Books Which I've read.

I'm trying to list all books which I've read. The list is incomplete, but I'm working on it. I don't own most of them. I often use public libraries. There's no point in buying books when you can read them, for free, in public and/or university libraries. In addition, it's not a list of recommended books…

… the very concept of putting a list of recommended-books down on the Internet is retarded. Don't forget: everything on the Internet is fake, and there … too … is no such phenomenon as online communities. A community is something real, in real-life; among your kinsmen, family and homogeneous neighbourhood. For example, there's no such thing as FreeBSD-community, etc.

There's no such phenomenon as AI, and those ML/DL/etc are just plain good old data-mining and signal-processing. Don't let charlatans scam you.

I can't remember the exact details of most of them either, e.g. which editions, years, etc. As a rule of thumb: books are just tools. Books with 'ed./year': the information is not precise. Often, I'd read some older/earlier editions, but I couldn't remember the exact ordinal number! Thus, I had to put the latest edition-number/year which had been found, via STFW method of data-extraction.

By the way, why am I saying all of that? Well… what's the most important thing in life?



Bach is the master of Muses, and Aetas Baroca was the apotheosis of art. Everything post-Barocus, especially Modernism is trash.


  • Ferris, Jean, et al. Music: The Art of Listening.
  • Jones, George T. Music Theory.
  • Kennan, Kent. Counterpoint.


Everyone miss-uses Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche for their own purposes. The latest example is the degenerate-atheist Jordan Peterson. He's to the bone is a Postmodernist, while professing otherwise.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  • Nietzsche, Friedrich W. Beyond Good and Evil.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich W. Die fröhliche Wissenschaft.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich W. Ecce Homo.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich W. Human, All Too Human.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich W. The Antichrist.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich W. The Will to Power.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich W. Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich W. Twilight of the Idols.


  • Aurelius, Marcus. Meditations.

Graeco-Roman Heritage

  • Matyszak, Philip. The Greek and Roman Myths.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy. 1st ed., Cambridge, 2003.


  • Godfrey-Smith, Peter. Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science.


Hamlet is overrated. Generally, when people are bragging about how they love Hamlet, that's a sign that they never read William Shakespeare. I got you!

William Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare, William. Macbeth.


Bertrand Russell

  • Russell, Bertrand. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.
  • Russell, Bertrand. Principia Mathematica Volume I.
  • Russell, Bertrand. Principia Mathematica Volume II.
  • Russell, Bertrand. Principia Mathematica Volume III.
  • Russell, Bertrand. The Principles of Mathematics.

George Boole

  • Boole, George. The Mathematical Analysis of Logic. 1847.


  • Hurley, Patrick J. et al. A Concise Introduction to Logic. Cengage.
  • Kleene, Stephen C. Introduction to Metamathematics. 1952.
  • Monk, J. Donald. Mathematical Logic. Springer, 1976.
  • Priest, Graham. An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic. Cambridge.
  • Shoenfield, Joseph W. Mathematical Logic. 1st ed., Routledge, 1967.

Set Theory

  • Jech, Thomas. Set Theory. 3rd ed., Springer, 2002.


  • Hardy, G. H., et al. Introduction To the Theory of Numbers. 4th ed., Oxford, 1960.


To learn mathematics beyond counting for dummies, and Bugman Calculus for engineering, … whatever.


  • Dummit, S. David, et al. Abstract Algebra. 3rd ed., Wiley, 2003.
  • Strang, Gilbert. Introduction to Linear Algebra.


  • Apostol, Tom. Mathematical Analysis. 2nd ed., Pearson, 1974.
  • Hardy, G. H., et al. A Course of Pure Mathematics. 10th ed., Cambridge, 1963.


  • Apostol, Tom M. Calculus, Vol. 1. 2nd ed., Wiley, 1967.
  • Apostol, Tom M. Calculus, Vol. 2. 2nd ed., Wiley, 1969.

Discrete and Combinatorics

I hate Discrete and Statistics. Combinatorics is fine though. Never trust Statistics, unless it's being done by physicists and engineers. I don't believe in applying statistical methods in other disciplines, especially so-called social sciences, whatever that means.

  • Cameron, Peter J. Combinatorics. 1st ed., Cambridge, 1995.
  • Grimaldi, Ralph P. Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics. 5th ed., Pearson, 2003.
  • Ross, S. M. A First Course in Probability


Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier is one the useless-book on the entire discipline of cryptology which I've ever encountered. Crowd have heard of the name, because they're listening to fake-security podcast by Steve Gibson, the H.D.D.-guy, the one for whom the mediocre assembler knowledge of his, made him to believe that Microsoft had put a backdoor in the Windows. The WMF exploits. Steve Gibson is the definition of a nerd, i.e. a know-nothing-guy with a bad hair-cut.

  • Meijer, Alko R. Algebra for Cryptologists.
  • Stallings, William. Cryptography and Network Security.


  • Alexander, Daniel C. et al. Elementary Geometry for College Students. Cengage.
  • Banks, John A. Precalculus. Cengage.
  • Croft, Tony. Engineering Mathematics
  • Flint, James, et al. Engineering Mathematics. Pearson.
  • Larson, Ron. Trigonometry. Houghton Mifflin College.
  • Stewart, James. Calculus.
  • Stewart, James. Calculus.

Philosophia Naturalis


  • Murphy, C. et al. Chemistry: The Central Science. Pearson.


  • Halliday, David. Fundamentals of Physics. Wiley.
  • Purcell, Edward M., et al. Electricity and Magnetism.


I hate statistics.


  • Weiss, N. A. Introductory Statistics

Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

  • Stallings, William. Computer Organization and Architecture. Pearson.
  • Stevens, William Richard. et al. TCP/IP Illustrated. Pearson.


  • Cavanagh, Joseph. X86 Assembly Language and C Fundamentals. 1st, CRC, 2013.
  • Salihun, D. BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered. 2006.


Operating Systems

  • Stallings, William. Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles. Pearson.


  • Bentley, Jon. Programming Pearls. 2nd ed., Addison-Wesley, 1999.
  • Cormen, Thomas H., et al. Introduction to Algorithms. 3rd ed., MIT, 2009.
  • Knuth, Donald. The Art of Computer Programming.
  • Macdonald, John, et al. Mastering Algorithms with Perl. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 1999.
  • Sedgewick, Robert. Algorithms in C. 1st ed., Addison-Wesley, 1990.



  • AT&T Programmer's Guide: AT&T Personal Computer 6300 GW BASIC By Microsoft. 1985.
  • Koffman, Elliot B. Turbo Pascal. 4th, Addison-Wesley, 1993.
  • Norton, Peter. Peter Norton's Complete Guide to DOS 6.22. 1st ed., Sams, 1994.
  • Richter, Jeffrey. Windows via C/C++. 5th ed., Microsoft, 2011.
  • Russinovich, Mark. Windows Internals Part 1. 7th ed., Microsoft, 2017.
  • Simpson, Alan. The Best Book of MS-DOS 5. 2nd ed., Sams, 1991.


  • Karels, Michael J., et al. The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Operating System. 1st ed., Addison-Wesley, 2010.
  • Kernighan, Brian W., et al. The Practice of Programming. 1st ed., Addison-Wesley, 1999.
  • Kernighan, Brian W., et al. The Unix Programming Environment. 1st ed., Prentice-Hall, 1983.
  • O'Reilly, Tim, et al. Unix Power Tools. 3rd ed., O'Reilly, 2002.
  • O'Reilly, Tim, et al. Unix Text Processing. 1st ed., Sams, 1987.
  • Stevens, William Richard. Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment. 3rd ed., Addison-Wesley, 2013.
  • Stevens, William Richard. UNIX Network Programming. 3rd ed., Addison-Wesley, 2003.


  • Kernighan, Brian W., et al. C Programming Language. 2nd ed., Pearson, 1988.
  • Linden, Peter van der. Expert C Programming. 1st ed., Pearson, 1994.
  • Plauger, P. J. Standard C Library.


  • Christiansen, Tom, et al. Perl Cookbook. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 1998.
  • Schwartz Randal L., et al. Intermediate Perl. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 2006.
  • Schwartz Randal L., et al. Learning Perl. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 1993.
  • Wall, Larry, et al. Programming Perl. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 1991.
  • Wallace, Shawn. Perl Graphics Programming. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 2002.
  • Wong, Clinton. Web Client Programming with Perl. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 1997.
  • brian d foy. Mastering Perl. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 2007.


  • Friedl, J. E. F. Mastering Regular Expressions. 3rd ed., O'Reilly, 2006.
  • Kernighan, Brian W., et al. The AWK Programming Language. 1st ed., Pearson, 1988.
  • Robbins, Arnold, et al. sed and awk. 2nd ed., O'Reilly, 1997.
  • Robbins, Arnold. Learning the vi Editor. 6th ed., O'Reilly, 1988.
  • Rosenblatt, Bill. Learning the Korn Shell. 1st ed., O'Reilly, 1993.


  • Adobe Audition CC Classroom.



  • Hossenfelder, Sabine. Lost in Math.
  • Seymour, John. The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency.

Reference Works

Should I have to mention you needn't read references-books cover-to-cover!

Art and Music

  • Hal Leonard. Picture Chord Encyclopedia.
  • Segovia, Andres. Diatonic Major And Minor Scales.
  • The Oxford History of Western Music.


  • CERT C Coding Standard.
  • IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 POSIX Issue 7.

Dictionaries and Encyclopædias

  • Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins.
  • Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder.
  • Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
  • Oxford Collocations Dictionary.
  • Oxford Latin Dictionary.
  • Oxford Learner's Thesaurus.
  • Oxford Practice Grammar Advanced.
  • The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed, 1989.

English Language

  • Cambridge English Collocations in Use: Advanced.
  • Cambridge English Idioms in Use Advanced.
  • Cambridge English Phrasal Verbs in Use: Advanced.
  • Cambridge English Vocabulary in Use: Advanced.
  • Linguaphone English. 1950.
  • Oxford Practical English Usage.
  • Strunk Jr., William, et al. The Elements of Style.


Books Which I Wish I'd Never Read.

  • Charlatan Avram Noam Chomsky. Media Control.
  • Charlatan Clinton Richard Dawkins. The Selfish Gene.
  • Charlatan Jordan Bernt Peterson. 12 Rules for Life.
  • Charlatan Michael Brant Shermer. The Moral Arc.
  • Charlatan Samuel Benjamin Harris. Letter to a Christian Nation.
  • Charlatan Steven Arthur Pinker. The Blank Slate.

Books Which … Meh.

  • Carroll, Sean. Something Deeply Hidden.
  • Kernighan, Brian W. UNIX: A History and a Memoir. 1st ed., 2019.


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