homepage about this list

Richard Ober Hammer
Books I am Reading

Title and Author Start Date End Date
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Harari (2015)
Time Will Run Back
by Henry Hazlitt ©1951
Zen in the Art of Archery
by Eugene Herrigel ©1953
5/16/2024 finished 5/25/2024
The Return of the King
by J.R.R. Tolkien © 1955
5/10/2024 finished 5/23/2024
The Production of Security
by Gustave de Molinari (1849), translated by J. Huston McCulloch
4/18/2024 finished 4/18/2024
The Two Towers
by J.R.R. Tolkien © 1954
4/6/2024 finished 5/10/2024
Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society: Toward a Synthesis of Aristotelianism, Austrian Economics, and Ayn Rand's Objectivism
by Edward W. Younkins (2011)
Investigations Into the Method of the Social Sciences with Special Reference to Economics
by Carl Menger (1883) translated by Francis J. Nock
3/27/2024 finished 4/23/2024
The Religion of the Apostles: Orthodox Christianity in the First Century
by Stephen De Young (2021)
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy (1878)
3/7/2024 finished 4/6/2024
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
1/17/2024 finished 3/31/2024
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 ' Monk of the Eastern Church (2001)
5/7/2023 finished 5/16/2024
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.