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Richard Ober Hammer
Books I am Reading

Title and Author Start Date End Date
The Abolition of Man
by C.S. Lewis © 1944
1/24/2024 finished 2/6/2024
The Fellowship of the Ring
by J.R.R. Tolkein © 1954
Vedanta in Light of Christian Wisdom
by Wolfgang Smith © 2022
12/8/2023 finished 12/27/2023
Always with Honor: The Memoirs of General Wrangel
by Pyotr Wrangel (1928, 2020)
9/30/2023 finished 1/14/2024
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
by Robert A Heinlein © 1966
9/2/2023 finished 9/18/2023
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C.G. Jung (1963)
8/24/2023 finished 11/30/2023
Stealing Your Vote: The inside story of the 2020 election and what it means for 2024
by Christina Bobb © 2023
7/24/2023 finished 8/26/2023
Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life
by Jane Jacobs (1984)
7/3/2023 finished 8/14/2023
The Cancel Culture Curse
by Evan Nierman and Mark Sachs (2023)
6/26/2023 7/2/2023
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles (2016)
6/15/2023 finished 6/21/2023
O'Hara's Choice
by Leon Uris (2003)
5/25/2023 finished 6/10/2023
A Little Manual for Knowing
by Ester Lightcap Meek (2014)
5/25/2023 finished 5/25/2023
Public Opinion
by Walter Lippmann (1922, ebook 2020)
5/22/2023 finished 1/5/2024
The Year of Grace of the Lord: A Scriptural & Liturgical Commentary on the Calendar of the Orthodox Church
by A Monk of the Eastern Church (2001)
We Must Be Brave
by Frances Liardet (2019)
4/6/2023 finished 4/30/2023
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
by Jonathan Haidt (2012)
3/22/2023 finished 6/1/2023
Let No One Fear Death: Orthodox Christian leaders respond to the COVID-19 challenge
Alexander Webster and Peter Heers, editors (2022)
3/15/2023 finished 4/16/2023
The Age of Wood
by Roland Ennos (2020)
2/19/2023 finished 3/14/2023
Saint Nektarios: The Saint of our Century
by Sotos Chondropoulos (1997)
1/14/2023 finished 2/18/2023
1984 by George Orwell (1949) 12/22/2022 finished 12/28/2022
Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman
by Stefan Zweig (1932)
12/21/2022 finished 5/22/2023
The Way of a Pilgrim by an Anonymous Pilgrim;
translation from Russian by R.M. French.
©1993 Hope Publishing House
11/4/2022 finished 12/12/2022
The Psychology of Totalitarianism
by Mattias Desmet (2022)
10/23/2022 finished 12/27/2022
The Language of Creation: Cosmic Symbolism in Genesis
by Matthieu Pageau (2018)
10/22/2022 finished 2/2/2023
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley (1932)
10/19/2022 finished 10/21/2022
Ask for the Ancient Paths: Discovering What Church Is Meant to Be
by James Guirguis (2013)
10/4/2022 finished 10/18/2022
The Great Reset and the War for the World
by Alex Jones (2022)
10/3/2022 finished 1/7/2023
On Quality: An Inquiry into Excellence
by Robert M. Pirsig, edited by Wendy K. Pirsig (2022)
9/23/2022 finished 9/30/2022
Estate Planning Basics
by Jeffrey G. Marsocci (2020)
8/26/2022 finished 9/23/2022
The Courage to Face COVID-19: Preventing Hospitalization and Death While Battling the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex
by John Leake and Peter A. McCullough (2022)
8/17/2022 finished 10/3/2022
The Untethered Soul: The journey beyond yourself
by Michael A. Singer
7/21/2022 finished 10/22/2022
Teachings on Love
by Thich Nhat Hanh (2007)
7/2/2022 finished 10/3/2022
The Animate and the Inanimate
by W.J. Sidis (1925)
5/30/2022 finished 7/15/2022
Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas Hofstadter (1980)
5/16/2022 7/31/2023
Six-Minute X-Ray: Rapid Behavior Profiling
by Chase Hughes (2020)
5/10/2022 finished 8/17/2022
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
by Jim Defede (2002)
4/19/2022 5/7/2022
Born on 9/11, a graphic novel
by Andy Steel (2021)
4/15/2021 finished 5/12/2022
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World
by Virginia Postrel (2020)
3/21/2022 finished 4/5/2022
Thinking Orthodox: Understanding and Acquiring the Orthodox Christian Mind
by Eugenia Constantinou (2020)
1/30/2020 finished 5/11/2022
How Do You Know? A Dialogue
by Gordon Barnes (2021)
1/5/2022 finished 1/23/2022
The Award by Danielle Steel (2016) 12/16/2021 finished 1/8/2022
The Power of Positive Thinking
by Norman Vincent Peale (1952, 2019)
12/8/2021 finished 2/6/2022
COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey
by Peter Breggin, Ginger Breggin, (2021)
12/8/2021 finished 10/16/2022
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks (2006)
12/2/2021 12/9/2021
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a world where facts don't matter
by Scott Adams (2017)
10/28/2021 finished 12/7/2021
The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)
10/23/2021 finished 12/1/2021
Ending Plague: A Scholar's Obligation in an Age of Corruption
by Francis Ruscetti, Judy Mikovits, and Kent Heckenlively (2021)
10/10/2021 finished 10/30/2021
An Introduction to Robert Pirsig's Metaphysics of Quality
by Anthony McWatt (2005)
9/24/2021 finished 10/21/2021
Take Me to Your Government
by Count Nef (James L. Payne, 2013)
9/14/2021 finished 10/10/2021
The Penguin Lessons: What I learned from a remarkable bird
by Tom Mitchell (2015)
8/28/2021 finished 8/31/2021
Lila: An Inquiry into Morals
by Robert M. Pirsig (1991)
8/1/2021 finished 5/27/2022
The Mind-Body Problem: A Novel
by Rebecca Goldstein (1983)
7/18/2021 finished 8/16/2021
Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical
by Timothy Keller (2016)
6/29/2021 8/13/2021
Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel
by Rebecca Goldstein (2005)
6/29/2021 finished 8/4/2021
The Ultimate Truth About Love & Happiness: A Handbook to Life
by Lester Levenson (2003)
6/20/2021 finished 10/27/2021
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
by Robert Sapolsky (2017)
4/28/2021 6/24/2021
The Sovereignty of Good by Iris Murdoch (1970) 4/26/2021 6/19/2021
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch (1954) 3/28/2021 finished 4/25/2021
Alone With Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism
by Stephen Batchelor (1983)
3/18/2021 5/3/2021
Foundations of Empirical Political Analysis
by James L. Payne (1984)
3/18/2021 finished 4/3/2021
The Big Government We Love to Hate: Exploring the Roots of Political Malaise
by James L. Payne (2021)
2/17/2021 finished 3/4/2021
Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a philosophy of the future
by Friedrich Nietzsche (1966)
2/13/2021 finished 7/28/2022
American Kingpin: The epic hunt for the criminal mastermind behind the silk road
by Nick Bilton (2017)
1/6/2021 finished 1/17/2021
Shoulder Pain? The Solution & Prevention
by John M. Kirsch (2019)
12/31/2020 1/11/2021
The Snowden Files: The inside story of the world's most wanted man
by Luke Harding (2014)
12/29/2020 finished 1/9/2021
Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction
by Samir Okasha (2002)
12/20/2020 finished 2/13/2021
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, for the third time, by Robert M. Pirsig (1974) 12/3/2020 finished 6/25/2021
The Townsman by John Sedges (1945) 11/23/2020 finished 12/27/2020
Talking to Strangers: What we should know about the people we don't know
by Malcolm Gladwell (2019)
11/3/2020 finished 11/16/2020
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (1933) 10/11/2020 finished 10/17/2020
Journey: A map of archetypes to find lost purpose in a sea of meaninglessness
by Beth Martens (2020)
9/13/2020 finished 11/9/2020
The Information by James Gleick (2011) 8/18/2020 finished 11/26/2020
Voltaire by John Gray (1999) 7/31/2020 finished 8/14/2020
Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity
by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woodsw (2020)
7/29/2020 finished 8/11/2020
Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission
by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton (2006)
7/23/2020 8/18/2020
Understanding 12-Lead EKGs: A Practical Approach
by Brenda M. Beasley and Michael C. West (2001)
7/19/2020 again after three years 7/1/2021
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) 7/3/2020 finished 7/21/2020
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson (2015)
6/30/2020 finished 7/2/2020
Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration
by Chris A. Knobbe (2016)
6/21/2020 8/1/2021
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850) 5/15/2020 finished 6/30/2020
Candide by Voltaire (1759, 1993)
translated by Shane Weller
4/25/2020 finished 5/22/2020
Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve
by Gioconda Belli (2009)
4/12/2020 finished 4/18/2020
On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle
by Hampton Sides (2018)
3/29/2020 finished 4/3/2020
On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems (1962)
by Kurt Gödel
Dimensions of Empathic Therapy, (2002)
edited by Peter Breggin, Ginger Breggin, and Fred Bemark
2/29/2020 4/14/2020
There is No Good Card for This: What to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to people you love
by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell (2017)
2/29/2020 3/3/2020
Short Stories by Jesus: the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi
by Amy-Jill Levine (2014)
2/22/2020 4/1/2020
Wow, I'm an American! How to Live Like Our Nation's Heroic Founders
by Peter R. Breggin (2009)
2/12/2020 finished 2/24/2020
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London (1903) 2/9/2020 finished 2/10/2020
The Heart of Being Helpful: Empathy and the Creation of a Healing Presence
by Peter R. Breggin (1997)
1/17/2020 finished 2/7/2020
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
1/16/2020 finished 1/30/2020
Sawmilling with Paw, by Jack E. Norwood (2010) 12/28/2019 finished 1/12/2020
Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions
by Peter R. Breggin (2014)
12/26/2019 finished 1/17/2020
The Last Honest Woman
by Nora Roberts (2006)
12/22/2019 finished 12/27/2019
Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover (2018) 12/6/2019 finished 12/23/2019
Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction, 2nd edition
by Richard Sutton and Andrew Barto (2018)
11/24/2019 12/25/2019
Permanent Record
by Edward Snowden (2019)
10/31/2019 finished 12/8/2019
Varina, a novel by Charles Frasier (2018) 10/13/2017 finished 10/29/2019
A Woman Is No Man, a novel by Etaf Rum (2019) 10/12/2019 finished 10/23/2019
Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
by Arthur Brooks (2019)
10/1/2019 finished 10/16/2019
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
by Daniel Dennett (2017)
9/15/2019 finished 10/12/2019
His Excellency: George Washington
by Joseph J. Ellis (2004)
9/6/2019 finished 9/15/2019
Wetware: A Computer in Every Living Cell
by Dennis Bray (2009)
9/5/2019 finished 10/10/2019
Manache Shlok: Verses to the Mind
by Samarth Ramdas, compiled by Grace Meadow (2019)
8/24/2019 finished 10/23/2019
Introducing the Old Testament
by Clyde T. Francisco (1950)
8/16/2019 finished 11/16/2019
Wittgenstein's Beetle and Other Classic Thought Experiments
by Martin Cohen (2005)
7/26/2019 finished 9/6/2019
Virtual Worlds as Philosophical Tools: How to Philosophize with a Digital Hammer
by Stefano Gualeni
7/21/2019 7/24/2019
Origin, by Dan Brown (2017) 7/17/2019 finished 7/23/2019
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin (2008)
7/12/2019 finished 7/19/2019
You Haven't Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden's Teaching Principles and Practices
by Swen Nater and Ronald Gallimore (2006)
7/11/2019 finished 9/3/2019
The Charlemagne Pursuit, by Steve Berry (2008) 6/14/2019 finished 7/3/2019
Maps of Meaning: the Architecture of Belief
by Jordan B. Peterson (1999)
6/12/2019 10/30/2021
Why We Run: A Natural History
by Bernd Heinrich (2001)
6/11/2019 finished 7/11/2019
The Tiber and the Potomac: Rome, America, and Empires of Trust, (audio book by The Modern Scholar)
by Thomas F. Madden (2008)
5/31/2019 finished 6/13/2019
Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony, by Lewis Thomas (1980) 5/23/2019 6/7/2019
How to become a rainmaker: The rules for getting and keeping customers and clients
by Jeffrey J. Fox (2000)
5/24/2019 finished 5/27/2019
Holman QuickSource Guide: Atlas of Bible Lands,
Introduction and Text by Paul H. Wright (2002)
5/5/2019 5/22/2019
Enlightenment Now, by Steven Pinker (2018) 4/28/2019 5/9/2019
Descartes: Discourse on Method and the Meditations
translated by F.E. Sutcliffe (1968)
4/22/2019 finished 7/19/2019
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (2005) 4/19/2019 finished 5/7/2019
Mind of the Raven, by Bernd Heinrich (2016) 4/5/2019 finished 4/27/2019
The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What you See, What You Think, and How You Vote
by Sharyl Attkisson (2017)
3/19/2019 finished 4/5/2019
The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas (1942) 3/17/2019 finished 4/15/2019
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended Upon It
by Christopher Voss (2016)
3/8/2019 finished 3/18/2019
Out of the Fog: A Story of the Sea
by C.K. Ober (1911)
3/4/2019 finished 3/11/2019
The Last Week: The Day-by-Day Account of Jesus's Final Week in Jerusalem
by Marcus Borg and J.D. Crossan (2006)
3/3/2019 finished 5/2/2019
Characterizing Jesus: A Rhetorical Analysis on the Fourth Gospel’s Use of Scripture in its Presentation of Jesus
by Alicia D. Myers (2012)
2/15/2019 4/17/2019
The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, by Mo Willems (2014) 2/13/2019 2/13/2019
Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse Engineer the Mind
by Matthew Hurley, D. Dennett, and R. Adams (2011)
2/11/2019 finished 3/4/2019
Green Eggs amd Ham, by Dr. Seuss (1960) 1/18/2019 1/18/2019
The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age (a Great Courses audio book)
by Eamonn Gearon
1/13/2019 finished 1/27/2019
Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure
by Steve S. Ryan
1/12/2019 1/25/2019
Driving Like Crazy by P.J. O'Rourke (2009) 12/28/2018 finished 1/11/2019
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
by Joseph M. Williams (1995)
12/25/2018 5/29/2019
Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity
by Stephen Toulmin (1990)
12/13/2018 finished 2/28/2019
The Existentialist Posture: A Christian look at its meaning, impact, values, dangers
by Roger L. Shinn (1959)
12/2/2018 finished 12/13/2018
Coolidge, by Amity Shlaes (2012) 11/25/2018 finished 12/28/2018
The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott (2017) 11/16/2018 finished 11/25/2018
The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth
by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan (2009)
11/15/2018 finished 2/2/2019
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss (2003)
11/12/2018 11/27/2018
The Cast by Danielle Steel (2018) 11/6/2018 finished 11/16/2018
Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose
by Francis-Noël Thomas & Mark Turner (1994)
10/28/2018 11/27/2018
A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa
by Elaine Neil Orr (2013)
10/26/2018 finished 12/25/2018
The Black and White of Racism: A commentary from a different perspective about Race Relations, and reason for concern
by Waylon Allen (2017)
10/22/2018 finished 10/28/2018
The Collapse of Materialism: Visions of Science, Dreams of God
by Philip Comella (2014)
10/21/2018 finished Parts 1&2 11/16/2018
A Faith Journey: No Boundaries, No Conclusions
by Robert L. Maddox (2018)
10/7/2018 finished 11/8/2018
About the List Above
I will include only those books that I start with belief that I may read them completely. I will fill in the End Date when I either finish a complete reading or abandon the reading. I will not include books which I only scan for particular information.

This list was started in November 2018 for the purpose of social networking. I hope it may interest my friends or help me make new friends.