Best Books For Freedom Lovers
Books on what true freedom is and how to preserve and perpetuate it.
1 1984
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2 The Constitution of the Uni...
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3 Animal Farm
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4 The Declaration of Independ...
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5 To Kill a Mockingbird
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6 The Federalist Papers
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7 The Road to Serfdom
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8 Atlas Shrugged
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9 Common Sense
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10 The Law
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11 The Satanic Bible
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12 Brave New World/Brave New W...
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13 A People's History of the U...
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14 Democracy in America
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15 Rights of Man
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16 War and Peace
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17 Fahrenheit 451
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18 The Revolution: A Manifesto
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19 Corpalism
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20 Book of Mormon, Doctrine an...
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21 The Diary of a Young Girl
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22 Economics in One Lesson: Th...
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23 A Vindication of the Rights...
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24 The Handmaid's Tale
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25 Holy Bible: King James Version
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26 The Wealth of Nations: An I...
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27 The Creature from Jekyll Is...
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28 Up from Slavery
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29 On Liberty
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30 The Proper Role of Government
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31 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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32 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kn...
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33 The 5000 Year Leap: A Mirac...
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34 End the Fed
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35 Capitalism and Freedom
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36 Narrative of the Life of Fr...
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37 Human Action: A Treatise on...
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38 For a New Liberty: The Libe...
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39 The Second Treatise of Gove...
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40 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
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41 The Gulag Archipelago, 1918...
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42 The Coming Aristocracy: Edu...
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43 The Prince
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44 1776
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45 On the Duty of Civil Disobe...
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46 Man's Search for Meaning
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47 Liberty Defined: 50 Essenti...
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48 The Ethics of Liberty
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49 The Conscience of a Liberal
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49 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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51 The Virtue of Selfishness: ...
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52 A Room of One's Own
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53 The Audacity of Hope: Thoug...
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54 Anti-Intellectualism in Ame...
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55 Parting the Waters: Martin ...
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56 The Spirit of the Laws
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57 A Testament of Hope: The Es...
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58 Understanding Power: The In...
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59 None Dare Call It Conspiracy
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60 Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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61 Voice of Reason
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61 Free Prices Now!
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63 Saint Joan
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64 FreedomShift: 3 Choices to ...
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64 Roots: The Saga of an Ameri...
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66 What's the Matter with Kans...
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67 Uncommon Sense A Common Cit...
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68 Take Back Your Government: ...
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69 A Foreign Policy of Freedom...
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70 The Making of America: The ...
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71 The Vision of the Anointed:...
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72 The Constitution: A Heavenl...
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73 What Liberal Media?: The Tr...
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74 Long Walk to Freedom
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74 Antigone
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76 Anatomy Of The State
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77 Politics
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78 The Glass Menagerie
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79 The Story of My Experiments...
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80 A Conflict Of Visions
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81 Free to Choose: A Personal ...
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82 Profiles in Courage
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83 Black Like Me
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84 American Conspiracies: Lies...
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84 Freedom
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86 Witness
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87 The Politically Incorrect G...
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88 Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To...
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89 America's Great Depression
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90 Room
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91 The Chosen
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92 The Ideological Origins of ...
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93 Pieces of Eight: The Moneta...
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94 The Republic and The Laws
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95 The Mainspring of Human Pro...
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96 The Doctrine of Liberty: In...
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96 A Government of Wolves: The...
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96 Twelve Years a Slave
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99 Basic Economics: A Citizen'...
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100 Antigone
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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily  O Why oh why is the Bible on this list? Did you even read the list description?


message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Emily, I created the list. Have you read the Bible? Are you familiar with the Israelite connection to liberty?


message 3: by Linda (new)

Linda Anthony The Revolution, A Manifesto; Ron Paul
End The Fed; Ron Paul


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I can't believe you didn't add your own book to the list, especially when it's SO GOOD and needs to be there! It's okay, it's there now ;). People just need to read it and vote for it!


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Lana wrote: "I can't believe you didn't add your own book to the list, especially when it's SO GOOD and needs to be there! It's okay, it's there now ;). People just need to read it and vote for it!"
"Uncommon Sense: A Common Citizen's Guide to Rebuilding America"


message 6: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Thank you, Lana!


message 7: by Joseph (new)

Joseph Why on earth is the book of Mormon on here?


message 9: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Have either of you read the Book of Mormon?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No, and I have no interest in it, either.


message 11: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Then why would you make your comment? If you don't know what's in it, how do you know it doesn't belong on this list?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Ah, I see; you don't plan to tell me why it's on the list. Makes sense.

So I still don't know. You were very helpful; thanks!


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Anyone can add books to this and all other lists. The person who creates the list only starts it off, but then other people can add their own favorite books to it and religious books often end up on many lists.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads True; I was just curious as to why it was on. No big issue.


message 15: by Andy (new)

Andy Biggs Although I am not the person who added the Book of Mormon to this list, I would agree that it belongs. I am the author of Doctrine of Liberty: Insights from the Book of Mormon. I suggest that the Book of Mormon has a very strong theme of freedom. Perhaps that is why someone included it on this list.


message 16: by Desiree (new)

Desiree Finkbeiner Joseph wrote: "Why on earth is the book of Mormon on here?"

READ IT and you'll know why.... :) One of my fav stories in there is the account of Captain Moroni and the 'Title of Liberty'.

The B.O.M speaks out constantly AGAINST having kings to rule over the people bc it leads to bondage, it speaks endlessly about free nations, how to remain free and why nations fall into captivity. It speaks about government conspiracy and why it is important to vote for righteous leaders to defend freedom. LIBERTY is the main focus in the Book of Mormon.


message 17: by Jorge (last edited Oct 21, 2012 07:27AM) (new)

Jorge Gómez Why is Adam Smith here?

Smith give the majority the "Liberty to be poor" but he call it "Liberty to choose", disgusting.


message 18: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Desiree, really? Liberty is really the main focus in the Book of Mormon? You wouldn't say it was Jesus Christ and the atonement?


message 19: by Desiree (new)

Desiree Finkbeiner Stephen wrote: "Desiree, really? Liberty is really the main focus in the Book of Mormon? You wouldn't say it was Jesus Christ and the atonement?"

Christ and liberty are synonymous. His entire mission was to defend liberty and to atone for us. The plan of salvation IS liberty. The beauty of scripture is that we each find personal meaning within the pages. For me, the BoM is centered around Liberty. So maybe for you it is more about the atonement, but since the atonement and Christ are the cornerstones of my faith it is always in the backdrop for me regardless of what text I am reading. The book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus, yes, but it is the foremost book about liberty for me, period.


message 20: by Andy (new)

Andy Biggs Here, Here, Desiree! I couldn't have said it better.


message 21: by Lauren (new)

Lauren What about God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens? Freedom from religion should be included as well since many people believe that religion embodies the opposite of freedom or liberty, and instead casts a shadow on these ideals. All points of view should be considered! :)


message 22: by Jorge (new)

Jorge Gómez Desiree wrote: "Stephen wrote: "Desiree, really? Liberty is really the main focus in the Book of Mormon? You wouldn't say it was Jesus Christ and the atonement?"

Christ and liberty are synonymous. His entire miss..."


Liberty for all faiths!! But faith does not give liberty to anyone..


Sentimental Surrealist I hate freedom. What should I read?


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