I'm Thad.

Books on my Bookshelf

Recommendations are bolded. If you know me in person, I’m happy to lend you anything.

Practical Arts & Sciences

  • Pierer and Hutchinge - Carpentry and Building Construction
  • Aidan Walker - The Encyclopedia of Wood
  • Industrial Press - Machinery’s Handbook, 30th edition
  • Ingenious Mechanisms for Engineers

Politics / Interpersonal Affairs

  • Aristotle - Politics
  • Timothy & David Gordon - Rules for Retrogrades
  • Julius Evola - Ride the Tiger
  • Melinda Gates - The Moment of Lift (I legitimately recieved this in the mail from out of the blue after ordering the previous book, which is hilarious.).
  • Charles Murray - Coming Apart
  • Rodrik - Has Globalization Gone Too Far?
  • Burgin - The Great Persuasion
  • Allan Bloom - The Closing of the American Mind
  • Neil Postman - How to Watch TV News
  • Paul Feyerabend - Science in a Free Society
  • Joel Salatin - Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal
  • Guillaume Faye - Archeofuturism

Religion / Spirituality

  • Mounce - Basics of Biblical Greek
  • NIV Interlinear Greek - English New Testament
  • New American Bible (Catholic Edition)
  • Marvin W. Meyer (Translator) - Four Gnostic Gospels
  • C.S. Lewis - Suprised By Joy / Reflections on the Psalms / The Four Loves / The Business of Heaven
  • C.S. Lewis - The Abolition of Man (loaned out)
  • C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters
  • C.S. Lewis - A Grief Observed
  • G.K. Chesterton - Orthodoxy
  • G.K. Chesterton - The Everlasting Man
  • St. Francis De Sales - An Introduction to the Devout Life (Philothea)
  • Kallistos Ware - The Orthodox Church
  • C.G. Jung - Jung on Christianity
  • C.G. Jung - Dreams
  • C.G. Jung - Four Archetypes
  • C.G. Jung - The Portable Jung
  • Strong’s Concordance with Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek Dictionaries
  • Blaise Pascal - Pensees
  • St. Basil The Great - On Social Justice
  • St. Maximus the Confessor - On The Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ
  • St. Basil The Great - On the Human Condition

Pure Philosophy

  • Douglas Hofstadter - Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
  • Adam Smith - The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Business

  • Dr. Laurence J. Peter - The Peter Principle
  • Drucker - Managing in Turbulent Times
  • Ted S. Frost - Where Have All the Wooly Mammoths Gone?
  • Carl Sewell - Customers For Life
  • John C. Maxwell - Developing the Leader Within You
  • Clarence A. O'Brien - Patent Guide for the Inventor
  • Neil Rackham - SPIN Selling

Fiction

  • Flannery O'Connor - The Violent Bear It Away / Everything That Rises Must Converge / Wise Blood
  • Frank Herbert - Dune
  • Eugene Vodolazkin - Laurus (loaned out)
  • Jean-Paul Sartre - No Exit and Three Other Short Plays
  • R.A. Heinlein - Time Enough For Love
  • R.A. Heinlein - The Number of the Beast
  • Unknown - The Way of a Pilgrim / The Pilgrim Continues His Way (loaned out)
  • G.K. Chesterton - The Man Who Was Thursday
  • Leo Tolstoy - Resurrection
  • John Milton - Paradise Lost
  • J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

Other

  • Edward Abbey - The Best of Edward Abbey
  • Henry Petroski - The Evolution of Useful Things
  • Henry Petroski - To Engineer is Human
  • Barker/Dodd/Webb - The Growth of a Nation