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Please list the title, author, and year (if known) of the book.  Optionally, add a '''1'''-'''5''' rating, where '''5''' is a timeless must-read classic, and '''1''' is a book of passing interest. 
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== Non-Fiction ==
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''Objectivism: the Philosophy of Ayn Rand'' ([[OPAR]]} - [[Leonard Peikoff]] '''5'''
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''The Ominous Parallels'' - Leonard Peikoff '''4'''
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''Study Methods and Motivation'' - Edwin Locke '''4'''
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''Moral Armor'' -Ronald E. Springer 2004 '''5'''
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---"The world's first fully-integrated moral code based on the Nature of Man."
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''The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism'' - Ayn Rand '''5'''
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''Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology'' - Ayn Rand '''4'''
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''Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal'' - Ayn Rand '''4'''
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''The Romantic Manifesto'' - Ayn Rand '''4'''
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''The Case for Israel'' - Alan Dershowitz '''4'''
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== Historical Non-Fiction ==
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''A History of the United States and Its People'' - Edward Eggleston
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''The Rise of the Roman Empire'' - Polybius
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''Cicero'' -Anthony Everitt
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''The War with Hannibal (Book XXI-XXX)'' - Livy
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''The Coming Battle'' - M.W. Walbert
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''Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation'' -Joseph J. Ellis 2002 *4* ---Our philosophy departments teach Marx. What about moral men?
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== Fiction ==
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"Breakfast of Champions" Kurt Vonegut
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"Slaughterhouse 5" Kurt Vonegut
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''[[Atlas Shrugged]]'' Ayn Rand '''5'''
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''[[The Fountainhead]]'' Ayn Rand '''5'''
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''[[Anthem]]'' Ayn Rand '''4'''
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''[[We the Living]]'' Ayn Rand '''4'''
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''One Lonely Night'' Mickey Spillane
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''Gates of Fire'' -Steven Pressfield
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''A Town Like Alice'' - Nevil Shute
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''Trustee From the Toolroom'' - Nevil Shute
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"The Deluge" "With Fire and Sword" - Henryk Seinkeiwicz
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The Sword of Truth Series - Terry Goodkind '''3'''
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  - "Wizard's First Rule"        Book 1
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  - "Stone of Tears"            Book 2
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  - "Blood of the Fold"          Book 3
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  - "Temple of the Winds"        Book 4
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  - "Soul of the Fire"          Book 5
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  - "Faith of the Fallen"        Book 6
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  - "Pillars of Creation"        Book 7
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  - "Naked Empire"              Book 8
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  - "Chainfire"                  Book 9
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"Les Miserables" - Victor Hugo  5
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"A Handmaid's Tale"
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"1984"

Revision as of 00:31, 5 January 2006

Please list the title, author, and year (if known) of the book. Optionally, add a 1-5 rating, where 5 is a timeless must-read classic, and 1 is a book of passing interest.

Non-Fiction

Objectivism: the Philosophy of Ayn Rand (OPAR} - Leonard Peikoff 5

The Ominous Parallels - Leonard Peikoff 4

Study Methods and Motivation - Edwin Locke 4

Moral Armor -Ronald E. Springer 2004 5 ---"The world's first fully-integrated moral code based on the Nature of Man."

The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism - Ayn Rand 5

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology - Ayn Rand 4

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal - Ayn Rand 4

The Romantic Manifesto - Ayn Rand 4

The Case for Israel - Alan Dershowitz 4

Historical Non-Fiction

A History of the United States and Its People - Edward Eggleston

The Rise of the Roman Empire - Polybius

Cicero -Anthony Everitt

The War with Hannibal (Book XXI-XXX) - Livy

The Coming Battle - M.W. Walbert

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation -Joseph J. Ellis 2002 *4* ---Our philosophy departments teach Marx. What about moral men?

Fiction

"Breakfast of Champions" Kurt Vonegut

"Slaughterhouse 5" Kurt Vonegut

Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand 5

The Fountainhead Ayn Rand 5

Anthem Ayn Rand 4

We the Living Ayn Rand 4

One Lonely Night Mickey Spillane

Gates of Fire -Steven Pressfield

A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

Trustee From the Toolroom - Nevil Shute

"The Deluge" "With Fire and Sword" - Henryk Seinkeiwicz

The Sword of Truth Series - Terry Goodkind 3

  - "Wizard's First Rule"        Book 1
  - "Stone of Tears"             Book 2
  - "Blood of the Fold"          Book 3
  - "Temple of the Winds"        Book 4
  - "Soul of the Fire"           Book 5
  - "Faith of the Fallen"        Book 6
  - "Pillars of Creation"        Book 7
  - "Naked Empire"               Book 8
  - "Chainfire"                  Book 9

"Les Miserables" - Victor Hugo 5

"A Handmaid's Tale"

"1984"