Many of my posts are based on books that I have read; I am limiting this bibliography to books on history and political philosophy.  For some of the books, multiple posts have been written. 

·         Gar Alperovitz, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

o   A Choice

·         Johannes Althusius, On Law and Power

·         Jacques Barzun, From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

·         Jack Beatty, The Lost History of 1914: How the Great War Was Not Inevitable

·         Hilaire Belloc, The Crusades: The World’s Debate

·         Hilaire Belloc, The Great Heresies
o   Heresy

·         Lerone Bennett, Jr., Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream

·         Kai Bird and Lawrence Lifschultz (editors), Hiroshima's Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy

·         James Bradley, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

·         C. John Caddoux, The Early Christian Attitude to War

·         Gerard Casey, Freedom's Progress?: A History of Political Thought
o   Augustine

o   Clemency

·         RHC Davis, A History of Medieval Europe

·         John Finnis, Joseph M. Boyle, Jr., and Germain Grisez, Nuclear Deterrence, Morality and Realism

·         Peter Frankopan, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

·         Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory

·         Jean Gimpel, The Medieval Machine

·         Joan Grant, The Monster Who Grew Small

o   The Spark
o   Free Sects
o   War

·         Ted Grimsrud, The Good War That Wasn’t – and Why it Matters
o   God of War

·         John W. Hall and‎ Jeffrey P. Mass, editors, Medieval Japan: Essays in Institutional History

·         Jochen Hellbeck, Stalingrad: The City That Defeated the Third Reich
o   Salvation

·         Herbert Hoover, Freedom Betrayed

·         Jörg Guido Hülsmann and Stephan Kinsella, editors, Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe

·         Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men

·         Merrill Jensen, The New Nation: A History of the United States During the Confederation 1781 – 1789

·         Bertrand de Jouvenel, On Power: The Natural History of its Growth

·         Fritz Kern, Kingship and Law in the Middle Ages

·         Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time

·         Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Leftism: From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse

·         Robert Latouche, The Birth of Western Economy

·         C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity

·         C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

·         C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
o   The Garden

·         C.S. Lewis, Miracles

·         C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

·         Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will; translation and introduction by J. I. Packer & O. R. Johnston

·         Sean McMeekin, The Russian Origins of the First World War

o   Terror

·         Robert Nisbet, Roosevelt and Stalin: The Failed Courtship

o   Far Cry

·         Régine Pernoud, Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths

·         John C. Rao, editor, Luther and His Progeny: 500 Years of Protestantism & its Consequences for Church, State, and Society

·         Jean Raspail, The Camp of the Saints
o   The Camp

·         Lew Rockwell, Against the Left: A Rothbardian Libertarianism
o   Anti-Human

·         Eugene Rogan, The Fall of the Ottomans
o   Gallipoli

o   Wine Fraud

·         Murray Rothbard, For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

·         Murray Rothbard, editor, The Libertarian Forum
o   I offer a running link, as this will be a very long term project.

·         Murray Rothbard, The Irrepressible Rothbard
o   Nation

o   The Trees

·         Murray Rothbard, The Progressive Era
o   One Ring to Rule Them All

o   Conversion

·         Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof, 1939 – The War That Had Many Fathers

·         Igor Shafarevich, The Socialist Phenomenon

·         Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
o   Bloodlands
o   Famine
o   Terror
o   Frenemies

·         Rodney Stark, God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades

·         William Thomas Stead, The Americanization of the World

·         Richard Storey, The Uniqueness of Western Law: A Reactionary Manifesto

·         Carl Trotz, The Last of the Freemen

·         Martin Van Creveld, The Rise and Decline of the State

·         Frank van Dun, Various
o   Heresy

·         Laurence Vance, The Free Society

·         FJP Veale, Advance to Barbarism

·         George Victor, The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable

·         Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences
o   The Journey Back

·         Hugh Wilford, America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East
o   The Coup

·         Robert L. Wilken, The Christians as the Romans Saw Them

·         N.T. Wright, Discerning the Dawn: History, Eschatology and New Creation (video lectures)


  1. Mr. Mosquito, as always enjoy your blog, in my discussions with friends and others who could be considered reasonably well informed let alone libs who know very little, the lack of any knowledge of Rhodes, MacKinder, Quigley and the concept of the world island and how virtually all of todays battles follow that outline, want to remind you to read "Conjuring Hitler" by Preparata, it fills in much on the British desire to crush Germany, reaffirming that the Great Game is always being played, what's the new plan? to get China and Russia battling? all the best, Mark

    1. From the Amazon description of the book:

      "He explains that Britain, still clinging to its empire, was terrified of an alliance forming between Germany and Russia."

      In "The Silk Roads," the same issue was at stake prior to The Great War (I will write about this within the next week or two); it is still true today.

      Since I first discovered Mackinder, his thesis has rung true. Until I find a better explanation for the wars and geo-politics, I will stick with his.

  2. I wish you would comment on Jehanne De Quillan's book, "The Gospel of the Beloved Companion." Do a yahoo search and on the first page click awakening then click on healing "The Tree of Eight Boughs" is a vision from the first century not published until 2010 as well as the gospel that is a fore runner of all the gospels and hasn't been redacted by the catholic church. thanks Scott