This is a discussion on Books worth reading? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I just recently read Atlas Shrugged(I'm a late bloomer) and would put it in the "Must Read" category. I thoroughly enjoyed "The Brotherhood of War" ...
I just recently read Atlas Shrugged(I'm a late bloomer) and would put it in the "Must Read" category.
I thoroughly enjoyed "The Brotherhood of War" series from W. E. B. Griffin.
Anything and Everything by Robert Anson Heinlein, my favorite being "Friday"
I am about 3/4 of the way through "Point of Impact" by Stephen Hunter and have to say that I will be reading all of his books in the near future.
I was surprised at how good a read "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25" by Richard Paul Evans was. It is juvenile fiction(as are more than a few of R.A.H.'s best stories) but very well written and a great story.
I also liked the "Rogue Warrior" books from Richard(Dick) Marcinko.
Alan Dean Foster
Phillip K. Dick
I could go on but...
Oath of Fealty
I would suggest anything from Vince Flynn, if you like good thrillers. The Last Man | Mitch Rapp | Bestselling Political Thrillers
Duty, Honor, Country...MEDIC!!!
¡Cuánto duele crecer, cuan hondo es el dolor de alzarse en puntillas y observar con temblores de angustia, esa cosa tremenda, que es la vida del hombre! - René Marqués
Brad Thor, Vince Flynn - Action novels
Michael Connelly - Detective novels
Dean Koontz books
About to start Atlas Shrugged, it's been sitting by my chair for months. Every time I pick it up I intimidated by its size.
Thanks everyone. I've got a list of books to get now. Should keep me busy for a while.
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All changed thought processes, and it can easily be said that if Jefferson is the father of Libertarianism, Rand is the mother. Even USA Today put it right behind the Bible as one of the most influential books of all time.
I personally like Machiavelli, but for reasons that many would deem, well, selfish and perhaps too inspirational when it comes to dealing in corporate America. I also would put Sun Tzu in there as well.
Atlas Shrugged is a life changing book. At least it was for me. I have offered a $100 bill to many of my more liberal friends and colleagues that if they read the book, and it doesn't change their views on the roll of govt. I've purchased 5 books for these bets, and have paid out $0 to date.
My $.02 worth, but if I were allowed only one book for the rest of my life, it would be this.
It shouldn't come as too much of a shocker that a gun forum is going to recommend Rand and not Chomsky. There are exceptions, but most of the people you come across on these forums aren't going to like much of anything Chomsky has to say. (In fact I'll admit to being shocked when I saw the first mention of his name.) Objectivism is what it is. As a conservative I can appreciate some aspects of Rand's philosophy. As a Christian I detest other parts of her teachings. But Atlas Shrugged is a great novel outside of the philosophy (as is Fountainhead). Certainly is is a better read than Understanding Power from a pure enjoyment factor. The value of the message is up to the reader to determine.
The books I recommend have been mentioned. I'll second the Vince Flynn nomination and add Joel Rosenberg. Both write exciting novels that you can picture happening in our world.
"The only people I like besides my wife and children are Marines."
- Lt. Col. Oliver North
Lessons From a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service - Henry A. Crumpton - I recently read this and it was fascinating.
Proclaiming Liberty: What patriots and heros really said about the right to keep and bear arms - Philip Mulivor
"I've noticed that everyone that is pro-abortion has already been born." - Ronald Reagan
"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
You are only paranoid until you are right - then you are a visionary.
The Old Man and the Boy; Something of Value. Both by Robert Ruark.
What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?