Book Recommendation List

Books Published by Walter Williams:

Walter E. Williams, American Contempt for Liberty (Hoover, 2015).

Walter E. Williams, Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination? (Hoover, 2011).

Walter E. Williams, Up from the Projects: An Autobiography, (Hoover, 2010).

Walter E. Williams, Liberty versus the Tyranny of Socialism, (Hoover, October 2008)

Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government Our Founders Knew This Well, (Hoover, March 1999)

Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks (Hoover, 1995)

Walter E. Williams, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, (Cape Town, South Africa: Juta Publishers, Ltd., 1990) revised edition.

Walter E. Williams, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1989).

Walter E. Williams, All It Takes Is Guts, (Washington, D. C.: Regnery-Gateway, 1987).

Walter E. Williams, America: A Minority Viewpoint, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1982).

Walter E. Williams, The State Against Blacks, (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982).

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Books Published by Other Authors:

Ayn Rand, "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal," (1967) This is one of the best defenses and explanation of capitalism one is likely to read.

James Duban, "Be A College Achiever: The Complete Guide to Academic Stardom." This book is an excellent guide for college-bound high schoolers and their parents. It's also an excellent source for young people already in college. It's a gold mine of information.

Mises Institute Home Study Course in Austrian Economics. A 52-week lecture Series by a group of distinguished economists.

Locke, Jefferson and the Justices Foundations and Failures of the U.S. Government, George M. Stephens, Algora Publishing, New York, 2002; this book is an excellent primer on the nation's founding and the gross departures therefrom.

Asking the Right Questions in Choosing a College can be downloaded at, or a free copy can be requested by emailing

Charlotte A. Twight, Dependent on D.C., (Palgrave, 2002)

William J. Bennett, Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About Americas Top Schools, (ISI Books, 2nd expand edition, April 2001)

Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson, (New York: Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1979)

Gottfried Dietze, The Federalist: A Classic on Federalism and Free Government, (ISI Books, 1999)

Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, (ISI Books, 1981)

F.A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, (ISI Books , 1978)

Jack Chambless, A Free Market Approach to Microeconomics (Bent Tree Press, Reno, NV, 2005).

Harvey C. Mansfield, A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy, (ISI Books, July 2001)

John Lukacs, A Student's Guide to the Study of History, (ISI Books, April 2000)

Wilfred M. McClay, A Student's Guide to U.S. History, (ISI Books, October 2000)

Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics, revised (New York: Basic Books, 2014). This is an excellent book for beginners and those who think they might know some economics.

Thomas Sowell, Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One (New York: Basic Books, 2004). This is an excellent follow-up to Basic Economics.

Frederic Bastiat, The Law (New York: Foundation for Economic Education, 1998).

Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1944).

Thomas Sowell, Inside American Education: The Decline, The Deception, The Dogmas, (New York: Free Press, 1993).

Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1987).

Steven P. Halbrook, That Everyman be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1984).

James D. Gwartney and Richard L. Stroup, Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice, (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Javanovitch, Inc., 1992).

Milton and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose, (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1980).

W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm, Myths of Rich and Poor, (New York: Basic Books, 1999).

Foundations of American Constitutional Government, compiled by Robert D. Gorgoglione.

Thomas Sowell, Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004). An excellent demonstration of worldwide failure of racial preferences and how damaging they can be to a society.

Thomas Sowell, Dismantling America, (New York: Basic Books, 2010).

James Gwartney, Richard Stroup & Dwight Lee, "Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity," (New York: St. Martins Press, 2010)

Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society (revised and enlarged) (New York: Basic Books, 2011).

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