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Books to Read

  • Manners Can Be Fun, by Muero Leaf.
  • Target Patton, written by Robert K. Wilcox and published by Regnery Press, runs over 450 pages, with an extensive bibliography and nearly 700 footnotes.
  • O'Brien How the War Was Won, about WW2. IN IU library.
  • Tongdong Bai, The Political Philosophy of hte Middle Kingdom. I have it now.
  • The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire by A. Wess Mitchell: Looks good and fun t read. Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library

DB36.3.H3 M58 2018

  • Good book to understand America's trajectory would be Martin Meredith's "The Fate of Africa." Tells story of end of colonial rule, withdrawal of effective bureaucrats, handover of pwr to people not ready for administration. We're doing it "democratically," but same difference. 1. The fate of Africa : from the hopes of freedom to the heart of despair : a history of fifty years of independence, Meredith, Martin. (2005) 960.32 Me
  • The Icon and Axe: An Interpretative History of Russian Culture, by James Billington
  • Richard Dawkins, Flights of Fancy.
  • 1. The making of the atomic bomb, Rhodes, Richard, 623.4511 Rho
  • Zoning Rules!The Economics of Land Use Regulation, William A. Fischel July 2015
  • The Best of Myles. Flann O’Brien
  • Stilicho recommendations:
    • The Fall of the Roman Empire by Peter Heather
    • 1. The restoration of Rome : barbarian popes and imperial pretenders, Heather, P. J. (Peter J.) (2014) 909.07 Hea
    • Empires and barbarians : the fall of Rome and the birth of Europe, Heather, P. J. (Peter J.) (2010)

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    • How Rome Fell by Adrian Goldsworthy.
    • The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins
    • The Restoration of Rome by Peter Heather.
    • Empires of Faith by Peter Sarris focuses on the various states that succeeded the Roman Empire up to the rise of Islam. It strikes a good balance between narrative and explanation, it's a very good standalone work on the period after the fall.
    • History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours.
  • General View of the Criminal Law of England, James Stephen (1863).
  • Householders' Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression (1972) JAY. Too expensive. $180 used. Out of print.
  • Michael Thompson’s 2005 book, Understanding Independent School Parents (co-written with Alison Fox Mazzola)
  • Memorabilia, Xenophon.
  • An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Adam Ferguson.
  • Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era, by Dorsen.
  • "The Registers of the Consistory of Geneva at the Time of Calvin: Volume 1: 1542-1544," 2002,

by Mrs. Isabella M. Watt (Editor), Mr. Robert M. Kingdon (Editor), Mr. Thomas A. Lambert (Editor).

Books I Have Read That Are Good

  • Dorothy Crawford, Viruses: A Very Short Introduction.
  • Rex Stout, The Rubber Band, The Red Box.