THE GREAT BOOKS to seek out at ABE BOOKS.COM for a buck or two. My secrets of how to order and get better prices, are at this URL ^ so click on it!  (Prices on the same title can vary! Often go from a buck to a lot on the same book so diff vendors have diff ideas! LUCKILY, Abes lists them cheapest vendors first) NOTE: Over the years we hear people rave about books; always write down title, author on any scrap of paper, put in pocket!  Give me titles you admire to add to this list, if you would be so kind. Write astrology at earthlink dot net. 

 

SUPERB, READABLE, ENGROSSING and VERY INSTRUCTIONAL NOVELS:


                                                                            

 

THRILLERS/ MYSTERIES-

DAN BROWN Angels & Demons, Da Vinci Code, Alan Furst  WWII in Europe,

Ian Rankin, Scot Cop procedurals. James Lee burke, Southern cop

 Lawrence Block, Robert Parker, Lee Child, Robert Crais. Sue Grafton.

Frederick Forsythe, esp. ODESSA FILE” & DAY OF THE JACKYL,” ICON, FIST OF GOD.

Daniel Silva “The English Assasin” “Confessor” “Price of Fire” and many more. Mossad theme.

LION"s GAME by NELSON De MILLE

RIPPER! CASE SOLVED by Patricia Cornwall

Adios Scherhezade by Donald Westlake 10-165$ (search on Adios and author’s name, only, spelling title is too iffy)

“MISSING, the Execution of Charles Horman” by Tom HAUSER 2$

Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard 4-12$ prose so fabulous it could be mounted and worn as jewelry.

Daniel Woodrell, His themes involve a Hillbilly P.I., hilarious premise.

 

HISTORICAL NOVELS:

Sarah Dunant, Renaissance themes.

Zoe Oldenbourg. Dark Ages in France.

“Hawaii, by James MichenerTHE SOURCE” CENTENNIAL all by Michener 

  his dozen or so early titles are his best

 

NEW AGE, METAPHYSICS

“Third Eye” “Dr. from Llasha,” all a buck or two tops and

“You Forever” “Chapters of Life” or ANYTHING by author TUESDAY LOBSANG RAMPA, as they INSPIRE your E.S.P

ALAN WATTS,  Robert Anton Wilson,

Dr. DICK ALPERTBABA RAM DAS, his other name).

Anything by Brit COLIN WILSON! His “Psychic Detectives” inspires your own E.S..P MIND PARASITES a good one.

His CRIMINOLOGY series are not as ‘inspiring.’ But maybe instructional.

PALM READING: Charlotte Wolf “HUMAN HAND” (hands of insane and retarded)

CHEIRO’s many books on palmistry.

Soul of the Universe by Stromberg where he proves that God exists and can be proven with PHYSICS. Guy was a physics Dr.

CHARLES POTTER on RELIGION/ JESUS/ BIBLE.


POLITICS, the EVOLVING STATE- CLICK ON: >  THE POLITICAL LIST, A BIBLIOGRAPHY of anti-Bush diatribes. These have exploded onto the best-seller list. Many have unforgettable titles like Molly Ivins' Bushwhacked or Hunter S. Thompson's Kingdom of Fear or Al Franken's Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them). These books are brimming with nasty one-liners and parlor jokes portraying George W. Bush as a dangerous dunce, an aristocratic oil brat idiot unfit for the Oval Office or any office. The Bush Cabinet fares no better: Vice President Dick Cheney, for example, has been characterized as an utterly corrupt stalking horse for Halliburton, while Secretary ofDefense Donald Rumsfeld has become Dr. Strangelove incarnate. Get these while you can. Used book shops online still have them.

ALSO…..Anything by Michael Moore

Anything by Noam Chomsky,

Anything by HOWARD ZINN like “People’s History of USA”

Politics of World Economy by Wallerstein 14$ to 60$

Age of Imperialism by Harry Magdoff 1$ to 15$

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE by CYNTHIA BROWN 1$ (Human rights Policy in Lat Amer)

World Turned Upside Down, Radical Ideas in English Revolution Christopher Hill $2-8

Edmund Wilson FINLAND STATION, Bios of all reformers of gov since Renaissance to Lenin

Anything by David Horowitz but the right one, there are THREE. One an ombudsman, one in Israel

Then the ONE I MEAN who wrote RADICAL SON is the best

 

NONFICTION HISTORY;

ANYTHING by WILL DURANT, volumes on ancient history and all the ages

Anything by Howard Zinn, 1-10$ People’s History or ANY book play at all.

JOY HAKIM’s Progressive view History books, to insure youngsters  grow up liberal!

Roman Revolution by Ronald Syme 2$ to 24$

Anything by D.W. Brogan 1-$150

The World of Odysseus by Moses Finley

Finland Station by Edmund Wilson

Peasants of Languedoc Le Roy Ladurie

Anything by Arnold Toynbee

DANIEL POOL - What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew:
From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-
Century England (ISBN: 0671882368)  And many others.’

Bartlett’s Quotations, a treasure trove.

THE PHOENICIANS by Gerhard Herm though many other authors tackled same title.

CHAIM POTOK “WANDERINGS” 8000 yrs of History of the Jews

Mediterranean World in Age of Philip II by Fernand Braudel

ANY BOOK BY FERNAND BRAUDEL! Just search on his name, no titles! SNAP up what you can get

ANYTHING BY JULES MICHELET on HISTORY OF FRANCE. Leave it to a Marxist to interpret history better than the rest of us! BTW, he created Marx so Marx was a MICHELET-IST or BABEUVIAN maybe.

“New History and the Old’ Gertrude Himmelfarb $1 to 10$

CENTURIES OF CHILDHOOD by Philippe Aries

Beauvais et le Vauvaises de 1600-1730 by Pierre Gourbet HE IS IMPOSS to find in USA maybe in EUROPE/

not on abe books. So try EUROPEAN dealers.

LATE ANTIQUITY by PETER BROWN 5-12$

LONDON LIFE IN THE 18th CENTURY by DOROTHY GEORGE
WORLD OF ODYSSEUS by FINLEY 2-6$ at abe

The Sixties by Todd Gitlin 1$ to 31$ Marxists interpret history better!

Cheese and the Worms, Cosmos of a 16th Century Miller. Carlo Ginzburg 6$-15$

 

Recent HISTORY

            TIME BENDS autobio by Arthur Miller. l.00$ at abebooks. ONE BUCK!

Anything by David Horowitz, radical who became right wing, does BIOS too

 

ECOLOGY TITLES

Vandana Shiva, anything by her.

 

ECONOMICS

              Nickle and Dimed  Barbara Ehrenreich (on living poor in America)

Heilbronner, Robert, Anything by him 4$ and up MAKING OF ECONOMIC SOCIETY

New American Poverty by Michael Harrington same book 1$ to 300$

GERMAN BIG BIZ, The RISE of by TURNER HENRY

Unequal Exchange by Ranjit Sau 11-30$

“Nicaragua, What difference could a Revolution Make” Joseph Collins 1$ up

Corporations and the Cold War by David Horowitz 5$ to 30$

GLOBAL REACH Richard Barnet1-10$

U.S. Imperialism by Farhang Mansour 4-21$

Theory of Capitalist Development by Paul Sweezy 4-20$

Intervention and Revolution Barnet 1-$5

Historical Capitalism Wallerstein 4$ to 42$

Great Conspiracy $4 to $42 by Alfred Kahn

Economics for Beginners , MC Buer & Mabel Ctaven.  Though same title by others good too

Marx for Beginners, RIUS  anything by him

MAO for Beginners Rius

Lenin For Beginners 1$ to 20$

 

CULTURE, ANTHROPOLOGY, EDUCATION

Western Attitudes Toward Death Philipe Aries

AT ODDS, Women and the Family in America by Carl Degler
Origins of Individualism, Political Oppression and the State by ELI SAGAN

Education in the Forming of American Society by Bernard Bailyn

CENTURIES OF CHILDHOOD by Philippe Aries 4-8$

Thomas Dover “GREEK HOMOSEXUALITY: 6$ to 28$

 

BIOGRAPHY

Kissinger by Mort Halperin

Read up on JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU online to find out what a jerk he was! *click there.

 

ROMANCE, LOVE , courtship Marriage.

Dr. Pat Allen. “GETTING TO I DO”

Hendrix “GETTING THE LOVE YOU NEED”

Getting the Love you Want by Hendrix

Most Hendrix titles are for 1$ but some guy wants a grand for one!

The Rules and “He’s just not that IN to you”

Deborah Tannen “You Just Don’t Understand” 1$ all over abe books

 

GARDENING

Chico’s Organic Gardening by David Wallechinsky

Ruth Stout

 

PROSPERITY

Bob Proctor “You were Born Rich”

 

MYSTERIES- Lawrence Block, Robert Parker. John Burdett, Sue Grafton

THRILLERS – Lee Child, Robert Crais, Daniel Silva, Steve Berry,

 

“BEST OF” LISTS

The RANDOM HOUSE LIST http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html 

The TIME MAG LIST: http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/the_complete_list.html

http://www.adherents.com/people/100_novel.html

The NEW YORK TIMES list: http://www.nytimes.com/library/books/072098best-novels-list.html

 

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