Books Read in the Recent Past

Title

Author

Comments

Chusingura: The Treasury of Loyal Retainers

Translated by Donald Keene

Japanese samurai novel.

Mao and Me

Chen Jang Hong

Children’s picture book about the Cultural Revolution.

Out of Mao’s Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

Philip P. Pan

Chinese Communist Party censorship and corruption still harms the people. Maddening to read.

Bach, Beethoven and the Boys: Music History as it Ought to be Taught

David W. Barber

Funny accounts of the lives of the composers.

The Diary of Lady Murasaki

Translated by Richard Bowring

Japanese history at 1000 AD.

Greener Than Thou: Are You Really an Environmentalist?

Terry L. Anderson and Laura E. Huggins

PERC writers on ”Saving the environment through free market enterprise.”

What States Can Do to Reform Health Care: A Free-market Primer

James R. Copland and others. Edited by John R. Graham

Pacific Research Institute.

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

Richard J. Maybury

An explanation of money and inflation meant for school-age readers.

Essays in Idleness: The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko

Translated by Donald Keene

Japanese history and philosophy of 1300 AD. A treasured read!

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