My Library Index

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An Alphabetical Index of Some Treasured Books in my Library

These are a just few of the texts I have read.  They remain in my library because each in their own way has (and continues to) shape my thoughts and ideas on a wide range of subjects in art and science, politics, philosophy, literature and the history of ideas generally.  F&A, C&K – I hope one day you may want to read many of them too.

Kinglsey Amis
The King’s English
Lucky Jim

Martin Amis – website
The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971 – 2000
The Moronic Inferno: And Other Visits to America
The Pregnant Widow
London Fields
Money: A Suicide Note
Koba The Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million
Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions
The Second Plane: September 11, 2001-2007

A.J. Ayer
Language, Truth and Logic

Peter Boghossian
A Manual for Creating Atheists

Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights

Bill Bryson
At Home: A short History of Private Life
A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Nick Cohen – website
You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom
Waiting for the Etonians: Reports from the Sickbed of Liberal England
What’s Left?: How the Left Lost its Way: How Liberals Lost Their Way

Richard Dawkins – Website
The Selfish Gene
The Blind Watchmaker
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
Climbing Mount Improbable

Isaac Deutscher
The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879-1921
The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky 1921-1929
The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky 1929-1940

Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs And Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years

Charles Dickens
Hard Times
Bleak House

Emile Durkheim
On Suicide
The Division of Labour in Society

Michel Foucault
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Archaeology of Knowledge

Sigmund Freud
The Future of an Illusion

Thomas Hardy
Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Sam Harris – website
The Moral Landscape
Letter to a Christian Nation
Free Will
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
Isalm & the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz)

F.A. Hayek
The Road to Serfdom

Christopher Hill
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Infidel: The Story of My Enlightenment

Paul Hirst – (My Ph.D Supervisor at Birkbeck – a great radical and teacher).
On Law and Ideology
After Thatcher
Durkheim, Bernard And Epistemology (1975).
Pre-Capitalist Modes Of Production (with Barry Hindess, 1975),

Christopher Hitchens – website
Hitch 22: A Memoir
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
No One Left to Lie to: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays
Letters to a Young Contrarian (Art of Mentoring)
Why Orwell Matters
Thomas Jefferson: Author of America (Eminent Lives)
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man”: A Biography – A Book That Shook the World
Blood, Class and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship
Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere
Regime Change
The Parthenon Marbles: The Case for Reunification

Thomas Hobbes

Richard Hoggart
The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life

Keith Hotten
Hong Kong Family Court Practice
Family Law: Practice and Procedure in Hong Kong
The Essential Statutes on Hong Kong Matrimonial Law and Procedure 2008/2009

Robert Hughes
Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America
The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change

Mick Hume
Trigger Warning – Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech

Clive James
Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
The Blaze of Obscurity
Poetry Notebook 2006 – 2014
Always Unreliable: Mémoirs

Franz Kafka
The Trial
Metamorphosis and Other Stories
The Castle

Lawrence Krauss
A Universe From Nothing

Thomas S. Kuhn
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Philip Larkin
Complete Poems
Selected Letters of Philip Larkin, 1940-85

Rod Liddle
Selfish Whining Monkeys

Karl Marx
The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life – (Jonathan Sperber)
Karl Marx – (Francis Wheen)

John Stuart Mill
On Liberty and Other Essays

Andrew Motion
Philip Larkin: A Writer’s Life

George Orwell
Homage to Catalonia
Politics and the English Language
The Road to Wigan Pier
George Orwell: English Rebel (Robert Colls)

Stephen Pinker
The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its Causes

Karl Popper
The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Social Contract

Salman Rushdie
Joseph Anton

Bertrand Russell
History of Western Philosophy
Why I am not a Christian: and Other Essays

Gary Taubes
The Diet Delusion

Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy in America

E.P. Thompson
William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary
The Making of the English Working Class

Max Weber
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Economy & Society

PG Wodehouse
The Code of the Woosters
Thank You, Jeeves
Piccadilly Jim
Heavy Weather
Joy in the Morning