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robert4rp08
12-29-2008, 10:16 AM
I was at Borders this past weekend cashing in on some gift cards (and returning Chuck Norris's book, lol). During my browsing, I came across a few books that I have not heard anything about. I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys as to whether or not they are good reads:


The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America (http://www.amazon.com/American-Patriots-Almanac-Readings-America/dp/1595552677/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230566729&sr=8-7)

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (http://www.amazon.com/Israel-Lobby-U-S-Foreign-Policy/dp/0374531501/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230566897&sr=1-1)

Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country (http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Temple-Federal-Reserve-Country/dp/0671675567/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230566924&sr=1-1)

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (http://www.amazon.com/American-Lion-Andrew-Jackson-White/dp/1400063256/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230566955&sr=1-1)

Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America (http://www.amazon.com/Family-Secrets-Dynasty-Powerful-Influence/dp/1596915579/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230567143&sr=1-1)



I wanted some Austrian economics books, but there weren't any shelved. Not even Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, Mises, Rand, Rothbard, etc. That new second amendment book wasn't stocked either. I did however score Road to Serfdom, the Great Contraction, and A People's History of American Empire. Hamilton's curse was stocked, but priced at $25!

cybloo
12-29-2008, 02:43 PM
You should read Freedomnomics (http://www.amazon.com/Freedomnomics-Market-Works-Half-Baked-Theories/dp/1596985062/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230583496&sr=8-1). It was a decent read -- didn't agree with some of the stuff that was written, but overall a really nice rebuttal to Freakonomics and also a good read on Free Market basics. It was at my public library, so you might have a good chance on finding it.

Also, I believe mises.org has a bunch of books online about economics you could read.

Haven't had a chance to check out those books you listed, though.

mediahasyou
12-29-2008, 02:51 PM
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=79751

robert4rp08
12-29-2008, 06:56 PM
You should read Freedomnomics (http://www.amazon.com/Freedomnomics-Market-Works-Half-Baked-Theories/dp/1596985062/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230583496&sr=8-1). It was a decent read -- didn't agree with some of the stuff that was written, but overall a really nice rebuttal to Freakonomics and also a good read on Free Market basics. It was at my public library, so you might have a good chance on finding it.

Also, I believe mises.org has a bunch of books online about economics you could read.

Haven't had a chance to check out those books you listed, though.

Thanks for the suggestion on freedomnomics-- I'll have to check it out some time. I have a lot of eBooks from mises.org, as well as other places. Just wanted a hard copy of the pillar books on Austrian economics and liberty. I'll eventually buy them from mises.org.