Current Reading

 

Since the age of ten, I have read two newspapers a day, one local and one national. In addition to newspapers and the reading required to remain current in the law, I read for pleasure in my spare time. The following list is representative of topics delved into for the past forty years. The list shows my interests as a lifelong learner, and each book provides another lively learning opportunity!

Current Reading:

  • Hallam, Henry, The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII to the Death of Geo. II, Vol. 2 of 3, 8th Ed., John Murray, Publisher, London (1857).
  • Blackstone, William, Commentaries on the Laws of England (with N.Y. law), Vol. 1 of 2, W.E. Dean, New York (1832).

Books read since 2007 (most recent listed first):

  • Hallam, Henry, The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII to the Death of Geo. II, Vol. 1 of 3, 8th Ed., John Murray, Publisher, London (1855).
  • Vile, M.J.C., Constitutionalism and the Separation of Powers, 2nd Ed., Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN (1998).
  • Letwin, Shirley R., The Pursuit of Certainty, (Hume, Bentham, Mill, Webb), Cambridge Univ. Press (1965).
  • Hallam, Henry, View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 of 3, 7th Ed., John Murray, Publisher, London (1837).
  • Hallam, Henry, View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages, Vol. 2 of 3, 7th Ed., John Murray, Publisher, London (1837).
  • Hallam, Henry, View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages, Vol. 1 of 3, 7th Ed., John Murray, Publisher, London (1837).
  • Adams, John, Diary of John Adams: Autobiography 1777-1780, Vol. 4, L.H. Butterfield, Ed., Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA (1961).
  • Adams, John, Diary of John Adams: 1782-1804, and Autobiography through 1776, Vol. 3, L.H. Butterfield, Ed., Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA (1961).
  • Adams, John, Diary of John Adams: 1777-1781, Vol. 2, L.H. Butterfield, Ed., Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA (1961).
  • Adams, John, Diary of John Adams: 1755-1770, Vol. 1, L.H. Butterfield, Ed., Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA (1961).
  • Adams, John, The Earliest Diary of John Adams: Jun. 1753 - Apr. 1754, L.H. Butterfield, Ed., Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA (1966).
  • Amar, Akhil, The Law of the Land, Basic Books, New York, N.Y. (2015).
  • Somin, Ilya, The Grasping Hand, Kelo v. City of New London, the Limits of Eminent Domain, Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL (2015).
  • Ellis, Jenna, The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution, WestBow Press, Bloomington, IN (2015).
  • Fuess, Claude Moore, Daniel Webster, Vol. 2, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA (1930).
  • Fuess, Claude Moore, Daniel Webster, Vol. 1, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA (1930).
  • Epstein, Richard A., The Classical Liberal Constitution, The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA (2014).
  • Epps, Garrett, Democracy Reborn, Henry Holt & Co., LLC, New York, NY (2006).
  • Lincoln, Abraham, Speeches and Writings, 1859-1865, The Library of America, Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., Dist. by Viking Press, New York, NY (1989).
  • Lincoln, Abraham, Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858, The Library of America, Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., Dist. by Viking Press, New York, NY (1989).
  • Cardozo, Benjamin N., The Nature of the Judicial Process, Yale University Press, New Haven, CN (1921).
  • Golb, Norman, Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? The Search for the Secret of Qumran, Scribner (Simon & Schuster, Inc.), New York, NY (1995).
  • Baigent, Michael, and Leigh, Richard, The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception, Summit Books, New York, NY (1991).
  • Malone, Dumas, Jefferson and His Time, Vol. 6: The Sage of Monticello, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA (1981).
  • Malone, Dumas, Jefferson and His Time, Vol. 5: Jefferson the President (Second Term, 1805-1809), Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1974).
  • Malone, Dumas, Jefferson and His Time, Vol. 4: Jefferson the President (First Term, 1801-1805), Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1970).
  • Malone, Dumas, Jefferson and His Time, Vol. 3: Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty, Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1962).
  • Malone, Dumas, Jefferson and His Time, Vol. 2: Jefferson and the Rights of Man, Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1951).
  • Malone, Dumas, Jefferson and His Time, Vol. 1: Jefferson the Virginian, Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1948).
  • Hannan, Daniel, Inventing Freedom, How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World, HarperCollins Publishers, New York (2013).
  • Digges, Thomas Attwood, Letters of (1742-1821), Robt. H. Elias and Eugene D. Finch, Eds. (Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1982).
  • von Clausewitz, Carl, On War, Howard and Paret, Eds. (Princeton Univ. Press, 1976) (1832).
  • Jefferson, Thomas, Notes on the State of Virginia, (Univ. of N. Carolina Press, 1954), reprint of Stockdale Ed., London (1787).
  • Green, Fletcher M., Constitutional Development in the South Atlantic States, 1776-1860, (Univ. of N. Carolina Press, 1930).
  • Hobson, Charles F., The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall and the Rule of Law, (Univ. Press of Kansas, 1996).
  • Beveridge, Albert J., The Life of John Marshall, 4 Vols., (Riverside Press, 1919).
  • Broussard, James H., The Southern Federalists, 1800-1816, (LSU Press, 1999).
  • Blaesser, Brian W., Discretionary Land Use Controls, (Thomson-Reuters, 2013).
  • de Tocqueville, Alexis, Democracy in America, (Bantam Dell, 2002, Reeve Translation) (1835).
  • Ferguson, Niall, The Great Degeneration, How Institutions Decay and Economies Die, (Penguin Press, 2013).
  • Ames, Fisher (1758-1808), Works of Fisher Ames, 2 Vols., enlarged set of writings based on son, Seth Ames, 1854 compilation (Liberty Classics, 1983).
  • James, Marquis, The Life of Andrew Jackson, (Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1938).
  • Egan, Timothy, The Big Burn, (Houghton/Mifflin, 2009).
  • Borg, Marcus J., Evolution of the Word, (Harper Collins Publishers, 2012).
  • St. Augustine, On Christian Doctrine, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 18 (Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 1952).
  • St. Augustine, The City of God, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 18 (Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 1952).
  • Burke, Edmund, Reflections on the Revolution in France (Arlington House, 1955).
  • Barruel, Abbe Augustin, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, T. Burton, 2nd Ed. 1798 (London) (Real View Books, 2002).
  • Baron de Meneval, Claude Francois, Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Vols. 1-3 (P.F. Collier & Son 1910) (Meneval was the Emperor's private attaché, Meneval's grandson had the memoirs first published in Paris in 1894);
  • Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, A Treatise On the Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union (Little, Brown, & Co., 1868).
  • Schama, Simon, Citizens, A Chronicle of the French Revolution (Alfred A. Knoph 1989).
  • Alighieri, Dante, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 21 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Scalia, Antonin & Garner, Bryan A., Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts (Thomson/West 2012).
  • Clark, Charles E., Real Covenants and Other Interests Which "Run With Land" (Callaghan & Co. 1929).
  • Epstein, Richard A., Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law (Harvard University Press 2011).
  • Plucknett, Theodore, A Concise History of the Common Law (Little, Brown & Co., 5thed. 1956) (1929).
  • St. Augustine, The Confessions, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 18 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (Dryden Trans.), Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 14 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Virgil, The Georgics, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 13 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Virgil, The Eclogues, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 13 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 12 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Epictetus, The Discourses, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 12 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Carus, Titus Lucretius, On The Nature of Things, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 12 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Aristotle, Rhetoric, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 9 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 9 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Aristotle, Politics, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 9 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 9 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Tacitus, P. Cornelius, The Annals, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 15 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Tacitus, P. Cornelius, The Histories, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 15 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • De Montesquieu, Charles, The Spirit of Laws, Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 38 (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952).
  • Story, Joseph, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, Volumes 1-2, Thomas M. Cooley, ed. (Little, Brown, & Co. 1873) (1833).
  • Scalia, Antonin & Garner, Bryan A., Making Your Case (Thomas/West 2008).
  • Bierce, Ambrose, The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce (The Citadel Press 1946).
  • Washington, George, Letters and Recollections of George Washington (Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1932) (1905).
  • Hamilton, Alexander, Jay, John, & Madison, James, The Federalist Papers (1787-1788).
  • Hendrickson, Robert, Hamilton, Volumes 1-2 (Mason Charter 1976).
  • Smith, Page, John Adams, Volumes 1-2 (Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1962).
  • Flexner, James Thomas, George Washington, Volumes 1-4 (Little, Brown & Co., Ltd. 1965).
  • Franklin, Benjamin, The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Volumes 1-10 (Albert Henry Smyth ed., Haskell House Publishers, Ltd. 1970) (1907).