Book List

These were Brad’s books.  

Even those who knew him well may be surprised at the length of the list, and the depth of the list, at the ambition of the list.

What greater way to honor him, and know him better, than to read one of Brad’s books.

Brad underlined passages, and made notes about his learning in the books, on index cards or in notebook after notebook.    

Up to the very end he sought knowledge.  

Muslims in Spain: 1500-1614 by L.P. Harvey

The Invisibles: A tale of the Eunuchs of India

These were the last books he ever bought, less than a day before he left us, using money that probably should have gone to pay the overdue electric bill.


These were Brad’s books, but now they belong to all of us.

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First Name

Last Name Title Subtitle
M.C. Ricklefs A History of Modern Indonesia Since c.1300  
Rene Weis The Yellow Cross The story of the last Cathars' rebellion against The Inquisition 1290-1329
Anna L. Dallapiccola Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend  
Zia Jaffrey The Invisibles A tale of the Eunuchs of India
Jonathan Kirsch God Against the Gods The history of the war between monotheism and polytheism
Ki-baik Lee A New History of Korea  
Kathryn Bernhardt Rents, Taxes, and Peasant Resistance The Lower Yangzi Region 1840-1950
Romulus Hillsborough Shinsengumi The Shogun's last Samurai Corps
Ray Huang 1587 A Year of No Significance The Ming Dynasty in Decline
Richard Von Glahn The Sinister Way The divine and demonic in Chinese religious culture
James T. Siegel A New Criminal Type in Jakarta Counter-Revolution Today
Dennis Sherman Western Civilization Sources, images, and interpretations
James C. Scott Weapons of the Weak Everday forms of peasant resistance
Bernard Lewis The Middle East A brief history of the last 2000 years
Tsai Chih Chung Zhuangzi Speaks The music of nature
Tsai Chih Chung The Dao of Zhuangzi The harmony of nature
Fujihiko Kaneda Beginner's Kana Workbook Practice drills for writing Hiragana and Katakana
Wolfgang Hadamitzky A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana A Self-Study Workbook for learning  Japanese Characters
Meher McArthur Reading Buddhist Art An illustrated guide to Buddhist signs & symbols
Robert Beer The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols  
Lord Russell of Liverpool Lord Russell of Liverpool The Knights of Bushido A Short History of Japanese War Crimes
Carol and Nobuo Akiyama Japanese Vocabulary  
    American Dictionary  
L.P. Harvey Muslims in Spain 1500-1614
David J. Lu Japan A Documentary History The late Tokugawa Period to the present
Ralph Steadman Doodaaa The Balletic art of Gavin Twinge
Nakae Chomin A Discourse by Three Drunkards on Government  
Lucien Bianco Origins of the Chinese Revolution, 1915-1949  
Michael S. Duke The Iron House A Memoir of the Chinese Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre
Elizabeth J. Perry Rebels and Revolutionaries in North China, 1845-1945
Kinky Friedman Spanking Watson  
George Orwell The Road to Wigan Pier  
Joseph Perez The Spanish Inquisition  
Yoshihiro Tatsumi The Push Man and Other Stories  
Elson M. Haas Staying Healthy with the Seasons  
Francis Watson India A Concise History  
John Milton Complete Poems and Major Prose  
Bowker Bowker Dictionary of World Religions  
  Nietzsche The Portable Nietzsche  
Kalle Lasn Culture Jam How to reverse America's suicidal consumer binge - and why we must
T.T. Liang T'ai Chi Ch'uan for Health and Self-Defense  
Nyogen Senzaki The Iron Flute 100 Zen Koans
  Lao-Tzu Te-Tao Ching  
Naoko Chino How to tell the difference between Japanese particles
  Kawashima A Dictionary of Japanese Particles  
Sam Harris Letter to a Christian Nation  
Jonathan Riley-Smith The Oxford History of the Crusades  
John King Fairbank The Great Chinese Revolution 1800-1985  
D.T. Suzuki Essays in Zen Buddhism  
Bernard Lewis The Crisis of Islam Holy War and Unholy Terror
Chen Jo-his The Execution of Mayor Lin and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Alice K. Turner The History of Hell  
Thomas D. Conlan In Little Need of Divine Intervention Takezaki Suenaga's Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan
Chow Tse-tsung The May Fourth Movement Intellectual Revolution in Modern China
Abul A'la Mawdudi Towards Understanding Islam  
    The Tibetan Book of the Dead  
Adam Parfrey Extreme Islam Anti-American propaganda of Muslim Fundamentalism
Johannes Nohl The Black Death A Chronicle of the Plague
Jonathan Ree The Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy  
Katsu Kokichi Musui's Story The autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai
Antonio Gallonio Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs  
Ida Glaser The Bible and Other Faiths Christian responsibility in a world of religions
Helen Ellerbe The Dark Side of Christian History  
Eva Wong Seven Taoist Masters A folk novel of China
    The Bhagavad-Gita Mystical Classics of the World
Noam Chomsky Profit Over People Neoliberalism and Global Order
Preston Jones Is Belief in God Good, Bad, or Irrelevant? A professor and a punk rocker discuss science, religion, naturalism & Christianity
Marina Warner The Dragon Empress Life & Times of Tz'u-his 1835-1908, Empress Dowager of China
Kyle Brano Making Stuff & Doing Things A collection of DIY guides to doing just about everything
Arthur Cotterell China, A Cultural History A comprehensive survey of the world's oldest civilization from prehistoric times to the present
Frank E. Manuel Utopias and Utopian Thought  
Gary A. Haugen Good News About Injustice A witness of courage in a hurting world
David Leeming A Dictionary of Asian Mythology  
Choh-Ming Li Industrial Development in Communist China  
John F. Avedon In Exile from the Land of Snows The definitive account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet since the Chinese conquest
Herbert Burkholz The FDA Follies An alarming look at our food and drugs in the 1980's
Seigo Nakao Japanese-English Dictionary Includes Romanization and Japanese Characters
Jacques Gernet Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion 1250-1276
Wm. Theodore de Bary Sources of Chinese Tradition Vol. 1 and 2  
Palden Gyatso The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk  
Eva Wong Tales of the Taoist Immortals  
James Chambers The Devil's Horsemen The Mongol invasion of Europe
Martin Luther Galatians The Crossway Classic Commentaries
Mao Zedong Reports from Xunwu  
Alex Ben Block The Legend of Bruce Lee  
    Japanese Coursebook  
Noam Chomsky What Uncle Sam Really Wants  
Dilip Hiro The Essential Middle East  
David Schiller The Little Zen Companion  
David Schnellgrove Indo-Tibeten Buddhism Indian Buddhists and their Tibetan successors
Thomas Cleary Classics of Buddhism and Zen, vols 1-5  
Bernard Wasserstein Secret War in Shanghai The untold story of espionage, intrigue, and treason
Jonathon Fenby Chiang Kai-Shek China's generalissimo and the nation he lost
Jan-Andrew Henderson The Town Below the Ground Edinburgh's Legendary Underground City
Edward Bernays Propaganda  
Nancy Chang Silencing Political Dissent How post-september 11 anti-terrorism measures threaten our civil liberties
Benjamin Hoff The Te of Piglet  
C.S. Lewis The Problem of Pain  
Conrad Schirokauer A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations
Yann Martel Life of Pi  
Chuck Palahniuk Invisible Monsters  
Fydor Dostoevsky The Adolescent  
    Japan Ecyclopedia  
F.W. Mote Imperial China 900-1800  
Russell Banks Rule of the Bone  
Peter Elbow Writing with Power Techniques for mastering the writing process
Carl Hiaasen Sick Puppy  
Leigh Hunt The Rebellion of the Beasts or, The Ass is Dead! Long Live the Ass!!!
    Alcoholics Anonymous  
Honda Katsuichi The Nanjing Massacre A Japanese jounalist confronts Japan's national shame
Chris Lowney A Vanished World Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medievel Spain
Michael J. Kolin Understanding, Maintaining, and Riding the Ten-Speed Bicycle
Elizabeth J. Perry Shanghai on Strike The politics of Chinese Labor
Eva Wong The Shambala Guide to Taoism  
Franz Michael The Taiping Rebellion  
Edward Abbey Confessions of a Barbarian  
Mike Wilkins Sex and Zen & a Bullet in the Head The essential guide to Hong Kong's mind-bending films
Steven Blush American Hardcore A Tribal History
Herbert Friedman The Amazing Universe  
Eric White It Feeds Itself  
Rosemary Jones-Tung A Portrait of Lost Tibet  
    The New Yorker Book of Political Cartoons  
    Two Japanese books, completely in Japanese  
Carol Robertson Screen Printing The complete water-based system
Berke Breathed Toons for Our Times - Bloom County  
Pete Tombs Immoral Tales European sex and horror movies 1956-1984
    RE Search #4&5  
    RE Search #8&9  
Robert J. Lang Origami Insects and their Kin  
John D. La Plante Asian Art  
Lew Rozelle Origami Rockets Spinners, Zoomers, Floaters, and More
    Crimes and Punishment A pictorial encyclopedia of aberrant behavior
Paul Lawrence The IVP Atlas of Bible History  
Adele Westbrook Tales of the Hermit - Vol. 11 Yambushi and Homecoming
Paul Conrad Drawn and Quartered The best political cartoons
    Cult Flicks and Trash Pics The complete guide
Chas S. Clifton Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics  
Donna Rosenberg World Mythology An anthology of the grest myths and epics
Ross Terrill The White-Boned Demon A biography of madame Mao Zedong
    Beneath the Paving Stones Situationists and the beach, May 1968
Terri Hardin Legends and Lore of the American Indians  
John O.E. Clark The Essential Dictionary of Science  
Studs Terkel The Studs Terkel Reader My American Century
  Hakuin Wild Ivy The spiritual autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin, translated
Bruce Cambell If Chins Could Kill Confessions of a B movie actor
Rita L. Lampkin Japanese Verbs and Essentials of Grammar A practical guide to the mastery of Japanese
Claude B. Levenson Tenzin Gyatso The early life of the Dalai Lama
Patricia O'Brien The Unfinished Legacy A Brief History of Western Civilization
Kuo Lien-Ying The T'ai Chi Boxing Chronicle  
Katherine Bjork Guneratne In the Circle of the Dance Notes of an outsider in Nepal
Eric Schlosser Reefer Madness Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market
Jean Chesneaux Peasant Revolts in China, 1840-1949  
Frank  Welsh A Borrowed Place The history of Hong Kong
Mikiso Hane Peasants, Rebels, & Outcasts The underside of modern Japan
James Reston Warriors of God Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade
Michel Foucault Madness and Civilization A history of insanity in the age of reason
  Hong The Essential Kierkegaard  
Thomas Cleary The Essential Tao An initiation into the heart of Taoism
Graham Brash Strange Tales from Ancient China  
Da Liu T'ai Chi Ch'uan & Meditation  
Peter Duus Modern Japan  
David Willis McCullough Wars of the Irish Kings A thousand years of struggle
Gore Vidal Creation, a Novel  
Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil  
John Fraser The Chinese A Portrait of a People
Richard Pipes Communism, A History  
Elmore Leonard The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories  
Rebecca N. Ferguson The Handy History Answer Book  
Fyodor Dostoevsky Demons  
Dorothy Perkins Encyclopedia of China The essential reference to China, its history and culture
    Dialogs of Plato  
Fyodor Dostoevsky Notes from Underground  
James R. Ware The Sayings of Confucius  
J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye  
Jeff Lindsay Darkly Dreaming Dexter  
Hunter S. Thompson Generation of Swine  
Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Hunter S. Thompson the Rum Diary  
H.P. Lovecraft Bloodcurdling Taleas of Horror and the Macabre  
H.P. Lovecraft Dreams of Terror and Death  
H.P. Lovecraft The Road to Madness  
H.P. Lovecraft The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft  
Elmore Leonard Killshot  
Elmore Leonard Split Images  
Carl Hiaasen Basket Case  
Carl Hiaasen Tourist Season  
Carl Hiaasen Stormy Weather  
Elmore Leonard City Primeval  
Carl Hiaasen Skin Tight  
Carl Hiaasen Lucky You  
Elmore Leonard The Switch  
Franz Katka The Trial  
Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary  
Christopher Marlowe Dr. Faustus  
Herman Melville Bartleby and Benito Cereno  
Su  Tong Raise the Red Lantern  
Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner  
Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird  
Lady Murasaki The Tale of Genji  
Herman Hesse Siddhartha  
Nikolai Gogol The Overcoat and other short stories  
  Voltaire Candide and Zadig  
Chuck Palahniuk Survivor  
Kinya Katsuo People of the Tenpo Era  
C.P. Fitzgerald Mao Tse-Tung and China  
Ethan Coen Gates of Eden  
Patrick McCabe Mondo Desparado  
Albert Camus The Fall  
Michael Crichton Eaters of the Dead  
Kinky Friedman Elvis, Jesus, and Coca-Cola  
Fydor Dostoevsky The House of the Dead  
Iain Banks The Wasp Factory  
Herman Hesse Demian  
Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels  
Arthur Waely Three Ways of Thought in ancient China  
Nikolai Gogol Dead Souls  
G.B. Trudeau Call me When you Find America  
Upton Sinclair The Jungle  
Shan Sa The Girl Who Played Go  
Fyodor Dostoevsky The Possessed  
Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo - The Art  
Guy DeBord Society of the Spectacle  
Sherman E. Lee Far Eastern Art  
George Braziller Japanese Ghosts & Demons  
  Nihonga Japanese Style Painting 1868-1968  
Robert Williams Views from a Tortured Libido  
    Destroy All Monsters - Geisha This  
J.R. "Bob" Dobbs Revelation X - The "Bob" Apocryphon Hidden Teachings and Deuterocanonical Texts
Franz Koznik Man's Ruin - The Posters and Art of Franz Koznik  
Joe Coleman Cosmic Retribution - The Infernal Art of Joe Coleman
J.R. "Bob" Dobbs The Book of Subgenious The Sacred Teachings
Huang Po-Nien Hsing-I Fist and Weapon Instruction  
Liu Xing-Han Ba Gua - Hidden Knowledge in the Taoist Internal Martial Art
Winston Smith Artcrime - The Montage Art of Winston Smith  
Seiji Nagata Hokusai - Genius of the Japanese Ukiyo-e  
J. Hillier Japanese Colour Prints  
Inge Klompmakers Of Brigands and Bravery Kuniyoshi's heroes of the Suikoden
Rhie Thurman Wisdom and Compassion - The Sacred Art of Tibet  
    Masterpieces of Japanese Prints  
Matthi Forrer Hokusai  
Tamara Tjardes One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - Japanese Woodblock Prints by Yoshitoshi
Glen E. Friedman Fuck You Too - the Extras and More Scrapbook  
Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation  
Richard P. McBrien Lives of the Popes  
Mikael S. Adolphson the Gates of Power Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Premodern Japan
John W. Dower War Without Mercy Race and Power in the Pacific War
Marie-Claire Bergere China from the Opium Wars to the 1911 Revolution  
David K. Wyatt Thailand - a Short History  
Mikiso Hane Reflections on the way to the Gallows Rebel women in prewar Japan
Edward Peters Inquisition  
Norman Cohn Cosmos, Chaos, and the World to Come The ancient roots of apocolyptic faith
Stephen D. O'Leary Arguing the Apocolypse A theory of millenial rhetoric
Keith Weller Taylor The Birth of Vietnem  
Marie-Claire Bergere Sun Yat-sen  
Richard N. Frye The Heritage of Central Asia From antiquity to the Turkish expansion
David Morgan the Mongols  
Peter Heather The Goths The Peoples of Europe
Frederic Wakeman The Shanghai Badlands  
Frederic Wakeman Policing Shanghai 1927-1937  
Miguel Covarrubia Island of Bali  
E.A. Thompson The Huns The Peoples of Europe
Diana Preston The Boxer Rebellion China's war on foreigners
Donald W. Treadgold The West in Russia and China Religious and Secular thought in modern times
Ainslie T. Embree Sources of Indian Tradition, Vol. one and two  
    Teach yourself "Go"  
    1000 Historical Events In Summary Form Great Events From History-American Series # III 1904-1969
    Expert Analysis of 2400 Books on History Great Events - Worldwide Twentieth Century Series # I 1900-1945
    Expert Analysis of 2400 Books on History Great Events - Worldwide Twentieth Century Series # II 1945-1971
    Expert Analysis of 2000 Books on History Modern European Series # III 1900-1957
    1200 Historical Events in Summary Form Great Events - Worldwide Twentieth Century Series  # III 1971-1979
Tohsaku Yosu-Hiko An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese  
Hoag Tami Kill The Messenger  
Quinn Daniel Ishmael  
Spence Johnathan D God's Chinese Son The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuguan
Seward Desmond The Monks of War The Military Religious Orders
Snow Edger Red Star Over China The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism
Zinn Howard A People's History of The United States  
Meehan-St. Louis Missouri Compiled By Sifu Justin Hun Yuan - 24 Movement Taiji Information For Students
Hawkins David Power vs. Force The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
Baumer Christoph Tibet's Ancient Religion Bon
Seabrook John Nobrow The Culture of Marketing. The Marketing of Culture