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The Ishmael Network Reading List

    These resources are suggested by readers. Ishmael Network members can add their suggested readings by logging into their record here... Please note that this list is neither compiled nor reviewed by Daniel Quinn. It should not be assumed, therefore, that he either endorses these books or agrees with the comments made about them. This statement holds true for the Ishmael Webmaster as well.... As of Wednesday, February 21, 2018 there are 20 books in the suggested reading list that start with H. Here is an easy to print list of everything...)

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  • Hackers And Painters: Big Ideas From The Computer Age by Paul Graham has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "This is another book that I only recommend part of. Chapter 3: What You Can't Say...Thinking Heretical Thoughts And What To Do With Them. Graham shows us why it is essential for us to think what we're told not to. But also points out the dangers of going against moral fashion trends. Going against clothing fashions will merely get you laughed at. Going against moral fashions can get you threatened, beaten or killed. But he also gives us hope, by pointing out that many heretics are redeemed as geniuses when they are proved correct. Chapter 3 is an inspiring reading. Unless you are a programmer, a big chunk of this book will be boring. Paul Graham was one of the founders of ViaWeb, a revolutionary online business, so if you are interested in a new way of earning a living, you might also take away many ideas from the chapters describing how ViaWeb was founded, organized, and run until it was bought by Yahoo! and turned into YahooStores! That's the sad part, another great idea and unique approach to the problem of earning a living sold out to a big corporation. But the lessons are still there to be learned."
    Check out and/or Order Hackers And Painters: Big Ideas From The Computer Age from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Hannibal by Thomas Harris has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jim Weiler...and Jim has this to say about the book: "I've been trying to figure out what made Hannibal the book (over 1 million copies in print) and the movie box-office hit that it is... and why I liked it as much as I did. While reading My Ishmael, I finally figured it out. It's not the horror of cannibalism that's made it such a hit, it's Hannibal Lector's stepping outside the keeping of food under lock and key, and dining on "free-ranging" human flesh, that fascinates people so much; the violation of a taboo absolutely central to our culture. The point is only heightened by Hannibal's highly intelligent, charismatic, and cultured demeanor in both the book and as portrayed in the movie by Anthony Hopkins (one of the finest actors I've ever watched). Try to imagine either the book or the movie even being published in the 1950s, say? Let alone being a major book and movie hit?"
    Check out and/or Order Hannibal from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Healing the Soul of America by Marianne Williamson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Chris McCarthy...and Chris has this to say about the book: "What fascinated me about this book was the suggestion to make amends to other cultures as a beginning of the healing process. As a member of a twelve step program, I can see where the author has borrowed concepts from this institution."
    Check out and/or Order Healing the Soul of America from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Hello, My Name Is Chellis And I Am In Recovery From Western Civilization by Chellis Glendinning has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Teri Kelly...and Teri has this to say about the book: "Chellis helps us to understand how our disconnectedness to the natural world is affecting our mental state as a culture. She shows us that to become balanced as a culture, we have to being to connect with nature. It is an important book that focuses on the need to heal ourselves in order to heal the world. Classic ecopsychology."
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  • Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell has been suggested by Ishmael Network member David Nathan...and David has this to say about the book: "More on why people think the way they do, plus plenty of history, anthropology, story telling, etc."
    Check out and/or Order Hero With A Thousand Faces from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Hiroshima by John Hershey has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Wythe Marschall...and Wythe has this to say about the book: "War, an outgrowth of Taker dominance and unknown to Leavers, is hell. Hiroshima gives us an unabashed, close up look at the evils of Taker society. Maybe people who've Hiroshima will be more inclined to check out Quinn's books and ideas. For our sakes, I hope so."
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  • Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Borjan Komarica...and Borjan has this to say about the book: "Well, let's just say it does not contradict one tiny bit to anything DQ said. Of course it's all SF satire, but the view on our Taker culture, as well as his view of everything else he described in the book is quite unique. Everything could be so easily translated into "less serious" methafors for Daniel's Vision. Until I've read Daniel's books, this was my favourite book of all time and I almost know it by heart, so e-mail me if you want examples and similarities between DA's and DQ's visions (if you can't figure it out by yourself)..."
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  • Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Clifton Fels...and Clifton has this to say about the book: "It represents the blossoming of a different worldview, and the slow, but inevitable, result of changed minds"
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  • Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth by Bill McKibben has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Tiffany Ensey...and Tiffany has this to say about the book: "The author describes communities around the world that confront our problems and find solutions to them and live fulfilled lives in the process. This book gives true examples of how some communities are beginning to 'walk away from the pyramid'"
    Check out and/or Order Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth by Bill McKibben has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kara Cox...and Kara has this to say about the book: "This book shows us that change is possible. It is the story of two cities that seem to have taken a page right out of some of Daniel Quinn's books."
    Check out and/or Order Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • How are we to Live?: Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest by Peter Singer has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Travis Rhoades...and Travis has this to say about the book: "This book attempts to show the negative effects of a greedy consumer culture along with the benefits of living an ethical life."
    Check out and/or Order How are we to Live?: Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • How Can I Help? by Ram Dass & Paul Gorman has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Hummer Pleshe...and Hummer has this to say about the book: "Within the tribe or the community, "helping", aiding and assisting one another, is second nature. Takerdom divides us up. Ram Dass give us some guidelines about helping each other."
    Check out and/or Order How Can I Help? from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Dale Barnard...and Dale has this to say about the book: "This is the most inspiring book I've read since Daniel Quinn's stuff. Great writing style with plenty of humor that looks very hard at exactly what humans are built for. If we know what we have evolved to do well, then perhaps we'll do more of it! Truly an amazing book!!! Oh, and the author is very humble about what we really know about the how the brain works, which is nice. He doesn't pretend that we know more than we really do."
    Check out and/or Order How the Mind Works from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • How To Read A book by Mortimer J Adler has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Benjamin Moss...and Benjamin has this to say about the book: "Sorry to say my friends, but this does not directly relate to any of the ideas of our esteemed teacher, Daniel Quinn. What it does do, however, is provide an excellent method of reading that can help us all get more out of every book we read. After having read "How to Read A Book", I wanted to go back and read all the books I read prior to see what I missed. It really is a big help, almost like learning a whole new aspect of language. I hope this helps."
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  • How to Survive Without a Salary by Charles Long has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Fred E.L. Ledoux...and Fred E.L. has this to say about the book: "The conserver lifestyle which this book espouses, is in sync with saving the Earth. One can learn from this book how to be less of a consumer of resources and more of a saver, reuser and recycler, and save a pile of money doing it, while actually living better. It also show how to free oneself from the economic chains of modern society."
    Check out and/or Order How to Survive Without a Salary from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • How to Win By Quitting & Enlightenment Is Losing Your Mind by Jerry Stocking has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Pat Chipman...and Pat has this to say about the book: "It explains the three types of consciousness: patterning, awareness, and consciousness, and illustrates how manking has used the evolutionary gift of consciousness to create illusions to live in, thereby letting the illusions of consciousness and patterns block out awareness completely. Consciousness needs to be used in conjunction with awareness & patterning, and not as an instrument of controlling and judging the world, which is an impossible task."
    Check out and/or Order How to Win By Quitting & Enlightenment Is Losing Your Mind from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology, Second Edition. by Emilio Moran has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Xavier Sonnerat...and Xavier has this to say about the book: "I expected more adaptive cultural strategies from primitive people than modern ecological data. Still, this intro book is based on systems thinking and provides many resources for more in-depth stuff."
    Check out and/or Order Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology, Second Edition. from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Human Scale by Kirkpatrick Sale has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Ramey Wood...and Ramey has this to say about the book: "With anecdotes, facts, stories and statistics, this 1980 book surveys our society highlighting how we, humans, have lost our scale. From the construction of our living spaces to our educational systems, from the function of our eyes to transportation, health, government and community, Sale offers us an accessible read for many points to consider. Does it relate directly with Quinn's books? Not exactly...but what does? If taken literally, as gospel, without any consideration, thought, personal application or exploration, any book falls short. This text is worth the read. Again, and again, and again..."
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  • Humanity's Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World by William McCluney has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Dr. Ross McCluney...and Dr. Ross has this to say about the book: "Incorporates the vision and expands on it."
    Check out and/or Order Humanity's Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Hyperspace by Machio Kaku has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Mark Urmos...and Mark has this to say about the book: "Daniel Quinn's vision of tribal livelihood are somewhat contrasting to Hyperspaces implications of an advanced society, or a stable society. Kaku suggests globalization of the planet in order for it to survive and harness its resources properly. I find both Kaku and Quinn have valid points, and feel one approach cannot be left out by the other."
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