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Night Nurses From

Night Nurses From Jersey.

It's a picture book.

On the Warrior's Path -

On the Warrior's Path - Daniele Bolelli

Great book about Martial Arts and Eastern Philosophy. Libertarians take note, you really are just a bunch of Taoists... and I mean that in a good way!

Soldaten

by Sonke Neitzel and Harald Welzer

During WW2 the Brits secretly recorded some of the conversations of the German prisoners of war. This is a book about what the Germans were overheard saying. It isn't pretty.

I usually have 2-3 books

I usually have 2-3 books going at a time. At the moment:

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship (2nd read-through of series)
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Shirer
Constitution of Liberty by Hayek

Simple Facts and Plain Arguments
A common sense take on politics and current events.

www.simplefactsplainarguments.com

Multi-booker as well

Rise and Fall - just about to get back in to that one! You should check out Signal - Hitler's Wartime Pictorial magazine - Time was modeled after it.

Powers of Mind by Adam Smith of the 20th Century

Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith of the 18th century via audiobook

The 3-pound Universe - The Brain - a product of Omni magazine though a little heavy at times.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

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"The Universal Law and the General Theory of...

Physics and Cosmology" by Dr. Georgi Stankov; available free online at http://cdn.stankovuniversallaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/1...

For fiction, I am not reading it, I'm writing it.

a bukowski recommendation:

"Journey to the End of the Night" by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

From Bookrags.com: "The novel opens in Paris, near the time of World War I, in 1914. Surrounded by the music of a military parade, a young Frenchman, Ferdinand Bardamu, decides, in a moment of heroism, to enlist in the army and join the fight against the Germans. Once at the front, faced with the horrors and absurdity of war, he quickly loses his enthusiasm. Bardamu cannot understand why he is supposed to shoot at the Germans, who have never personally harmed him. Bardamu also realizes he is, in the eyes of his countrymen, something of a coward."

Quotes: http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1551463-voyage-au-bout-...

Howard Zinn

People's History of the United States.

LewRockell eulogized Zinn as his favorite liberal historian.

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Interesting...

I will have to check that out. I have been watching, whenever it comes on, "How the States Got Their Shapes" on History Channel. Sounds weird, but their is so much info on the history of each state and the foundation of each one. If they showed these in the classrooms instead of what they teach, we would have much more educated children. Kinda off topic being television..I know.=/

My daughter has book of that title. It was interesting.

I've focused on Michigan history and the Northwest Territories. Michigan became a State in 1837 and my house was built in 1842 with a stone basement and post and beam construction. The builder served the County Sheriff.

History is too often presented as a study of statics. It was not different then that it is today with doubts of the future in an uncertain present.

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Wow!

Funny, we are Michigan too! It does have a rich history!

Private roads in Michigan

http://www.dailypaul.com/268271/but-who-would-pave-the-roads...

Until the 1909 Michigan Constitution it was unconstitutional to fund public works projects.

It's a long story. Back in 1837 Michigan borrowed $5 Million in gold to...

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i purchased this

because of good will hunting lol.
definitely a good read.

Me too, before Dr. Paul got my attention.

History without government made heroes and villains. What a treat!

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I have 2 chapters

left of The Creature from Jekyll Island that I have been putting off (because it is such a good book I don't want to finish it.) It's a pretty thick book but I got through it faster than anticipated.

Anyone know of a good transition book from this one?

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

"Anyone know of a good

"Anyone know of a good transition book from this one?"

Human Action

It depends on what you're interested in

After Creature from Jeckyll Island, I began a few different books, but Born in Blood is my favorite as of now; it's an incredible history of the Peasants' Revolt of the 1300s, it's link to the Knights Templar, and their link to modern day Freemasonry. It's an incredible history of lineages and what-not...great read.

I also recently finished RASL, which was a 15-issue comic written by Jeff Smith, author of the decade+ running comic "Bone." It's available in 4 larger compendiums, all very reasonably priced on amazon. It's noir, and the main plot surrounds the 'discovered notebooks of Nikola Tesla,' and how it falls into the hands of 2 science friends, who are headed by the pentagon. The main plot surrounds one of the scientists' adventurous life. It's gripping, although it's nothing like Bone.

I would highly recommend "Bone", as well, which is also sold in 1 giant compendium, again, found on amazon. It's an epic surrounding a creature (Bone) and his 2 cousins Fone Bone, and Fony Bone. This is a fun read, and it's done very well (it's a cult classic).

Anyway, that's a different platter of things I've read after the Creature from Jeckyll Island (or before, as is the case with Bone). They're all great---enjoy

Here is the Creature they created

http://www.llsdc.org/attachments/files/105/FRA-LH-PL63-43.pdf

The fascism (Government/Corporate cronyism) was by design.

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Anything over 6% is a franchise tax paid to Treasury.

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Currently,

War and Peace.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

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A Hologram for the King

by Dave Eggers

It is a work of fiction set in Saudi Arabia. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Surprised that Amazon only gave it 3 stars:

http://www.amazon.com/Hologram-King-Dave-Eggers/dp/193636574X

I thought it was pretty profound.

Looking forward to reading George Saunders new collection of stories, Tenth of December. The NYT Magazine had a big feature on him today. I have his book "The Brain Dead Megaphone" (which is about Fox News), but I didn't know much about him. That article today was awesome.

You might be interested. It is titled: George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year

He's the man.
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If you have not already done so

Check out "You Shall Know our Velocity" also by Dave Eggers. It is my favorite by him.... I even liked it better than A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius which is usually hailed as one of his best.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Love threads like these

Political/Economic Stuff:

Ive been rereading Liberty Defined as of late, just to brush up on it.
Also Anatomy of the State.

Casual:

Kurt Vonnegut stuff, I'd recommend Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five.

Slaughterhouse Five... double thumbs up

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The Financier

By Theodore Dreiser

Takes place in late 19th century America. It is the story of greed, power, and lust as a handful of wealthy men run the city of Philadelphia into the ground through their manipulation of money and markets. I really did not expect it to be so relevant, but it really is a great read so far.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss