My Personal Library

This is a list of the books in my personal library. If you have any questions or what me to review any of them, email me (luke@lukesmith.xyz).

I haven't read every book here, nor do I own all the books I've read or like.

Science and Math

Barski, Conrad – Land of Lisp
Clark, Gordon H. – Logic
Dixit, Avinash K. and Nalebuff, Barry J. – Thinking Strategically, The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life
DuBois, Phillip H. – An Introduction to Psychological Statistics
Emmet, E. R. – Brain Puzzler's Delight
Emmet, E. R. – Puzzles for Pleasure
Feyerabend, Paul – Against Method
Gardner, Martin – Great Essays in Science
Gardner, Martin – aha! Gotcha, Paradoxes to puzzle and delight
Harris, Judith Rich – The Nurture Assumption
Hawking, Stephen W. – A Brief History of Time
Heafford, Philip – The Math Entertainer
Hofstadter, Douglas – Gödel, Escher, Bach (2 copies)
Hofstadter, Douglas – I Am a Strange Loop
Hofstadter, Douglas and Dennett, Daniel – The Mind's I
Hutton, Graham – Programming in Haskell
Jaynes, Julian – The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicamerial Mind (2 copies)
Kandel, Eric R. and Schwartz, James H. and Jessell, Thomas M. – Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior
Love, Clyde E. – Analytic Geometry
McEvoy, J. P. and Zarate, Oscar – Quantum Theory, A Graphic Guide
Mercier, Hugo and Sperber, Dan – The Enigma of Reason
Meyer, Jerome S. – The Provocative Puzzler
Motterlini, Matteo – For and Against Method: Including Lakatos's Lectures on Scientific Method and the Lakatos-Feyerabend Correspondence
Nyberg, Joseph A. – Second Course in Algebra
Pinker, Steven – The Stuff of Thought
Shively, Levi S. – Modern Geometry
Slater, Lauren – Skinner's Box
Watson, James – The Double Helix
Wells, Spenver – Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization
Wentworth, G. A. – New School Algebra
Wilson, Edward O. – Consilience

Languages

Berlitz – Berlitz Self-Teaching German
Bright, James W. – Bright's Anglo-Saxon Reader
Burlington, Scott – Instant Hawaiian
Cash, Annette G. and Murray, James C. – Teoría y técnicas de traducción: primeras etapas
Dalby, Andrew – Dictionary of Languages, the Definitive Reference to More than 400 Languages
DeFrancis, John – Advanced Chinese
DeFrancis, John – Beginning Chinese
DeFrancis, John – Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1
DeFrancis, John – Intermediate Chinese
DeFrancis, John – The Chinese Language, Fact and Fantasy
Decker, Henry W. and Bernhard, Francoise – Modern French
Evans, Jonathan – An Introduction to Old English
Feyerabend, Karl – Greek-English Dictionary
Gili Gaya, Samuel – Diccionario abreviado de la lengua española
Hugo – Swedish Phrase Book
Klein, Jared – An Indo-European Chrestomathy
Lambdin, Thomas O. – An Introduction to the Gothic Language
Lathrop, T. A. and Gutiérrex Cuadrado, Juan – Curso de gramática histórica española
Liddell, H. G. and Scott – Greek-English Lexicon
Magoffin, Ralph van Deman and Henry, Margaret Young – Latin First Year
Mitchell, Brucew and Robinson, Fred C. – A Guide to Old English
Moreno, Oscar – Gramática avanzada del español
Morgan, Baynard Quincy and Strothmann, Friedrich Wilhelm – Reading German
Orberg, Hans H – Colloquium Personarum
Orberg, Hans H – Lingua Latina
Orberg, Hans H – Roma Aeterna
Pukui, Mary Kawena and Elbert, Samuel H. and Mookini, Esther T. – The Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary
Seligman, Scott D. – Mandarin Chinese at a Glance
Simpson, D. P. – Cassell's Latin Dictionary
Watkins, Calvert – The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
Wheelock, Frederic M. – Latin, an Introductory Course Based on Ancient Authors
Whitney, William Dwight – A Sanskrit Grammar: Including Both the Classical Language, and the Older Dialects, of the Veda and Brahmana
Whitney, William Dwight – The Roots, Verb-Forms, And Primary Derivatives of the Sankstrit Language: A Supplement to his Sanskrit Grammar
Wightwick, Jane and Gaafar, Mahmoud – Mastering Arabic

Literature

Achebe, Chinua – Things Fall Apart
Adams, Douglas – Life, the Universe and Everything
Alighieri, Dante – The Inferno
Borges, Jorge Luis – Ficciones
Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange
Card, Orson Scott – Ender's Game
Crichton, Michael – Congo
Crichton, Michael – Timeline
De Saint-Exupéry – Sazadeo Qickek
Dick, Philip K. – Dr. Bloodmoney
Dick, Philip K. – Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
Epicurus – Letters and Sayings of Epicurus
Faulkner, William – Light in August
Flame Tree Publishing – Gothic Fantasy: Lost Worlds Short Stories
Garcia Lorca, Federico – Doña Rosita la soltera
Heinlein, Robert A. – For Us, the Living
Heinlein, Robert A. – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Herbert, Frank – Dune
Hesse, Hermann – Siddhartha
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey
Lewis, C. S. – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lovecraft, H. P. – Great Tales of Horror
Lovecraft, H. P. – The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Lovecraft, H. P. – The Doom That Came to Sarnath
Lovecraft, H. P. – The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
Lovecraft, H. P. – The Tomb
More, Thomas – Utopia
Plato – The Dialogues of Plato
Rand, Ayn – Atlas Shugged
Rulfo, Juan – Pedro Páramo y El Llano en llamas
Saramago, José – Todos los nombres
Shakespeare, William – Hamlet (2 copies)
Shakespeare, William – Macbeth
Shakespeare, William – The Sonnetts
Thoreau, Henry David – Walden
Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Fellowship of the Ring
Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Hobbit
Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Lord of the Rings, One-Volume Edition
Twain, Mark – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Wells, H. G. – The Island of Dr. Moreau

Society and History

Arnold, Matthew – Culture and Anarchy
Beuerlein, Mark – The Dumbest Generation
Cremo, Michael A. & Thompson, Ricahrd L. – Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race
De Santillana, Giorgio & von Dechend, Hertha – Hamlet's Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge and Its Transmission Through Myth
Diamond, Jared – Guns, Germs and Steel
Eisler, Riane – The Chalice and the Blade, Our History, Our Future
Evola, Julius – The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols & Teachings of the Royal Art
Evola, Julius – Revolt Against the Modern World
Greenblatt, Stephen – New World Encounters
Herrnstein, Richard J. and Murray, Charles – The Bell Curve
Keay, John – India, A History
Mann, Charles C. – 1491, New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Mencken, H.L. – Treatise on Right and Wrong
Nietzsche, Friedrich – Beyond Good and Evil
Nietzsche, Friedrich – On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo
Nietzsche, Friedrich – The Anti-Christ
Nietzsche, Friedrich – The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner
O'Brien, Jodi – The Production of Reality
Pinker, Steven – Blank Slate
Pinker, Steven – The Better Angels of Our Nature
Sanborn, Frederick R. – Design for War: A Study of Secret Power Politics 1937–1941
Sellar, W.C. & Yeatman R.J. – 1066 and All That
Sokal, Alan and Bricmont, Jean – Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science
Sowell, Thomas – Ethnic America
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas – Antifragile
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas – The Black Swan
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas – Skin in the Game
de las Casas, Bartolomé – Bervisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias

Political Economy

Bhagwati, Jagdish – In Defense of Globalization
Boulding, Kenneth E. – Economic Analysis
Buchholz, Todd G. – New Ideas from Dead Economists, an Introduction to Modern Economic Thought
Clark, Gregory – A Farewell to Alms
Easterly, William – The Elusive Quest for Growth
Hayek, F. A. – The Intellectuals and Socialism
Hazlitt, Hentry – Economics in One Lesson
Heilbroner, Robert L. – The Worldly Philosophers
Hobbes, Thomas – Leviathan
Keynes, John Maynard – The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
Krugman, Paul – Peddling Prosperity
Krugman, Paul – The Accidental Theorist
Lechner, Frank J. and Boli, John – The Globalization Reader
Machiavelli, Niccolò – The Prince and Other Writings
McCloskey, Deirdre N. – Economic Writing
Myrdal, Gunnar – Beyond the Welfare State
Rand, Ayn – The Virtue of Selfishness
Reed, Lawrence W. – Great Myths of the Great Depression
Rothbard, Murray – Man, Economy and State with Power and Market
Samons, Loren J. – What's Wrong with Democracy?
Schumpeter, Joseph Alois – Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (two copies)
Soros, George – The Crash of 2008 and What It Means
Stringham, Edward P. – Anarchy and the Law
von Mises, Ludwig – Economic Policy

Formal Linguistics

Allan, Keith – The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics
Ayer, Alfred Jules – Language, Truth & Logic
Azevedo, Milton M. – Introducción a la Lingüística Española
Bresnan, Joan and Asudeh, Ash and Tolivonen, Ida and Wechsler, Stephen – Lexical-Functional Syntax
Carnie, Andew – Syntax
Chomsky, Noam – Aspects of the Theory of Syntax
Chomsky, Noam – Language and Mind
Chomsky, Noam – The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory
Cutting, Joan – Pragmatics and Discourse
Falk, Yehuda N. – Lexical-Functional Grammar, An Introduction to Parallel Constraint-Based Syntax
Freidin, Robert – Syntax
Gutiérrez, Bravo and Arellanes Arellanes, Francisco and Peón Herrero, Mario Ernesto Chávez – Nuevos estudios de Theoría de la Optimalidad
Harris, Randy Allen – The Linguistics Wars
Harris, Roy – Language, Saussure and Wittgenstein, How to Play Games with Words
Newmeyer, Frederick – Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: I Linguistic Theory: Foundations
Newmeyer, Frederick – Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: II Linguistics Theory: Extensions and Implications
Ohio State University – Language Files 11
Pinker, Steven – Words and Rules, the Ingredients of Language
Saeed, John I. – Semantics
Seuren, Pieter A. M. – Chomsky's Minimalism
Seuren, Pieter A. M. – Western Linguistics: An Historical Introduction
Smith, Luke – External Possession and the Undisentanglability of Syntax and Semantics ;-)

Religion

Biblia Sacra Vulgata
Lewis, C. S. – Mere Christianity
Montano, Arias and Leudsen, Johann – Greek-Latin Parallel New Testament
Myers, Bill – Blood of Heaven
Myers, Bill – Fire of Heaven
Myers, Bill – Threshold
Patterson, Stephen and Borg, Marcus and Crossan, John Dominic – The Search for Jesus: Modern Scholarship Looks at the Gospels
Porter, J. R. – The Lost Bible
Smith, Brendan Powell – The Brick Bible
The New English Bible

Miscellaneous

Adams, Scott – The Dilbert Principle
Forsyth, Mark – The Elements of Eloquence
Gould, Rupert T. – Enigmas
Gould, Rupert T. – Oddities
Gómez Dávila, Nicolás – Escolios a un texto implícito
Halleck, Reuben Post – History of English Literature
Malesky, Kee – All Facts Considered, the Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge
Malice, Michael – Dear Reader
Mencken, H. L. – The Vintage Mencken
Miller, Alan S. and Kanazawa, Satoshi – Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters
Rodgers, Marion Elizabeth – Mencken & Sara
The Foxfire Book
The Foxfire Book 2
The Onion – Dispatches from the Tenth Circle
The Onion – Our Dumb Century
The Onion – Our Dumb World
Vikernes, Varg – MYFAROG 2.6