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A handy list of my books for sale

September 18th, 2020.


Books about Japan in English

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The Great Clod: Notes and Memoirs on Nature and History in East Asia Hardcover – May 10, 2016. By Gary Snyder, beat poet, Pullitzer-prize winner, essayist, environmentalist. Some essays in this collection are about Japan, some China and other places.

Schizophrenic in Japan: An American Ex-Pat’s Guide to Japanese and American Society/Politics & Humor Paperback – May 18, 2005

Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry Paperback – Illustrated, July 31, 2014

A Taste of Japan―CROSS-CULTURAL OBSERVATIONS OF AMERICA A Tankobon Hardcover – October 15, 2007

Kawaii!: Japan’s Culture of Cute Paperback – April 17, 2013

Dreams, Myths and Fairy Tales in Japan. Paperback – September 1, 1995


I’m selling some books on music and musicians

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I’m selling some books on music and musicians:  More books for sale.

Marsalis on Music. A companion book to the major PBS-TV series. (Hardcover).

Conversation with the Blues by Paul Oliver, CD included. (Hardcover).

Cosmik Debris: The Collected History and Improvisations of Frank Zappa Paperback – January 9, 2003

Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey Paperback – November 22, 2011

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2nd-hand book sale!

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Antoine De St.Exupery: The Life and Death of the Little Prince. A biography of the famous airman and author.

Two-thirds. A mind-blowing book. A “history of the galaxy”! Fact or fiction? Total speculation, or is there more to it? You decide.


For sale – books on philosophy, politics & economics (ppe)

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Monday Night Class Paperback – Illustrated, July 31, 2005

Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments Paperback – Illustrated, October 1, 2003. By 1815 French republican writer, journalist, philosopher and politician Benjamin Constant.

What Has Government Done to Our Money? and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar (Hardcover). By Murray N. Rothbard.

Man Economy & State With Power & Market (Hardcover). By Murray N. Rothbard.

Study Guide to Murray N. Rothbard’s: Man Economy and State with Power and Market Scholar’s Edition Spiral-bound – January 1, 2006. By Robert P. Murphy.

Human Action – The Scholar’s Edition (Hardcover). By Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. Every serious economist and anyone seriously interested in economics should read this.

Human Action Study Guide. By the indefatibable Robert P. Murphy. Buy it here from the store.

Cultural Revolution, Culture War: How Conservatives Lost England, and How to Get it Back (Paperback) – August 1, 2007. A collection of essays by Sean Gabb, UK’s leading libertarian.

Parentonomics: An Economist Dad Looks at Parenting (The MIT Press) Paperback – August 27, 2010

Boundaries of Order: Private Property as a Social System. By Butler Shaffer.

Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government (A Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy Book) Paperback – March 2, 1989. By economic historian Robert Higgs. Shows how government tends to grow larger when crises occur. After the crisis has passed, it does not shrink back to its former size.

Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society (Independent Studies in Political Economy) Paperback – Illustrated, August 30, 2004

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality (Liberty Fund Library of the Works of Ludwig Von Mises) Hardcover – November 1, 2006

Bureaucracy (Liberty Fund Library of the Works of Ludwig Von Mises) Hardcover – February 1, 2007

The Free and Prosperous Commonwealth; An Exposition of the Ideas of Classical Liberalism Paperback – February 8, 2012. By Ludwig von Mises. Reprint of 1962.

Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and the Government Bailout Will Make Things Worse Hardcover – February 9, 2009. Written by historian Thomas E. Woods Jr in his usual flowing and easy-to-read style, you’d never guess this was written in a few weeks just as the 2008 financial crisis was cresting.

Back on the Road to Serfdom: The Resurgence of Statism (Culture of Enterprise Series) Hardcover – December 17, 2010. By Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Education: Free and Compulsory. By Murray N. Rothbard.

America’s Great Depression Paperback – December 30, 2008. One of Murray N. Rothbard’s greatest contributions to economic history: the story of the Great Depression as told by the memos and statistics and newspaper articles of the time. Definitely not what you learned in school.

The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought (The Ayn Rand Library) Paperback – June 30, 1990

Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A Paperback – November 1, 2005

An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard Hardcover – July 1, 2000. By journalist Justin Raimondo.

The Failure of the New Economics: An Analysis of the Keynesian Fallacies (1959) Paperback – August 31, 2010. There has yet to be written the academic refutation of Keynes’ famous yet obscure and confused “General Theory”, but until then, perhaps this is one of the next best things: economic journalist Henry Hazlitt’s admirable attempt. Hazlitt was a student of Ludwig von Mises and instrumental in bringing him to New York and so escaping the Nazis, and arranging a teaching position for him.

Cato’s Letters, Or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects Paperback – September 1, 1995. “Cato’s Letters were essays by British writers John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, first published from 1720 to 1723 under the pseudonym of Cato (95–46 BC), the implacable foe of Julius Caesar and a famously stubborn champion of republican principles (mos maiorum).” (Wikipedia).

Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture Hardcover. By Paul A. Cantor and Stephen Cox.

The Slightest Philosophy Paperback – July 30, 2007. Not for the faint-hearted. I thought I was interested in philosophy, but this book cured me of that delusion.

The Rise and Fall of Society (Large Print Edition) Paperback – Large Print, January 1, 1959. By free-market thinker Frank Chodurov.

The Strange Death of Marxism: The European Left in the New Millennium Paperback – October 22, 2018. By Paul Edward Gottfried.


History books for sale

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Fire In Minds Of Men Paperback – March 20, 1983

AMERICAN ROOTS Paperback – Illustrated, November 10, 2000

The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of Liberal Society Hardcover – February 15, 2012

The Culture We Deserve Paperback – May 1, 1989. From an extraordinary prolific and long-lived writer, writing in his second, not his native, language.

The Dark Side of Camelot Hardcover – November 1, 1997. By famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. Not the JF Kennedy you learned about in school.


Non-fiction books for sale

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Communication as Culture, Revised Edition を ¥4,061 で@amazonから出品しました  Ships from Japan. Good condition. No markings, torn or missing pages. Slight scuffing on edges of covers. Some discoloration on corners of text block. Black ink mark on bottom textblock. 日本より発送。商品の劣化や破れ、剥がれ等がある。 書きこみ,切りぬきはありません。地の角に汚れている所がある。使用感があり。下の地に黒マーカ

Do You Have the Guts to be Beautiful?: Simple, Natural Practices for Reversing Wrinkles, Blemishes, Graying and Baldness and Feeling Young Again Paperback – March 1, 2009

学校で教えない大恐慌・ニューディール (Japanese) Tankobon Hardcover – April 28, 2015. A Japanese translation of Austrian economist Robert Murphy’s book “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal”.

Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight Naturally! Paperback – Illustrated, January 1, 2000

P.A.C.E: The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution (Exercise Workout Books) Paperback – February 1, 2010

The Tao of Love and Sex: The Ancient Chinese Way to Ecstasy (Compass) Paperback – Illustrated, August 16, 1991

The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet Paperback – January 15, 2009

Antoine De St.Exupery: The Life and Death of the Little Prince Hardcover – September 24, 1993. Famed author of “The Little Prince”, pilot and adventurer De St. Exupery was a lyrical writer and thinker.

Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and, Life by Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, Phi (2007) Paperback Paperback

How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace Hardcover – September 1, 2010. Full of practical advice, though increasinly difficult to follow in today’s privacy-free world.

Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World’s Best Market Paperback – Illustrated, March 27, 2007

How to Sell Anything to Anybody Paperback – October 31, 1986. Written by a man who put his money where his mouth is… and made a packet.

Critical Path Paperback – Illustrated, February 14, 1978. A hugely influential and memorable book, written in Fuller’s inimitable dense and humorous style.

Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments Paperback – Illustrated, October 1, 2003

Democracy – The God That Failed (Perspectives on Democratic Practice)


Business management books for sale

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The Start-Up Entrepreneur: How You Can Succeed in Building Your Own Company into a Major Enterprise Starting from Scratch Paperback – January 1, 1987

Late Night Discussions on the Theory of Constraints Paperback – January 1, 1998. By the originator himself, Eliyahu M. Goldratt.

Isn’t It Obvious? Paperback – November 1, 2009. By Theory of Constraints originator, Eliyahu M. Goldratt.

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got Paperback – October 11, 1997 By the master marketer himself, Jay Abraham.


For sale – books on writing and teaching (and teaching writing)

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The theme here is writing, teaching and the teaching of writing.

  1. Escalante: The Best Teacher in America (An Owl Book) Paperback – August 1, 1989. The true story of a remarkable math teacher, Bolivian-born Jaime Escalante, and the basis for the 1988 movie “Stand and Deliver“.
  2. Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality
  3. Education: Free & Compulsory. By Murray Rothbard. From the Mises website:

    “What is it about today’s school system that so many find unsatisfactory? Why have generations of reformers failed to improve the educational system, and, indeed, caused it to degenerate further and further into an ever declining level of mediocrity? In this radical and scholarly monograph, out of print for two decades and restored according to the author’s original, Murray N. Rothbard identifies the crucial feature of our educational system that dooms it to fail: at every level, from financing to attendance, the system relies on compulsion instead of voluntary consent. Certain consequences follow…”

  4. Write to be Read Student’s Book: Reading, Reflection, and Writing (Cambridge Academic …Smalzer, William R.
  5. The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (paperback, 1996) by Neil Postman.
  6. Teacher in America – Jacques Barzun. Paperback – April 1, 1981

Teacher in America – Jacques Barzun. Paperback – April 1, 1981

Jane Austen and Her Art (Oxford Paperbacks) Paperback – December 1, 1963

Ambrose Bierce’s Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic’s Language Peeves Deciphered, Appraised, and Annotated for 21st Century Readers Hardcover – November 10, 2009

The Culture We Deserve Paperback – May 1, 1989

The Super School of the 21st Century Paperback – December 1, 1996. By James Asher, the originator of the TPR method.

Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism: Educational Theory for a Free Market in Education Paperback – February 1, 2008

Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go to School Tell Their Own Stories Paperback – July 31, 2005

Making the Writing And Research Connection With the I-Search Process (How to Do It Manuals for Librarians) Paperback – June 1, 2006

Being a Writer: A Community of Writers Revisited Paperback – August 19, 2002

Fred Jones Tools for Teaching: Discipline-Instruction-Motivation Paperback – January 1, 2007

The Future Of Learning The Michel Thomas Method: Freeing Minds One Person At A Time Paperback – July 4, 2008 . Michel Thomas was the hugely successful inventor of a novel and lucrative method for teaching languages. He had an office in Hollywood and taught many famous movie stars, including Woody Allen and Emma Thompson

Michel Thomas: The Learning Revolution Hardcover – May 30, 2008

  1. File 2016-01-29 18 12 18「The University Outside State Control」 を ¥2,999 で出品しまし。た日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたから、きれいな状態です。書きこみ,切りぬきはありません。使用感があり。この本はアマゾンのカタログに載ってないので、買えい方はコメントを残してください。A rare book by a British academic: it questions the relationship between university and state and suggests universities would serve their public better if they were not subject to so much interference by government. This privately published book is not catalogued on Amazon.


CS Lewis collection going for a song

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The first 7 books here are by or about C.S. Lewis and/or his writings. The others are the remarkable, beautiful and unforgettable stories by the man C.S. Lewis credited with inspiring him to write fairy stories – George MacDonald.

Further Up And Further in: Understanding C. S. Lewis’s the Lion, the Witch, And the Wardrobe Hardcover – October 1, 2005

C.S. Lewis in Context – Hardcover 1994

The Allegory of Love: A Study In Medieval Tradition (Canto Classics) Paperback – November 7, 2013

A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis Paperback – March 31, 2003

Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy vol 1 (Paperback)) Paperback – March 11, 2003

That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy (Paperback)) Paperback – May 13, 2003

  1. George MacDonald (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis). This collection is edited by CS Lewis who also wrote a foreword. Lewis wrote that MacDonald was his mentor, although they never met in life, as MacDonald died when Lewis was 12.
  2. The Pilgrim’s Regress, Wade Annotated Edition Paperback – July 28, 2020
  3. The Princess and Curdie By the man who inspired C.S. Lewis.
  4. The Complete Fairy Tales By George McDonald, the man who inspired C.S. Lewis. These tales are haunting and unforgettable, as well as deeply moral. Not always easy to read. Though written in Victorian times, they are by no means as maudlin or sentimental as “The Water Babies”, for instance.
  5. The Princess and the Goblin By George McDonald, the man who inspired C.S. Lewis.
  6. Oresteia “the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides. These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return from Troy with the captive Trojan princess Cassandra; the murder in turn of Clytemnestra by their son Orest.”