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the things that have shaped his life.

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CGK’s Top Four

“These books are the ones where I learned how the world works.”



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More CGK Recommendations

  1. America’s War for the Greater Middle East Andrew Bacevich

  2. The Law Frederic Bastiat

  3. How the West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation of the Industrial World Nathan Rosenberg, L.E. Birdzell, Jr.

  4. The Hunt for Red October Tom Clancy

  5. State of Fear Michael Crichton

  6. As I Lay Dying William Faulker

  7. The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature Timothy Ferris

  8. The Survivor Vince Flynn

  9. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Jonathan Haidt

  10. The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism Frederich A. Hayek

  11. The Road to Serfdom Frederich A. Hayek

  12. Law, Legislation and Liberty Frederich A. Hayek

  13. The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway

  14. Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Nineties Paul Johnson

  15. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larson

  16. National Economic Planning: What Is Left? Don Lavoie

  17. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold John le Carré

  18. Lonesome Dove Larry McMurty

  19. Bureaucracy Ludwig von Mises

  20. The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos Leonard Mlodinow

  21. Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism Joshua Muravchik

  22. The Republic of Science Michael Polanyi

  23. Science as Falsification Sir Karl Popper

  24. The Godfather Mario Puzo

  25. The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge Matt Ridley

  26. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression Amity Shlaes

  27. Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles Thomas Sowell

  28. Knowledge and Decisions Thomas Sowell

  29. Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh

  30. A Man in Full Tom Wolfe