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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. 
 
 
''Note: Authors and publishers are strictly prohibited from rating their own books!  You may add, but not rate your books.  Anyone found to be doing so will be banned from the Wiki.  Book descriptions are not allowed on this page, but if you have a book of particular interests to Objectivists, you can make a new page for it.--[[User:GreedyCapitalist|GreedyCapitalist]] 13:39, 9 February 2006 (CST)''
 
 
 
== Non-Fiction ==
 
== Non-Fiction ==
"The Values of Harry Potter: Lessons For Muggles" By Ari Armstrong
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''Objectivism: the Philosophy of Ayn Rand'' ([[OPAR]]) - [[Leonard Peikoff]] '''5'''
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| The Logical Leap || Harriman, David || 5 ||
''The Ominous Parallels'' - Leonard Peikoff '''4'''
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| Evidence of the Senses || Kelley, David || 4 ||
''The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts'' - Harry Binswanger
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| Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand || Peikoff, Leonard || 5 ||
''Study Methods and Motivation'' - Edwin Locke '''3'''
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| Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology || Rand, Ayn || 5 ||
''The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism'' - Ayn Rand '''5'''
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| The Romantic Manifesto ||Rand, Ayn || 5 ||
''Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology'' - Ayn Rand '''4'''
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| The Virtue of Selfishness || Rand, Ayn || 5 ||
''[[Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal]]'' - Ayn Rand '''4'''
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''The Romantic Manifesto'' - Ayn Rand '''4'''
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== History ==
 
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''Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality'' - Tara Smith '''5'''
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''Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist'' - Tara Smith '''5'''
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| A History of Western Philosophy || Jones, W. T. || 5 || Dream_Weaver
 
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''Moral Rights and Political Freedoms'' - Tara Smith '''4'''
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| Why I am not a Muslim || Warroq, Ibn || 5 || Dream_Weaver
 
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''The Case for Israel'' - Alan Dershowitz '''4'''
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''Moral Armor'' -Ronald E. Springer 2004 '''1'''
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[[The Capitalist Manifesto]]: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire- Andrew Bernstein 2005 '''5'''
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''[http://www.amazon.com/Objectivism-One-Lesson-Introduction-Philosophy/dp/0761843590/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284591825&sr=1-1 Objectivism in One Lesson]'' - Andrew Bernstein
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''[http://www.amazon.com/Capitalism-Unbound-Incontestable-Individual-Rights/dp/0761849696/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_4 Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights]'' - Andrew Bernstein
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''Markets don't fail!'' - Brian Simpson '''4'''
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''[http://www.capitalism.net/Capitalism/CAPITALISM%20Internet.pdf CAPITALISM: A Treatise on Economics]'' - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Reisman George Reisman] (1996) '''5'''
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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'''
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== Fiction ==
 
== Fiction ==
 
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''Harvest of Stars'' - Poul Anderson '''5'''
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''The Stars Are Also Fire'' - Poul Anderson '''5'''
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| Atlas Shrugged || Rand, Ayn || 5 ||
 
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''Noble House'' - James Clavell '''5'''
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| The Fountianhead ||Rand, Ayn || 5 ||
 
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov - [http://www.randomhouse.com/features/nabokov/lo_excerpt.html ''Lolita'' ] '''5'''
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| The Night of January 16th || Rand, Ayn || 5 ||
 
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''The Chequer Board'' - Nevil Shute '''5'''
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== Poetry ==
''Pastoral'' - Nevil Shute '''5'''
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''Ruined City'' - Nevil Shute '''4'''
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''A Town Like Alice'' - Nevil Shute '''5'''
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''Wizards First Rule'' - Terry Goodkind '''3'''
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<i>East of Eden</i> - John Steinbeck <b>5</b>
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Revision as of 19:35, 25 August 2011

Non-Fiction

Title Author Rating Contributor
The Logical Leap Harriman, David 5
Evidence of the Senses Kelley, David 4
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Peikoff, Leonard 5
Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology Rand, Ayn 5
The Romantic Manifesto Rand, Ayn 5
The Virtue of Selfishness Rand, Ayn 5

History

Title Author Rating Contributor
A History of Western Philosophy Jones, W. T. 5 Dream_Weaver
Why I am not a Muslim Warroq, Ibn 5 Dream_Weaver

Fiction

Title Author Rating Contributor
Atlas Shrugged Rand, Ayn 5
The Fountianhead Rand, Ayn 5
The Night of January 16th Rand, Ayn 5

Poetry

Title Author Rating Contributor
title author rating contributor