Thursday, April 08, 2010

What's on my Sony e-book reader so far

Perhaps some might find it of interest to know which 244 free e-books I have found it worthwhile so far to load onto my Sony PRS-300 digital book reader since Christmas 2009.

I have often renamed the original file. Sometimes the author's name is before the title and sometimes after.

If anyone is interested in tracking down the source of any of these free e-books, just let me know and I'll try to remember.


dir /s /b f:\*.epub f:\*.pdf | sort | perl -lpe " s{^.*\\}{}; "

2009-10-03-fcc-family-photo_sideways.pdf
Adams - The Education of Henry Adams.epub
aeneid_virgil_pg228.epub
aesop-fables_pg18732.epub
agd.epub
alices-adventures-in-wonderland_carroll_pg11.epub
american-democrat_cooper_1838.epub
american-tradition_clarence-carson_1964.epub
American_govt_and_politics_beard_1914.epub
anarchist-theory-faq_bryan-caplan.epub
anatomy-of-the-state_rothbard_1965.pdf
anonymous-arabian-nights.epub
anti-capitalistic-mentality_mises_1956.pdf
anything-thats-peaceful_leonard-read_1964.epub
austrian-economics-reading-list_ebeling_fff.epub
austrian-theory-of-the-trade-cycle_ebeling_1978-1996.pdf
bastiat-collection_vol1_thornton.pdf
bastiat-collection_vol2_thornton.pdf
Bastiat - The Law.epub
beaumont-beauty-and-the-beast.epub
beginners-guide-to-liberty_wellings-ed_2009_title-fixed.pdf
betrayal-of-the-american-right_rothbard.epub
bloudy-tenent-of-persecution_williams_1644.epub
boundaries-of-order_shaffer_2009.pdf
brief-enquiry-into-true-nature-and-character-of-federal-govt_upshur_1840.epub
canterbury-tales_chaucer_pg2383.epub
case-against-the-fed_rothbard.epub
case-for-100-percent-gold-dollar_rothbard.pdf
cather-my-antonia.epub
cather-o-pioneers.epub
catos-letters_summary.epub
catos-letters_vol1_1724_0226-01_EBk_v4.pdf
catos-letters_vol2_1724_0226-02_EBk_v4.pdf
catos-letters_vol3_1724_0226-03_EBk_v5.pdf
catos-letters_vol4_1724_0226-04_EBk_v4.pdf
causes-of-the-economic-crisis_mises.pdf
century-of-war_denson_2007_mises.pdf
chaos-theory_murphy_2002.pdf
civil-disobedience_thoreau_pg71.epub
civil-government_willson_1853.pdf
civility-in-the-workplace_burtoft_1997.epub
commentaries-on-the-laws-of-england_blackstone_pg30802.epub
constitution-party_2008CPPlatform.pdf
converting-from-paper-to-gold-and-silver_denman.pdf
cooper-deerslayer.epub
Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans.epub
cross-of-gold_speech_bryan_1896.epub
declaration-of-causes-and-necessity-of-taking-up-arms_dickinson-jefferson.epub
decline-of-west_vol1_spengler_1918.epub
decline-of-west_vol2_spengler_1918.epub
defending-the-undefendable_walter-block.pdf
deflation-and-liberty_hulsmann.pdf
defoe-robinson-crusoe.epub
Democracy_in_America_vol1_tocqueville.epub
deschooling-society_ivan-illich.epub
desiring-god_piper_2003_christian-hedonist_bdg.pdf
dickens-a-tale-of-two-cities.epub
dickens-david-copperfield.epub
dickens-great-expectations.epub
dickens-oliver-twist.epub
discourse-concerning-unlimited-submission_mayhew_1750.pdf
discourse-on-the-constitution-and-government-of-the-united-states_calhoun.epub
discourses-concerning-govt_algernon-sidney_1698_0019_EBk_v5.pdf
disquisition-on-govt_calhoun_1851_mises.epub
divine-comedy_dante_pg1004.epub
dostoevsky-brothers-karamazov.epub
dostoevsky-crime-and-punishment.epub
driver_garrett_1922_mises.epub
dumas-three-musketeers.epub
early-christians_eberhard-arnold_plough.epub
economic-depressions_their-cause-and-cure_rothbard_1969-2009.pdf
economics-and-ethics-of-private-property_hoppe_2nd-ed_1993_2006.pdf
economics-in-one-lesson_hazlitt_fixed-title.pdf
egalitarianism-as-revolt-against-nature_rothbard.pdf
ego-and-his-own_max-stirner_1844_manybooks-net.epub
epistemological-problems-of-economics_mises_1933.epub
essay-on-first-principles-of-govt_priestley_1768_0893_EBk_v5.pdf
essay-on-trial-by-jury_lysander-spooner_1852.epub
essays-on-political-economy_bastiat_pg15962.epub
essential-rothbard_david-gordon_2007.pdf
essential-von-mises_scholar-creator-hero_rothbard_1973-88.pdf
essentials-of-economics_faustino-ballvé_1997.epub
ethics_aristotle_pg8438.epub
faith-of-our-fathers_mary-sennholz_1997.epub
for-a-new-liberty_rothbard.pdf
forgotten-man-and-other-essays_sumner_1918.epub
foxes-book-of-martyrs_pg22400.epub
Franklin - The Articles of Confederation.epub
free-market-and-its-enemies_mises_2004.epub
Freedom-Under-Siege-complete.pdf
fundamentals-of-austrian-economics_1980.pdf
govt_an-ideal-concept_leonard-read_1954.epub
grimm-grimms-fairy-tales.epub
hackers-and-painters_safari_2010-01-27.epub
harangue_garrett_1926_mises.epub
henry-give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death.epub
heretics_chesterton_1905.epub
history-economic-thought_vol-i_before-adam-smith_rothbard.epub
history-economic-thought_vol-ii_classical-economics_rothbard.epub
history-of-herodotus_vol1_pg2707.epub
history-of-herodotus_vol2_pg2456.epub
history-of-money-and-banking_rothbard_2002.pdf
history-of-peloponnesian-war-by-thucydides_pg7142.epub
history-of-us_beard_pg16960.epub
human-action_mises.epub
human-action_study-guide_murphy.pdf
hunger-for-god_piper_1997_hfg_all.pdf
i-pencil_read_1958_0202_EBk_v4_corrected-title.pdf
iliad_homer_pg2199.epub
imitations-of-christ_kempis_pg1653.epub
indiana-constitution_1887_archive-org.epub
indiana-constitution_andy-horning-annotations_2008-10-29.pdf
individual-liberty_benjamin-tucker_1926_IL.epub
inflation-crisis-and-how-to-solve-it_hazlitt_1995.epub
introduction-to-economic-reasoning_gordon_austrian.pdf
irving-legend-of-sleepy-hollow.epub
is-politics-insoluble_hazlitt_1997.epub
james-fenimore-cooper_phillips_pg13155.epub
Jefferson - Declaration of Independence.epub
just-a-geek_safari_2010-01-27.epub
kipling-jungle-book.epub
kipling-just-so-stories.epub
left-right-state_rockwell_2008.pdf
letter-to-grover-cleveland_spooner.epub
letters-from-a-farmer-in-pennsylvania_dickinson_archive-org.epub
leviathan-hobbes_pg3207.epub
lex-rex_rutherford_1644.pdf
liberalism_classical-tradition_mises_1962_0842_EBk_v4_corrected-title.pdf
Liberty_under_law_taft_1922.epub
life-of-reason_santayana_1905_pg15000.epub
LimitinganOverreachingFederalGovernmentIsStateNullificationtheSolution_wallbuilders-barton.pdf
lives_plutarch_clough_pg674.epub
Madison - The United States Constitution.epub
mainspring-of-human-progress_henry-grady-weaver_1962.epub
making-economic-sense_rothbard_2007.pdf
man-economy-state_power-market_rothbard.epub
man-economy-state_study-guide_murphy_2006.pdf
man-who-was-thursday_nightmare_chesterton_1908.epub
Marx - Manifesto of the Communist Party.epub
mayflower-compact.epub
mcguffeys-fifth-eclectic-reader_pg15040.epub
mcguffeys-first-eclectic-reader_pg14640.epub
mcguffeys-fourth-eclectic-reader_pg14880.epub
mcguffeys-second-eclectic-reader_pg14668.epub
mcguffeys-sixth-eclectic-reader_pg16751.epub
mcguffeys-third-eclectic-reader_pg14766.epub
memoirs-of-mary-wollstonecraft_wm-godwin_pg16199.epub
memoirs_mises_1940-2009.pdf
men-against-the-state_james-martin_1953.epub
merchants-of-death_engelbrecht_1934.epub
Mill - On Liberty.epub
Mill - Utilitarianism.epub
mises_last-knight-of-liberalism_Hulsmann_2007.epub
money-bank-credit-and-economic-cycles_huerta-de-soto_2006.epub
mutual-aid_factor-of-evolution_kropotkin_pg4341.epub
myth-of-national-defense_hoppe.pdf
new-views-of-the-constitution_taylor_1823.epub
no-treason_constitution-of-no-authority_spooner.epub
not-yours-to-give_crockett.pdf
odyssey_homer_pg1727.epub
omnipotent-government_mises_1944.epub
on-war_von-clausewitz_partial_pg1946.epub
origins-of-money_menger_1895.pdf
orthodoxy_chesterton_1908.epub
overselling-of-higher-education_leef_2006_popecenter.pdf
Paine - Common Sense.epub
perpetual-war-perpetual-peace_barnes_1953.epub
pilgrims-progress_bunyan_pg131.epub
planned-chaos_mises_1947.pdf
politics-of-obedience_discourse-of-voluntary-servitude_la-boetie_1552_2008.pdf
politics_treatise-on-govt_aristotle_pg6762.epub
prince-machiavelli_pg1232.epub
principles-of-economics_carl-menger_1871.pdf
principles-of-political-economy_john-stuart-mill_1848-1909.epub
privatization-of-roads_block_2009.pdf
production-of-security_de-molinari_1849.pdf
progress-and-poverty_george_1879_0777_EBk_v5.pdf
property-freedom-society_hulsmann_2009_corrected-title.pdf
public-domain_james-boyle_3471.epub
Publius - The Federalist Papers.epub
quotable-mises_thornton_2005.pdf
Rand - Anthem.epub
Raymond - The Cathedral and the Bazaar.epub
religion_foundation-of-the-free-society_opitz_1996.epub
republic-becomes-the-empire_garrett_1952_mises-via-sigil.epub
republic_plato_pg150.epub
revelation-of-liberty_scribd.pdf
Rights_of_man_paine.epub
rise-and-fall-of-society_chodorov_1959_fixed.epub
rothbard_vs_philosophers.pdf
satans-bushel_garrett_1924_mises.epub
second-treatise-on-govt_locke_pg7370.epub
servile-state_belloc_1912_archive-org.epub
Smith - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.epub
socialism_mises_1922.epub
sony-reader_PRS300RCB.pdf
sophisms-of-the-protectionists_bastiat_pg20161.epub
speaking-of-liberty_rockwell_2003.pdf
stevenson-kidnapped.epub
stevenson-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde.epub
stevenson-treasure-island.epub
stopping-power_schulman_1994.pdf
stowe-uncle-toms-cabin.epub
Sun Tzu - The Art of War.epub
Superfoods.pdf
the-man-vs-the-state_with-6-essays_spencer_1884-1981_oll_0020_EBk_v5.pdf
the-state_Oppenheimer_0315_EBk_v4_1919.pdf
theory-and-history_mises_1957.epub
theory-of-education-in-the-us_nock_1931_from-html.pdf
third-testament_muggeridge_plough.epub
Thoreau - On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.epub
Thoreau - Walden.epub
through-the-looking-glass_carroll_pg12.epub
time-will-run-back_hazlitt_1951.epub
tolstoy-anna-karenina.epub
tolstoy-war-and-peace.epub
treatise-on-political-economy_say_1803_0518_EBk_v5.pdf
twain-a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthurs-court-complete.epub
twain-prince-and-the-pauper.epub
Two_treatises_of_govt_locke.epub
tyranny-unmasked_taylor_1822_0022_EBk_v5.pdf
underground-history-of-american-education_gatto.pdf
unintended-consequences_john-ross_via-scribd-24664468.pdf
utilitarianism_mill_pg11224.epub
utopia_more_pg2130.epub
verne-20000-leagues-under-the-sea.epub
verne-mysterious-island.epub
vices-are-not-crimes_lysander-spooner_1875.epub
vices-are-not-crimes_spooner_intro-rothbard.pdf
view-of-the-constitution-of-the-us_rawle_1825.epub
view-of-the-constitution-of-the-us_tucker_1803_0023_EBk_v5.pdf
vindication-of-natural-society_burke_1756_0339_EBk_v5.pdf
Vindication-of-the-Rights-of-Men_Wollstonecraft_1790_0532_EBk_v5.pdf
vindication-of-the-rights-of-woman_wollstonecraft_1792_0730_EBk_v5.pdf
war-is-the-health-of-the-state_bourne_1918.pdf
washington-farewell-address_1796_archive-org.epub
wells-invisible-man.epub
wells-time-machine.epub
what-is-free-trade_bastiat_pg16106.epub
What_social_classes_owe_to_each_other_sumner_1884.epub
when-money-dies_fergusson_1975.epub
Williams - Free As In Freedom.epub
WordPress-In-Depth_Safari_2010-01-27.pdf
writings-of-thomas-paine_1894.epub

04/08/2010, 18:20:39.98 
 

4 comments:

KN@PPSTER said...

Bill,

Interesting list!

I notice there's no Cory Doctorow on it. I suggest giving either Little Brother or Makers a read (after which you'll probably want all of his stuff). All of Doctorow's books are available as free downloads at craphound.com.

Bill Starr said...

Thanks for having a look at my list, Thomas (or Tom; can't remember which you prefer), and helping me round it out a bit.

I don't recall hearing of Cory or these books before. I just put them on my reader and read a bit of the intro to "Little Brother".

My reading list has been rather light on fiction for a long time. Recently I've read "Alongside Night" and "Publicani".

A few years back, when my libertarian leanings were much less strong than today, I read "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross and most of "Atlas Shrugged."

KN@PPSTER said...

Bill,

I'm happy to have a look at your list ... because it will help me build mine!

I don't have a dedicated e-reader device (I use Stanza on my Mac desktop), but expect I'll eventually get one.

I am jonesing for an iPad, but I'm not the kind of guy who spends $500 on a convenience device. Fortunately, I expect that the existence of the iPad will drive the price of Kindle and other similar devices waaaaaay down, possibly even into my range.

Bill Starr said...

For basic, linear reading, my wife and I have been pretty happy with the Sony PRS-300. We got ours for $200 (plus sales tax) at Target and Wal-mart. Looks like they're around $170 from Amazon third party sellers now.

For that price, you copy books from a host computer via USB cable. You can jump direct to a particular page, but no provision to copy/paste text into some other application, nor to search for a string.

There is no expansion slot, but I've got about 250 books of various sizes on mine and still have about 258 of 443 megabytes internal memory free.

The books on mine range from 8K to 9M, with a median size of about 370K.

Since I only use mine for free PDF & EPUB format books, and have no need for DRM support, I dispense completely with any sort of client on the host computer and just copy books direct to the "/database/media/books" folder on the Sony.