Books

7th-8th GRADE NOVELS
1.  Shane, the novel, written by Jack Schaefer, 1949.
2.  The Silver Chair, 1953, is written by C.S. (Clive Staples or “Jack”) Lewis.
3.  Farmer Boy, 1933, is written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
4.  The Hardy Boys series, 1927-1959, is a series created by Edward Stratemeyer.
5.  The Rover Boys, 1899-1926, a series created by Arthur M. Winfield, a pseudynom for Edward Stratemeyer.
6.  James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl, 1961.
7.  Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge, 1865.  Here is a LibriVox recording in case you wanted to list to the story.
8.  50 Best Books for Boys.
9.  A good list of classics.
10.  Adventure stories for Boys!
11.  100 Must-Read Books:  The Essential Man’s Library.
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9th-12th GRADE NOVELS
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  Gone with the Wind is a better story.  And if you’re going to teach TKAM, you’ll need to address the insufferable Civil Rights movement.  Be sure to read this, know something about Emmett Till’s father, know how all rights stem from property rights when you try to wax on about the significance of civil rights selectively enforced by government.
2. 1984 by George Orwell.
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
6. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  Here is an audio from LibriVox.
7.  War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.  Here is a LibriVox recording of War and Peace.

GREAT CONSERVATIVE NOVELS
from The American Thinker (h/t Lew Rockwell

1.  1984, George Orwell, 1949.
2.  Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, 1957.
3.  Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe, 1987.
4.  Camp of the Saints, Jean Raspail, 1973.
5.  Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler, 1940.
6.  I Am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe, 2004.
7.  Last of the Breed, Louis L’ Amour, 1986.
8.  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 1962.
9.  State of Fear, Michael Crichton, 2004.
10. Submission, Michel Houellebecq, 2015.
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FIND BOOKS HERE
1. LibriVox.  This is a pretty cool service.  This is a catalog of audio recordings of not only books on tape but short stories on tape as well.  It is extensive.  Also, if you’re so inclined, the service also offers opportunities for you to perform readings.  Something to think about.
2.  Biblio.
3.  Abe Books.
4.  Amazon.
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PHONICS
1. Sam Blumenfield

GED
1.  McGraw-Hill’s GED, The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program for the GED Tests [Paperback].
2.  SAT Study Guides.
3.  SAT II Subject Test.
4.  ACT Study Guides.
5.  Ray’s Arithmetic.
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1960’s COUNTERCULTURE
1.  An excellent post by Charles Burris on Saturday, June 10, 2017 over at LewRockwell.com.  The Strange But Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation reviews a book, Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops, & The Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream, David McGowan & Nick Bryant, 2014. Here is the “searing but always engaging expose “Inside the LC: The Strange But Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation.”

The late David McGowan was the highly-acclaimed author of the underground revisionist classic on the 1960s-1970s counter-culture’s effect on American rock’ n’ roll music, Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops and the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream. Before it was published in book form, this searing but always engaging expose’ was available online as Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation. What you know is wrong – find out the real shocking story of how you were manipulated by one of the most successful mind-control endeavors. Reading this compelling, mind-blowing account will truly change your life forever and how you view this seminal time in cultural world history.

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ADVERTISING
1.  Breakthrough Advertising, Eurgene M. Schwartz, 2004.
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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
1.  Invisible Victims: White Males ad the Crisis of Affirmative Action, Frederick R. Lynch, 1991.
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2nd AMENDMENT
1.  The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms, Stephen Halbrook, 2012.
2.  Gun Control in the 3rd Reich: Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State, Stephen Halbrook, 2014.
3. More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, John Lott, 2010.
4. More books on the 2nd Amendment.

AMERICAN HISTORY
1.  In Plain Sight: Old World Records in Ancient America, Gloria Farley, 1993.  The “Before Columbus” section came recommended.
2. America Revised, Frances Fitzgerald, 1979.

Old textbooks are not kept by libraries. If you want to study the history of what the public schools have taught, or what universities have taught, or what communities of scholars generally believed, you have to have access to the older textbooks. You have to compare older textbooks with newer textbooks. But in my entire academic career, I have only seen one book that did this: Frances Fitzgerald’s book, America Revised. It is a history of public school textbooks on American history. Nobody else had attempted this before. It was not easy to do, since research libraries don’t keep old textbooks, especially high school textbooks. The public schools don’t keep them, either. They are tossed out when they are too old to use any more.

3.  Fame and the Founding Fathers, Douglas Adair, 1998.
4.  Paul Revere and the World He Lived In, Esther Hoskins Forbes, 1999.
5.  How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America, Brion McClanahan, 2017.
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AMERICAN LITERATURE LIST
American Literature, the Colonial Period, 1620s–1776.

Start here.

1791, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin.

1812, With the War of 1812 and an increasing desire to produce uniquely American literature and culture, a number of key new literary figures emerged, perhaps most prominently Washington Irving and Edgar Allan Poe.

1820, The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving.

1826, The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757, James Fenimore Cooper.
1836, In 1836, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) started a movement known as Transcendentalism. Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) wrote Walden, which urges resistance to the dictates of organized society. The political conflict surrounding abolitionism inspired the writings of William Lloyd Garrison and Harriet Beecher Stowe in her world-famous Uncle Tom’s Cabin. These efforts were supported by the continuation of the slave narrative autobiography, of which the best known example from this period was Frederick Douglass‘s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.

1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, Frederick Douglas.
1850, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
1851, Moby Dick, Herman Melville.
1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe.
1855, Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman.
1855, My Bondage and My Freedom, Frederick Douglas.

1855, The Song of Hiawatha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

1860, Paul Revere’s Ride, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

1865Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, Mary Mapes Dodge.
1881, The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James.
1884, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain.

1888The Young Acrobat, Horatio Alger, Jr.
1893, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Stephen Crane.
1895, The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane.
1898, The Turn of the Screw, Henry James.
1900, Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser.
1902, The Wings of the Dove, Henry James.
1903, The Ambassadors, Henry James.
1903, The People of the Abyss, Jack London.
1903, Call of the Wild, Jack London.
1904, The Golden Bowl, Henry James.
1905, The House of Mirth, Edith Warton.
1906, White Fang, Jack London.
1908, “To Build a Fire,” Jack London.
1908, The Iron Heel, Jack London.
1909, Three Lives, Gertrude Stein.
1911, Ethan Frome, Edith Warton.
1913, O Pioneers!, Willa Cather.
1918,  My Antonia, Willa Cather.
1920, This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1920, The Age of Innocence, Edith Warton.
1922, The Beautiful and the Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1924, Billy Budd, Herman Melville, published postumously in 1924.
1924, The Making of Americans, Gertrude Stein.
1925, An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser.
1925, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1927, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder.
1929, A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway.

1931, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley.
1933,  Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder.
1934, Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1935, Lucy Gayheart, Willa Cather.
1944, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams.
1947, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams.

1948, “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson.

1948, The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer.
1949Shane, Jack Schaefer.
1949, Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller.
1951, The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger.
1952, The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway.
1953, The Crucible, Arthur Miller.

1953, The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow. [He was Canadian]

1953, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury.

1957, On the Road, Jack Kerouac.
1960, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

1962, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey.

1964, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Hannah Green.

1964, Herzog, Saul Bellow.

1965, An American Dream, Norman Mailer.

1979, The Executioner’s Song, Norman Mailer.

1991, Harlot’s Ghost, Norman Mailer.

1996, The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks.

2002, The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold.

2005, No Country for Old MenCormac McCarthy.

AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
1.  The Puritan Gift: The Reclaiming the American Dream Amnidst Global Financial Chaos, Kenneth Hopper, William Hopper, & Russell L. Ackoff, 2009.
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AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1.  Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Bernard Bailyn, 1967.
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ANARCHO-CAPITALIST BIBLIOGRAPHY
1. Provided by Walter Block.
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ANTHROPOLOGY
1.  The Naked Ape, Desmond Morris, 1967.
2.  Peoplewatching, The Desmond Morris Guide  to Body Language, 1977.
3.  Babywatching, Desmond Morris, 1991.
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ASSASSINATIONS
1.  The Plot to Kill King:  The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. William F. Pepper, 2016.
2.  Murder from Within: Lyndon Johnson’s Plot Against President Kennedy, Fred Newcomb, 1974.
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BANKING
1.  Banking and the Business Cycle: A Study of the Great Depression in the United States, C. A. Phillips, F. T. McManus, R. W. Nelson, 2014.
2.  Andrew Jackson by Robert Remini.
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BIOGRAPHIES
1.  Chronicles of Wasted Time, Malcolm Muggeridge, 2006.
2.  Frederick II, Enrst Kantorowitz, 1937.
3.  The Unknown Karl Marx, Robert Payne, 1971.
4.  The Puritan Dilemma (John Winthrop), Edmund Morgan, 2006.
5.  John Adams, David McCullough, 2002.
6.  The Founding Father: The Story of Joseph P. Kennedy: A Study in Power, Wealth, and Family Ambition, Richard J. Whalen, 1993.
7.  John Tyler, The Accidental President, Edward P. Crapol, 2012.
8.  John Randolph of Roanoke, American Conservative.
9.  Skeptical Politic of Herbert Butterfield, David Gordon, 2012.
10.  Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution, Lee Edwards, 2015.
11.  James I: Fool as King, Otto Scott, 1976.
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BRITISH LITERATURE LIST
1937, The Hobbit or There and Back and Again, J.R.R. Tolkien.

1937, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien.  from Wikipedia, “The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.”

1945, Animal Farm, George Orwell.

1946, Politics and the English Language, George Orwell.

1949, Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell.

1950The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis.  The audio/podcast reading of LW&W is quite good.

HOW ENGLISH COURSES WERE TAUGHT
Start here.

Reading Guides for C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien:
1. List of Creatures in Narnia.
2. Animal & plant guide to The Lord of the Rings.
3. 10 Best Tolkien Monsters.
4. The Hobbit character list.
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BUREAUCRACIES
1.  Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power, Karl Wittfogel, 1981.
2.  Bureaucracy, Ludwig von Mises, 1944.
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BUSINESS
1. Start Your Own Home Business After 50: How to Survive, Thrive and Earn the Income You Deserve, Bob Bly, 2013.
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CAMPUS CULTURE
1. Rape Culture Culture Hysteia: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women, Wendy McElroy, 2016.
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CAR BUYING
1.  Don’t Get Taken Every Time: The Ultimate Guide to Buying or Leasing a Car in the Showroom or on the Internet, Remar Sutton, 2001.
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CHILD ABUSE
1.  If There Were Any Victims, Bill Louis, 2012.
2.  The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska, John W. DeCamp, 2011.
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COLD WAR
1. The War State: The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite, 1945-1963, Michael Swanson, 2013.
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COLLECTIVISM
From Wikipeida, “Historically, the term was a colloquialism used in the early-to-mid 20th century by Communists and Socialists in political debates, referring pejoratively to the Communist ‘party line’, which provided for “correct” positions on many matters of politics. The term was adopted in the later 20th century by the New Left, applied with a certain humor to condemn sexist or racist conduct as ‘not politically correct’. By the early 1990s, the term was adopted by US conservatives as a pejorative term for all manner of attempts to promote multiculturalism and identity politics, particularly, attempts to introduce new terms that sought to leave behind discriminatory baggage ostensibly attached to older ones, and conversely, to try to make older ones taboo.”

1.  One is a Crowd: Reflections of an Individualist, Frank Chodorov.
2.  Out of Step: Autobiography of an Individualist, Frank Chodorov.
3.  Collectivism on the Campus: The Battle for the Mind in American Colleges, E. Merrill Root.
4.  40 Alternatives to College, James Altucher.
5.  “Great Books and Great Snippets,” The Cult of Individuality, Robert Nisbet, 1971.
6.  Egalitarian Envy: The Political Foundations of Social Justice, Gonzalo Fernandez de la Mora, 2000.
7.  Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism, & the Division of Labor, Murray Rothbard, 1970.  Here is an introduction to that essay.
8.  Successful Investing in an Age of Envy, Gary North, 1983.

DO THESE:
A Letter to 20 Year Olds From James Altucher:

If you want to make money you have to learn the following skills. None of these skills are taught in college.

I’m not saying college is awful or about money, etc. I’m just saying that the only skills needed to make money will never be learned in college:

1. How to sell (both in a presentation and via copy writing).
2. How to negotiate (which means win-win, not war).
3. Creativity (take out a pad, write down a list of ideas, every day).
4. Leadership (give more to others than you expect back for yourself).
5. Networking (a corollary of leadership).
6. How to live by themes instead of goals (goals will break your heart).
7. Reinvention (which will happen repeatedly throughout a life).
8. Idea sex (get good at coming up with ideas. Then combine them. Master the intersection).
9. The 1% rule (every week try to get better 1% physically, emotionally, mentally).
10. “The google rule” – always send people to the best resource, even if it’s a competitor. The benefit to you comes back tenfold.
11. Give constantly to the people in your network. The value of your network increase linearly if you get to know more people but EXPONENTIALLY if the people you know get to know and help each other.
12. How to fail so that a failure turns into a beginning.
13. Simple tools to increase productivity.
14. How to master a field. You can’t learn this in school with each “field” being regimented into equal 50 minute periods. Mastery begins when formal education ends. Find the topic that sets your heart on fire. Then combust.
15. Stopping the noise: news, advice books, fees upon fees in almost every area of life. Create your own noise instead of falling in life with the others.

If you do all this you will gradually make more and more money and help more and more people. At least, I’ve seen it happen for me and for others.
I hope this doesn’t sound arrogant. I’ve messed up too much by not following the above advice. Don’t plagiarize the lives of your parents, your peers, your teachers, your colleagues, your bosses. Create your own life. Be the criminal of their rules. I wish I were you because if you follow the above, then you will most likely end up doing what you love and getting massively rich and helping many others. I didn’t do that when I was 20. But now, at 46, I’m really grateful I have the chance every day to wake up and improve 1%.

COLONIAL AMERICA
1.  Taxation In America, 1607-1775, Alvin Rabushka, 2008.
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CONSPIRACIES
1.  Elites in American History: The Federalist Years to the Civil War, Philip H. Burch, Jr., 1981
2.  October Surprise, Barbara Honegger, 1989.
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COPY WRITING
1. 87 Secrets of Outrageous Business Success, Bob Bly.
2. Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print, and Sell Your Own Book, Dan Poytner.

THE COURTS
1. Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench, John R. Lott, Jr.
2. Acquittal: An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts, Richard Gabriel.
3. The Courts and the New Deal,” William Anderson, 2005.
4. Licensed to Lie, Sindey Powell, 2014.
5. The Price of Perfect Justice: The Adverse Consequences of Current Legal Doctrine on the American Courtroom, MacKlin Fleming, 1974.
6.  No Crueler Tyrannies:  Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times, Dorothy Rabinowitz, 2004.  Posted here Thursday, October 22, 2015.
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CULTURE
1.  As the world watches the wrenching events in France unfold after the horrific “Charlie Hebdo” massacre, one cannot not help but be reminded of the stentorian warning to the West emblazoned in the apocalyptic novel by Jean Raspail, The Camp of the Saints (.pdf). In one of the most divisive and controversial works of the 20th Century, Raspail chillingly predicted and prophesized forty two years ago precisely what is occurring and its suicidal consequences for the diseased remnants of that civilization. It is unquestionably the most powerful novel I have ever read. Insidious egalitarianism, destructive welfarism, aggressive multiculturalism, cultural Marxism, Third World invasions by the wretched of the earth, militaristic imperialism posing as humanitarian liberation, and mindless parousiatic atheism in the name of a hallowed pluralism, have blended into a banal omnipresent doxology, that of statolatry. Other prophetic voices have followed Raspail: Oriana Fallaci, Bruce Bawer, and most notably Patrick J. Buchanan (herehere here). The culture vultures have indeed come home to roost and are flailing away at the twisted torso of the corpse that was once the West.
2. The De-moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values, Gertrude Himmelfarb, 1995. 
3. The Roads to Modernity: the British, French, and American Enlightenments, Gertrude Himmelfarb, 2004. 
4. Past and Present: the Challenges of Modernity, from the Pre-Victorians to the Post-Modernists, Gertrude Himmelfarb, 2017.
5.  Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution, Gertrude Himmelfarb, 1959.
6.  Memoir on Pauperism, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1997. Gertrude Himmelfarb wrote the Introduction.
7.  Poverty and Compassion: the Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians, Gertrude Himmelfarb, 1991.
8.  Victorian Minds:  A Study of Intellectuals in Crisis and Ideologies in Transition, Gertrude Himmelfarb, 1995.
9.  Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians, Gertrude Himmelfarb, 1986.  What shocked me here is the fact that Himmelfarb was married to the late Irving Kristol, the founder of the Neocon movement.  Her son is the political analyst, William Kristol.  Unbelievable.  
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DARWINISM
1.  The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life, Nick Lane, 2015.
2.  There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings, Kenn Amdahl, 2006.
3.  From Pagan to Christian: The Personal Account of a Distinguished Philosopher’s Spiritual Pilgrimage Back to Christianity, Lin Yutang, 1959.
4.  The Importance of Living, Lin Yutang, 1998.
5.  The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene, Richard Dawkins, 1999.
6.  Darwinian Fairytales: Selfish Genes, Errors of Heredity and Other Fables of Evolution, David Stove, 2007.
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DEMOCRACY
1. How Democracies Perish, Jean Franyois Revel.  “An epitaph on modern democracy’s inability to defend itself against dedicated, relentless Communist totalitarianism says Dr. North.
2. Democracy–The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order, Hans Hermann-Hoppe.
3.  Destroying Democracy:  How Government Funds Partisan Politics, Thomas J. Di Lorenzo and James T. Bennett, 1986.  More books by Thomas J. Di Lorenzo.
4.  The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, Bryan Caplan, 2007.
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ENERGY
1. Energy Trading and Risk Management: A Practical Approach to Hedging, Trading and Portfolio Diversification, Iris Marie Mack. Here is a brief review of her book by Guarva Sharma.
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP
1. Risk, Uncertainty, & Profit, Frank H. Knight, 1921.  The Mises Institute has it available to read for free.  Incredible.  Gary North had this, and more, to say on the book

He explained profit in terms of uncertainty. He distinguished uncertainty from risk. Risk can be estimated by statistical techniques. It is governed by the law of large numbers. We don’t know what the next event will be, but certain kinds of events are part of a class. There are statistical regularities associated with the operations of this class of events. Therefore, it is possible for statisticians to design risk-sharing programs so that anybody who is hit by an unpleasant event can get repaid. This is called insurance. Insurance is one of the greatest inventions of Western civilization. It arose in a late medieval era as a way to share losses due to sunk ships that were involved in commerce.

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In this analysis, profit is a residual after everything else has been paid. Profit is not automatic. It is the result of being able to buy low and sell high. The reason somebody can buy low is because his competitors do not see the potential in the future for selling an item to consumers. An entrepreneur buys low because of lack of competition in the market for the purchase of production goods: raw materials, real estate space, salaries, and other normal business expenses. He buys these assets, makes consumer goods, brings them to market, and finds that consumers either buy at the prices he is charging, or else they don’t buy. If they buy, the entrepreneur makes profits. If they don’t buy, he produces losses.

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ETHICS
1. “Nothing Exists Except People,” Stephan Molyneux.
2.  Ethics from Mises.
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THE EURO
1. The Tragedy of the Euro, Philipp Bagus.

2.  17th Century European history:  James I: The Fool as King, Otto Scott, 1976.
3.  Why Europe?  The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path, Michael Mitterauer, 2010.
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EUROPEAN HISTORY
1.  See this article, “Two Wings of the Enlightenment,” for essential books on the epoch.
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FAMILIES
1.  Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family, Stephen Baskerville, 2007.  Thanks to Will Grigg because of this article.
2.  Christianity on mandating families.  Family and Civilization, Carle C. Zimmerman, 2008.
3.  The Ultimate Resource, Julian Simons, 1983.
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FASCISM
1. Fascism: Modern & Postmodern, Gene Edward Veith, Jr., 2000.
This is one of a handful of books that is probably worth rereading once a year. Make sure you get the version with Vishal Mangalwadi’s forward.

The book shows that the central essence of fascism was hatred of God’s revealed Word in the Bible. The fascists were explicit about this, and Veith has the footnotes. Their hatred of the Jews was derived from the hatred of the Bible, because the Jews gave Western civilization the Bible. There is a footnote to Mein Kampf where Hitler said that after he took care of the Jews the real Final Solution would be to eliminate the Christians.

Veith deals with Nazis and homosexuality. In the early Nazi regime homosexuality was widespread, open and heavily promoted. Ernst Rohm, the head of the SA, was a practicing homosexual, and many of the top Nazi officers were homosexuals. Homoerotic art was common in Nazi buildings. Promotion of homosexuality was done in opposition to the Bible. The reason homosexuality fell out of favor with the Nazis was because it ran afoul of their eugenics program. This is never mentioned by mainstream channels.

Veith also deals with the continuities between postmodern philosophy and fascism. He spends time specifically on Heidegger and Ezra Pound, who were two radical Nazis who are still revered by the academic left. He has lots of invaluable footnotes to Jewish historians who decry the reverence of post-WWII leftist scholars toward the academics and the ideas that led to fascism and the holocaust.

I got a lot of insight from this book into fascism and its parallels with the postmodern left. The footnotes were invaluable.

2.  Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State, Gotz Aly, 2008. Bob Wenzel has this to say about the book, “I originally recommended this book in the EPJ Daily Alert. It provides an extremely important lesson on how government can take your assets. Hitler did it to the Jews and also to the citizens of the many countries where German troops were occupying forces. If you know the many ways it was done in the past, the more you will be able to protect about such a possibility in the future. A word to the wise, read this book.”
3. Faciscm: The Career of a Concept, Paul E. Gottfried, 2016.
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FEDERAL REGULATION
1.  Ten Thousand Commandments, Harold M. Flemming, 1951.  Read more at Competitive Enterprise Institute.
2.  What the Anti-Federalists Were For: The Political Thought of the Opponents of the Constitution, Herbert J. Storing.
3.  Conspiracy in Philadelphia, Dr. Gary North, 1989.
4.  Costs of Federal Regulations, Dr. Gary North, 2014.
5.  Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, Harvey Silvergate, 2011.

FICTION
1. The Grand Banks Cafe (Inspector Maigret), Georges Simenon, 1938.
2.  Night Passage, Robert B. Parker, 2001.

FINANCE
1. The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford, 1963.
2.  Options for the Beginner and Beyond: Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks, 2012, W. Olmstead.
3.  Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, Charles Kindleberger, 2000.
4.  Social Security Strategies: How to Optimize Retirement Benefits, William Reichenstein and William Meyer, 2017.
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U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
1.  Rothbard’s Strictly Confidential: The Private Folker Fund Memos of Murray Rothbard, 2010.  Excerpts here.
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FREEDOM
1.  The Discovery of Freedom, Rose Wilder Lane, 1943.
2.  The Mainspring of Human Progress, Henry Grady Weaver, 1923.

FRENCH REVOLUTION
1.  The French Revolution: A Study in Democracy, Nesta Helen Webster, 1919.  Gary North writes, “The two models are sometimes interlinked. They were interlinked in France in the years leading to the French Revolution (1789-94). The historian who denies the Freemasonic roots of that revolution is a poor historian. Most historians dismiss this connection. This is why Nesta Webster’s The French Revolution: A Study in Democracy (1919) remains the best history of the French Revolution. It is almost unknown today, and among historians who know of it, it is dismissed as “conspiracy history.” I read it in 1963, and it has shaped my view of the past. Download it here: http://www.garynorth.com/public/10774.cfm.”
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GET A JOB
1. Get a Job, Build a Real Career, and Defy a Bewildering Economy, Charles Hugh Smith.

(BIG) GOVERNMENT
1. The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money, Timothy P. Carney.

GOVERNMENT (or THE STATE)
1. The Anatomy of the State, Murray Rothbard.
2. The Rise and Decline of the State, by Martin van Creveld
3. Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb, Ralph Raico.
4. Death by Government, R.J. Rummel.
5. China’s Bloody Century: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, R. J. Rummel,2007.
6. Democide: Nazi Genocide and Mass Murder, R. J. Rummel, 1991.  Until you get the book, check out this site.
7. Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917, R. J. Rummel, 1990.
8. Statistics of Democide: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, Rudolph J. Rummel, 1998.
9. More resources by R. J. Rummel.

Rummel tells us:
After the capture of Bram in 1210, the Albigensian Crusaders, Christians all, took 100 captured soldiers and gouged out their eyes, cut off their noses and upper lips, and had them led by a one-eyed man to Cabaret, yet to be attacked. This was done to terrorize Cabaret into immediate surrender.

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Even the great emperor who unified China and gave it his name, Qin (pronounced Chin) Shihuang, buried alive 346 scholars in order to discourage opposition. Burying people alive seems to have been a favorite weapon of Chinese rulers and emperors. For example, when the ruler of Wei kingdom (Zaozao) conquered Xuzhou he buried alive several dozen thousand civilians.

Rummel also quotes Robert Payne:

[Chinese Emperor Chang Hsein-chung] set about all the merchants[in Chebgtu], then all the women and all the officials. Finally he ordered his own soldiers to kill each other. He ordered the feet of the officers’ wives to be cut off and made a mound of them, and at the top of the mound he placed the feet of his favorite concubines.

10.  The Bully Theory of the State, Gary North, July 19, 2014.  On Rousseau and the Social Contract.
11.  Government Pirates: The Assault on Private Property Rights and How We Can Fight It, Don Corace, 2008.
12.  Uncle Sam, the Monopoly Man, William C. Woolridge, 1970.
14.  Government by Emergency, Gary North, 1983.
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GREEK CIVILIZATION
1. The Ancient City: A Study on the Religions, Laws, and Institutions of Greece and Rome, by Denis Fustel.
2. Worth reading:  RJ Rushdoony on Greek Civilization, Chapter 4.
3. A Peace to End All Peace:  The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, David Fromkin.
4. Read the Greek & Latin Classical Works.
5.  Ancient City: Study on the Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Rome and Greece, Numa Denis Fustel De Coulanges, 2001.
6.  The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry Into Its Origin and Growth, John Bagnell Bury, 2012.  See this link from Gary North; it has an online version of JB Bury’s book.

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HEALTH
1.  Healing Our World: The Compassion of Libertarianism, Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, 2015.  Interviewith
2.  50 Human Studies, in Utero, Conducted in Modern China Indicate Extreme Risk for Prenatal Ultrasound: A New Bibliography, James West, 2015.
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HOMES
1. The Owner-Builder and the Code: The Politics of Building Your Home, Ken Kern.
2. Mobile Homes.

HUMANITY AS RELIGION
1. Charles Burris provides a great list from which to read, plus Tom Woods interview of Linda Raeder on her new book, John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity.  Here is a review of her book.
2. Humanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread (Routledge Global Institutions), Michael Barnett & Thomas Weiss, 2011.

IMMIGRATION
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail, Ruben Martinez.

INFLATION
1. A Nation of Children,” Doug French.  This is the best thing I’ve read anywhere on the civil and social destruction brought on by inflation.  Read this:
Cantor points out that the elderly “become increasingly irrelevant” in an inflationary environment. It’s well known that inflation especially punishes those on fixed incomes. “Mann fills in our sense of the psychological disruptions that accompany the economic ravages of inflation,” writes Cantor. “More than any other factor, inflation discredits the authority of the older generation and turns power over to youth.”

With prices soaring, youthful vices look like wisdom; the conservatism and prudence of the elderly are made to look silly.

In his epic Democracy: The God That Failed, Hans-Hermann Hoppe explained that democracy increases societal time preference and with democratic rule “contrary to conventional wisdom, the decivilizing forces inherent in  any form of government are systematically strengthened.”

INSPIRATION
1. Controlling the Restless Mind,” Robert Ringer.
“There is much disagreement on who first put forth the thought “never less alone than when alone,” but whoever it was, he stated a beautiful truth.  Over the past forth years, I’ve only lived alone for eleven months, and it was the most peaceful time of my life.  Because my focus was on silence and tranquility, the endless chatter within me disappeared and my noise machine turned itself down so low that I could barely hear it.”
2. No Excuses!  The Power of Self-Discipline, Brian Tracy, 2011.

INSURANCE
1.  What’s Wrong With Your Life Insurance, Norman F. Dacey, 1989.
2.  8 Reasons to Avoid Whole Life Insurance.
3.  The Widow’s Handbook: A Guide for Living, Charlotte Foehner & Carol Cozart, 1987.
4.  8 Ways to Avoid Probate, Mary Randolph, 2012.  There is a 2016 edition.
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INTELLIGENCE
Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community, Dan Raviv & Yossi Melman.  Does ISIS stand for Israeli Secret Intelligence Service? According to author Dan Raviv, it used to.

INTERVENTIONISM
1.  A Critique of Interventionism, Ludwig von Mises, 1929.
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INVESTING
1.  The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing.  A Book of Practical Counsel, Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig & Warren Buffett, 2006.
2.  The New Scrooge Investing: The Bargain Hunter’s Guide to Thrifty Investments, Super Discounts, Special Privileges, and Other Money Saving Tips, Mark Skousen, 2000.
3.  The Permanent Portfolio: Harry Browne’s Long-Term Investment Strategy, Craig Rowland & J. M. Lawson, 2012.
4.  Winning the Loser’s Game, Timeles Strategies for Successful Investing, 6th Edition, Charles Ellis, 2013.
5.  What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, Jim Paul & Brendan Moynihan, 2014.
6.  How to Buy Real Estate for at Least 20% Below Market Value, John T. Reed, 2007.
7.  How to Get Started In Real Estate Investment, John T. Reed, 2003.
8.  How to Use Leverage to Maximize Your Real Estate Investment Return: Sensible Finance Techniques for Real Estate Investors, John T. Reed, 1986.
9.  How to Increase the Value of Real Estate, John T. Reed, 1986.
10.  Aggressive Tax Avoidance for Real Estate Investors, John T. Reed, 1998.
11.  Business Plan in a Day: Getting It Done Right, Getting It Done Fast, Rhonda Abrams, 2005.
12.  Breaking Free to Mental and Financial Indepedence, Tim Piercing, 1985.
13.  Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success, Napolean Hill, 2012.
14.  Thou Shall Prosper: 10 Commandments for Making Money, Daniel Lapin, 2009.
15.  The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas J. Stanley, 2010.
16.  The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason, 1926, 1914.
17.  Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Edwin Lefevre, aka, Jesse Livermore, 2006.
18.  Twenty Years of Inside Life or Revelations of the Personal Experience of a Speculator, William Worthington Fowler, 2016.  Robert Wenzel claims these 2 are  for beginning investors.
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IRAQ WAR
1.  The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future, Vali Nasr, 2007.

The Shia still fear Sunni rule, and Sunnis rue their loss of power and dream of climbing back to the top… Each has a different vision of the past and a different dream for the future. There are still scores to settle, decades of them.

To say again: the invasion in 2003 meant that the majority Shia became the new winners in post-Saddam Iraq; and the minority Sunnis the new losers. The former turned to their Shia brethren in Tehran for support; the latter turned to a Sunni insurgency that has morphed into a plethora of Sunni jihadists, including the Islamic State.

Now the chickens are coming home to roost. Sectarianism remains ascendant. The Iraqi state as the world has known it since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago is coming apart. Portraits of Iran’s late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his successor Ayatollah Ali Khamenei litter central Baghdad. And the only group capable of liberating Sunni strongholds, such as Tikrit and Mosul, from Sunni jihadists are the Iranian-backed Shia militias.

2. Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy, A Memoir, Christopher R. Hill, 2014.

One senior Bush administration official who never bought the neoconservative myths was Christopher Hill, a former ambassador to Iraq. In Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy [6], Hill argues:

The failure of neoconservatives and their fellow travellers to explain what they were trying to accomplish in Iraq remains one of the most disgraceful performances by a foreign policy class in America. It has been a failure to acknowledge mistakes, and a shameful effort to shift the blame, in the case of Iraq, to nameless intelligence analysts, as if they were responsible for the full-court pressure on President Bush to convince him to go to war. They quickly attacked Obama, and like architects who blame the builder, they never tire of offering bad advice then attack the implementers for not following their plans to the letter.

. . . they bear much responsibility for reducing America’s own discourse on foreign policy to little more than a barroom brawl. They have much to answer for. Perhaps, for starters, they could observe a period of silence while the rest of us try to deal with the practical realities of a difficult global structure.

According to Hill, “a majority-ruled Iraq, which necessarily involves Shia leadership” was never going to become “an inspiration to the Sunni-dominated Arab Middle East.” Nor was it likely to shun a close relationship with Shia Iran.

3.  Good article by Australian writer, Tom Switzer, 2015.

JEWS
1. The High Walls of Jerusalem: A History of the Balfour Declaration and the Birth of the British Mandate for Palestine, Ronald Sanders, 1984.
2. Israel and the New Covenant, Roderick Campbell, 2010.
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JFK
1.  Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History, Joan Mellon, 2013.
2.  The Polka-Dot File: on the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination, Fernando Faura, 2016.  Be sure to see the review essay by Edwin Curtin at Global Research, dated July 16, 2016, titled The Polka Dot Dress, a review of Fernando Faura’s The Polka-Dot File: on the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination.
3.  JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy, L. Fletcher Prouty, 1994.
4.  Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy, Jim Marrs, 1993.
5.  High Treason: The Assassination of JFK and the Case for ConspiracyHarrison Edward Livingstone and Robert J. Groden, 1998.

6.  JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, James Douglas, 2010.
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JOB
1.  So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, Cal Newport, 2012.
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KOREAN WAR
1.  The Korean War: A History, Bruce Cummings, 2011.  
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LAS VEGAS
1.  The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America, Sally Denton & Roger Morris, 2002.

LAW
See Law & Courts Page.

LEADERSHIP
1.  Leadership Is An Art, Max Depree, 2004.
2.  Harold S. Hook’s Model-Netics.
3.  Stronger Than Steel: The Wayne Anderson Story, R. C. Sproul, 1980,
4.  The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done, Peter F. Drucker, 2006.
5.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Stephen R. Covey, 1989.
6.  Principled-Centered Leadership, Stephen R. Covey, 1992.
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LEARNING
1. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, Peter C. Brown.  Here is a pretty good review on learning that includes examples from this book.

LIBERTARIANISM
1. The Ayn Rand Cult, Jeff Walker, 1998.
2. Defending the Undefendable, Walter Block, 1976.
3. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, 1957.
4. Benjamin R. Tucker.
5. Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Robert Nozick, 1975.
6. Examined Life, Robert Nozick, 1990.

Benjamin R. Tucker:
It is because peaceful agitation and passive resistance are, in Liberty’s hands, weapons more deadly to tyranny than any others that I uphold them, and it is because brute force strengthens tyranny that I condemn it.

War and authority are companions; peace and liberty are companions.

The methods and necessities of war involve arbitrary discipline and dictatorship. So-called “war measures” are almost always violations of rights.

Even war for liberty is sure to breed the spirit of authority, with aftereffects unforeseen and incalculable.

Liberty, July 31, 1886. (Thanks to Warren Bluhm)

7.  Ron Paul’s Recommended Reading List.
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LIFE INSURANCE
1.  How Your Life Insurance Policies Rob You: A Continuing Guide to Getting Maximum Insurance Protection for Minimum Dollars, Arthur Milton, 1990.
2.  What’s Wrong With Your Life Insurance?, Norman F. Dacey, 1989.
3.  A little extra insight on term or life insurance.  See this too.
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MAKING MONEY
1.  Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, Daniel Lapin, 2009.
2.  The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason, 1926, 1914.
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MANAGEMENT
1.  Peter Drucker.
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MARKETING
1.  On marketing.
2.  Ice to the Eskimos: How to Market a Product Nobody Wants, Jon Spoelstra, 2009.
3.  Waiting for Your Cat to Bark?  Persuading Customers When They Ignore Marketing, Bryan & Jeffrey Eiseberg, 2007.
4.  Positioning & Branding, Al Ries.
5.  No B. S. Grassroots Marketing: The Ultimate, No Holds Barred, Take No Prisoner Guide to Growing Sales and Profits of Local Small Business, Dan Kennedy & Jeff Slutsky, 2012.
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MIDDLE EAST
1. They Must Go, Rabbi Meir Kahane, 2012.
2. A Peace to End All Peace:  The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, David Fromkin, 2001.
3. Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East, Leon Hadar, 2005.  Hadar’s American Conservative articles.
4. Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United StatesTrita Parsi, 2008.
5. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, 2008.
6. Black Terror, White Soldiers: Islam, Fascism, and the New Age, David Livingstone, 2013.
7.  The High Walls of Jerusalem: A History of the Balfour Declaration and the Birth of the British Mandate for Palestine, Ronald Sanders, 1984.
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MILITARY
1. National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union, Anthony Sutton of the Hoover Institute.
2. The Pentagon Wars, Reformers Challenge the Old Guard, James Burton.
3. “The Troops Are Destroying the Country,” Jacob Hornberger, January 22, 2015.
4.  Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project), David Vine, 2015.
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MODERN WORLD HISTORY
1.  A History of the Modern World, 9th Edition, R. R. Palmer, Joel Colton, Lloyd Kramer, 2002.
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MONEY & THE FEDERAL RESERVE
1. The Battle of Breton Woods: John Maynard Keyens, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order(Council on Foreign Relations Books: Princeton University), Benn Steil.
2. The Ethics of Money Production, Jorg Guido Hulsmann.
3.  The Monetary Sin of the West,  Jacques Rueff and Roger Glement, 1972.
4.  Frederic Bastiat, Jean Baptiste Say, and A. R. Turgot.
5.  If you want to be on the inside with respect to monetary theory, read serious discussions in books. Read Rothbard’s What Has Government Done to Our Money? Read Chapter 11 of his book Man, Economy, and State.
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NAZIS
1.  The Occult Roots of the Nazis, George Mosse (1918-1999), 1991.  Here is Mosse’s program, titled Mosse Program @ Wisconcisn Edu.
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NEOCONSERVATISM
1. An Introduction to Neoconservatism, Gary North.
2. Anatomy of NeoConservatism, David Gordon.
3. NeoCon’s legacy, Lew Rockwell.
4. Paul Godfried Against the Neoconservatives
Gary North points out that “Conservatives were determined to spread American democracy to China, 1946 to 1990. See the history of the so-called “Committee of One Million,” which had a few thousand supporters. The Korean War Vietnam War was based on this ideology. So was the Vietnam War. Anti-Communism was a serious deal.

Social issues were always muted prior to ROE V. WADE. It was all about taxes, politics, and anti-Communism.

The biggest social issue was the Civil Rights movement, 1955-70. Conservatives were opposed to it. But, outside the South, it was not a major issue.”

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” There is a difference between society and state. Conservatism recognizes this. So does libertarianism. Liberalism no longer does.

Barton’s work emphasizes the Christian society, but he fails to provide anything like conclusive evidence that the nation was Christian politically after 1788. The evidence is strongly to the contrary.

Compare Mussolini’s statement, “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state . . . .”

OCCULT
1.  Unholy Spirits, Gary North, 1994.

Unholy Spirits demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt the active existence of demonic forces in our rational, humanistic 20th century. What is even more unnerving, however, is Dr. Gary North’s argument that the fundamentals of humansim are identical with the basics of Satanism. This is not to say that all humanists are demonists. But it does mean that a commitment to the philosophy of humanism is no longer a shield against the demonic. It does not prevent men from dabbling in the occult or even embracing it. Nor does it prevent a radical new class of scientists from opening up a Pandora’s box of satanic experimentation which could change the way that you live. As C. S. Lewis’ demon, Screwtape, wrote to his nephew Wormwood in The Screwtape Letters, when the materialists believe in demons but not in God, the battle is over.

This is Gary North’s update of his long out-of-print None Dare Call It Witchcraft. He has researched this field for 30 years. Unholy Spirits is much larger and fuller than his earlier study. The book shows that the theory of autonomous man that undergirds humanism has always been accompanied by a rise in occultism. The two appear to be rivals, but culturally, they are twins.
2.  The Occult: A History, Colin Wilson, 1971.
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ORIGINS
1. Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, Francis Fukuyama, 2011.
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PARETO’S LAW
1.  The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More With Less, Richard Koch, 2011.
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POLICE STATE
1. The War State: The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite, 1945-1963, Michael Swanson.

POLITICALLY CORRECT, PC, or THOUGHT POLICE
1.  Social Justice Warriors Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, VOX Day, 2015.
2.  Myth of Overpopulation, R. J. Rushdoony (1916-2001), 1969.  See Rushdoony’s productive list.
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POLITICS
1. Nixon’s Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth About the President, Watergate, and the Pardon, Roger Stone.
2. The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, Roger Stone.
3. Want to Know Jeb Bush?
4. “What Kind of Person Runs for Public Office?,” Doug French, 2010.
5.  Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Government and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, Peter Schweizer, 2015.
6.  Pretty good insights from Atash on politics and western demons.
7.  Henry Kissinger: The Secret Side of the Secretary of State, Gary Allen, 1994.  Kissinger is the heart, mind, and soul of the CFR.
8.  The Minority Report, H.L. Mencken, 1956.
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POVERTY
1.  Generational Poverty.  An Economic Look at the Culture of the Poor, Adam D. Vass Gal, 2015.

PRODUCTIVITY
1.  Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen, 2002.
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PROGRESSIVES
1.  Ministers of Reform: Progressives’ Achievement in American Civilization, 1889-1920, Robert M. Crunden, 1985.
2.  Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era, Thomas C. Leonard, 2016.
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PSYCHOLOGY
1.  Albert Ellis.
2.  Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 2008.
3.  Getting from Here to There: Analytic Love, Analytic Process, Sheldon Bach, 2014.
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PURITANS
1.  Edmund S. Morgan on the Puritan era. He is a great writer, and a specialist in American Puritanism. Visible Saints, 1963. His book, The Puritan Family, 1942, was his doctoral dissertation.
2.  Antonia Fraser’s biography of Cromwell was a bestseller, and deserves to be.
3.  The Puritan Hope: A Study in Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy, Ian Murray, 1971.
4.  Keith Thomas’s magisterial opus, Religion and the Decline of Magic, 2012.  This is one of the most extraordinary history books ever written. The footnotes will boggle your mind. It is an important topic.
5.  It is unfortunate that one of the greatest historians of the Puritans was a Marxist: Christopher Hill. Read any of his books, but don’t expect a real understanding of the theology of Puritanism. Pay close attention to his analysis of their social and economic views. Here, he was a master.
6.  Read the Putney debates between Cromwell’s son-in-law, Ireton, and a representative of the Democratic faction, Rainsboro. These have been in print for over 75 years.
7.  The main publisher of primary source documents from the era is the Banner of Truth Trust. These books focus on the pietism of Puritanism, not the social views.

RACE
1.  Jack Kerwick, “Interracial Attacks That the Anti-Racist Media Ignored” at Townhall.com.
2. Fred Reed on Race Relations in America.
3.  An American Dilemma: The Negor Problem and Modern Democracy (Black & African-American Studies), Gunnar Myrdal, 1996.
4.  Pick a Better Country: An Unassuming Colored Guy Speaks His Mind About America, Ken Hamblin, 1996.
5.  America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible, Stephen and Abigail Thernstrom, 1999.
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REGULATION
1.  Working to Rule: The Damaging Economics of UK Employment Regulation, J.R. Shackleton and Philip Booth, 2017.
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REVISIONIST WRITERS
1. Harry Elmer Barnes.  Rothbard on Barnes’role in revisionist history, he says “He was the father and the catalyst for all of World War II revisionism, as well as personally writing numerous articles, editing and writing for the revisionist symposium Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, and launching the whole struggle immediately after the war with the first of numerous editions of his hard-hitting, privately printed brochure, Struggle Against the Historical Blackout.  Fortunately, Harry lived long enough to see the tied begin inexorably to turn among the historical profession, to see a New Left emerge that is beginning to call into question not only America’s current imperial wars but also World War II itself: especially in the work of William Appleman Williams and his students in modern American history.  To his friends and colleagues the fact that Harry lived to see the emergence of his own vindication after so many years is the only slight consolation for suffering his loss.”

William Appleman Williams.

ROMAN HISTORY
1. History of Rome, Michael Grant, 1978.  Michael Grant (1914-2004) was a historian whose over forty publications on ancient Rome and Greece popularised the classical and early Christian world. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, served in intelligence and as a diplomat during the Second World War, and afterwards became deputy director of the British Council’s European division, when he also published his first book. He later returned to academia, teaching at Cambridge and Edinburgh, and serving as Vice Chancellor at the University of Khartoum and at Queen’s University, Belfast. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.  Other books by Grant.
2.  Christ & the Caesars, Ethelbert Stauffer, 2008.
3.  Christianity and Classical Culture, Charles Norris Cochrane, 2003.

RUSSIAN HISTORY
1.  A Concise History of the Russian Revolution, Richard Pipes, 1996.
2.  Breaking Stalin’s Nose, Eugene Yelchin, 2011.
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SALES & SUCCESS
See the Sales Page under BOOKS.

SCIENCE
1.  The Mythology of Science, Rousas John Rushdoony, 1967.  Gary North makes some interesting points

The United States spends $1 trillion a year on education, and by law, all of it is Darwinian. Darwinism reigns supreme in every academic discipline. This has been true since at least 1900.

You cannot get tenure if you hold the creationist position in biology or geology. If they find out when you’re in grad school, you will not receive your PhD.

Science is Darwinian by legal definition in public education. The United States Supreme Court is declared this repeatedly. Those who don’t hold to Darwininsm are on the periphery of American thought and culture. There is not a single PhD degree-granting university in the world that teaches six-day creation. There never has been.

2.  The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn, 1962.  Kuhn was a physicist and historian of the history of science, introduced a thesis which, thought not really novel in humanities, was a blockbuster in the natural sciences.
3.  Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge, Karl Mannheim, 1936, served a few serious scholars as a kind of Bible of relativism.
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SELF-DEFENSE
1. The Law of Self-Defense: The Indispensable Guide to the Armed Citizen, 2nd Edition, Andrew F. Branca.
2. Arrest-Proof Yourself, Dale Carson.
3.  Spy Secrets that Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected, Jason Hanson 2015.
4.  Principles of Personal Defense, Jeff Cooper, 2006.
5.  Convict Conditioning: How to Bust Free of All Weaknesses Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength, Paul Wade, 2011.
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SLAVERY
1.  Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery, Robert William Fogel, 1994.
2.  Speculators and Slaves: Masters, Traders, and Slaves in the Old South, Michael Tadman, 1989.
3.  Slavery in Brazil and the United States: An Essay in Comparative History, Carl N. Degler, The American Historical Review, Vol. 75, No. 4 (Apr., 1970), pp. 1004-1028.  [You can sign up for a free subscription, letting you get up to 3 articles.]
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SOCIALISM
1.  Cliches of Socialism.
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SOUTHERNERS
1.  Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson, Robert Lewis Dabney, 2013.
2.  Stonewall Jackson, James Robertson, 1997.
3.  Robert E. Lee: A Biography, Pulitzer Prize Edition, Douglas Southall Freeman, 1936.
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SPORTS
1.  No Contest: The Case Against Competition, Alfie Kohn, 1992.
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STATE TERRORISM
1.  Dying to Win: The Strategic of Suicide Terrorism, Robert Pape, 2006.
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SUCCESS
1.  The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, Robert Heinlein, 1978.
2.  Scout Law?
3.  How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life, Scott Adams, 2014.
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TAXATION
1. To Harass Our People: The IRS and Government Abuse of PowerGeorge Hansen.
2. On his passingon August 14, 2014.  Here is Will Grigg’s eulogy on Hansen.
3. How the IRS Seizes Your Dollars and How to Fight Back, George Hansen.
4. The Income Tax: The Root of All Evil, Frank Chodorov.
5. “Taxation Is Robbery,” Frank Chodorov.
6. The Tax Foundation.
7.  “The Nature of the State,” Chapter 22 from The Ethics of Liberty, Murray Rothbard.
8. “Ten Great Economic Myths,” Chapter 2 from Making Economic Sense, Murray Rothbard.
9. “Binary Intervention: Taxation,” from Chapter 4 in Power and Market, Murray Rothbard.
10. The American Revolution Was a Mistake, Gary North.  Taxation in Colonial America.
11. Taxation is Slavery, Charles Burris.
12. The International Man, Doug Casey and others.
13. Peter Schiff’s EuroPac.net.

TECHNOLOGY
Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge, Michael Fullan. Here is a review of Fullan’s book.

TERRORISM
1.  Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism, Robert A. Pape, 2006.
2.  Bombing to Win: Air Power & Coercion in War, Robert A. Pape, 1996.
3.  Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrosism and How to Stop It, Robert A. Pape, 2010.
4.  Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror, Michael Scheuer, 2007.
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THOUGHT
1.  Gorilla Mindset: How to Control Your Thoughts and Emotions and Live Life on Your Terms, Mike Cernovich, 2015.
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TRADING 
1. Options for the Beginner ad Beyond: Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks, W. Olmstead.  And here are some free online training courses on options.  Worth a look.
2. The Stock Market, Credit, and Capital Formation, Fritz Machlup, 2007.

UNIONS, LABOR
1.  from the Mises Institute.
2.  Power and Privilege: Labor Unions in America, Morgan Reynolds, 1984.

Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley, 2014.  Here is an article that reviews the book and how awful the unions were toward blacks.

Author Jason Riley, in his recent book “Please Stop Helping Us,” says “when (politicians) moved to implement federal minimum-wage laws and Davis-Bacon statues … it is crystal clear that Congress passed these statues to protect white union workers from competition from nonunion blacks … We still have the transcripts.”

The solution is obvious. Just use unions who have a membership that reflect the surrounding area’s racial composition. In 1933 there were about 2.25 million union members. Two percent were black. In 1930, however, blacks were formally barred from union membership in 26 national unions. There goes that solution.

Responding to President Franklin Roosevelt’s National Industrial Recovery act, the NAACP in 1934 noted that, “Union labor strategy seems to be to form a union, strike to obtain the right to bargain … and close the union to black workers.” This act was later ruled unconstitutional, but to the blacks of the day, the National Recovery Administration (NRA) was commonly known as the Negro Removal Act. It was very effective.

Has There Ever Been a Time When the Unemployment Rate . . .
Right to Work Law in Wisconsin, Gary North, February 27, 2015.

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VETERANS
1.  Compelling veteran stories.
2.  Veterans for Peace website.
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WALL STREET
1. Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Anthony Sutton.
2. The Wall Street Gang, Richard Ney.
3. The Wall Street Jungle, Richard Ney.
4. Battling Wall Street: The Kennedy Presidency, Donald Gibson.
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WAR
1.  On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, David Grossman, 2009.  “Lt. Col. Grossman was a Psychology Professor at West Point and his most famous books are… His books are on the required reading list of the USMC Commandant, and all the Military Academies and many Military Schools.”
2.  On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace, David Grossman, 2008.
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WATERGATE
1.  White House Call Girl: The Real Watergate Story, Phil Stanford, 2013.

WEALTH
1.  Wealth & Poverty, George Gilders, 1993.
2.  Wealth & Poverty: Four Christian Views of Economics, 1984.
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WELFARE
1.  From Mutual Aid to the Welfare Society: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967, David T. Beito, 2000.
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WESTERN CIVILIZATION
1. The Great Conversation: The Substance of a Liberal Education, Robert Maynard Hutchins, 1955.
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WRITING
1.  On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, William Zinsser, 2012.
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BOOK LISTS
Ron Unz’s list: unz.org.
Recommended by Ilana Mercer.
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