1. Shane by Jack Schaefer. The actual novel is online here at no cost! That's pretty cool.
2. The Silver Chair by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis.
3. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
4. The Hardy Boys Series created by Stratemeyer.
5. The Rover Boys by Arthur M. Winfield.
6. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
7. Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. Here is a LibriVox recording in case you want to listen to the story.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
2. 1984 by George Orwell.
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
6. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Here is an audio from LibriVox.
9. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Here is a LibriVox recording of War and Peace.
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1. Haley Memorial Library
2. Rosalind Kress Haley Library also houses Lawrence McDonald's Library. Good to know.
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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
19. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties, Mark E. Neely, Jr., 1992.
20. Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, Stephen Kinzer, 2007.
21. Teaching American History, Gary North, June 28, 2013.
Theonomy:A Reformed Critique is the seminary's theological self-justification for not having presented a systematic challenge to the humanist order in this generation. It is a defense of pietism's thesis: a forthright rejection of the Bible's judicial relevance in a morally disintegrating secular world. This is why Zondervan was willing to publish it. Biblical law is an offense.
Theonomy: An Informed Response is a mopping-up operation. It completes what Gary North began in Westminster's Confession: the Abandonment of Van Til's Legacy and Greg L. Bahnsen extended in No Other Standard: Theonomy and Its Critics. The authors challenge the Westminster's faculty's assertion that biblical civil law is no longer binding in the New Covenant era, especially its mandated negative civil sanctions against convicted criminals. The authors ask the faculty: What does the Bible require of civil government if a resurrected Old Covenant law-order is not applicable? What is the Bible-sanctioned alternative? In short, "If not God's law, then whose?" Westminster needs to answer.
32. Interesting commentary on committing to meaningless work from a Christian perspective by R. J. Rushdoony. From his Revolt Against Maturity, 1977.
Millions of Christians, sadly, have not recognized the continuing authority of God's law or its many applications to modern society. They have thereby reaped the whirlwind: cultural and intellectual impotence. They have surrendered this world to the devil. They have implicitly denied the power of the death and resurrection of Christ.
39. That You May Prosper, Ray Sutton, 1992.
Have you read anywhere that the covenant is an inescapable concept, that it is never a question of "covenant vs. no covenant," that it is always a question of whose covenant? Has anyone explained how all societies have imitated the Bible's covenant model, or how Satan has adapted a crude imitation of the Biblical covenant?
For an understanding of the Christian just war theory and retribution and restitution, this term, lex talion, should be understood as thoroughly as possible.
Gary North explains that "One of the most curious of the suppressed manuscripts that I personally have seen is the four-volume typewritten book by Margaret Patricia McCarran, which she titled "The Fabian Transmission Belt." She was the daughter of Sen. Pat McCarran, who was the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and also of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in the early 1950's.
Because she had access to all of her father's papers and files, she was able to survey the development of Fabian socialism as no other Americans conservative ever had. She was a serious student. Her Ph.D. dissertation was Fabianism in the Political Life of Britain, 1919-1931 (1954). It is available as a PDF document from the Mises Institute. For anybody who is serious about understanding the Fabian movement, this is the book to begin your detailed study.
Her Ph.D. dissertation was the tip of the iceberg in her research. She went on to document the development of the Fabian movement in the United States as well as Great Britain. She provided the extracts from primary source documents. She offered footnotes.
She wrote "The Fabian Transmission Belt" in four volumes on legal size paper. She had them bound. I don't know how many sets she produced, but I know where one set is. I saw it in 1964, and at one stage I began reading it. My father-in-law. R. J. Rushdoony, had a copy, which she had given to him. He had great respect for her, although he disagreed with her adulation of John F. Kennedy.
It was around 1964 that her superiors in the Catholic Church found out about the manuscript. She was a nun. Her bishop intervened and demanded that she return all copies of the manuscript to him. She had already given a copy to my father-in-law, and the bishop never got his hands on it. He confiscated the ones she had. Where those copies exist, I don't know. Maybe they were burned. But the hierarchy did their best to see that this manuscript never saw the light of day."
3. The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science: An Essay on Method (Liberty Fund Library of the Works of Ludwig von Mises), Ludwig von Mises, 1962.
4. Economic Calculation in the Social Commonwealth, Ludwig von Mises, 1920.
1. "Nothing Exists Except People," Stephan Molyneux.
1. The Grand Banks Cafe (Inspector Maigret), Georges Simenon, 1938.
1. The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford, 1963.
1. The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money, Timothy P. Carney.
GOVERNMENT (or THE STATE)
5. China's Bloody Century: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, R. J. Rummel,2007.
7. Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917, R. J. Rummel, 1990.
8. Statistics of Democide: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, Rudolph J. Rummel, 1998.
9. More resources by R. J. Rummel.
5. Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Robert Nozick, 1975.
6. Examined Life, Robert Nozick, 1990.
1. Jack Kerwick, "Interracial Attacks That the Anti-racist Media Ignored" at Townhall.com.
SALES & SUCCESS
2. The Stock Market, Credit, and Capital Formation, Fritz Machlup, 2007.
1. Compelling veteran stories.
10. My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich, Dietrich von Hildebrand and John Henry Crosby, 2014. Here is a review of the book and author.