Books (A Reading List for Liberty) Part 1

Books for Liberty

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. -Mark Twain

Read first: The purpose of this book list is to provide a starting point for anyone interested in liberty-oriented reading material. In no way is this list meant to be complete, but rather constantly updated with new additions or corrections. As a courtesy, please be sure any book you include adds value to the topic at hand. On a further note, many entries will obviously fit into more than one category. That being said, all effort should be made to place each book into the most prominent section for which it belongs. All categories and titles should flow alphabetically for easier viewing. Finally, many of these books are available for free online and can also be found at your local public library. Enjoy!

Allegory

1984 by George Orwell
Aeneid, The by Virgil
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Clockwork Orange, A by Anthony Burgess
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
Envy by Yuri Olesha
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fool's Progress, The by Edward Abbey
Gilded Age, The: A Tale of Today by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Iliad, The by Homer
Island by Aldous Huxley
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Last Town on Earth, The by Thomas Mullen
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The by Robert A. Heinlein
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Odyssey, The by Homer
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
Practical Princess, The by Jay Williams
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Tale of Two Cities, A by Charles Dickens
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Bearing Arms

Armed America: The Remarkable Story of How and Why Guns Became as American as Apple Pie by Clayton E. Cramer
Bias Against Guns, The: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong by John R. Lott Jr.
Boston's Gun Bible by Boston T. Party
Constitutional Homeland Security: A Call for Americans to Revitalize the Militia of the Several States. Volume I, The Nation in Arms by Edwin Vieira
Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken
Firearms, the Law, and Forensic Ballistics by Tom Warlow
From My Cold Dead Fingers by Richard Mack
Global War on Your Guns, The: Inside the UN Plan to Destroy the Bill of Rights by Wayne LaPierre
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws by John R. Lott Jr.
Nation of Cowards by Jeff Snyder
Second Amendment, The: Preserving the Inalienable Right of Individual Self-Protection by David Barton
Seven Myths of Gun Control, The: Reclaiming the Truth About Guns, Crime, and the Second Amendment by Richard Poe
Shooting Straight: Telling the Truth About Guns in America by Wayne LaPierre
Straight Shooting: Firearms, Economics and Public Policy by John R. Lott Jr.
That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right by Stephen P. Halbrook
To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right by Joyce Lee Malcolm
Training the Gunfighter by Timothy John Mullin
Transfer of Wealth: The Case For Nationwide Concealed Carry of Handguns by John Longenecker
Tyranny of Gun Control, The by Jacob G. Hornberger
Understanding Firearm Ballistics by Robert A. Rinker
Unintended Consequences by John Ross
Well-Regulated Militia, A: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America by Saul Cornell

Biography

Coolidge: An American Enigma by Robert Sobel
Enemy of the State, An: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard by Justin Raimondo
Irrepressible Rothbard, The: The Rothbard-Rockwell Report Essays of Murray N. Rothbard by Murray N. Rothbard
Jefferson by Albert Jay Nock
Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone
John Adams by David McCullough
Lee by Douglas Freeman
Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe by Thomas Dilorenzo
Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Benson J. Lossing
Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero by Murray N. Rothbard
Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism by Jörg Guido Hülsmann
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt by David McCullough
Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman
Pure Goldwater by John W. Dean and Barry M. Goldwater
Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power by Timothy B. Tyson
Real Lincoln, The by Thomas Dilorenzo
Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend by James Robertson
Truman by David McCullough

Economics & Sound Money

Against Intellectual Monopoly by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine
Age of Abundance, The: How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture by Brink Lindsey
Age of Inflation, The by Hans F. Sennholz
America's Great Depression by Murray N. Rothbard
Andrew Jackson and the Bank War: A Study in the Growth of Presidential Power by Robert V. Remini
Antitrust and Monopoly: Anatomy of a Policy Failure by Dominick Armentano
Anything That's Peaceful: The Case for the Free Market by Leonard E. Read
Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, An by Murray N. Rothbard
Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays, The by Ludwig von Mises, Murray N. Rothbard, Gottfried Haberler & Friedrich A. Hayek
Confessions of An Economic Hitman by John Perkins
Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise by Edward W. Younkins
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Freidman
Case Against the Fed, The by Murray N. Rothbard
Case for Gold, The by Ron Paul & Lewis Lehrman
Commerce, Culture, & Liberty: Readings on Capitalism Before Adam Smith by Henry C. Clark
Creature From Jekyll Island, The: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin
Critique of Interventionism by Ludwig von Mises
Denationalization of Money by F. A. Hayek
Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks by Walter E. Williams
Farm Problem, The by Paul L. Poirot
Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow by Ludwig von Mises
Economics and the Environment: A Reconciliation by Walter Block
Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School by Gene Callahan
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Essential von Mises, The by Murray N. Rothbard
FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression by Jim Powell
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Stephen D Levitt
Free Banking: Theory, History, and a Laissez-Faire Model by Larry J. Sechrest
Free Market and Its Enemies, The: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation by Ludwig von Mises
Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't by John R. Lott Jr.
Gold, Peace & Prosperity by Ron Paul
Gold: The Once and Future Money by Nathan Lewis
Gold Wars: The Battle Against Sound Money as Seen From a Swiss Perspective by Ferdinand Lips
Golden Constant, The: The English and American Experience, 1560-1976 by Roy William Jastram
Greenspan's Bubbles: The Age of Ignorance at the Federal Reserve by William Fleckenstein and Fred Sheehan
History of Money and Banking in the United States, A: The Colonial Era to World War II by Murray N. Rothbard
How an Economy Grows and Why it Doesn’t by Irwin A. Schiff and Vic Lockman
How Capitalism Saved America by Thomas DiLorenzo
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises
I, Pencil by Leonard Read
Interventionalism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises
Kingdom of Moltz, The by Irwin A. Schiff
Logic of Action, The by Murray N. Rothbard
Making Economic Sense by Murray N. Rothbard
Man, Economy, and State with Power & Market by Murray N. Rothbard
Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse by Thomas Woods
Mind and the Market, The: Capitalism in Modern European Thought by Jerry Z. Muller
Mises and Austrian Economics: A Personal View by Ron Paul
Monetary Sin of the West, The by Jacques Rueff
Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles by Jesus Huerta de Soto
Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History by Milton Friedman
Mystery of Banking, The by Murry Rothbard
Not a Zero Sum Game by Manuel F. Ayau
Panic of 1819, The: Reactions and Policies by Murray N. Rothbard
Pillars of Prosperity by Ron Paul
Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, The by Robert Murphy
Principles of Economics by Carl Menger
Production of Security, The by Gustave de Molinari
Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement by Brian Doherty
Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare by Frances Fox Priven and Richard Cloward
The Reigning Error: The Crisis of World Inflation by William Rees-Mogg
Road to Serfdom, The by F A Hayek
Secrets of the Federal Reserve, The: The London Connection by Eustace Mullins
Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution by Ludwig von Mises
Theory of Money and Credit, The by Ludwig von Mises
Thieves in the Temple by Andre Michael Eggelletion
Treatise on Political Economy, A: or. The Production Distribution and Consumption of Wealth. by Jean Baptiste Say
Twilight of Gold 1914-1936, The: Myths and Realities by Melchior Palyi
Two Faces of Money, The by Geraldine Perry & Ken Fousek
Unwarranted Intrusions: The Case Against Government Intervention in the Marketplace by Martin S. Fridson
Wealth of Nations, The by Adam Smith
Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free by Ellen Hodgson Brown
What Has Government Done to Our Money? and the Case for the 100 Percent Gold Dollar by Murray N. Rothbard

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