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
  • Gigerenzer, Gerd – Rationality for Mortals: How People Cope With Uncertainty
  • 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
  • Caplan, Bryan – The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies
  • 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
  • Fischer, David Hackett – Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America
  • Greenblatt, Stephen – New World Encounters
  • Hancock, Graham – Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization
  • Herrnstein, Richard J. and Murray, Charles – The Bell Curve
  • Keay, John – India, A History
  • MacDonald, Kevin – The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements
  • 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 Tocqueville, Alexis – Democracy in America
  • 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
  • Luxenberg, Christoph – The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to Decoding the Language of the Koran
  • 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
  • Thiel, Peter – Zero to One: Notes on Start-Ups, or How to Build the Future
  • Vikernes, Varg – MYFAROG 2.6

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