These books have been read by members and are recommended; reviews of all can be found at amazon.com. We solicit recommendations from members, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gotham recommends getting a Kindle reader (Kindle Fire @ $199 is the best), or downloading the Kindle app onto your iPad or other device (including your PC). Many of the classics are free or have low prices, and many new titles have low prices as well.
“Economics in One Lesson” Henry Haziltt
“Basic Economics” by Thomas Sowell
“When Money Dies” by Adam Fergusson
“Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism” by Kenneth Williamson
“Paper Money Collapse, The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown” by Detlev Schlichter
“Free to Choose” and “Money Mischief” by Milton Friedman
“The Morality of Capitalism” (various authors)
“Regulators Gone Wild, How the EPA is Ruining American Industry” by Rich Trzupek
“Liberty’s Lifeline: Engaging the Grassroots Movement to Stop the Erosion of American Freedoms”, by our own Bill O’Connell
“Vision of the Anointed” by Thomas Sowell
“Cato Handbook on Policy”, Cato Institute
A Roadmap for America’s Future, Paul Ryan (free)
“Reckless Endangerment, How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon” by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
“The True Gold Standard” Lewis Lehrman
“Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science”, by Ian Plimer
“The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World”, by Bjorn Lomborg
“Watermelons”, by James Delingpole
“The Delinquent Teenager” by Donna Laframboise
General Tea Party Interest
“Subversion, Inc” by Matthew Vadum, the story of ACORN and its funding with taxpayer money.
“Primetime Propaganda, The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV”, by Ben Shapiro. The title says all.
“Liberal Fascism” by Jonah Goldberg, learn what Fascism was really about, and they were all socialists, not conservatives.
“The Secret Knowledge” by David Mamet, the first person story of the conversion experience of the author and playwright, as he moved from left to right
“Explaining Postmodernism” Stephen R. C. Hicks
“The Creature from Jekyll Island”, G. Edward Griffen
“An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” Adam Smith 1776
“Democracy in America” deToqueville 1830
“The Economics of Freedom”, “Essays on Political Economy”, “Sophisms of Protectionists”, by Frederic Bastiat 1830-1850
“Communist Manifesto” Karl Marx 1848
“What Must be Done” Lenin, 1902
“The Promise of American Life” Herbert David Croley
“Socialism” Ludwig von Mises, 1922 rev 1932 trans 1936
“Mein Kampf” Adolf Hitler
“Road to Serfdom” by Friedrich Hayek 194
“Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky 196x
“Alexander Hamilton” Ron Chernow
“John Adams” by David McCullough
“Amazing Grace” by Eric Metaxas (bio of William Wilberforce)
“American Lion, Andrew Jackson in the White House” Jon Meacham
“John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946, Economist, Philosopher, Statesman” Robert Skidelsky
“Mao, The Unknown Story” Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
‘Witness” by Whittaker Chambers
“Radical Son” by David Horowitz
Western Civilization and History (including American History)
“The Rise of the West” William H. McNeil
“From Dawn to Decadence” Jacques Barzun
“Why the West is Best” by Ibn Warraq
“The Forgotten Man” Amity Shlaes
“The Genesis of Science” James Hannam
“Mad About Trade”, Daniel Griswold
“Change.edu, Rebooting for the new talent economy” Andrew S. Rosen
“More Guns, Less Crime” by John Lott, Jr.
“Barack Obama and the Enemies Within” Trevor Louden
“Radical in Chief” by Stanley Kurtz, about Obama’s radical past and radical ties—and socialism.
“Deconstructing Obama” by Jack Cashill, about who really ghost wrote Obama’s books (which he claimed he wrote).
“The Manchurian President” by Aaron Klein
“Demonic” by Ann Coulter, her latest rant.
“Righteous Indignation”, by Andrew Breitbart.
“Throw Them All Out” by Peter Schweitzer
“Thinking, Fast and Slow”, Daniel Kahneman
“The Island at the Center of the World” Russell Shorto
“Heaven on Earth” Richard Landes
“A Citizen’s Constitution”, by Seth Lipsky
“Three Felonies a Day” by Harvey Silvergate
“The Genesis of Science” James Hamman
“Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder” by Lawrence Sinclair