My Library

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero 

History

  • The Outline of History by H.G. Wells
  • Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances Fitzgerald
  • IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America’s Most Powerful Corporation by Edwin Black
  • The Annals of America (complete 20 volume set)
  • Napoleon as Military Commander by James Marshall-Cornwall
  • Three Kingdoms: China’s Epic Drama by Lo Kuan-chung
  • The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman, Jr.
  • Wagons West: The Epic Story of America’s Overland Trails by Frank McLynn
  • John James Audubon: The Making of an American by Richard Rhodes
  • John James Audubon: Selected Journals and Other Writings edited by Ben Forkner
  • Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
  • The Book of Lost Books: An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You’ll Never Read by Stuart Kelly
  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 by Paul Kennedy
  • Light From the Ancient Past: The Archaeological Background of the Hebrew-Christian Religion by Jack Finegan
  • Hiroshima by John Hersey

Philosophy

  • Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
  • In Defense of Women by H.L. Mencken
  • Treasury of Philosophy edited by Dagobert D. Runes
  • Essential Philosophy: Everything You Need to Understand the World’s Greatest Thinkers by James Mannion
  • The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, translated by Thomas Cleary
  • The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba, translated by John Stevens
  • Aristotle: Fundamentals of the History of His Development by Werner Jaeger
  • Introduction to Aristotle edited by Richard McKeon
  • Great Dialogues of Plato translated by W.H.D. Rouse
  • The Complete Essays and Other Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson edited by Brooks Atkinson
  • Utopia by Sir Thomas More, translated by Ralph Robinson
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu, translated by Stephen Addiss and Stanley Lombardo
  • The Art of War and Other Classics of Eastern Thought
  • Philosophical Letters by Voltaire
  • Candide, Zadig, and Selected Stories by Voltaire, translated by Daniel M. Frame
  • The Age of Adventure: The Renaissance Philosophers commentary by Giorgio De Santillana
  • The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • Enchiridion by Epictetus

Politics

  • America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It by Mark Steyn
  • The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
  • The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers
  • The State and Revolution by V.I. Lenin
  • The Communist Manifesto and other Revolutionary Writings edited by Bob Blaisdell
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Religion

  • The Dhammapada: Verses on the Way translated by Glenn Wallis
  • The Maxwell Leadership Bible: New King James Version
  • The Qur’an translated by Ahmed Ali

Science

  • A Path Where No Man Thought: Nuclear Winter and the End of the Arms Race by Carl Sagan and Richard Turco
  • The Cold and the Dark: The World after Nuclear War by Paul R. Ehrlich, Carl Sagan, Donald Kennedy, Walter Orr Roberts
  • Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan
  • Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by K. Eric Drexler
  • What to Think About Machines that Think: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence by John Brockman
  • The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku
  • How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil
  • The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why it Matters by Daniel Wegner and Kurt Gray
  • Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots by John Markoff
  • Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything by Stephen Baker
  • The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson
  • In Our Own Image: Savior or Destroyer? : the History and Future of Artifical Intelligence by George Zarkadakis
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab
  • Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford
  • A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
  • The Forest and the Sea by Marston Bates

Fiction

  • Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka
  • The Postman by David Brin
  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
  • On the Beach by Nevil Shute
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • George Orwell Collection
  • Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays by Oscar Wilde
  • O Henry 100 Selected Stories
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • The Wasteland, Prufrock and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume I by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained by John Milton
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • Dune Collection by Frank Herbert
  • Mark Twain Collection
  • H.P. Lovecraft Collection
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Starbuck Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell
  • Lost Horizon by James Hilton
  • No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • We Can Build You by Philip K. Dick
  • The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
  • The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights by John Steinbeck
  • A Conrad Argosy by Joseph Conrad
  • The Walking Dead volumes 1-15
  • Robot Visions by Isaac Asimov
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  • Monkey by Wu Ch’eng-en, translated by Arthur Waley (Journey To The West)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Leo Tolstoy Short Stories selected and introduced by Ernest J. Simmons
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel
  • The Last Man by Mary Shelley
  • As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer
  • Probability Moon by Nancy Kress
  • Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
  • A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
  • Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Other

  • The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  • The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi
  • The Karate Handbook by Ray Pawlett
  • The Tae Kwon Do Handbook by Mark and Ray Pawlett
  • The Kung Fu Handbook by Peter Warr
  • The Kickboxing Handbook by John Ritschel
  • The Judo Handbook by Roy Inman
  • Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabre by Alfred Hutton
  • The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570 by Joachim Meyer, translated by Jeffrey L. Forgeng
  • The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man by Brett and Kate McKay