Trophies: Books I’ve Read

When one reads a good book it is fun to talk to someone else who has read the same book. Once when I had time on my hands, I wrote down the books I could recall reading:


Anderson, Brian C.  “Capitalism and the Suicide of Culture.” First Things. Feb. 2000.

Anderson, James F. An Introduction to the Metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Washington: Regnery Publishing, 1997.

Augustine, Confessions. R. S. Pine-Coffin, trans. New York: Penguin, 1961.

Belloc, Hilaire.  Essays of a Catholic. Rockford Il.: Thomas A. Nelson, 1992.

Belloc, Hilaire.  An Essay on the Restoration of Property.  Norfork, VA: IHS Press, 2002.

Belloc, Hilaire. The Servile State.  Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1977.

Bradbury, Ray.  Zen and the Art of Writing.

Capote, Truman.  In Cold Blood.

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  The Blanchford Controversies. 1986.

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  The Catholic Church and Conversion.3 1990

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  The Everlasting Man. 2

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  Heretics. Vol 1 The Collected Works of GK Chesterton

(3) Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  Orthodoxy.  1

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  What’s Wrong with the World. San Francisco: Ignatius,

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  The Well and the Shallows 3

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  Where All Roads Lead 3

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  The Why I am a Catholic. 3

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  The Thing: Why I am a Catholic. 3

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  The Outline of Sanity.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1987.

Currie, David B.  Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic.  San Francisco: Ignatius

Press, 1996.

Fagothey, Austin, S.J. Right and Reason: Ethics in Theory and Practice Based on the

Teachings of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas.  2ed.: St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Co., 1959.

Fanfani, Amintore.  Catholicism, Protestantism and Capitalism.  Norfork: IHS Press,


Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press,


Friedman, Milton. Why Government is the Problem.  Stanford: Hoover Institution on

War, Revolution and Peace, 1993.

George, Robert P.  Recent Criticism of Natural Law Theory, 55 U. L. Rev. 1371 (Fall


Gerber, Michael.  The E-Myth: Why Most Bussinesses Don’t Work and What to Do About


Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers.

Hemmingway, Ernest.  Ernest Hemmingway on Writing.

Howard, Thomas.  Evangelical Is Not Enough: Worship of God in Liturgy and

Sacrament.  San Francisco: Ignatius, 1998.

Keating, Karl.  Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on “Romanism” by “Bible

Christians”.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press,

Kennedy, James Ronald and Walter Donald Kennedy.  The South Was Right.

Kawasaki, Guy.  How to Drive Your Competition Crazy: Creating Disruption for Fun

and Profit.

King, Steven. On Writing.

(2) Lao-tzu. Tao Te Ching. Stephen Mitchell, trans. New York: Harper, 1988.

Levinson, Jay Conrad.  Guerrilla Marketing: Secrets for Maing Big Profits from Your


Lewis, Clive Staples. Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer. New York: Harvest, 1992.

Pope Leo XIII. Rerum Novarum. Boston: Pauline Books and Media, 2000.

McNabb, Vincent. The Church and the Land.  Norfork: IHS Press, 2003.



Neuhaus, Richard John. Doing Well and Doing Good: The Challenge to the Christian

Capitalist. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Pieper, Josef. Faith Hope Love. San Francisco, Ignatius, 1997.

Pieper, Josef. Liesure the Basis of Culture. New York: Randon House, 1963.

Pope Pius XI. Divini Redemptoris.  Boston: Pauline Books and Media.

Pope Pius XI. Quadragesimo Anno.  Boston: Pauline Books and Media.

Province, Charles. Patton’s One-minute Messages. Novato: Presidio, 1995.

Reagan, Michael.  In the Words of Ronald Reagan: The Wit, Wosdom, and Eternal

Optimism of America’s 40th President.

Remler, Francis J. How to Resist Temptation. Manchester: Sophia, 2001.

Roepke, A Humane Economy.

Shea, Mark.  By What Authority?:  An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition.  Our

Sunday Visitor, 1996.

Sheen, Fulton. The Power of Love.  New York: Doubleday, 1968.

Stravinskas, Fr. Peter, The Catholic Answer Book. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor,




Morrison, Samuel Eliot.  The Oxford History of the American People.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Abolition of Man.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  An Experiment in Criticism.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  Miracles.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Problem of Pain.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  Reflections on the PsalmsI.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Weight of Glory.

Miner, Brad. The Compleat Gentleman. Dallas: Spence, 2004.

von Hildebrand, Dietrich. Transformation in Christ.  Manchester: Sophia, 1990.

Walsh, William Thomas.  Characters of the Inquisition.  Rockford Il.: Thomas A.

Nelson, 1987.

Zwick, Mark and Louise. “G.K. Chesterton and Dorothy Day on Economics: Neither Socialism nor Capitalism” Houston Catholic Worker, Vol. 21, No. 5, September-October


Helter Skelter.


The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

Danny Boy

Southern Honor.

The Debate of The Constitution.



Buffet, Jimmy.  Where is Joe Merchant?: A Novel Tale.

Belloc, Hilaire.  Cautionary Tales.

Brown, Dan.  The Davinci Code.

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  The Club of Queer Trades.

Dostevsky, . The Brothers Karamazov.

(2) Euripides. The Baccae.

Falkner, William. Light in August.

Farris, Michael.  Guilt by Association: A Novel.

Farris, Michael.  Anonymous Tip.

Goldman, William.  Four Screenplays with Essays.

Goldman, William.  The Princess Bride.

Golding, William.  The Lord of the Flies.

Greene, Graham. Monsignor Quixote.

Hemmingway, Ernest.  The Old Man and the Sea.

Homer.  The Illiad.

Homer. The Odyssey.

Huxley, Aldous.  Brave New World.

Joyce, James. Dubliners.

King, Steven.  The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Great Divorce.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Magician’s Nephew.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  Out of the Silent Planet.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  Prince Caspian.

(3) Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Screwtape Letters

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Silver Chair.

(4)Lewis, Clive Stapes.  Till We have Faces.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

London, Jack.  The Call of the Wild.

London, Jack.  The Cruise of the Dazzler.

London, Jack.  How to Build a Fire

London, Jack.  White Fang.

MacDonald, George.  The Princess and the Goblin.

MacLaverty, Bernard. Cal. New York: Norton, 1995.

(3) More, Thomas.  Utopia.

O’Connor, Flannery.  Mystery and Manners.

O’Connor, Flannery.  The Violent Bear it Away

O’Connor, Flannery.  Wise Blood.

Orwell, George.  1984.

Orwell, George.  Animal Farm.

Orwell, George.  How to Kill an Elephant.

Percy, Walker. Lancelot.

Percy, Walker.  The Last Gentleman.

Percy, Walker.  Lost in the Cosmos.

Percy, Walker.  The Moviegoer.

Percy, Walker.  The Second Coming.

Percy, Walker.  Signposts in a Strange Land

Percy, Walker.  The Thanatos Syndrome.

Scott, Walter. Ivanhoe.

Twain, Mark.  Tom Sawyer.

Twain, Mark.  Huckleberry Finn.

Virgil. The Aeneid.

Zola, Emile. Germinal.

A Confederacy of Dunces.

The Davinci Code


The Perks of being a Wallflower



Graham, Henry G.  Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church. 

Hahn, Scott.  Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism. San Francisco: Ignatius

Press, 1993.

St. John of the Cross.  The Dark Night of the Soul.

Jergens, William A. The Faith of the Early Fathers (Three vols.) Collegeville: The

Liturgical Press, 1979.

Kreeft, Peter.  Back to Virtue.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer.

Martin, Therese (St. Therese). Story of a Soul.

More, Thomas.  A Dialogue of Comfort in Tribulation.

More, Thomas.  Treatise on the Passion.

Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal.  God and the World:  A Conversation with Peter Seeward. 

            San Francisco: Ignatius, 2002.

Ray, Stephen K.  Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historical

Church.  San Francisco: Ignatius,

Sheed, Frank. Theology for Beginners.

Sheed, Frank. Theology and Sanity.

(3) De Cassaude, Jean Piere. Abandonment to Divine Providence.

Guardini, Romano.  Learning the Virtues that  Lead You to God.

Guardini, Romano.  Our Father.

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  Mere Christianity.

Theresa of Avila. The Way of Perfection. E. Allison Peers, trans. New York: Image,





Adler, Mortimer J.  Ten Philosophical Mistakes.

Machiavelli, Niccolo.  The Prince.

Maritain, Jacques. . Natural Law: Reflections on Theory & Practice. Ed. William Sweet.

South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press, 2001.

Markus Aurelius.  Meditations.

Pieper, Joseph. Abuse of Language Abuse of Power.

Pieper, Joseph. A Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart.

Pieper, Joseph. Divine Madness.

Pieper, Joseph. Faith Hope Love.

Pieper, Joseph. The Four Cardinal Virtues.

Pieper, Joseph. Happiness and Contemplation.

Pieper, Joseph. In Defense of Philosophy.

Pieper, Joseph. Introduction to Thomas Aquinas.

Pieper, Joseph. In Tune With the World: a Theory of Festivity.

Pieper, Joseph. Leisure the Basis of Culture.

Pieper, Joseph. On Hope.

Pieper, Joseph. Only the Lover Sings: Art and Contemplation.


The First Grace.



Ackroyd, Peter. The Life of Thomas More

Blumenson, Martin.  Patton.

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  St. Francis of Assisi. 2

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith.  St. Thomas Aquinas. 2

Cruz, Nicky.  Run Baby Run.

D’Este, Carlo.  Patton: A Genius for War.

(2) D’Sousa, Dinesh.  Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary American Became an

Extraordinary Leader.

Essame, Hubert.  Patton: A Study in Command.

Guy, J.A.  Thomas More.

Ince, Elizabeth.  Saint Thomas More of London.

Keroac, Jack. On the Road.

Long, Huey. Every Man A King.

Marius, Richsrd. Thomas More.

Martz, Louis.  Thomas More: The Search for the Inner Man.

Monti, James.  The King’s Good Servant but God’s First: The Life and Writings of Saint

Thomas More.

Patton, George S.  War As I Knew It.

Province, Charles M.  Patton’s One-Minute Messages.

Percy, William Alexander.  Lanterns on the Levee.

Twain, Mark.  Life on The Mississippi.

Wegemer, Gerard.  Thomas More on Statement.

Wegemer, Gerard.  A Portrait of Courage.

Wilkerson, David.  The Cross and the Switchblade.

Williamson, Porter B.  General Patton’s Principles For Life and Leadership.



Belloc, Hilaire.  Characters of the Reformation.  Rockford Il.: Thomas A. Nelson, 1992.

Belloc, Hilaire.  How the Reformation Happened.

Belloc, Hilaire.  William the Conqueror.

Cahill, Thomas.  How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic

Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe.

Cahill, Thomas.  The Gift of the Jews.

Durant, Will and Ariel.  The Story of Civilization. Vol. V The Renaissance.

Durant, Will and Ariel.  The Story of Civilization. Vol. VI The Reformation.

Durant, Will and Ariel.  The Story of Civilization. Vol. VII The Age of Reason Begins.

Durant, Will and Ariel.  The Story of Civilization. Vol.The Age of Louis XIV

Durant, Will and Ariel.  The Story of Civilization. Vol. * Rousseau and Revolution.

Johnson, Paul.  History of the American People.

Johnson, Paul.  Intellectuals.



(3)Bork, Robert. Slouching Toward Gommorah.



Beck, Aaron.  Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders.



Road Less Traveled.


Writing and Literary Criticism

Lewis, Clive Stapes.  The World’s Last Night and Other Essays.

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