"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book." - Henry David Thoreau
Title Author Notes
The 10 Big Lies About America Michael Medved  
48 Liberal Lies About American History Larry Schweikart  
The 5000 Year Leap Willard Cleon Skousen  
Accidental Empires Robert X. Cringely (Mark Stephens)  
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain  
Aesop's Fables Aesop Online Collection.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll  
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Piers Paul Read Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571.
America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered In the Obamacrats) David Gelernter  
An American in Leningrad Logan Robinson  
Animal Farm George Orwell Orwell's socialist poppycock was more informing and entertaining than most of what has been produced by those of his persuasion. At least he saw Stalin for the evil man that he was. Unfortunately, Orwell viewed the Stalin problem as one of "execution" rather than fundamental philosophy.
Annals of the Former World John McPhee I read aloud from this book to Ai-chan during the summer of 2008.
Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders Jim Carlton  
April 1865: The Month That Saved America Jay Winik  
The Art of War Sun Tsu  
The Ascent of Man: A Personal View Jacob Bronowski. The companion book for the BBC series "The Ascent of Man."
Astoria: Adventure in the Pacific Northwest Washington Irving  
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand  
Become The Arrow Byron Ferguson Howard Hill.
Beyond The Dolphin Smile Richard O'Barry / Keith Coulbourn I read it and was at first moved. Then critical thinking set in...
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distorts the News Bernard Goldberg  
Black Elk Speaks John Neihardt I first read this in high school, in a class called "Redman." Imagery from this book has stayed with me ever since...
Blacklisted By History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and his Fight Against America's Enemies M. Stanton Evans  
Blaze and the Indian Cave C.W. Andersn This is one of the first books I remember carrying around and reading.
Brave New World Aldous Huxley Interesting man, of course; and deserving of a chapter in the as yet non-existent book "The Roots of Hippie Madness."
The Call of the Wild Jack London One of best stories I've had the pleasure to have read; and one that has always stayed with me. In one of my favorite episodes of Northern Exposure, Chris Stevens reads from Call of the Wild on his morning radio show as Maurice and Hollings make good on an old promise to bury a recently deceased hunting companion at a remote wilderness point called No-Name Point. Call of the Wild is good enough that I overlook Jack London's nutty political views.
Camping & Wilderness Survival Paul Tawrell  
Cataclysms on the Columbia John Eliot Allen, Marjorie Burns, Sam C. Sargent  
Cancer Ward Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn  
Chariots of the Gods? Erich Von Daniken At age 15 this interesting but fraudulent theory caught my imagination.
Cowboy Ethics James P. Owen  
Comanche Moon Larry McMurtry  
The Coming Insurection The Tarnac Nine (nut brigade) In the spirit of "know thy enemy"... this is what the idiot Left is up to...
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole  
Crazy Horse and Custer Stephen E. Ambrose  
The Culture of Narcissism Christopher Lasch  
The Dancing Wu Li Masters Gary Zukav  
Dead Man's Walk Larry McMurtry  
Deceived: The Story of the Donner Party Peter R. Limburg  
The Decline of the West Oswald Spengler Timely article...
Deliverance James Dickey  
Diet For a New America John Robbins  
Do You Know What I'm Going To Do Next Saturday? Helen Palmer Geisel This book was always laying around when I was 5, 6, 7 years old, and I thumbed through it countless times. The image of the pancakes was seared permanently in my mind, and I've never had pancakes sense without that image coming to mind...
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Hunter S. Thompson Entertaining, and influential in a host of negative ways. Hunter S. Thompson's words and phrasings were clever, but practically devoid of meaningful insight - except for insight into the sickness of the 60's. HST found a niche in the stupid pop culture of the 1960's and 1970's and he worked it for all it was worth. Personally, I think the man was quite worthless... clever, but worthless.
Flowers For Algernon Daniel Keyes Charly (film).
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television Jerry Mander Some of Mander's criticisms are interesting; food for thought, but to be taken with a healthy portion of skepticism. In total, I suspect he's just another whacky anti-capitalist.
From Bauhaus to Our House Tom Wolfe  
The Geography of Nowhere James Howard Kunstler Interesting criticisms, more than a few of which fail to hold much water...
Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift  
The Girl From Petrovka George Feifer  
Hard Tack & Coffee John D. Billings  
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers  
Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons Ben Fong-Torres  
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon  
The Holy Bible    
Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).
The Importance of Living Lin Yutang  
In My Own Way Alan Watts An interesting fellow, though a foundational pillar of 60's-style wackiness.
In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson Noble E. Cunningham  
Into the Wild Jon Krakauer  
Inside The Third Reich Albert Speer  
Jefferson and the Gun-Men: How the West Was Almost Lost M.R. Montgomery  
The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson David Barton  
John Colter: His Years in the Rockies Burton Harris John Colter
Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes A memorable book from around my 5th grade year.
The Journals of Lewis & Clark Bernard DeVoto (Editor) Full Text
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper  
The Last River: The Tragic Race For Shangri-la Todd Balf  
Leviathan Thomas Hobbes  
Lewis & Clark Among the Indians James P. Ronda  
The Life and Times of Grigorii Rasputin Alex De Jonge  
The Log of a Cowboy Andy Adams  
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry My favorite novel. I have been disappointed by some of McMurtry's other work, and by some of his comments.
The Making of Microsoft Daniel Ichbiah & Susan L. Knepper  
The Marketing Of Evil David Kupelian  
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden  
Memories, Dreams, Reflections Carl Jung  
The Mountain Men George Laycock
Mountain Men (Firearms, Traps, and Tools) Carl P. Russell  
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary  
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George  
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell I'll pay some attention to his socialist poppycock; it is entertaining. He railed against Stalin, and that's good.
No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War Hiroo Onoda The Soldier Who Wouldn't Quit. Amazon.
Nothing Like It In The World Stephen E. Ambrose  
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Text.
The Odessa File Frederick Forsyth  
Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple - A Journey of Adventure, Ideas, and the Future John Sculley  
One of Jackson’s Foot Calvary John H. Worsham  

One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

Sam Keith From the journals of Richard Proenneke.
Ordeal by Hunger George R. Stewart  
Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race To Control Cyberspace James Wallace  
The Painted Word Tom Wolfe  
Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse James Rawles  
The Prophet Khalil Gibran  
Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era Sterling North  
The Real George Washington Jay Parry, Andrew Allison, Celon Skousen  
Rebel Private: Front and Rear: Memoirs of a Confederate Soldier William A. Fletcher  
Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane  
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe  
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich William L. Shirer  
The Road to Gilford Courthouse: The American Revolutions in the Carolinas John Buchanan
The Road to Serfdom Friedrich von Hayek  
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe  
The Roots of Obama's Rage Dinesh D'Souza
Roughing It Mark Twain  
Sabre Jet Ace Charles Ira Coombs  
Second Treatise of Government John Locke  
Shakedown: Exposing The Real Jessie Jackson Kenneth R. Timmerman Jessie Jackson is a racist, lying, stupid, demagogue. Anyone who respects this charlatan is an idiot. The huckster Sharpton is even worse. It is a sad commentary that such trash plays leadership roles in some circles.
The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture David E. Shi  
Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard and Peggy Russell  
Singing Cowboys Douglas B. Green Ranger Doug, bless his heart!
Six Great Ideas Mortimer J. Adler  
Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875 to 1881 James B. Gillet  
The South Was Right James Ronald Kennedy & Walter Donald Kennedy The Kennedy Twins.
Spark Your Dream Candelaria & Herman Zapp  
Subliminal Seduction Wilson Byron Key  
Suicide or Murder? The Strange Death of Governor Meriwether Lewis Vardis Fisher  
This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind Ivan Doig  
The Three Pillars of Zen Roshi Philip Kapleau  
The True Believer Eric Hoffer  
Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can Do About It Star Parker  
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening Of The American West Stephen E. Ambrose  
Walden Henry David Thoreau  
Watership Down Richard Adams  
The Way Things Work: An Illustrated History of Technology C.Van Amerongen (translator) Indispensible work. Original German Edition - 1963. CVA translation - 1967
The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith Rarely has one man been so correct. Adam Smith was right, Karl Marx wrong. Period.
Who's Counting: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky Photo ID should be required in order to vote. This book destroys all of the pathetic Left's arguments against requiring photo ID for voting.
The Wisdom of Confucius Lin Yutang  
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An inquiry into Values Robert M. Pirsig  
Zen in the Art of Archery Eugen Herrigel