S. v. Riely, Arizona Caucus Club
  33. Who’s Afraid of the IRS?, Miss Lynn Johnston

Law and Legal Theory

  1. A History of American Law, Lawrence M. Friedman
  2. A Matter of Interpretation, Antonin Scalia
  3. Adventures in Legal Land, Marc Stevens
  4. Ancient Law, Henry Maine
  5. Benchmarks, edited by Terry Eastland
  6. Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th Edition
  7. Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th Edition
  8. Constitution of the United States of America, Analysis and Interpretation, Congressional Research Service
  9. Courts on Trial, Jerome Frank
  10. How to Argue and Win Every Time, Gerry Spence
  11. How to Win a Lawsuit Without Hiring an Attorney, David C. Gossack
  12. Human Conduct and the Law, Mary C. Love
  13. Introduction to the Study of The Law of the Constitution, A. V. Dicey
  14. Law and Revolution, The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition, Harold J. Berman
  15. Legal Guide for Police, John C. Klotter
  16. Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman and Sara J. Berman-Barrett
  17. Simple Rules for a Complex World, Richard A. Epstein
  18. Takings, Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain, Richard A. Epstein
  19. The Art of Cross-Examination, Francis L. Wellman
  20. The Criminal Law Handbook, Paul Bergman and Sara J. Berman-Barrett
  21. The Death of Common Sense, Philip K. Howard
  22. The Enterprise of Law, Bruce L. Benson
  23. The Guardian of Every Other Right, A Constitutional History of Property Rights, James W. Ely, Jr.
  24. The Law of the Land, The Evolution of Our Legal System, Charles Rembar
  25. The Michigan State Constitution, Susan P. Fino
  26. The Morality of Law, Lon L. Fuller
  27. The Oxford Guide United States Supreme Court Decisions, edited by Kermit L. Hall
  28. The Story of Law, John M. Zane (1927)
  29. The Structure of Liberty, Justice and the Rule of Law, Randy E. Barnett
  30. The Trialbook, West Publishing
  31. The Wisconsin State Constitution, Jack Stark
  32. Trial Evidence, Richard Lea Kennedy (1935)
  33. What Everyone Should Know About Police/Citizen Encounters, Frank Turano
  34. Your Day in Court, Russell B. Franzen


  1. A History of Christianity, Paul Johnson
  2. A Scientific Approach to Biblical Mysteries, Robert W. Faid
  3. A Scientific Approach to Christianity, Robert W. Faid
  4. Anarchy and Christianity, Jacques Ellul
  5. Asimov’s Guide to the Bible, Isaac Asimov
  6. Basic Christianity, John R. W. Stott
  7. Eternity in Their Hearts, Don Richardson
  8. Exploring Church History, Howard F. Vos
  9. Genesis Unbound, John Sailhammer
  10. Handbook of Denominations, Frank S. Mead
  11. Know Why You Believe, Paul Little
  12. Love Your God With All Your Mind, J. P. Moreland
  13. Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis
  14. More Than A Carpenter, Josh McDowell
  15. Myth Conceptions, Tom Snyder
  16. Philosophy of Religion, edited by George L. Abernethy and Thomas A. Langford
  17. Reason to Believe, R. C. Sproul
  18. Reasonable Faith, William Lane Craig
  19. Scaling the Secular City, J. P. Moreland
  20. The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine
  21. The Bible
  22. The Craig-Washington Debate, Does God Exist?
  23. The First Coming: How the Kingdom of God Became Christianity, Thomas Sheehan
  24. The Holiness of God, R. C. Sproul
  25. The Last Days According to Jesus Christ, R. C. Sproul
  26. The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, F. F. Bruce
  27. The Origin of the Bible, edited by Philip Wesley Comfort
  28. The Problem of Pain, C. S. Lewis
  29. The Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyam
  30. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Mark A. Noll
  31. The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis
  32. Understanding Islam, Thomas W. Lippman
  33. What If the Bible Had Never Been Written?, D. James Kennedy
  34. What’s So Amazing About Grace, Philip Yancey
  35. Who Moved the Stone?, Frank Morison
  36. Why I Am Agnostic, Robert Green Ingersoll
  37. Why I Am Not A Christian, Bertrand Russell
  38. Why I Believe, D. James Kennedy

Evolution, Naturalism, Creation, and Beginnings

  1. A Brief History of the Modern American Creation Movement, Jerry Bergman
  2. Beyond the Cosmos, Hugh Ross
  3. Creation and Time, Hugh Ross
  4. Darwin on Trial, Philip E. Johnson
  5. Darwin’s Black Box, Michael J. Behe
  6. Defeating Darwinism, Philip E. Johnson
  7. God and the Astronomers, Robert Jastrow
  8. Mere Creation, edited by William A. Dembski
  9. Not A Chance, R. C. Sproul
  10. Reason in the Balance, Philip E. Johnson
  11. The Battle of Beginnings, Del Ratzsch
  12. The Creation Hypothesis, edited by J. P. Moreland
  13. The Creationists, The Evolution of Scientific Creationism, Ronald L. Numbers
  14. The Creator of the Cosmos, Hugh Ross
  15. The Deniable Darwin, David Berlinski
  16. The Fingerprint of God, Hugh Ross
  17. The Prerequisites of Life in Our Universe, John Leslie
  18. When Life Exploded, J. Madeleine Nash, Time Magazine, Dec. 4, 1995


  1. A Biography of the Constitution of the United States, Broadus Mitchell and Louis Mitchell
  2. A Brief History of the Western World, Stewart C. Easton
  3. A History of Knowledge, Charles Van Doren
  4. A Machine That Would Go of Itself, The Constitution in American Culture, Michael Kammen
  5. A Pocket History of the United States, Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager
  6. A Study of History, Arnold Toynbee, abridged version by D. C. Somervell
  7. American Sphinx, Joseph J. Ellis
  8. American Statesmen, Standard Library Edition, 40 volumes, Houghton Mifflin Company (1889–1917)
  9. Education, Free and Compulsory, Murray N. Rothbard
  10. Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
  11. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Charles Mackay
  12. Founding Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis
  13. Jefferson, Albert J. Nock
  14. Jefferson, Magnificent Populist, Martin Larson
  15. John Adams, David McCullough
  16. Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Sojourner Truth
  17. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, Frederick Douglas
  18. Original Meanings, Jack N. Rakove
  19. Our Nation’s Archives, edited by Erik Bruun and Jay Crosby
  20. Passionate Sage, Joseph J. Ellis
  21. Patriots, The Men Who Started the American Revolution, A. J. Langguth
  22. Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, Harry Elmer Barnes (1953)
  23. The Age of Reform, Richard Hofstadter
  24. The American Political Tradition, Richard Hofstadter
  25. The American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement, J. Franklin Jameson
  26. The Attack on Gordon Kahl, Len Martin
  27. The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787, Gordon S. Wood
  28. The Greatest-Ever Bank Robbery, The Collapse of the Savings and Loan Industry, Martin Mayer
  29. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Bernard Bailyn
  30. The Politics of War, Walter Karp
  31. The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Gordon S. Wood
  32. The Timetable of History, Bernard Grun
  33. The World War and What Was Behind It, L. P. Benezet (1918)
  34. Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington
  35. We The People, Foundations, Bruce Ackerman
  36. We The People, Transformations, Bruce Ackerman
  37. When in the Course of Human Events, Charles Adams

Debt and Personal Finance

  1. Debt-Free Living, Larry Burkett
  2. Die Broke, Stephan M. Pollan
  3. Homeowner or Tenant?, American Institute for Economic Research
  4. How to Avoid Financial Tangles, American Institute for Economic Research
  5. How To Manage Your Money, Larry Burkett
  6. How to Use Credit Wisely, American Institute for Economic Research
  7. Investing for the Future, Larry Burkett
  8. Personal Finance, Jack R. Kapoor, Les R. Dlabay, Robert J, Hughes
  9. Sound Mind Investing, Austin Pryor
  10. The Financial Planning Workbook, Larry Burkett
  11. The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason
  12. What Will Social Security Mean to You?, American Institute for Economic Research
  13. What Your Car Really Costs, American Institute for Economic Research
  14. Who Will Get Your Money?, John Barnes
  15. Your Finances in Changing Times, Larry Burkett


  1. …And Then There Were None, Eric Frank Russell
  2. 1984, George Orwell
  3. 2001 A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke
  4. 2010 Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke
  5. 2061 Odyssey Three, Arthur C. Clarke
  6. 3001 The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke
  7. 41 Stories, O. Henry
  8. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  9. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain
  10. A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne
  11. A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works, Jonathan Swift
  12. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  13. A Wizard Of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin
  14. A World of Great Stories, edited by Hiram Haydn and John Couronos
  15. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll
  16. All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
  17. Alongside Night, J. Neil Schulman
  18. Animal Farm, George Orwell
  19. Anthem, Ayn Rand
  20. Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
  21. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
  22. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  23. Caleb Williams, William Godwin
  24. Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko
  25. Changing Planes, Ursula Le Guin
  26. Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke
  27. Collins Complete Works of Shakespeare
  28. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
  29. Destiny's Road, Larry Niven
  30. Dracula, Bram Stoker
  31. Dune, Frank Herbert
  32. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  33. Echoes of an Alien Sky, James P. Hogan
  34. Endgame Enigma, James P. Hogan
  35. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  36. Fallen Angels, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Micheal Flynn
  37. Farnham’s Freehold, Robert Heinlein
  38. Favorite Father Brown Stories, G.K. Chesterton
  39. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Edwin A. Abbott
  40. Footfall, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  41. For Us The Living, Robert Heinlein
  42. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
  43. Forward the Foundation, Isaac Asimov
  44. Foundation, Isaac Asimov
  45. Foundation and Earth, Isaac Asimov
  46. Foundation and Empire, Isaac Asimov
  47. Foundation’s Edge, Isaac Asimov
  48. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  49. Friday, Robert Heinlein
  50. Genesis, Poul Anderson
  51. Giants’ Star, James P. Hogan
  52. Glory Road, Robert Heinlein
  53. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
  54. Harvest the Fire, Poul Anderson
  55. I, Robot, Isaac Asimov
  56. Inherit the Stars, James P. Hogan
  57. Into the Forest, Jean Hegland
  58. Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
  59. It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
  60. Job: A Comedy of Justice, Robert Heinlein
  61. Juggler of Worlds, Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
  62. Lake Wobegon Days, Garrison Keillor
  63. Legends of the Fall, Jim Harrison
  64. Looking Backward, Edward Bellamy
  65. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  66. Lucifer’s Hammer, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  67. Luther, John Osborne
  68. Main Street, Sinclair Lewis
  69. Master and Man and Other Stories, Leo Tolstoy
  70. Nemesis, Isaac Asimov
  71. Nightfall, Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg
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  73. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  74. On the Back of the Stallion, Robert A. Green
  75. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  76. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
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  78. Paths to Otherwhere, James P. Hogan
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  80. Prelude to Foundation, Isaac Asimov
  81. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  82. Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain
  83. Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw
  84. Rama II, Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee
  85. Rama Revealed, Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee
  86. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
  87. Revolt in 2100, Robert Heinlein
  88. Ringworld, Larry Niven
  89. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
  90. Robot Dreams, Isaac Asimov
  91. Robot Visions, Isaac Asimov
  92. Robots and Empire, Isaac Asimov
  93. Rossum’s Universal Robots, Karel Ĉapek
  94. Second Foundation, Isaac Asimov
  95. Self-Reliance and Other Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  96. Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
  97. Silas Marner, George Eliot
  98. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  99. Solomon’s Knife, Victor Koman
  100. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
  101. Space Folk, Poul Anderson
  102. Stargate, Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich
  103. Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein
  104. Starswarm, Jerry Pournelle
  105. State of Emergency, Steve Pieczenik
  106. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
  107. Tales from Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin
  108. Tehanu, Ursula Le Guin
  109. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  110. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
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  112. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  113. The Call of the Wild and White Fang, Jack London
  114. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, Robert Heinlein
  115. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
  116. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
  117. The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
  118. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
  119. The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris
  120. The Currents of Space, Isaac Asimov
  121. The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories, Leo Tolstoy
  122. The Dispossessed, Ursula Le Guin
  123. The Farthest Shore, Ursula Le Guin
  124. The First Men in the Moon, H. G. Wells
  125. The Garden of Rama, Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee
  126. The Genesis Machine, James P. Hogan
  127. The Gentle Giants of Ganymede, James P. Hogan
  128. The Gilded Age, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  129. The Giver, Lois Lowry
  130. The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov
  131. The Gold-bug and Other Tales, Edgar Allan Poe
  132. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  133. The Great Explosion, Eric Frank Russell
  134. The Hammer of God, Arthur C. Clarke
  135. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  136. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  137. The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
  138. The Illuminatus Trilogy, Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
  139. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
  140. The Integral Trees, Larry Niven
  141. The Invisible Man, H. G. Wells
  142. The Island of Dr. Moreau, H. G. Wells
  143. The Jehovah Contract, Victor Koman
  144. The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula Le Guin
  145. The Left Hand of Darkeness, Ursula Le Guin
  146. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving
  147. The Legend That Was Earth, James P. Hogan
  148. The Light of Other Days, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
  149. The Little Regiment, Stephan Crane
  150. The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
  151. The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle
  152. The Man in the Iron Mask, Alexandre Dumas
  153. The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories, Rudyard Kipling
  154. The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury
  155. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein
  156. The Multiplex Man, James P. Hogan
  157. The Mysterious Island, Jules Verne
  158. The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, Mark Twain
  159. The Naked Sun, Isaac Asimov
  160. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  161. The Other Wind (Earthsea), Ursula Le Guin
  162. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  163. The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain
  164. The Probability Broach, L. Neil Smith
  165. The Red Badge of Courage, Stephan Crane
  166. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  167. The Ringworld Engineers, Larry Niven
  168. The Robots of Dawn, Isaac Asimov
  169. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  170. The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien
  171. The Smoke Ring, Larry Niven
  172. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  173. The Telling, Ursula Le Guin
  174. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
  175. The Time Machine, H. G. Wells
  176. The Tombs of Atuan, Ursula Le Guin
  177. The Turtle Warrior, Mary Relindes Ellis
  178. The Two Faces of Tomorrow, James P. Hogan
  179. The Ugly Little Boy, Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg
  180. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
  181. Time Enough For Love, Robert Heinlein
  182. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  183. Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
  184. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
  185. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  186. Voyage from Yesteryear, James P. Hogan
  187. Walden, Or, Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau
  188. Watership Down, Richard Adams
  189. When The Legends Die, Hal Borland
  190. Why Geese Fly Farther Than Eagles, Bob Stromberg

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