Bibliography – books

Note: I’ve categorized the following hundreds of titles according to primary topic covered; however, some conceptual overlap with other topics is to be expected. Also, if any of the Web links have become defunct, just google the title and author to find the new URL. Since many of the links are quite long and thus unwieldy, I’ve replaced them with shorter ones from, which simply redirects to the original links.



America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide To Democracy Inaction
by the writers of The Daily Show and Jon Stewart

Everyday Irrationality: How Pseudo-Scientists, Lunatics, And The Rest Of Us Systematically Fail To Think Rationally
by Robyn M. Dawes

For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty In Child-Rearing And The Roots Of Violence
by Alice Miller, Hildegarde Hannum (Translator), Hunter Hannum (Translator)

Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology And The Law To Lock Down Culture And Control Creativity
by Lawrence Lessig

How To Be A Successful Tyrant
by Larken Rose

Irrationality: Why We Don’t Think Straight
by Stuart Sutherland

Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion Of Global Warming By Scientists, Politicians, And The Media
by Patrick J. Michaels

Natural Capitalism: Creating The Next Industrial Revolution
by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins

Punished By Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, And Other Bribes
by Alfie Kohn

The World Is Flat: A Brief History Of The Twenty-first Century
by Thomas L. Friedman

Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason
by Alfie Kohn


Against The Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle For Global Capitalism
by Brink Lindsey

An Army Of Davids: How Markets And Technology Empower Ordinary People To Beat Big Media, Big Government, And Other Goliaths
by Glenn Reynolds

Classical Economics: An Austrian Perspective On The History Of Economic Thought
by Murray N. Rothbard

Defending The Undefendable: The Pimp, Prostitute, Scab, Slumlord, Libeler, Moneylender, And Other Scapegoats In The Rogue’s Gallery Of American Society
by Walter Block

Economic Freedom Of The World 2005
by James Gwartney and Roberty A. Lawson, with Erik Garzke

Economic Science And The Austrian Method
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Economics For Real People: An Introduction To The Austrian School
by Gene Callahan

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Man, Economy, And State with Power And Market
by Murray Rothbard

Markets Don’t Fail!
by Brian P. Simpson

Money, Bank Credit, And Economic Cycles
by Jesús Huerta de Soto

Private Means, Public Ends: Voluntarism vs. Coercion
by J. Wilson Mixon (ed)

The Bottomless Well: The Twilight Of Fuel, The Virtue Of Waste, And Why We Will Never Run Out Of Energy
by Peter W. Huber and Mark P. Mills

The Fortune At The Bottom Of The Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
by C. K. Prahalad

The Hyperinflation Survival Guide: Strategies For American Businesses
by Dr. Gerald Swanson

The Power Of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, And The Threat To Global Stability
by William W. Lewis

The Race To The Top: The Real Story Of Globalization
by Tomas Larsson

The Ultimate Resource 2
by Julian Lincoln Simon

The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, And Civil Society
by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon, and Alexander Tabarrok (eds)

The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective
by Angus Maddison, Donald Johnston, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Law and Property

Adventures In Legal Land
by Marc Stevens

An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story Of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, And The Fight For Seadrift, Texas
by Diane Wilson

Economics And Ethics Of Private Property
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Free Market Environmentalism
by Terry L. Anderson and Donald R. Leal

Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, And The Perfect Fish
by G. Bruce Knecht

Law’s Order: What Economics Has To Do With Law And Why It Matters
by David D. Friedman

Street Smart: Competition, Entrepreneurship, And The Future Of Roads
by Gabriel Roth (ed) edited by Gabriel Roth

The Enterprise Of Law: Justice Without The State
by Bruce L. Benson

The Future Of Ideas: The Fate Of The Commons In A Connected World
by Lawrence Lessig

The Law Of The Somalis: A Stable Foundation For Economic Development In The Horn of Africa
by Michael van Notten, Spencer Heath MacCallum (ed)

The Structure Of Liberty: Justice And The Rule Of Law
by Randy E. Barnett

Water For Sale: How Business And The Market Can Resolve The World’s Water Crisis
by Fredrik Segerfeldt

Governmental Domestic Policy

Bad Trip: How The War Against Drugs Is Destroying America
by Joel Miller

Disabling America: The Unintended Consequences Of The Government’s Protection Of The Handicapped
by Greg Perry

Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care And How To Free It
by Michael F. Cannon

Medicare’s Midlife Crisis
by Sue A. Blevins

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime And Gun-Control Laws
by John R. Lott Jr.

Mugged By The State: Outrageous Government Assaults On Ordinary People And Their Property
by Randall Fitzgerald

Noble Vision
by Gen LaGreca

The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care
by David Gratzer

Governmental Foreign Policy

Blowback: The Costs And Consequences Of American Empire
by Chalmers Johnson

Dying To Win: The Strategic Logic Of Suicide Terrorism
by Robert Pape

Eastward To Tartary: Travels In The Balkans, The Middle East, And The Caucasus
by Robert D. Kaplan

Faith At War
by Yaroslav Trofimov

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, And The New Face Of American War
by Evan Wright

Inside The Wire: A Military Intelligence Soldier’s Eyewitness Account Of Life At Guantanamo
by Erik Saar and Viveca Novak

Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints And America’s Perilous Path In The Middle East
by Rashid Khalidi

Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure Of Humanity In Rwanda
by Roméo Dallaire and Samantha Power

The Costs Of War: America’s Pyrrhic Victories
by John Denson (ed)

The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed
by Ivan Eland

The Experience Of World War I
by J.M. Winter

The Illusion Of Victory: America In World War I
by Thomas Fleming

The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush’s Military-Industrial Complex
by Helen Caldicott

The Sorrows Of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, And The End Of The Republic
by Chalmers Johnson

War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges

Governmental Ills

Beyond Politics: Markets, Welfare And The Failure Of Bureaucracy
by William C. Mitchell and Randy T. Simmons

Breach Of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders
by Tom A. Coburn and John Hart

Death By Government
by R. Rummel

Downsizing The Federal government
by Chris Edwards

Drug Crazy: How We Got Into This Mess And How We Can Get Out
by Mike Gray

Drug War Crimes: The Consequences Of Prohibition
by Jeffrey A. Miron

Empire of Debt: The Rise Of An Epic Financial Crisis
by William Bonner, Addison Wiggin

End Of Money And The Struggle For Financial Privacy
by Richard W. Rahn

I Am Not A Number: Freeing America From The ID State
by Claire Wolfe

Tethered Citizens: Time To Repeal The Welfare State
by Sheldon Richman

The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look At The Federal Reserve
by G. Edward Griffin

The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956
by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Towards A Liberal Utopia
by Philip Booth (ed)

Why Government Doesn’t Work
by Harry Browne

Philosophy and Psychology

Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand

Objectivism: The Philosophy Of Ayn Rand
by Leonard Peikoff

Sic Itur Ad Astra: The Theory Of Volition (Volume 1)
by Andrew J. Galambos

Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem
by Nathaniel Branden

The Age Of Rand: Imagining An Objectivist Future World
by Frederick Cookinham

The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism From A To Z
by Ayn Rand, Harry Binswanger (ed)

The Psychology Of Self-Esteem
by Nathaniel Branden

Political History

American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, And The Politics Of Deceit In The House Of Bush
by Kevin Phillips

Democracy In America
by Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy: The God That Failed: The Economics And Politics Of Monarchy, Democracy, And Natural Order
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

From Mutual Aid To The Welfare State: Fraternal Societies And Social Services, 1890-1967
by David T. Beito

Good To Be King: The Foundation Of Our Constitutional Freedom
by Michael Badnarik

Gulag: A History
by Anne Applebaum

How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History Of Our Country, From The Pilgrims To The Present
by Thomas Dilorenzo

How The Scots Invented The Modern World: The True Story Of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World And Everything In It
by Arthur Herman

Liberty For Latin America: How To Undo Five Hundred Years Of State Oppression
by Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Perilous Times: Free Speech In Wartime: From The Sedition Act Of 1798 To The War On Terrorism
by Geoffrey R. Stone

Pol Pot: Anatomy Of A Nightmare
by Philip Short

Stealing God’s Thunder: Benjamin Franklin’s Lightning Rod And The Invention Of America
by Philip Dray

The “Uncle Eric” Books
by Richard J. Maybury

The Challenge Of Liberty: Classical Liberalism Today
by Carl P. Close and Robert Higgs (eds)

The Encyclopedia Of Revolutions And Revolutionaries: From Anarchism To Zhou Enlai
by Martin L. Van Creveld (ed)

The Escape From Hunger And Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America, And The Third World
by Robert William Fogel, Richard Smith (ed), Jan De Vries (ed), Paul Johnson (ed), and Keith Wrightson (ed)

The Myth Of National Defense: Essays On The Theory And History Of Security Production
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe (ed)

The Politically Incorrect Guide To American History
by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

The Real Lincoln: A New Look At Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, And An Unnecessary War
by Thomas Dilorenzo

The War Between The States: America’s Uncivil War
by John J. Dwyer (Intro), John Paul Strain (Illus), George Grant, J. Steven Wilkins, Douglas Wilson, Tom Spencer, and John J. Dwyer (ed)

They Made America: From The Steam Engine To The Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
by Gail Buckland, David Lefer, and Harold Evans

Voices Of A People’s History Of The United States
by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove (eds)

Wilson’s War: How Woodrow Wilson’s Great Blunder Led To Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, And World War II
by Jim Powell

The Political Economy Of Stalinism
by Paul Gregory

Political Philosophy

Against Politics: On Government, Anarchy, And Order
by Anthony de Jasay

Anything That’s Peaceful: The Case For The Free Market
by Leonard Edward Read

Anarcho-Capitalism: An Annotated Bibliography
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

For A New Liberty
by Murray Rothbard

Government Without Taxes: Operating For-profit And Paying Dividends To Its Owners: The Constitution For Capitalism
by Donald Kirchinger

Healing Our World
by Dr. Mary J. Ruwart

I Must Speak Out: The Best Of The Voluntaryist 1982-1999
by Carl Watner

Market For Liberty
by Morris Tannehill and Linda Tannehill

Molon Labe!
by Boston T. Party

No Treason. No. VI, The Constitution Of No Authority
by Lysander Spooner

Philosophers Of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, And Beyond
by Edward W. Younkins (ed)

The Capitalist Manifesto : The Historic, Economic And Philosophic Case For Laissez-Faire
by Andrew Bernstein

The Case Against The Democratic State
by Gordon Graham

The Ethics Of Liberty
by Murray N. Rothbard, Hans-Hermann Hoppe (ed)

The Incredible Bread Machine: A Study Of Capitalism, Freedom, & The State
by R. W. Grant