Useful Books

Books HD**I am a voracious Audible listener, so the vast majority of these are for listening, not reading, in my specific case.**

As schizophrenic as the following library may seem, each book found its way here with the specific purpose of helping in some way to unite people. This list is to help you keep track of what I’ve been reading since discovering my goal, what is coming up soon, and what I have my mind set on getting. It also serves as a good place to link to my “How can [this book] help us unite people” series, as I finish them. Tweet book suggestions @fountainofchris if you notice glaring omissions or would like to have my thoughts on a particular book in the future.

Read

  • Abraham, Jay, Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got (Business)
  • Allen, David, Getting Things Done (Personal Development)
  • Bastiat, Frederick, The Law (Government)
  • Carlin, Dan, Hardcore History: Blueprint for Armaggedon (History)
  • Carlin, Dan, Hardcore History: Death Throes of the Republic (History)
  • Carlin, Dan, Hardcore History: King of Kings (History)
  • Carlin, Dan, Hardcore History: Wrath of the Khans (History)
  • Carnegie, Dale, How to Win Friends and Influence People (Personal Development)
  • Covey, Stephen, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Personal Development)
  • Friedman, Milton, Capitalism and Freedom (Economics)
  • Friedman, Milton, Free to Choose (Economics)
  • Gerber, Michael, The E-Myth Revisited (Business)
  • Goodwin, Doris Kearns, Team of Rivals (Biography)
  • Greene, Robert, 48 Laws of Power (Philosophy)
  • Hayek, Friedrich, The Road to Serfdom (Economics)
  • Hill, Napoleon, Think and Grow Rich (Philosophy)
  • Huxley, Aldous, Brave New World (Social Commentary)
  • Huxley, Aldous, Island (Social Commentary)
  • Jones, Caleb, The Unchained Man (Personal Development)
  • Kennedy, Dan, The Ultimate Marketing Plan (Business)
  • Kennedy, Dan, The Ultimate Sales Letter (Business)
  • Locke, John, Two Treatises of Government (Philosophy/Government)
  • Machiavelli, Niccolo, The Prince (History/Philosophy)
  • Mises, Ludwig von, Human Action (Economics)
  • Mises, Ludwig von, Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition (Economics)
  • Orwell, George, 1984 (Social Commentary)
  • Orwell, George, Animal Farm (Social Commentary)
  • Piketty, Thomas, Capital in the 21st Century (Economics)
  • Plato, Republic (Philosophy)
  • Rand, Ayn, Atlas Shrugged (Social Commentary)
  • Ringer, Robert, Restoring the American Dream (Government)
  • Sanders, Bernie, Our Revolution (Biography/Government)
  • Shirer, William L., The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (History)
  • Smith, Adam, The Wealth of Nations (Economics)
  • Smith, Jean Edward, Eisenhower in War and Peace (Biography)
  • Stone, W. Clement, The Success System That Never Fails (Business)
  • Tracy, Brian, Maximum Achievement (Personal Development)
  • Walker, Jeff, Launch (Business)
  • Wallace, David Foster, Infinite Jest (Social Commentary)
  • Weiss, Allan, The Million Dollar Maverick (Personal Development)

In Progress

  • Gibbon, Edward, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (History)
  • Toqueville, Alexis de, Democracy in America (Government)
  • Ziglar, Zig, Secrets of Closing the Sale (Business)

In Library

  • Bettger, Frank, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling (Business)
  • Blount, Jeb, Fanatical Prospecting (Business)
  • Brynjolfsson, Erik and Andrew McAfee, The Second Machine Age (Technology)
  • Campbell, Joseph, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Philosophy)
  • Churnow, Ron, Alexander Hamilton (Biography)
  • Dante, The Divine Comedy (Epic)
  • Gallow, Carmine, Talk Like Ted (Personal Development)
  • Hobbes, Thomas, Leviathan (Government)
  • Hopkins, Tom, How to Master the Art of Selling (Business)
  • Kant, Immanuel, The Critique of Pure Reason (Philosophy)
  • Lewis, Sinclair, It Can’t Happen Here (Social Commentary)
  • Milton, John, Paradise Lost (Epic)
  • Ross, Alex, The Industries of the Future (Technology)
  • Rothbard, Murray N., Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market (Economics)

Wish List

  • Acemoglu, Daron and James Robinson, Why Nations Fail (Economics/Government)
  • Aslan, Reza, No god, but God (Religion)
  • Asimov, Isaac, Foundation (Social Commentary)
  • Atwood, Margaret, The Handmaid’s Tale (Social Commentary)
  • Banerjee, Abhijit V. and Esther Duflo, Poor Economics (Economics)
  • Bhutto, Benazir, Reconciliation (Religion)
  • Brands, H.W., Reagan (Biography)
  • Brands, H.W., Traitor to His Class (Biography)
  • Carson, Rachel, Silent Spring (Environment)
  • Chang, Jung and John Halliday, Mao: The Unknown Story (Biography)
  • Chomsky, Noam, Understanding Power (Philosophy)
  • Conquest, Robert, The Great Terror (History)
  • Daimond, Jared, Collapse (History)
  • Durant, Will, Our Oriental Heritage (History)
  • Durant, Will, The Story of Philosophy (Philosophy)
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Essays (Philosophy)
  • Evans, Richard, The Pursuit of Power (History)
  • Friedman, Thomas, Thank You for Being Late (Government)
  • Fukuyama, Francis, The Origins of Political Order (Government)
  • Fukuyama, Francis, Political Order and Political Delay (Government)
  • Gordon, Robert J., The Rise and Fall of American Growth (Economics)
  • Grant, Ulysses S., Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (Biography)
  • Great Courses (Bartlett), Masters of Greek Thought (Philosophy)
  • Great Courses (Childers), World War II: A Military and Social History (History)
  • Great Courses (Gallagher), The American Civil War (History)
  • Great Courses (Hamilton), How You Decide (Mind/Brain)
  • Great Courses (Hammond), From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History (History)
  • Great Courses (Harreid), An Economic History of the World Since 1400 (Economics)
  • Great Courses (Liulevicius), World War I: The Great War (History)
  • Great Courses (Novella), Your Deceptive Mind (Mind/Brain)
  • Hamilton, Alexander, John Jay, and James Madison, The Federalist Papers (Government)
  • Harari, Yuval Noah, Sapiens (History)
  • The Holy Bible: King James Version (Religion)
  • Homer, The Illiad (Epic)
  • Homer, The Odyssey (Epic)
  • Joyce, James, Ulysses (Epic)
  • Klein, Naomi, This Changes Everything (Environment)
  • Korda, Michael, Clouds of Glory (Biography)
  • Lewis, Michael, The Big Short (History)
  • London, Jack, The Iron Heel (Social Commentary)
  • Mayer, Jane, Dark Money (Government)
  • Meacham, John, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Biography)
  • Mises, Ludwig von, Socialism (Economics)
  • Newton, Jim, Eisenhower (Biography)
  • Nozick, Robert, Anarchy, State, and Utopia (Government)
  • Rand, Ayn, The Fountainhead (Social Commentary)
  • Shaara, Michael, The Killer Angels (History)
  • Sinclair, Upton, The Jungle (Social Commentary)
  • Smith, Jean Edward, FDR (Biography)
  • Sowell, Thomas, Basic Economics (Economics)
  • Sowell, Thomas, The Vision of the Anointed (Economics)
  • Sowell, Thomas, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics (Economics)
  • Stiglitz, Joseph E., The Price of Inequality (Economics)
  • Virgil, The Aeneid (Epic)
  • Watshott, Nicholas, Keynes Hayek (Economics)
  • Williams, T. Harry, Huey Long (Biography)
  • Zinn, Howard, A People’s History of the United States (History)