My Reading List

by D.V. Bowden

"The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them." -- Mark Twain

booksAt the end of 2003, I decided to start keeping a list of the books I read. A friend encouraged me to make this available on the web. I think it is helpful to know what influences a person has had on their thinking--and books are a mind-altering substance, so choose your reading material wisely. (That goes quadruple for what you watch on TV!)

I have not listed textbooks, reference books, and books I only read partially. There are many more that I have read and not listed because I don't remember them right now, but if something jogs my memory I will update the list.

Currently Reading

Quicken 2006: The Official Guide, by Maria Langer


Working for Yourself, by Stephen Fishman

Financial Peace Revisited, by Dave Ramsey
The Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey

The New Health Insurance Solution, by Paul Zane Pilzer


Clausen's Commentaries on Morals and Dogma, by Henry C. Clausen, 33
Backtracking in Barbour County, by Anne Kendrick Walker
Shadow of the Sentinel: One Man's Quest to Find the Hidden Treasure of the Confederacy, by Warren Getler & Bob Brewer

Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and other Essays, by Murray N. Rothbard

The Heart of the Hunter, by Edison Marshall
Unitarianism and Universalism: An Illustrated History, by Henry H. Cheetham
The Retirement Myth, by Craig S. Karpel
The CEO of the Sofa, by P.J. O'Rourke [audio]
Fabulous Fallacies, by Tad Tuleja

The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand [audio]
The Automatic Millionaire, by David Bach Highly Recommended!
Taming the Paper Tiger, by Barbara Hemphill
Taming the Paper Tiger at Work, by Barbara Hemphill
The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli

Eat The Rich: A Treatise on Economics, by P.J. O'Roarke
Perfect Sight Without Glasses, by William H. Bates

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Weston A. Price, D.M.D.
Mental Toughness Training, by James Loehr and Peter McLaughlin [audio]
The Chronicles of Narnia (7 volumes), by C.S. Lewis:

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician's Nephew
The Silver Chair
The Final Battle

Gilgamesh, by Stephen Mitchell [audio]
Wars That Made the Western World: the Persian Wars, the Peleponnesian War, and the Punic Wars, by Timothy B. Shutt [audio]
The Enlightenment: Reason, Tolerance and Humanity, by James Schmidt [audio]
Winston Churchill: Man of the Century, by John Ramsden [audio]
Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance and Your Everyday Life, by Peter Navarro [audio]


The Great War: Walk In Hell, by Harry Turtledove
The Great War: Breakthroughs, by Harry Turtledove
Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki (audio)
Rich Dad's Rich Kid, Smart Kid, by Robert Kiyosaki (audio)
Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill
The Nine Steps to Financial Freedom, by Suze Orman
The Fast Forward MBA in Financial Planning, by Ed McCarthy (audio)
Lapham's Rules of Influence, by Lewis Lapham (audio)
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth, by Ric Edelman (audio)
You Can Negotiate Anything, by Herb Cohen (audio)
Rich Dad's Prophecy, by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad's Success Stories, by Robert Kiyosaki
What They Still Don't Teach at Harvard Business School, by Mark McCormack

Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant, by Robert Kiyosaki
Die Broke, by Stephen Pollan
The Wealthy Barber, by David Chilton
Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
Inc. & Grow Rich, by C.W. Allen (ed.)
How To Delegate Work and Ensure It's Done Right, by Dick Lohr (audio)
The Warren Buffet Way, by Robert Hagstrom (audio)
Rich Dad's Guide To Investing, by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad's Advisors: How To Buy and Sell a Business, by Garrett Sutton
Taxes, Toil, and Trouble, by Vivien Kellems

Rich Dad's Retire Young, Retire Rich, by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad's Advisors: Real Estate Riches, by Dolf de Roos
Mark Twain Tonight!, by Hal Holbrook (audio performance)
The Vision of the Anointed, by Thomas Sowell (audio)
Rich Dad's Advisors: Own Your Own Corporation, by Garrett Sutton

Body for Life, by Bill Phillips
Rich Dad's Advisors: Real Estate Loopholes, by Diane Kennedy and Garrett Sutton
Rich Dad's Advisors: Loopholes of the Rich, by Diane Kennedy
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook, by by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel, by by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht
Foreign Policy is Your Business, by Theodore R. Weber
Nothing Down: How to Buy Real Estate With Little or No Money Down, by Robert G. Allen

The Moon Is Down, by John Steinbeck (unabridged audio)
Making Economic Sense, by Murray Rothbard
Wake Up The Financial Genius Inside You, by Mark O. Haroldsen
The Gospel According to Peanuts, by Robert L. Short
The First World War, by John Keegan (abridged audio)

The Pirate Economy, by Gary North

[I haven't read much outside material this month, but I have been reading the massive BarBri Bar Review books, and numerous law review articles on the subject of jury nullification (a topic which interests me)].

Liberty A-Z, by Harry Browne
The Day The Universe Changed, by James Burke

It's Tea Time Again, by Barry Asmus and Don Billings
Conspiracy in Philadelphia, by Gary North
The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine
Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative/Libertarian Debate, ed. by George W. Carey
Freemasonry: A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol, by W. Kirk MacNutly

Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn
Face Language, by Robert L. Whiteside
Born In Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, by John J. Robinson
Government is Too Big and It's Costing You, by James P. Gills & Ronald H. Nash
The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society, by Jasper Ridley
A Pilgrim's Journey: Freemasonry and the Religious Right, by John J. Robinson

Freemasonry: For He Who Knocks, the Door Will Be Opened, by Nikolaus J. Laschet
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

Future Shock, by Alvin Toffler

Turnaround: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic, by William Bratton
The Nine Nations of North America, by Joel Garreau


The Abolition of Man, by C.S. Lewis
Two Treatises on Government, by John Locke
Treatise on Law, by St. Thomas Aquinas
The Concept of Law, by H.L.A. Hart
The Confederate Constitution of 1861, by Marshall DeRosa
The Political Thought of John C. Calhoun, by August O. Spain
Conceived in Liberty (4 volumes), by Murray Rothbard
The Complete Lewis Carrol, by Lewis Carrol
Unintended Consequences, by John Ross
The War of the Flea, by Robert Taber
Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky
Reveille for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky
The Rise and Decline of the State, by Martin van Creveld
Guerilla: Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck and Germany's East Africa Empire, by Edwin P. Hoyt
Guerilla Warfare, by Che Guevarra
Manual of the Urban Guerilla, by Carlos Marighella
The Defence of Duffer's Drift, by Captain E. D. Swinton, D.S.O., R.E.
An Attack on Duffer's Downtown, by Russell W. Glenn
What the Social Classes Owe Each Other, by William Graham Sumner
Social Statics, by Herbert Spencer
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
Defending the Undefendable, by Walter Block
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling (audio)
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand (audio)
The Economics of Liberty, by Lew Rockwell (ed.)
Investment Biker, by Jim Rogers
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon (audio, abridged)
How Few Remain, by Harry Turtledove
The Bell Curve, by Charles Murray (audio, abridged)
The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko (audio)
The Lord of the Rings--Weapons and Warfare, by Chris Smith
The Great War: American Front, by Harry Turtledove

Before 2003

The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Simarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Democracy: The God that Failed, by Hans Hermann-Hoppe
I'll Take My Stand, by Twelve Southerners
Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, by Robert C. Atkins, M.D.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling
April, 1865, by Jay Winik
Socrates Café, by Christopher Phillips
Jefferson Davis--Unconquerable Heart, by Felicity Allen
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1, by Jefferson Davis
The Guns of the South, by Harry Turtledove
War Is A Racket, by Gen. Smedley Butler
When In The Course of Human Events, by Charles Adams
For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization, by Charles Adams
What Makes Southern Manners Peculiar, by Ward S. Allen
Libertarianism in One Lesson, by David Bergland
The Law, by Frederic Bastiat
A Liberty Primer, by Alan Burris
The Politics of Obedience, by Etienne de la Boetie (foreword by Murray Rothbard)
Defending the Undefendable, by Walter Block
Pentagonism, by Juan Bosch
The Age of Reason Reader, edited by Crane Brinton
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Constitution of the Confederate States of America
Surrender in Panama, by Phillip M. Crane
American Heritage Short History of the Civil War, by Bruce Catton
Reflections on the Civil War, by Bruce Catton
The Coming Fury, by Bruce Catton
Never Call Retreat, by Bruce Catton
A Government of Our Own, by William C. Davis
Authentic History of the Ku Klux Klan, by Susan Laurence Davis
The Costs of War, edited by John Denson
The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes, by Authur Conan Doyle
The Inside Story of the Harding Tragedy, by Harry M. Daugherty
The Octagon House: A Home For All, by Orson S. Fowler
World Without Cancer, by G. Edward Griffin
The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, by G. Edward Griffin
The Fearful Master: A Second Look at the United Nations, by G. Edward Griffin
Bourbon Democracy in Alabama, 1874-1890, by Allen Johnston Going
Twentieth Century America: Contemporary Documents and Opinions, edited by John A. Garraty and Robert A. Divine
Secession, State, and Liberty, edited by David Gordon
Freedom on the Alter, by William Norman Grigg
The Perestroika Deception, by Anatoliy Golitsyn
New Lies For Old, by Anatoliy Golitsyn
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Song of Roland
Philip Dru, Administrator, by Edward Mandell House
Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt
The Humanist Manifestos, I and II
Will They Ever Finish Bruckner Boulevard, by Ada Louise Huxtable
Global Tyranny, Step by Step, by William F. Jasper
Modern Times, by Paul Johnson
The United Nations Conspiracy, by Robert W. Lee
Architects of Conspiracy, by William P. Hoar
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
An Introduction to Legal Reasoning, by Edward H. Levi
Report From Iron Mountain, by Leonard C. Lewin
The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Frederic Engels
Financial Terrorism, by John F. McManus
Changing Commands, by John F. McManus
The Insiders: Architects of the New World Order, by John F. McManus
The Anticapitalistic Mentality, by Ludwig von Mises
Liberalism in the Classical Tradition, by Ludwig von Mises
Planned Chaos, by Ludwig von Mises
Planning for Freedom, by Ludwig von Mises
Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth, by Ludwig von Mises
Liberty and Proptery, by Ludwig von Mises
We Hold These Truths, by Lawrence Patton McDonald
Chaos Theory: Two Essays on Market Anarchy, by Robert P. Murphy
Constitutional Development in Alabama, by Malcolm McMillan
Y2K Money, Your Survival Currency, by Bernhard von Nothaus
1984, by George Orwell
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
A Personal Declaration of Independence, by Paine's Torch
The Maneaters of Tsavo, by Lt. Col. J.H. Patterson, D.S.O.
You and the Police!, by Boston T. Party
Common Sense, by Thomas Paine
Alabama Politics, Tell It Like It Is, by Ralph "Shorty" Price
I Ain't Nothing But A Loser, by Ralph "Shorty" Price
That's the Way I Saw It, by Bob Ingram
That's the Way I Saw It II, by Bob Ingram
The Shadows of Power, by James Perloff
The Triumph of Liberty, by Jim Powell
Short Answers to the Tough Questions, by Dr. Mary J. Ruwart
The Ethics of Liberty, by Murray N. Rothbard
For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, by Murray N. Rothbard
Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero, by Murray N. Rothbard
Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism, and the Division of Labor, by Murray N. Rothbard
The Case Against the Fed, by Murray N. Rothbard
The Case for a 100% Gold Dollar, by Murray N. Rothbard
Power and Market, by Murray N. Rothbard
The Economics of Libery, ed. by Lew Rockwell
The Gold Standard, ed. by Lew Rockwell
What Has Government Done to Our Money?, by Murray N. Rothbard
The Dangerous Nonsense of Protectionism, by Murray N. Rothbard
No Treason, by Lysander Spooner
The Lysander Spooner Reader, intro. by George H. Smith
Between the Elephant's Eyes, by Robert L. Scott, Jr.
The Rationale of Central Banking, by Vera C. Smith
Debts and Deficits, by Hans F. Sennholz
In Cold Blood: The Communist Conquest of Afghanistan, by Abdul Shams
Age of the Guerilla, by Francois Sully
None Dare Call It Treason, by John A. Stormer
The Bible According to Mark Twain
The Market for Liberty, by Morris and Linda Tannehill
Facts the Historians Leave Out, by John S. Tilley
The Partisan Leader, by Nathaniel Beverley Tucker
Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain
The Aeneid, by Virgil
Elephant Bill, by Lt. Col. J.H. Williams
Again, May God Forgive Us, by Robert Welch
The Politician, by Robert Welch
The Blue Book of the John Birch Society, by Robert Welch
The Case for the South, by William D. Workman, Jr.
The Holy Bible, New International Version
Alien Nation, by Peter Brimelow
The Politics of Non-Violent Action, by Gene Sharp (3 volumes)
A New Constitution Now!, by Henry Hazlitt
Death in the Long Grass, by Peter Capstick
Death in the Silent Places, by Peter Capstick
Maneaters of Kumaon, by Jim Corbett
The Temple Tiger and More Maneaters of Kumaon, by Jim Corbett
The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, by Jim Corbett
My India, by Jim Corbett
Jungle Lore, by Jim Corbett
Man-eaters, by Jim Corbett
In the Grip of the Nyika: Further Adventures in British East Africa, by J.H. Patterson
Worldwar, by Harry Turtledove (four volume tetralogy)
Parliament of Whores, by P.J. O'Rourke
All The Trouble In The World, by P.J. O'Rourke
We The Jury, by Godfrey Lehman
King Lear, by William Shakespear
Memory Power, by Harry Lorayne
The Land of Footprints, by Stewart Edward White
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon, by Sir Samuel White Baker
The Establishment's Man, by James J. Drummey
A Nation of Sheep, by William J. Lederer
Architects of Conspiracy, by William P. Hoar

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