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The 5000 Year Leap The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World by W. Cleon Skousen

For many years the United States has been gradually drifting away from the Founding Fathers' original success formula. Many of their most unique contributions for a free and prosperous society have been lost or misunderstood. This book reviews the history and development of the making of America and recaptures the brilliant precepts which made Americans the first free people in modern times.
Atlas Shrugged Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

This magnificent novel explores a dystopian United States where many of society's most productive citizens refuse to be exploited by increasing taxation and government regulations. By disappearing, these people hope to demonstrate that a world in which the individual is not free to create is doomed, that civilization cannot exist when every person is a slate to society and government, and that the destruction of the profit motive leads to the collapse of society.
Civilization: The West and the Rest Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson

Civilization: The West and the Rest details the rise of western civilization, the concepts that made it possible (competition, science, the rule of law, consumerism, modern medicine, and the work ethic), and the failings that now threaten that dominance. There is also an excellent PBS program based on this book.
The Creature from Jekyll Island The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin

Every American needs to learn about central bank power and the secret world of the international banking cartel. This must-read book is about the Federal Reserve, the creation of fiat money (money that is "declared" money by the government but backed only by promises), and how it affects everyday life.
The Forgotten Man The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes

Its duration and depth made the Depression ‘Great,’ and Shlaes, a prominent conservative economics journalist, considers why a decade of government intervention ameliorated but never tamed it. With vitality uncommon for an economics history, Shlaes chronicles the projects of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt as well as these projects' effect on those who paid for them.
The Law The Law by Frederic Bastiat

Published in 1850, The Law is a clear statement of the original American ideal proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, that the main purpose of any government is the protection of the lives, liberties, and property of its citizens. It can be read online: The Law on Mises.org.
Law of Nations Law of Nations by Emerich de Vattel

Translated from the original French - The precepts of Law of Nations are a vital part of and incorporated into the U.S. Constitution. Reading this book is essential to gaining a thorough understanding of the Constitution. It can be read online: Law of Nations.
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic by Mark R. Levin

The principles undergirding our society and governmental system are unraveling. Mark Levin turns to the founding fathers and the Constitution itself for guidance in restoring the American Republic, and proposes several Constitutional amendments to rein in the Federal behemoth.
Liberty and Tyranny - A Conservative Manifesto Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin

Liberty and Tyranny, A Conservative Manifesto, is a clarion call to conservative America, a new manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century. In a series of essays, Levin lays out a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision.
The Road to Serfdom The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek

A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, this book has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944 - when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program - it was seen as heretical for its passionate warning that the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.
Second Treatise of Government Second Treatise of Government by John Locke

John Locke argued that men are free by nature and all people are born with the same rights instead of having rights granted to them by government as was the prevailing thought at the time. His natural rights theory greatly influenced Thomas Jefferson, thus reading the Second Treatise is essential to gaining a thorough understanding of the Declaration of Independence. It can be read online: Second Treatise of Government.
Secret Weapon Secret Weapon by Kevin Freeman

Who’s really to blame for America’s catastrophic financial meltdown and devastating recession? Economic terrorism expert Kevin Freeman reveals what Washington is ignoring, that our financial system is profoundly vulnerable and we are being targeted for more destructive attacks in a new age of economic warfare.