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Living Economics
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  Choice
Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action

By Robert P. Murphy

“No one working today rivals Robert Murphy in his superb book, Choice, with an all-too-rare, lively writing that engages as well as instructs. Any reader will learn the important truths about the science of economics and the crucial value of individual choice, entrepreneurship, and free markets.”
Donald Boudreaux, Professor of Economics, George Mason U.
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Priceless
Available as eBook
The Midas Paradox
Financial Markets, Government Policy Shocks, and the Great Depression

By Scott Sumner

“Scott Sumner is one of the preeminent monetary thinkers today. The Midas Paradox represents his twenty years' study of the Great Depression, one of the most important economic events of the twentieth century. Highly recommended.”
Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University
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Boom and Bust Banking
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  California Dreaming
Lessons on How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis

By Lawrence J. McQuillan

“Mayors, governors, and other policymakers around the country are struggling to maintain services while paying for the skyrocketing costs of public employee retirement benefits. California Dreaming explains why it is so difficult to solve this problem and identifies a key framework for solutions.”
Chuck Reed, former Mayor, City of San Jose, California
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Delusions of Power
Available as eBook
Taking a Stand
Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy

By Robert Higgs

“Robert Higgs writes with passion and wit. No one cuts to the chase with more precision. Higgs’s engaging style makes Taking a Stand a pleasure to read.”
Lee Alston, Ostrom Chair of Economics, Indiana University
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Crisis
Available as eBook
  A Better Choice
Healthcare Solutions for America

By John C. Goodman

“In A Better Choice, John Goodman has worked a miracle. He has distilled the essence of a plan to improve the limping and vulnerable Obamacare program into four points, which improve opportunities for choice, improve efficiency in that choice, and expand the set of people likely to end up with health insurance coverage.”
Mark Pauly, Bentheim Professor, University of Pennsylvania
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Description: Beyond Politics
Available as eBook
The Economics of Immigration
Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy

By Benjamin W. Powell

The Economics of Immigration carefully and objectively summarizes what we know about immigration and then challenges us with bold new perspectives. This is an excellent book and a must-have for anyone interested in the movement of people around the world.”
Alex Tabarrok, Dir., Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason U.
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Crisis
Available as eBook
  Gun Control in the Third Reich
Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State”

By Stephen P. Halbrook

“Stephen Halbrook’s meticulous research in Gun Control in the Third Reich sheds new and revealing light on the consolidation of Nazi power and the prosecution of the Holocaust. Everyone, including advocates of gun controls, should find this pioneering and thought-provoking book essential reading.”
James B. Jacobs, Warren E. Burger Professor of Law, New York University; author, Can Gun Control Work?
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Description: Beyond Politics
Available as eBook
The Terrible 10
A Centtury of Economic Folly

By Burton A. Abrams

Silver Medal IPPY Book Award

The Terrible 10 clearly and superbly identifies and discusses in detail the ten worst government policy disasters of the past ten decades. The book is a delight, interweaving economics and politics with history and not shying away from the naming of names. The book provides much needed lessons for the future.”
James Gwartney, Professor of Economics, Florida State U.
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Criminology ^ Top

The Pursuit of Justice
Law and Economics of Legal Institutions

Edited by Edward J. López

The Pursuit of Justice does a wonderful job of examining the actual effects of law, as differentiated from its apparent intent. This volume offers substantial insight.”
Randall Holcombe, Professor of Economics, Florida State University

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  To Serve and Protect
Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice

By Bruce L. Benson

Sir Anthony Fisher International Memorial Award

“Well-written and provocative, To Serve and Protect should be read by criminal justice professionals and academicians . . . offers valid criticisms of the public sector’s handling of criminal justice.”
Law and Politics Book Review

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  Drug War Crimes
The Consequences of Prohibition

By Jeffrey A. Miron

“In Drug War Crimes, Miron has written a thoughtful analysis that questions the basis for the official war on drugs. . . . this is a solidly researched and dispassionate discussion.”
Hubert Williams, President, Police Foundation; former Chief of Police, Newark, New Jersey

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Judge and Jury
American Tort Law on Trial

By Eric A. Helland, Alexander T. Tabarrok

“In their pioneering book, Judge and Jury, Helland and Tabarrok are relentless in their pursuit of hard data to explain the behavior of the American jury.”
Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University

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  Changing the Guard
Private Prisons and the Control of Crime

Edited by Alexander T. Tabarrok

Changing the Guard is the authoritative and definitive book on prison privatization. It brilliantly examines the full range of issues.”
E. S. Savas, Professor of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York

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  Fire and Smoke
Government, Lawsuits and the Rule of Law

By Michael I. Krauss

Fire & Smoke is a well-written and accessible critique of the government lawsuits against the tobacco and firearms industries.”
William Pryor, Jr., Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

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Defense and Foreign Policy ^ Top

No War for Oil
U.S. Dependency and the Middle East

By Ivan Eland

Gold Medal IPPY Award

No War for Oil shows that a free market in oil is the best energy policy. . . . Eland beautifully weaves history and economics to tell a compelling and, more important, true story. He has hit a home run.”
David R. Henderson, Associate Professor of Economics, Naval Postgraduate School

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  The Empire Has No Clothes (Updated Edition)
U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed

By Ivan Eland

The Empire Has No Clothes offers a powerful and persuasive critique of recent U.S. foreign policy. It deserves the thoughtful attention of conservatives and liberals alike.”
Andrew J. Bacevich, Professor of International Relations, Boston University

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  Opposing the Crusader State
Alternatives to Global Interventionism

Edited by Carl P. Close, Robert Higgs

“For those disillusioned by the American intervention in Iraq, the insightful book Opposing the Crusader State shows how the U.S. can protect its interests by embracing a more humble foreign policy.”
Lawrence J. Korb, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense

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Twilight War
The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance

By Mike Moore

Benjamin Franklin Award

Twilight War is an exceptional work, intellectually honest and refreshing. . . . Twilight War will quickly become a must-read.”
Everett C. Dolman, Professor of Comparative Military Studies, Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

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  Arms, Politics, and the Economy
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Edited by Robert Higgs

Arms, Politics, and the Economy is an immensely timely book! As the international system changes, understanding the domestic political economy of military spending is more important than ever.”
Bruce M. Russett, Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science, Yale University

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  Resurgence of the Warfare State
The Crisis Since 9/11

By Robert Higgs

“Nowhere is the probably fatal distance between the Founders’ design for America and the Federal Government’s lethal bastardization of it more ably and clearly presented than in Resurgence of the Warfare State.”
Michael F. Scheuer, former CIA Senior Counter-terrorism Analyst

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Development ^ Top

Global Crossings
Immigration, Civilization, and America

By Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Benjamin Franklin Silver Award

“The compelling book Global Crossings is a must read for anyone on the vital yet contentious issue of immigration.”
Daniel McFadden, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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  Making Poor Nations Rich
Entrepreneurship and the Process of Economic Development

Edited by Benjamin W. Powell

Making Poor Nations Rich gives readers a deeper understanding of the true forces of economic growth and how policies and institutions can inhibit them or allow them to flourish.”
Arnold C. Harberger, Distinguished Professor of Economics, UCLA

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  Lessons from the Poor
Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Edited by Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Templeton Freedom Award

Lessons from the Poor is a fascinating book that documents the remarkable creativity and entrepreneurship of the poor.”
William R. Easterly, Director, Development Research Institute, New York University

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Vietnam Rising
Culture and Change in Asia’s Tiger Cub

By William Ratliff

“The accessible and comprehensive book Vietnam Rising is a must read for anyone interested in economic growth and this increasingly important economy.”
James D. Gwartney, Director, Gus A. Stavros Center for Economic Education, Florida State University

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  The Che Guevara Myth
And the Future of Liberty

By Alvaro Vargas Llosa

“I welcome Alvaro Vargas Llosa's demolition of the sub-adolescent Guevara myth. . . . The Che Guevara Myth is a book for readers who want the truth.”
Robert Conquest, Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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  Liberty for Latin America
How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression

By Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Sir Anthony Fisher International Memorial Award

Liberty for Latin America is a gripping account of five hundred years of Latin American oppression. . . . This book is essential reading”
Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University

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Economics ^ Top

Living Economics
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

By Peter J. Boettke

FEE Award for Best Book in Austrian Economics

“Economics as it should be, Living Economics is a solid book.”
James M. Buchanan, Jr., Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

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  Priceless
Curing the Healthcare Crisis

By John C. Goodman

Eric Hoffer Award for Best Book

“Priceless provides fresh and original insights to help steer us into a system that harnesses individual choice."
June E. O’Neill, Wollman Distinguished Professor of Economics, Baruch College

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  Depression, War, and Cold War
Challenging the Myths of Conflict and Prosperity

By Robert Higgs

In Depression, War and Cold War, Higgs presents the most thoughtful and detailed criticism yet undertaken. No serious student of American economic history can afford to ignore Higgs's interpretation.”
—Hugh T. Rockoff, Professor of Economics, Rutgers U.

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Entrepreneurial Economics
Bright Ideas from the Dismal Science

Edited by Alexander T. Tabarrok

Entrepreneurial Economics displays economic ingenuity at its best, devoted to inventing market solutions for a remarkably wide range of public issues.”
Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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  Market Failure or Success
The New Debate

Edited by Tyler Cowen, Eric Crampton

"Market Failure or Success is an excellent book that goes a long way to correct the egregious errors of . . . the new theories of market failure based on asymmetric information.”
Vernon Smith, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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  Regulation and the Reagan Era
Politics, Bureaucracy and the Public Interest

Edited by Roger E. Meiners, Bruce Yandle

Regulation and the Reagan Era is an enlightening and insightful book. The policies of the regulatory agencies are dissected and their redistributive and inefficiency effects are revealed.”
Simon Rottenberg, Prof. of Economics, U. of Massachusetts

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Education ^ Top

Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus
By Donald A. Downs

Peter Shaw Memorial Award

Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus puts coercive political correctness under the microscope as no previous book has done.”
Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

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  The Academy in Crisis
The Political Economy of Higher Education

Edited by John W. Sommer

Sir Anthony Fisher International Memorial Award

The Academy in Crisis addresses a real crisis, namely the damage done to higher education by its alliance with the state. . . . For those who want to know how universities really work, it will be indispensable.”
Allen J. Matusow, former Dean of Humanities, Rice University

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  The Diversity Myth
Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus

By David O. Sacks, Peter A. Thiel

The Diversity Myth is the most thorough and detailed account yet available of what 'multiculturalism' has meant at a major American university. With fascinating and often disheartening detail.”
Nathan Glazer, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

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School Choices
True and False

By John D. Merrifield

School Choices is a provocative and first rate analysis of how the school choice idea has been dumbed down and what it will take to develop the critical elements of a competitive education industry.”
—Bruno V. Manno, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Policy and Planning

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  Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools?
New Strategies for Educational Excellence

By Richard K. Vedder

“Giving teachers an economic stake in the success of their schools is a terrific idea. . . . I commend Vedder’s pioneering ideas.”
Chester E. Finn, Jr., former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education

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  Faulty Towers
Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education

By Ryan C. Amacher, Roger E. Meiners

Faulty Towers is especially effective in explicating the tensions inherent in protecting academic freedom while addressing professorial incompetence and malfeasance.”
Henry M. Levin, Professor of Economics and Education, Columbia University

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Environment and Natural Resources ^ Top

Aquanomics
Water Markets and the Environment

Edited by B. Delworth Gardner, Randy T Simmons

“Gardner and Simmons have brought together an important book in Aquanomics. . . . We cannot walk away from the threats to water quantity and quality that the authors lay out clearly.”
Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

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  Re-Thinking Green
Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy

Edited by Carl P. Close, Robert Higgs

Re-Thinking Green is an important and timely book. . . . Those whose primary commitment is to a better environment are especially advised to read this book."
Sam Peltzman, Keller Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Chicago

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  Plowshares & Pork Barrels
The Political Economy of Agriculture

By Ernest C. Pasour, Jr., Randal R. Rucker

“The superb book, Plowshares & Pork Barrels is the single best guide available to the historical path and complexities of U.S. agricultural policies.”
Lee J. Alston, Professor of Economics, University of Colorado

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A Poverty of Reason
Sustainable Development and Economic Growth

By Wilfred Beckerman

“Wilfred Beckerman shows brilliantly in A Poverty of Reason that ‘sustainable development’ is a confused jumble of ideas. . . . read this clear and concise book.”
Robert H. Nelson, Professor of Environmental Policy, University of Maryland

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  Cutting Green Tape
Toxic Pollutants, Environmental Regulation and the Law

Edited by Roger E. Meiners, Richard L. Stroup

Cutting Green Tape is an excellent, in-depth book on the cost and ineffectiveness of toxic liability law and the need for reform based on principles of responsible economic risk management.”
Vernon Smith, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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  Hot Talk, Cold Science
Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate

By S. Fred Singer

Hot Talk, Cold Science carefully reviews the scientific, economic and policy literature on global warming, and provides a welcome, reasoned assessment of the facts and uncertainties. I strongly recommend this important book.”
William Happer, Professor of Physics, Princeton University

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Finance ^ Top

Boom and Bust Banking
The Causes and Cures of the Great Recession

Edited by David Beckworth

Boom and Bust Banking is exceptionally well-written and well-reasoned. It should be read by anyone interested in improving economic policy and economic performance.”
John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University

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  Financing Failure
A Century of Bailouts

By Vern P. McKinley

“In Financing Failure McKinley has produced an excellent history of the flawed analysis of financial crisis policy of the last century.”
—Jean Helwege, former Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

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  Risky Business
Insurance Markets and Regulation

Edited by Lawrence S. Powell

Risky Business is an excellent book that offers thorough and thoughtful discourse on the current state of insurance regulation in the United States.”
Journal of Risk and Insurance

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Good Money
Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821

By George A. Selgin

Bronze Medal IPPY Award

“Selgin’s story of how private enterprise solved a monetary problem that threatened to retard the Industrial Revolution is splendid. Good Money is a fine example of historical research.”
Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics

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  Money and the Nation State
The Financial Revolution, Government and the World Monetary System

Edited by Kevin Dowd, Richard H. Timberlake, Jr.

“Money and the Nation State is superb. . . . The book is extraordinarily intelligent, well-informed and insightful.”
Geoffrey P. Miller, Chairman, Center for the Study of Central Banks, University of Chicago

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  Taxing Choice
The Predatory Politics of Fiscal Discrimination

Edited by William F. Shughart, II

Sir Anthony Fisher International Memorial Award

Taxing Choice is a much needed book: it provides a systematic, insightful, and provocative treatment.” —Wallace E. Oates, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland

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Government and Political Science ^ Top

Crisis and Leviathan (25th Anniversary Edition)
Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

By Robert Higgs

Crisis and Leviathan is a book of major importance, thoroughly researched, closely argued, and meticulously documented. It should be high on the reading list of every serious student.”
Political Science Quarterly

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  Beyond Politics (Revised and Updated Edition)
The Roots of Government Failure

By Randy T Simmons

Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award

Beyond Politics is so well written and the subject is so important and exciting that a great many people will find it very entertaining even if they do learn while reading it."
Gordon Tullock, University Professor Emeritus of Law and Economics, George Mason University

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  Delusions of Power
New Explorations of the State, War, and Economy

By Robert Higgs

Delusions of Power is an important book for our time on the nature of political power. . . . It is history well-told and should be thought-provoking to all.”
Stanley L. Engerman, John H. Munro Professor of Economics and Professor of History, University of Rochester

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Neither Liberty nor Safety
Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government

By Robert Higgs

“Higgs’s thesis is as persuasive as it is chilling: an increasing and unthinking reliance on government has made us look to politicians and bureaucrats to solve all our problems. . . . required reading for anyone interested in the history of government or in the future of America.”
Michael C. Munger, Professor of Political Science, Duke University

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  Winners, Losers & Microsoft
Competition and Antitrust in High Technology

By Stan J. Liebowitz, Stephen E. Margolis

“The fascinating history and analysis in Winners, Losers & Microsoft can guide us toward a better understanding of the newer forms of competition.”
Jack Hirshleifer, Professor of Economics, UCLA

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  Strange Brew
Alcohol and Government Monopoly

By Douglas Glen Whitman

“The states have in essence given wholesalers of alcohol beverages monopolies. Strange Brewmakes a strong case for their abolition. Anyone interested in markets will find this book fascinating.”
Gordon Tullock, University Profofessor, George Mason University

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History ^ Top

Recarving Rushmore (Updated Edition)
Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty

By Ivan Eland

Gold Medal IPPY Winner

“This well-written book offers readers insightful surveys of every president from Washington to Bush. . . . a compelling case that many of the so-called ‘greats’ were not so great after all. . . . Readers will never see the presidency the same way again.”
David T. Beito, Professor of History, University of Alabama

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  Out of Work
Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America

By Lowell E. Gallaway, Richard K. Vedder

Sir Anthony Fisher International Memorial Award

Out of Work is a triple hit: engaging narrative of a century of U.S. history; attack on the myth that high wage rates and government spending reduce unemployment; critique of wrongheaded policies since 1930.”
Anna Schwartz, Research Associate, NBER

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  The Decline of American Liberalism
By Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.

The Decline of American Liberalism is an extremely interesting, thoughtful, and valuable book. It is one of the most stimulating surveys of American history that I have seen.”
Allan Nevins, Pulitzer Prize-winner, Oxford University

“Everyone who respects the worth and dignity of individual human beings and dislikes totalitarianism can read this distinguished book with profit.”
Dumas Malone, Pulitzer Prize-winner, University of Virginia

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Reclaiming the American Revolution
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy

By William J. Watkins, Jr.

“With Reclaiming the American Revolution, we have a thorough, thoughtful, and important study of a significant subject that has been too long neglected.”
Joyce O. Appleby, Professor of History, UCLA

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  The Civilian and the Military
A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition

By Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.

“Scholarly in its research and scope, The Civilian and the Military celebrates the antimilitaristic tradition, with its hostility to standing armies and conscription, warmongering by ‘merchants of death,’ distorted budgetary priorities, and the subversion of individual freedom in the name of national security.”
Foreign Affairs

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  Antitrust and Monopoly
Anatomy of a Policy Failure

By Dominick T. Armentano

Antitrust and Monopoly is the single best book-length treatment of this vital public policy issue in print, and it should become a, if not the standard work in economics, history, and political science.”
Public Choice

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Law ^ Top

The Power of Habeas Corpus in America
From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror

By Anthony Gregory

PROSE Award for Best Book in Law

“Especially now, as individual rights are increasingly trampled with impunity, Gregory’s engaging historical narrative with astute legal analysis and impassioned moral advocacy is simply invaluable.”
Gary Chartier, Prof. of Law, La Sierra U.

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  The Founders’ Second Amendment
Origins of the Right to Bear Arms

By Stephen P. Halbrook

The Founders’ Second Amendment is well-written and full of fascinating details. It will serve as an important resource for professional scholars and interested laypersons.”
Nelson Lund, Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law, George Mason University

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  The Enterprise of Law
Justice Without the State

By Bruce L. Benson

“Benson has provided us with an exciting book. . . . I am aware of no other source that approaches the central topic directly and with the insights provided by modern economics and public choice.”
Charles R. Plott, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology

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Patent Trolls
Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation

By William J. Watkins, Jr.

Patent Trolls provides a thorough, concise and readable description of one of the most serious problems facing tech innovators: patent litigation and patent trolls. This book should be read by all.”
Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

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  Anarchy and the Law
The Political Economy of Choice

Edited by Edward P. Stringham

Anarchy and the Law collects, by all accounts for the first time on this scale, fundamental writings on non-state legal and political systems. . . . essential and enormously valuable.”
Journal of Economic Issues

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  That Every Man Be Armed
The Evolution of a Constitutional Right

By Stephen P. Halbrook

“The need for careful, impartial information makes Stephen Halbrook’s book especially welcome. . . . That Every Man Be Armed is comprehensive and well-written.”
George Washington Law Review

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Philosophy and Religion ^ Top

The New Holy Wars
Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America

By Robert H. Nelson

Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize

“An overwhelmingly persuasive case that the leading secular religion is now environmentalism. . . . The New Holy Wars is a brilliant book, which anyone needs to read.”
Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Prof., U. of Illinois at Chicago

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  The Challenge of Liberty
Classical Liberalism Today

Edited by Carl P. Close, Robert Higgs

The Challenge of Liberty is a big and very comprehensive book, which deserves the attention of a wide swath of scholars.”
Nathan Rosenberg, Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr., Professor of Public Policy Emeritus, Stanford University

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  Writing Off Ideas
Taxation, Foundations, and Philanthropy in America

By Randall G. Holcombe

“Do foundations operate in the public interest? Are they accountable to anyone? . . . I know of no better way pursue these fascinating questions than to read Randall Holcombe’s Writing Off Ideas.”
Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University

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Against Leviathan
Government Power and a Free Society

By Robert Higgs

“In Against Leviathan, Higgs is an excellent writer and one finds pithy insights, numerous well-turned phrases, and telling arguments against government . . . carefully argued . . . supported by numerous case studies.”
Journal of Economic History

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  Securing Civil Rights
Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms

By Stephen P. Halbrook

“In his thorough analysis of Congressional debates Halbrook makes quite clear the point that the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment saw Second Amendment guarantees as essential to the liberty of individual American citizens.”
American Journal of Legal History

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  Private Rights and Public Illusions
By Tibor R. Machan

Private Rights & Public Illusions argues that liberty is itself a moral value. The book will be of great interest in conservative and liberal circles alike.”
Joseph Cropsey, Prof. of Pol. Science, U. of Chicago

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Urban Issues ^ Top

Housing America
Building Out of a Crisis

Edited by Randall G. Holcombe, Benjamin W. Powell

“We are now living in post-2007 economic train wreck, that will be studied and debated for years. The very best place to start is the milestone book, Housing America. Clearly written and superbly enlightening. . . Highly recommended.”
Peter Gordon, Professor of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California

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  Race and Liberty in America
The Essential Reader

Edited by Jonathan Bean

Race and Liberty in America deserves a wide audience, and will enrich the reader's understanding of the nation's most difficult and troubling domestic issue.”
Stephan Thernstrom, Winthrop Research Professor of History, Harvard University

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  The Voluntary City
Choice, Community, and Civil Society

Edited by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon, Alexander T. Tabarrok

The Voluntary City explores the fascinating history of bottom-up approaches to urban living. It provides refreshing counterpoint to the dominant urbanologism, which stresses the indispensability of government engineering of city institutions.”
Robert C. Ellickson, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law, Yale University

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Property Rights
Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-Examined

Edited by Bruce L. Benson

“The path-breaking book Property Rights is a serious scholarly challenge to eminent domain. Some of the best scholars and litigators are assembled here to give their very insightful re-assessment of and challenge to eminent domain.”
John C. Eastman, Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law, Chapman University

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  Street Smart
Competition, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Roads

Edited by Gabriel Roth

Sir Anthony Fisher International Memorial Award

Street Smart is a fascinating book which offers original and refreshing contributions on rational market opportunities for transport, in particular the private management and financing of roads. Strongly recommended.”
Peter Nijkamp, Professor of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam

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  Electric Choices
Deregulation and the Future of Electric Power

Edited by Andrew N. Kleit

“The excellent book Electric Choices describes the promises of electricity deregulation, the mistakes made in the past, and the path to workable competition in. Highly recommended.”
Richard J. Gilbert, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

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