Reading List

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

New Atlantis by Sir Francis Bacon

From These Ashes by Fredric Brown

Sparrowhawk – Book One: Jack Frake by Edward Cline

Sparrowhawk – Book Two: Hugh Kenrick by Edward Cline

Sparrowhawk – Book Three: Caxton by Edward Cline

Sparrowhawk – Book Four: Empire by Edward Cline

Sparrowhawk – Book Five: Revolution by Edward Cline

Sparrowhawk – Book Six: War by Edward Cline

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Barometer Rising by Hugh MacLennan

Monna Vanna by Maurice Maeterlinck

Calumet “K” by Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

We the Living by Ayn Rand

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

Whispering Smith by Frank Spearman

Daughter of a Magnate by Frank Spearman

Ivanhoe: A Romance by Sir Walter Scott

Jeeves and Wooster Series by P. G. Wodehouse



The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1776)

Principles of Economics by Carl Menger (1871)

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek (1944)

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt (1946)

Human Action: A Treatise of Economics by Ludwig von Mises (1949)

Theory of Money and Credit by Ludwig von Mises (1953)

Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman (1962)

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand (1966)

End the Fed by Ron Paul (2009)


Early American History

Politics and Sociology

Second Treatise of Government by John Locke (1689)

Common Sense by Thomas Paine (1776)

Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson (1776)

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom by Thomas Jefferson (1777)

The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine (1791)

The Law by Frédéric Bastiat (1850)

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (1859)

The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater (1960)

Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick (1974)

The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul (2008)


The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1796)

Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)

Atheism: The Case Against God by George H. Smith (1974)

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris (2004)

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby (2004)

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (2006)

Breaking the Spell: Religion As a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett (2006)

God Is Not Good: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens (2007)

Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris (2008)


The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard Feynman

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei

Darwin’s Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated by Steve Jones

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil de Grasse Tyson