The book list below contains much more than just what I’ve read for this month of this year. Rather, it is a loose collection of books I’ve either used for research on this site or books I’ve found interesting enough to write about. There are many more which cannot be included due to time and length which we may get to the in the future, but for now, there are a select number below. I’ll add that all are affiliate links which aid the growth of this channel at no cost to you.


The Accursed Mountains: Journeys in Albania by Robert Carver


Modern Armenia: People, Nation, State by Gerard J. Libaridian

Costa Rica

Costa Rica: A Geographical Interpretation In Historical Perspective by Carolyn Hall

Costa Rica: Politics, Economics & Democracy by Bruce M. Wilson

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic: A National History by Frank Moya-Pons

The Dominican Republic: A Caribbean Crucible by Howard J. Wiarda and Michael J. Kryzanek


Indians, Oil, and Politics: A Recent History of Ecuador by Allen Gerlach

In the Shadows of State and Capital: The United Fruit Company, Popular Struggle, and Agrarian Restructuring in Ecuador, 1900-1995 by Steve Striffler


A Soldier in the Philippines by Needom N. Freeman

The Moro War: How America Battled a Muslim Insurgency in the Philippine Jungle, 1902-1913 by James R. Arnold


Echoes of Communism by Ileana Johnson


Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev by Vladislav M. Zubok

Putin’s Life: Life in a Failing Democracy by Anna Politkovskaya

Russia and the Russians by Geoffrey Hosking

A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes

The Russian Constitutional Experiment: Government and Duma, 1907-1914 by Geoffrey Hosking

The Russian Civil War by Evan Mawdsley

The Tide at Sunrise: A History of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-05 by Denis Ashton Warner & Peggy Warner

The Electrification of Russia, 1880-1926 by Jonathan Coopersmith

United States

America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 by George Herring

Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg

Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter by Theodore Rosengarten

My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan by Nancy Reagan and William Novak

On To Berlin by James M. Gavin

Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood

Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community by Jon Hunner

The Key to Failure by Norman B. Hannah

The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush by David Frum

When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan by Peggy Noonan


Vietnam: Past and Present by D.R. SarDesai

Agent Orange: Collateral Damage in Vietnam by Philip Jones Griffiths


Second Treatise of Government by John Locke

Medieval Philosophy edited by John Marenbon

The Scramble for Africa: The White Man’s Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912 by Thomas Pakenham

The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Strauss & Neil Howe

Edouard Manet: Rebel in a Frock Coat by Beth Archer Brombert

Indians Illustrated: 100 Years of Cleveland Indians Photos by Mark Stang

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals by Robert M. Pirsig

The Aviation Careers of Igor Sikorsky by Dorothy Cochrane

Why I Fight: The Belt is Just an Accessory by B.J. Penn w/ Dave Weintraub

Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It by Eric Jensen

The Modern Historiography Reader: Western Sources edited by Adam Budd

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis by James Rickards

Leadership by Linda L. Neider