Additional Bibliographic References:

Developed since initial (1997) publication of Do Ask, Do Tell: A Gay Conservative Lashes Back .  Many of these are reviewed at  I am providing some of the direct references as time permits; but there are many others, so please look at the /books subdirectory just mentioned. You can find another bibliographic list, the original list for my 1997 book, at  --  all of which is distinct from this list.

Arranged by topic

Gays in the Military:

Belkin, Aaron and Bateman, Geoffrey, Editors. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Debating the Gay Ban in the Military. Boulder: Lynn Rienner, 2003. ISBN: 1-58826-146-8

Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military, University of Californa at Santa Barbara, Aaron Belkin, Director.  Studies on the effects of lifting the ban in Britain, Australia, Canada, and Israel, and a paper “Military Tolerance Works” by Lawrence Korb and Coit Blacker (all 2000).  Here are the titles of the publications are

     · “Effects of Restrictions on Gay and Lesbian Service in the Israeli Force: Appraising the Evidence” (Belkin, Levitt, 2000)

    · “The Effects of Including Gay and Lesbain Soldiers in the Australian Defense Forces: Appraising the Evidence” (Belkin, McNichol, 2000)

    · “Effects ot the 1992 Lifting of Restrictions on Gay and Lesbian Service in the Canadian Forces: Appraising the Ecidence” (Belkin, McNichol, 2000)

    · “The Effects of Including Gay and Lesbian Soldiers in the British Armed Froces: Appraising the Evidence” (Belkin,  Evans, 2000)

General Counsel of the Department of Defense: Memorandum for Director of Administration and Management: "Page and Pen Changes to DoD Directive 1332.30 'Separation of Regular Commissioned Officers'. 'DoD Directive 1332.14 "Enlisted Administrative Separations," and DoD 1304.26 'Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment and Induction." February, 1994. Also, "Implementation of DoD Policy on Homosexual Conduct in the Armed Forces," February 28, 1994. Also, Defense Investigative Service, Manual for Personnel Security Investigations, January 1993.

Frank, Nathaniel. Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America. Thomas Dunne, 2009.

Halley, Janet. Don't: A Reader's Guide to the Military's Anti-Gay Policy. (Durham, Duke University, 1999).

Kaplan, Danny. Brothers and Others in Arms: The Making of Love and War in Israeli Combat Units. New York: Haworth, 2003.

Le Blanc. Robert. A Marine’s Diary (draft) offered for viewing at his website here.

Lehmkuhl, Reichen: Here’s What We’ll Say: Growing Up, Coming Out, and the U.S. Air Force. Caroll & Graf, 2006. 

McGowan, Jeffrey. Major Conflict: One Gay Man’s Life in the Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Military. New York: Broadway Books, 2005.

Osburn, C. Dixon. "A Policy in Desperate Search of a Rational: The Military's Policy on Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals," University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Law Review, Fall 1995, Vol. 64.

Osburn, C. Dixon and Michele Benecke, Stacey Sobel and Jeff Cleghorn. Fifth Annual Report on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue" Violations. Washington: Servicemembers' Legal Defense Network, 1999.

Osburn, C. Dixon and Michele Benecke, Keith S. Wescott, Stacey L. Sobel and Jeffrey M. Cleghorn. Sixth Annual Report on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue, Don’t Harass" Violations. Washington: Servicemembers' Legal Defense Network, 2000.

Osburn, C. Dixon and Michele Benecke, Keith S. Wescott, Stacey L. Sobel and Jeffrey M. Cleghorn. Seventh Annual Report on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue, Don’t Harass" Violations. Washington: Servicemembers' Legal Defense Network, 2001.

Osburn, C. Dixon and Michele Benecke, Keith S. Wescott, Stacey L. Sobel and Jeffrey M. Cleghorn. Eighth Annual Report on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue, Don’t Harass" Violations. Washington: Servicemembers' Legal Defense Network, March 14, 2002.

Osburn, C. Dixon. Conduct Unbecoming: Ninth Annual Report on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Violations. Washington: Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network, March 25, 2003.

Osburn, C. Dixon and others. Conduct Unbecoming: The 10th Annual Report on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Washington: Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network, March 2004. This time the report shows a drop in gay discharges during extensive deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan,

Osburn, C. Dixon and Michele Benecke. Survival Guide: Third Edition Washington: Servicemembers' Legal Defense Network, December, 1997.

SLDN. Servicemembers Survival Guide. Published in various years, the latest in 2007. Here is the download link (pdf).

Swann, Thomas A. The Tom Swann Story: For a Greater Good. New York: Pygmalion, 2003. ISBN 1888292156  For more see and search for “Tom Swann”. Swann states: “I am the last federal employee to have his access to classified information challenged by the government based on being a homosexual. Our ACLU case resulted in the Secretary of the Department of the Navy adding sexual orientation protection for all civilian employees, over 250,000 workers.”

Wojcik, Mark E., J.D., LL.M., "Problems in Military Justice: Homosexuality and Sodomy Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice." Chicago: John Marshall Law School, 1998. Presented to the American Bar Association in conference in Toronto, Ontario on Aug. 1, 1998.

Gays in other “problematic” areas requiring forced intimacy on the job

Kopay, David. The David Kopay Story. New York: Harper Collins, 1980.

Tualo, Esara, Alone and in the Trenches: My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL. New York: Sourcebook, 2006.


Andriote, John Manuel. Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America. University of Chicago Press, 1999 (488 pages).  

Rotello, Gabriel. Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men. New York: Dutton, 1997.

Political and Social Viewpoints:

(Older reference: Leslea Newman and Diana Souza, Heather Has Two Mommies (Boston: Alyson, 1989).;   Michael Willhoite, Daddy’ s Roommate,  (Los Angeles: Alyson, 1990). )

Anonymous: Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Went Undercover to Infiltrate Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America. 2003. Pub. Unk. The New Yorker, May 29, 2006, article by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, gives Rita Katz as the author.

Ahmad, Imad-ad-Dean and Ahmed, Yousef. Islam and the West: A Dialogue. American Muslim Institute, 1998.

Albert, Michael. Parecon: Life After Capitalism. Verso, 2004. About “participatory economics”.

Ali, Ayaan Hirsi. Infidel. New York: The Free Press, 2007.

Almand, L. Davis. Home Security for Single People. Chicago: Spectrum, 1995.

Armstrong, David and Trento, David. America and the Islamic Bomb: The Deadly Compromise.  Hanover, MH: Steerforth, 2007.

Barrett, Paul: American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

Bauerlein, Mark. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupifies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30). Tarcher, due May 2008.

Bauman, Robert E. The Gentleman from Maryland: The Conscience of a Gay Conservative (William Morrow, 1986). I have ordered from a reseller for review (does not seem to be in print).

Bawer, Bruce (editor). Beyond Queer: Challenging the Gay Left Orthodoxy. New York: The Free Press, 1996. 325 pages. Contributions by Bruce Bawer, Paul Varnell, Stephen Miller, John Weir, Carolyn Lochgead, Andrew Sullivan, John Berresford, Jonathan Rauch, Mel Dahl, Stephen Chapman, David Link, David Mendelssohn, Norah Vincent, Rabbi Yaakov Levado, Thomas H. Stahel, James Pinkerton, David Boaz.

Bawer, Bruce. While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within. Doubleday, 2006.

Bazhe. Damages.  Lincoln NB: Writer’s Club Press, 2002  Reviewed by John Townsend in Lavender, July 11, 2003.

Bergen, Peter. Holy War, Inc. Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden.  New York: The Free Press, 2001.

Bergen, Peter. The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader. New York: The Free Press, 2001.

Berman, Paul. Terror and Liberalism. New York: W. W. Norton, 2003.

Blankenhorn, David. The Future of Marriage. Encounter, 2007.

Blankley, Tony. American Grit: What It will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century. Washington, Regnery, 2009.

Blood, Rebecca. The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining your Blog. Perseus Publishing, 2002.


Boyle, James. The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind. Yale University Press, 2008.  

Browne, Harry. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World. Great Falls, Mt: Liam Works, 1998. (revised: originally published in 1972).

Bruce, Tammy. The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left’s Assault on our Culture and Values. Primer Lifestyles, 2003.

Bruce, Tammy and Schlesinger, Laura.  The New Thought Police: Inside the Left’s Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds. Three Rivers, 2002.

Burkett, Elinor. Baby Boon: How Family-Friendly America Cheats the Childless. New York: The Free Press, 2000.

Burnham, Garciaand Merrill, Dean: In the Presence of My Enemies. New York, Tyndale, 2004.

Burr, J. Millard and Collins, Robert O. Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World.  London: Cambridge University, 2006.  This book has been withdrawn because of a legal dispute (see my International blog, on the home page).  A review by Clinton Bennett from Journal of Church and State, June 22, 2006, is available at Amazon. 

Cafferty, Jack. It’s Getting Ugly Out There: The Frauds, Bunlgers, Liars and Losers Who Are Hurting America.  Wiley, 2007.

Cafferty, Jack. Now or Never: Getting down to the Business of Saving the American Dream. Wiley, 2009.  

Cannon, Michael and Tanner, Michael D. Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It. Washington: Cato, 2005.

Carlson, Allan C.  Family Questions: Reflections on the American Social Crisis. New Brunswick, N.J./Oxford UK: Transactions Books, 1988.

Carlson, Allan C. and Mero, Paul. The Natural Family: A Manifesto. Dallas: Spence, 2008.

Carlson, Peggie.  The Girls are Coming: From the Fronlines of the 1970s Blue-Collar Workforce.  St. Paul, Minnesota Historical Society, 1999.  (Carlson also writes children’s books.)

Carney, Timothy P.  The Big Ripoff: How Big Government and Big Business Steal Your Money. New York: Wiley, John & Sons, available July 11, 2006.

Carter, Jimmy (James, former President 1977-1981): Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis. New York: Simon & Shuster, 2005.

Clarke, Richard A. Against All Enemies. Inside America’s War on Terror. New York: The Free Press, 2004. Read article by Barton Gellman in The Washington Post, March 22, 2004 and response on p. A21 by Condoleeza Rice.

Clayton, Bruce D., Ph.D. Life After Doomsday: A Survivalist Guide to Nuclear War and Other Major Disasters. Boulder: Paladin Press, 1980.

Clendinen, Dudley and Nagourney, Adam. Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999).

Clinton, Hilary (Senator, D-NY). It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Cohen, Richard A, with a Foreward by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality. Oak Hill Press, 2000. I may strongly disagree with the views presented here (as well as with the wording of some of “Dr. Laura’s” radio comments), but note the reference out of my commitment to free speech and full debate.  Read at your own risk!!

Contoski, Edmund. Makers and Takers. Minneapolis: American Liberty, 1997.

Coontz, Stephanie. Marriage, A History. From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage. New York: Viking, 2005. Reviewed by Cheryl Wetzstein (“Love Fails to Match Up: fickle emotion sinks marriage, historian says”, The Washington Times, p. A2, May 25, 2005.

Corber, Robert. Homosexuality in Cold War America: Resistance and the Crisis of Masculinity. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997.

Cott, Nancy. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation. Boston: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Coulter, Ann. Godless: The Church of Liberalism. Random House / Three Rivers, 2007.

Crittenden, Ann: The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is the Least Valued. New York, Henry Holt, 2001.

Currie, Elliott. The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence. New York: Henry Holt, 2005.

DeMint, Jim. Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America’s Slide Into Socialism. Nashville: Fidelis, 2009.

Dobbs, Lou. Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping Jobs Overseas. New York, Warner, 2004. 

Dobbs, Lou. The War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business and Special Interests Are Waging War on the American Dream, and How to Fight Back. Viking, 2006.

Dokken, Wayne. New Century, New Deal: How to Turn Your Wages into Wealth Through Social Security Choice. Washington, Regnery, 2000.

Dorgan, Bryon L. (US Senator). Take this Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America. Thomas Dunne, 2006.

D’Souza, Denish. What’s So Great about America.  Washington D.C., Regnery, 2002.

Edison, Max. Beat the Bill Collector: How to Obtain Freedom from Your Debt. Boulder: Paladin, 1997, and Financial Freedom Now: How to Work Less and Live More, 1999.

Ehrenfeld. Funding Evil, Updated. How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It.  Bonus, 2005.

Ehrenreich, Barbara: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. New York: Henry Hold (Owl), 2001.

Ehrenreich, Barbara: Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. New York: Henry Holt (Owl), 2005.

Ellis, Alan L., Ph. D., and Riggle, Ellen D.B., Ph. D., Sexual Identity on the Job: Issues and Services, from the series, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Vol. 4, No. 4., 1996.  New York: Harrington Park Press, 1996. Contributions by Ellis, Gina S. Rosabal, M.v. Lee Badgett, Sue Spielman and Liz Winfield, Bob Powers, Mark Pope. 

Emerick, Yahiya, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam. Alpha, 2002.

Etzioni, Amitai. The Limits of Privacy. New York: Basic Books, 2000.

Ferrara, Peter J. and Tanner, Michael D. Common Cents, Common Dreams: A Layman’s Guide to Social Security Privatization.  Washington, Cato Institute, 1998.

Flanagan, Caitlin. To Hell with all that: Loving and Loathing our Inner Housewife. New York: Little Brown, 2006.

George, Robert P.  Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality. Clarendon Press, 2002.

George, Robert P. The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market and Morals  Spence, 2006.

Gold, Phillip. The Coming Draft: The Crisis in our Military and Why Selective Service Is Wrong for America. Ballantine, 2006. 

Goldberg, Danny; Goldberg, Victor; and Greenswald, Robert, editors. It's A Free Country: Personal Freedom in America After September 11 New York: RDV Books, 2002. Other contributors: Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Ira Glasser, Matt Groening, Tom Hayden, Michael Isikoff, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Michael Moore, Anthony Romero, Kennth Roth, Normal Siegel, Nadine Strossen, Ralph Tempe, Michael Tomasky, Rev. Maxine Waters, Helen Zia, Howard Zinn, Barney Frank, Dr. Sami Al-Arian, Mohammed Sohail

Goldstein, Richard. The Attack Queers: Liberal Society and the Gay Right. Verso, 2002.

Goldstein, Richard. Homocons: The Rise of the Gay Right. Verso, 2003.

Goodstein, Anastasia. Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Really Doing Online. New York: St, Martins Griffin, 2008.

Goodstein, David. Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil. New York, W. W. Norton, 2004.

Gore, Al: An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. 2006

Gore, Al: The Assault on Reason. New York: Penguin, 2007.

Greene, Jay P. Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About our Schools and Why It Isn’t So. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

Greenspan, Alan.  The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World. Penguin, 2007.

Grossman, David (LtC) and Gloria DeGaetano. Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie, and Video Game Violence. New York: Random House, 1999.

Gruwell, Erin. Ed. The Freedom Writers Diary:  How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them (Broadway Books, 1999), foreword by Zlata Filipovic. Movie review here.

Gunderson, Steve; Morris, Rob, and Bawer, Bruce: House and Home: The Political and Personal Journey of a Gay Republican Congressman and the Man with Whom He Created a Family. New York, Dutton, 1996.

Feldblum, Chai R. "Sexual Orientation, Morality, and the Law: Devlin Revisited," University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Winter 1996.

Hansen, Chris. To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home. Dutton, 2007.  (associated review of NBC Dateline series).

Hayes, Stephen. The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboraiton with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America.  New York: Harper Collins, 2004. See this discussion on The Weekly Standard: “More Connections” by Stepehen Hayes, June 3, 2004, at

Hewlett, Sylvia Ann and West, Cornel. The War Against Parents: What We Can Do for America’s Beleaguered Moms and Dads. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. 

Hewlett, Sylvia Ann. Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children. Talk Miramax Books, 2002. This discusses the late-birth-age controversy for women who delay children for career.

Hirshman, Linda R. Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World. New York: Viking, 2006.

Horner, Christopher. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism). Washington: Regnery, 2007. (Part of a “Politically Incorrect” series with books on The South, Darwinism and Intelligent Design, Science, and Literature.

House, Silas and Howard, Jason (editors). Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal. University of Kentucky Press, 2009.

Howe, Neal; Jackson, Richard; Strauss, Rebecca;  Nakashima, Keisuke. The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century  Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2008.

Human Rights Campaign. Finally Free: Personal Stories: How Love and Self-Acceptance Saved Us from “Ex-Gay” Ministries.  Washington: HRC, 2000. , Zach. Be the Change: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World. Zondervan, 2007.

Hunter, Zach. Be the Change: Your Guide to Freeing the Slaves and Changing the World . Zondervan, 2007.

Hyman, David A. Medicare Meets Mephistopheles. Washington: Cato, 2006

Hymowitz, Kay. Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age. Ivan R. Dee, 2006.

Hymowitz, Kay. Ready or Not: Why Treating Children as Small Adults Endangers Their Future – and Ours. Amazon, 1999.

Kamenetz, Amy. Generation Debt: Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Be Young. New York: Rivercrest, 2006.

Karelis, Charles. The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can’t Help the Poor. Yale University Press, 2007.

Katz, Jonathan. Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A., a Documentary. New York, Thomas Crowell Company, 1976. Contains graphic descriptions of emetic aversion therapy, lobotomy, hormone treatment, and electric and pharmacologic (Metrazol) shock to "cure" homosexuality in earlier eras.

Keen, Andrew. The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture. Currency, 2007.

Kersten, Katherine A. and Pearlstein, Mtichell B. (editors and authors). Close to Home: Celebrations and Critiques of America’s Experiment in Freedom. Introduction by Michael Novak.  Minneapolis, MSP Books, 2000, offered by Center of the American Experiment.  They also edited the September 2001 American Experiment special issue: Marriage and Children: A Symposium on Making Marriage More Child Centered.

Kielburger, Craig and Marc.  Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World. Fireside, 2006/2008.

Klein, Naomi. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Picador, 2008.

Kline, David and Burstein, Dan. Blog! How the newest media revolution is changing business, politics and culture. New York: CDS, 2005.

Krugman, Paul The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, W.W. Norton, 2008.

Jackson, Harry L. and Perkins, Tony. Personal Faith, Public Policy. Frontline, 2008.

Jacobs, Jack, COL  (Ret). In Not Now, When? (If Not Me, Who?)  Berlkey Hardcover, 2008.

Jacoby, Susan. The Age of American Unreason. New York, Pantheon, 2008.

Jay, Karla. Tales of the Lavender Menace: A Memoir of Liberation. Basic Books, 1999 (288 pages).

Jenkins, Brian Michael. Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2008. 

Jones, Mike. I Had to Say Something: The Art of Ted Haggard’s Fall.  Seven Stories Press, 2007.

Jordan, Mark D. The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Lane, Roser Wilder with introduction and commentary by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph. D. Islam and the Discovery of Freedom. Amana, Minaret of Freedom Institute, 1997.

Larsen, Randall. Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions to Protect You, Your Family, and America. 2007, Grand Central Publishing.

Leeb, Stephen and Strathy, Glen. The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive when Oil Costs $200 a Barrel. New York: Business Plus, 2007.

Levin, Judith, with foreward by Dr. Joycelyn Elders.  Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex.  Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Levin, Mark R. Liberty & Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto.  Threshold, 2009.

Lewis, Michael. Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood.  Norton, 2009/

Lomborg, Bjorn. Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming. Vintage, 2008/

Longman, Phillip. The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What to Do About It. New York: Basic Books, 2004.

Lowenstein, Roger. While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Ruined San Diego, and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis. New York: Penguin, 2008.

Lynch, Terry.  But I Don’t Want Eldercare: Helping Your Parents Stay As Strong As They Can As Long As They Can. Denver: Legal Center for People With Disabilities and Older People, 2008. 

Main, Carla. Bulldozed: ‘Kelo’, Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land. (2007, Encounter Books

Mandelbrot, Benoit. The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal Review of Risk, Ruin & Reward. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Manji, Irshad. The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2005

McClellan, Scott.  What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.  Public Affairs, 2008.

McConnell, Steve. Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules. Seattle: Microsoft, 1996.

McElroy, Wendy. XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

McGreevey, James G. The Confession. Regan, 2006.

McWhirter, David. The Male Couple: How Relationships Develop. Prentice-Hall, 1985.  A landmark book in its time.

Michel, Lou and Herbeck, Dan. American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City Bombing. New York: Regan (Harper Collins), 2001.

Miller, Matt. The Two Percent Solution: Fixing America’s Problems in Ways Liberals and Conservatives can Love New York: Public Affairs, 2003.

Moisi, Dominique. The Politics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation and Hope Are Reshaping the World. New York: Doubleday, 2009.

Moore, Michael: Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation. New York: Harper Collins. 2002. Website:

Morris, Virginia and Butler. Robert M. How to Care for Aging Parents.  Workman, 2006.  656 pages (large)

Morse, Jennifer Roback. Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn’t Work.  Dallas, Spence, 2001l  Libertarianism and “family values.”

Morse, Jennifer Roback: Love and Economics: Why It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.  San Marcos, Ruth Institute, 2008. (“Collegiate” and “Streetfighter” editions).

Mylroie, Laurie. Study of Revenge: The First World Trade Center Attack and Saddam Hussein’s War Against America. Washongton: AEI Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8447-4169-8. The book reportedly examines the possibility that Saddam Hussein could have been behind 9-11.

Nicolosi, Joseph. A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. IVP, 2002.

Nimmons, David. The Soul Beneath the Skin: The Unseen and Habits of Gay Men. New York: St Martin’s Press, 2002. (Nimmons is associated with a movement called “Manifest Love.”

Obama, Barack. Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew American Promise.  Three Rivers Press, 2008.  

Oliver, Daniel. Animal Rights: The Inhumane Crusade. Washington: Capital Research Center, 1993.

Partners' Task Force For Gay and Lesbian Couples, "Domestic Partnership Benefits: Philosophy and Provider List," July 1998

Perkins, John. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. New York: Plume, 2005.

Peterson, Peter G.  Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What We Can Do About It. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2004.

Pietrzyk, Mark E.  International Order and Individual Liberty: Effects of War and Peace on the Development of Governments. Washington, University Press of America, 2002.  Web reference:

Phares, Walid. The Confrontation: Winning the War Against Future Jihad.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Polikoff, Nancy D. Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law. Boston: Beacon, 2008.

Ramos, Joshua Cooper. The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It. New York: Little Brown, 2009.

Rauch, Jonathan A. Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America. New York: Times Books, 2004.

Redlener, Irwin. Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We Can Do Now. New York: Knopf, 2006. 

Rees, Martin. Our Final Hour: A Scientist’s Warning – How Terror, Error and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind’s Future in this Century. Basic, 2004. 

Rees, Martin. Our Final Century. Arrow, 2004

Reich, Theodore. The Greening of America. Random House, 1970; Three Rivers Press, 1995.

Reichman, Henry. Censorship and Selection: Issues and Answers for Schools. American Library Association, 2001.

Robinson, Paul. Queer Wars: The New Gay Right and Its Critics. University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Robinson, Randall. The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks.  New York: Dutton/Pulme, 1999. 

Rose, Mike. The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker. New York: Viking, 2004/

Rosen, Jeffrey. The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. New York: Random House, 2000.

Roth=Douquet, Kathryn and Schaeffer, Frank. AWOL The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service – and How It Hurts Our Country.  Harper-Collin, 2006.

Ruggiero, Greg and Sahulka, Stewart, editors: The New American Crisis: Radical Analyses of the Problems Facing America Today. New York: The New Press, 1995.

Ruwart, Mary. Libertarian Short Answers to Tough Questions. Michigan, SunStar, 1998. This book supplements Healing Our World. In late 2002 Dr. Ruwart published an update, Healing Our Word in an Age of Aggression. 

Sagerman, Marc. Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks of the Twenty-First Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2008.

Santorum, Richard. Senator (R-PA), It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (ISI Books, 2005).

Scheuer, Michael. (Anonymous: Central Intelligence Agency). Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and The Future of America. Brassey’s: Washington, 2002.

Scheuer, Michael. (Anonymous: Central Intelligence Agency). Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror. Brassey’s, Washington, 2004.

Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. The Almanac of American History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Particularly interesting id the sidebar "Slavery, A Paternalistic System" on p. 227.

Schwartz, Margaret L. The Pumpkin Patch: A Single Woman’s International Adoption Journey.  Louisville: Chicago Spectrum Press, 2005.

Senge, Peter. The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. New York: Doubleday Business, 2008.

Sharlet, Jeff.  The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.  New York: Harper Perennial, 2008.

Shepard, Adam W.  Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25 and the Search for the American Dream.  Collins, 2009.

Shipler, David. The Working Poor: Invisible in America. New York: Knopf, 2004.

Shulman, Beth. Betrayal of Work: How Low Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans. New York: The New Press, 2005.

Silver, Aaron Jason. Why Gay Men Do What They Do: An Inside Look at Gay Culture. Author House, 2006.

Simmons, Matthew. Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy. New York: Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Sklar, Trey; Medefind, Jedd; Peterson, Mike; Kronberg, Matt: Four Souls: A Search for Epic Life. Thomas Nelson, 2001.

Smick, David A. The World is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy. New York: Portfolio, 2008/

Solaro, Erin. Women in the Line of Fire: What You Should Know About Women in the Military. Seal Press, 2006.

Solove, Daniel J. The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age. NYU Press, 2006.

Solove, Daniel J.  The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.  

Solove, Daniel J. Understanding Privacy.  Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2008.

Soros, George. The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means. New York: Public Affairs, 2008.

Span, Paula. When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions.  Springboard, 2009. 

Steiner, Morgan, editor. Mommy Wars: Stay-at-home and Career Moms Face off on their Choices, their Lives, their Families. New York: Random House, 2006.

Stephanopolous, George. All Too Human: A Political Education. New York: Little Brown, 1999.

Stein, Ben and DeMuth, Phil. Yes, You Can Still Retire Comfortably! The Baby-Boom Retirement Crisis and How to Beat It. Carlsbad, CA: New Beginnings Press, 2005.

Steyn, Mark. America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It. Washington: Regnery, 2006/2008.

Stone, Geoffrey R. Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism. Norton, 2004.

Stossel, John. Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel – Why Everything You Know Is Wrong. New York: Hyperion, 2006. 

Sullivan, Andrew. The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back. Harper Collins, 2006.

Sunstein, Cass R., The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’s Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More than Ever  New York: Basic Books, 2004.

Tafel, Richard. Party Crasher: A Gay Republican Challenges Politics as Usual. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Turtoe-Sanders, Patience. African Tradition in Marriage: An Insider’s Perspective. Brooklyn Park, MN; Turtoe-Sanders Communications, 1998.; Betrayed Beyond Belief: A Personal Experience (same publisher), 1999; Celebrate Life & Death: A Triumph Over Principalities. Minneapolis. Celebrate Life International, Ministry, 2001.  Interesting perspectives on how some African cultures view marriage and society; personal accounts of faith with respect to marriage and then parenting.

Uchitelle, Peter. The Disposable American: Layoffs and their Consequences. New York: Knopf, 2002. A portion was printed in The New York Times business section, March 26, 2005, “Retraining Laid-Off Workers, But for What?”

Ventura, Jesse (Janos, George). I Ain’t Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up. New York, New American Library, 1999.   Particularly interesting is Ventura’s freedom to discuss his experience at KSTP.

Ventura, Jesse and Russell, Dick. Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me. New York: Herman Graf / Skyhorse, 2008. 

Warner, Michael. The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics and the Ethics of Queer Life. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2000.

Warren, Elizabeth and Tyagi, Amelia. The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle Class Mothers and Fathers Are Growing Broke. New York: Basic Books, 2003. A major tenet is that the two-income family has synergized with the bidding up of suburban housing prices, often trying to get the best school districts for children, with an end result that families with children lose most of their disposable income and wind up in debt

Weinstein, Bob. I'll Work for Free: A Short-Term Strategy for Long-Term Payoff. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.

Wells, Ken R. Teenage Sexuality: Opposing Viewpoints. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2006. ISBN 0737733632

I have a contribution on p. 183 “Homosexuality Should Be Discussed in High Schools,” in a chapter called “What Should Teens Be Taught About Sex?” p 168  This book is part of the Opposing Viewpoints Series.


Williams, Lindsey and Wilson, Clifford: The Energy Non-Crisis. Master Books, 1980.

Woog, Dan. Jocks: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes. Los Angeles, Alyson, 1998.

Wurmser, David. Tyranny’s Ally: America’s Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein. Washington, AEI Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8447-4074-8.

Zakaria, Fareed. The Post-American World. New York: Norton, 2009.

Zittrain, Joseph. The Future of the Internet – And How to Stop It.  New Haven, Yale University Press, 2008.

Zittrain, Joseph (ed), Diebert, Ronald J. (ed), Plafrey, John G. (ed), Rohozinski, Rafal (ed). Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering (Information Revolution and Global Politics). Boston, MIT Press, 2008.

The American Prospect, April 8, 2002: Special Issue: The Politics of Family. Robert Kuttner, “Introduction”; Theodora Ooms, “Marriage Plus”; Stephanie Coontz, “Nostalgia as Ideology”; “Isabel V. Sawhill “Is Lack of Marriage the Real Problem”; Cara Feinberg, “Hitting Home”; Alejandro Portes, “Immigration’s Aftermath”; Noy Thruplaew, “The Myth of Model Minority”; Janet C. Gornick, “Reconcilable Differences”; Arlie Russell Hoschschild, “Taking Care”; Martha J. Zaslow and Kathryn Tout, “Child-Care Quality Matters”; E. J. Graff, “The Other Marriage War: If marriage is good for parents and children, it should be good for same-sex partners”; Maria P. P. Root, “The Color of Love”; Ronald B. Mincy, “What About Black Fathers”; Karen Christopher, “Family-Friendly Europe”; E. Mavis Hetherington, “Marriage and Divorce American Style”

Psychology, Science and History:

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. W.W. Norton, July 22, 2004.

Aiken, Clay. Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life. New York: Random House, 2004.

Allison, Graham. Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe. New York: Henry Holt, 2004.

Barrett, Jon. Hero of Flight 93: Mark Bingham. Advocate Books, 2002.

Brokaw, Tom. The Greatest Generation. New York: Random House, 1998. 

Bush, Jenna. Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope. New York: Harper Collins, 2007.

Buxton, Amity Pierce. The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-out Crisis for Straight Couples.  Amity Press, 1991.

Byrne, Rhonda. The Secret. Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2006.

Callahan, David. The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead. New York: Harcourt, 2004.

Carnes, Patrick. In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free on Online Compulsive Sexual Behavior. Hazelden, 2004.

Carnes, Patrick. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. 2001

Clinton, William J.  My Life. New York: Knopf, 2004.

Cronkite, Walter. A Reporter’s Life. New York: Ballantine, 1996.

Davidson, Lawrence. Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introduction. Westport CT: Greewood, 2003.

De Paola, Tomie. Oliver Button Is a Sissy. New York, Harcourt Brace, 1979 (children’s book).

Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking, 2004.

Doctorow, Cory. Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Internet. Tachyon, 2008

Ellis, Alan L. (Editor) with contributors. Gay Men at Midlife: Age Before Beauty.  New York: Harrington Park Press, 2001.

Elshtain, Jean Bethke.  Sovereignty: God, State and Self.  New York: Basic Books, 2008.

Esquith, Rafe. Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire. Viking Adult, 2007.

Flynn, Stephen E. America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism. New York: Harper Collins, 2004.

Flynn, Stephen E.  The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation. New York: Random House, 2007.

Friedman, Thomas L.  The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

Friedman, Thomas L.  Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.

Frum, David. Comeback: Conservatism that Can Win Again. New York: Doubleday, 2007.

Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2008. 

Grever, Carol. My Husband is Gay: A Woman’s Survival Guide. The Crossing Press, 2001.

Haidt, Jonathan. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom.  Basic Books, 2006.

Hanson, Victor David. A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War. New York: Random House, 2005.

Hitchens, Christopher. The Trial of Henry Kissinger. London, Verso, 2001.

Hitchens, Christopher. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Twelve, 2007. 

Jenkins, Philip. Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet. NYU Press, 2003.

Johnson, Suzanne and O’Connor, Elizabeth. The Gay Baby Boom: The Psychology of Gay Parenthood. New York: New York University Press, 2003. Reviewed by Jane Brody in the Star Tribune, July 3, 2003. There are now 14 million children being raised in households in the U.S. with at least one gay or lesbian parent.

Jones, Stanton L. and Yarhouse, Mark A. Ex-gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation. IVP Academic, 2007. 

Kasparov, Garry.  How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves – from the Board to the Boardroom.  New York: Bloomsburg, 2007.

Kurzweil, Ray and Grossman, Terry MD  Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension. Plume, 2005.

Legato, Marianne J., MD. Why Men Die First: How to Lengthen your Lifespan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 

Levine, Madeline, Ph. D. The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids. New York: Harper Collins, 2006.  Reviewed by Sandra G. Boodman, The Washington Post, Aug. 1, 2006, F1, “Sick of Expectations: Pressure to compete, not connect, leaves many affluent teens miserable, says a psychologist and author.”

Lipkins, Susan, Ph. D. Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers and Coaches Can Stop the Violence, Harassment and Humiliation .  Jossey-Boss, 2006.

Machtan, Lothar. Translated from German by John Brownjohn, Notes translated by Susanne Ehlert. The Hidden Hitler. New York: Basic Boosk, 2001.  ISBN 0-465-04308-9. This is controversial (Hitler’s alleged “latent homosexuality”) and listing here does not imply agreement. I will review later.

McElwain, Jason. The Game of My Life: A True Story of Challenge, Triumph, and Growing Up Autistic. NAL, 2008.

McGraw, Dr. Phil. Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family. New York: Free Press, 2005.  

McNamara, Robert S. with Brian Vandemark.  In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1995.

Merry. Robert W. Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition.  Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Miller, Juduth; Engelberg, Stephen, and Broad, William. Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Morris, Charles L. The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash. New York: Public Affairs, 2008.

Mosse, George. The Image of Man: the Creation of Modern Masculinity. London: Oxford University Press, 1996 (paper, 1998). Reviewed by Paul Varnell in the June 27, 2003 edition of Lavender. Varnell discusses the expectation that men can protect others besides themselves.  Also see Mosse’s: The Crisis of German Ideology: The Intellectual Origins of the Third Reich (1998).

Nader, Ralph. The Seventeen Traditions. Harper Collins, 2007.

Orman. Suze. Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2007.

Paul, Annie Murphy. The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our  Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves. New York: The Free Press, 2004.  Go to

Paul, Pamela. Pornified. How the Culture of Pornography Is Changing our Lives, our Relationships and our Families. New York: Times, 2005. 

Payne, Ruby K., Ph. D. A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Highland TX, 1996-2005.

Piazza, Michael S, Rev. Rainbow Family Values: Relationship Skills for Lesbian and Gay Couples. Dallas, Sources of Hope Publishing, 1996. (paper)

Powers, Bob and Allen Ellis. A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and Straight. New York: Routledge, 1996. (hardcover and paper)

Primack, Joel R. and Abrams, Nancy Ellen.  The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos. New York: Riverhead, 2006.

Ray, Audacia. Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads and Cashing In on Internet Sexploitation. San Francisco: Seal, 2007.

Redfield, James. The Celestine Prophecy (various editions). Time Warner, 1996.

Rosenfels, Paul, M.D. Subjectivity and Objectivity: Further Aspects of Psychological Growth. New York: Ninth Street Center, 1980. This monograph contains some of Dr. Rosenfels's most precise and disciplined writing, taking the form of a mathematical argument where statements are made from both feminine and masculine views ("polarities") in perfect symmetry. A great quote from page 8: "In human interactions, what is right is the same thing as morality." (monograph)

Roy, Lucinda. No Right to Remain Silent: The Tragedy at Virginia Tech. New York: Harmony, 2009.

Schlesinger, Laura. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms (2009, Harper).

Seligman, Martin. Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment. Free Press, 2004.

Siegel, Marc. Bird Flu: Everything You Need to Know about the Next Pandemic. Wiley, New York University, 2006.

Sykes, Bryan. Adam’s Curse: A Future Without Men. Norton, 2004.  David Plotz provides a review “Y Bother: Saying Good Riddance to the Stuff that Makes Men” (Y chromosomes) in the “Book World” of The Washington Post, April 10, 2004

Tripp, C.A.  The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln. New York: The Free Press, 2005.   (Was Lincoln gay?)

Triplett, William (II). Red Dragon Rising: Communist China’s Military Threat to America. Washington: Regnery, 2002.

Triplett, William (II) and Timperlake, Edward. Rogue State: How a Nuclear North Korea Threatens America. Washington: Regnery, 2002.

Uhl, John A., M.D.  Life on a Crowded Planet: How You Can Help Create a Sustainable Future., 2002, 2005.

Verton, Dan. The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers. New York:  McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Verton, Dan: Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism. New York: McGraw-Bill, 2003.

Vollers, Maryanne. Lone Wolf: Eric Rudolf: Murder, Myth, and the Pursuit of the American Outlaw. New York: Harper Collins, 2006.

Warhol, Andy. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again). Harcourt / Harvest, 1975.

Woodward, Bob. Bush at War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002.


Ackerman, Bruce. We the People: Foundations. Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1992.

Alderman, Ellen and Kennedy, Caroline. In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action. New York. Avon, 1991.

Bach, David. The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner: A Powerful Plan to Finish Rich in Real Estate. Broadway, 2007.

Buckmeyer, Jerry. Opinion on Texas sodomy statute 21.06, CA-3-79-1434-R, August 1982, available from the Dallas Gay Alliance. There is also a Supplementary Opinion dated April 3, 1984 (in response to appeal No. 82-1590).

Cato Institute: Cato Supreme Court Review 2002-2003, Washington, DC, 2003.

Coleman, Francis T. Ending the Employment Relationship Without Ending Up in Court. Alexandria, SHRM, 2001.

Covey, Anne.  The Workplace Law Advisor: Rrom Harassment and Discrimination Policies to Hiring and Firing Guidelines; What Every Manager and Employee Needs to Know.  Boston: Persus, 2000.

Government v. Gays: Two Sad Stories with Two Happy Endings, Civil Service Employment and Security Clearances, pp.  188-207 "Creating Change; Sexuality, Public Policy, and Civil Rights", edited by D'Emilio, Turner and Vaid, St. Martins Press, 2000.  Contributions by Frank Kameny.

Dershowitz, Alan M.  Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000.  New York/London; Oxford University Press, 2001.

Dworkin, Ronald. Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1996.

Egendorf, Laura. Should My Space and Other Social Networking Sites Be Banned?  Michigan: Greenhaven, Opposing Viewpoints Series, 2008.

Eskridge, William. Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1999.

Eskridge. William:  Gay Marriage: For Better or Worse? What We’ve Learned from the Evidence (London: Oxford University Press, 2006)

Esktidge, William:  Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America 1861-2003. New York, Viking Adult, 2008.

Fishman, Stephen. Web & Software Development: A Legal Guide. Berkeley, Nolo Press, 2002.

Flynn, Nancy. Blog Rules: A Business Guide to Managing Policy, Public Relations and Legal Issues. Alexandria, VA: Society for Human Resource Management, 2006.  I will have a review of this soon.

Foley, Elizabeth Price. Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality. Yale University Press, 2006.

Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty (individual authors: William H. Mellor, Counsel of Record; Clint Bolick, Scott G. Bullock, Dana Berliner, Matthew B. Berry, Institute for Justice). No/ 99-669 In the Supreme Court of the United States: Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America (Petitioners), v. James Dale (Respondent), On Writ of Certioari To The Supreme Court Of New Jersey; Brief Amicus Curiae of Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty in Support of Petitioners, 2000. Printed by Cockle Law Brief Printing Co. Available in Adobe PDF format at

Gerstmann, Evan. Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution. London: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Reviewed in The New Republic, Dec. 22, 2003 by Justice Richard A. Posner, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, p. 33  (“Wedding Bell Blue”).

Goldfarb, Ronald and Ross, Gail. The Writer's Lawyer: Essential Legal Advice for Writers and Editors in All Media. New York: Times, 1989

Greenspan, Aaron. Authoritas: One Student’s Harvard Admissions and the Founding of the Facebook Era. Palo Alto: Think Press, 2008.

Grisham, John. An Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. New York: Doubleday, 2007.

Guerin, Lisa and DelPo, Amy. Everyday Employment Law: The Basics. Berkeley: Nolo Press, 2002.

Hall, Kermit L., editor. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1992. See esp. essay by John Vile "Constitutional Amending Process," pp. 179-181.

Hendry, Sharon D. Soliah: The Sara Jane Olson Story.  Cable, 2002. The story of Kathleen Ann Soliah, ex-member of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

Hickock, Eugene W., editor. The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and Current Understanding. Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, 1991. See esp. section on "Original Intent and the Ninth Amendment," essays by Charles Cooper and Edward Erler.

Johnson, Cameron. You Call the Shots: Succeed your Way – and Live the Life You Want – with the 19 Essential Secrets of Entrepreneurialship. New York: Free Press, 2008.

Johnson, Tory and Spizman, Robyn Freedman. Will Work from Home:  Earn the Cash, without the Commute. New York: Berkley Trade, 2008.

Jones, Aphrodite. Michael Jackson Conspiracy. Aphrodite Jones Books, 2007.

Kelsey, Candice.  Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence. Da Capo, 2007.

Lessig, Lawrence. Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

Lessig, Lawrence. Code Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Lessig, Lawrence. Free Culture. New York: Penguin Press, 2004.  “To fight ‘piracy,’ to protect ‘property,’ the content industry has launched a war. As with any war of prohibition, these [direct and collateral] damages will be suffered most by our own people.”

Magid, Larry and Collier, Anne. MySpace Unraveled: A Parent’s Guide to Teen Social Networking.  Peachpit, 2006.

McGraw, Jay. Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies. Aladdin (Simon & Schuster Children’s), 2008.

Minnesota Trade and Economic Development Department: A Guide to Intellectual Property Protection (2000); A Legal Guide to the Internet (2001); A Legal Guide for the Software Developer (2000).

Palfrey, John and Gasser, Urs. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. New York: Basic, 2008.

Patry, William. Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars.  London: Oxford University Press, 2009.  

Rehnquist, William H. All the Liberties But One: Civil Liberties in Wartime. New York: Vintage, 1998.

Renckly, Richard G. Human Resources: Emphasizing Practical Problem Solving And Day-to-Day Operating Details. New York: Barrons, 1997.

Robison, John Elder (brother of Augusten Burroughs): Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s. Crown, 2007.

Scheff, Sue and Dozier, John W. Jr. Google Bomb. FLA, Heath Comm., 2009

Selective Service System. Annual Reports to the Congress of the United States. Arlington, Va. 22209-2425. Also "Effects of Marriage and Fatherhood on Draft Eligibility," after World War II to today (1973). Updated July, 1996.

Selland, Richard Dirk. "Will Maryland Enter the Twenty-First Century in the Right Direction by Rescinding its Ancient Sodomy Laws?" Law and Sexuality: A Review of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Legal Issues, Volume 8, 1998, pp 672-696. New Orleans: Tulane University (School of Law) Press, 1998.

Smerconish, Michael. Muzzled: From T-Balls to Terrorism: True Stories that Should Be Fiction. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007. 

Smerconish, Michael: Flying Blind: How Political Correctness Continues to Compromise Airline Safety Post 9/11, Running Press, 2003

Stewart, Chuck: Homosexuality and the Law: A Dictionary. Abo-Clio, 2001.

Suskind, Ron. The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Tarbox, Katherine. Girl’s Life Online. New York: Penguin, 2004. 

Thierer, Adam and Crews, Clyde Wayne, Jr. Editors. Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age. Washington: Cato, 2002. Contributors: Tom Bell, James DeLong, John Perry Barlow, Tom G. Palmer, Rich Boucher, David Post, Jessica Litman, Drew Clark, Orin Kerr, Emery Simon, Mike Godwin, Mitch Glazier, Robin Gross, Stan Liebowitzm, Frank Hausmann, PeterWayner, Michael Nugent, Ron Laurie and Robert Beyers.

Tomkiel, Stanley A., III. The Social Security Handbook, 4th Edition. Chicago: Sphinx Legal, 2004.

Trump, Donald. How to Get Rich. Ballantine, 2004.

Trump. Donal.  Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life. New York, Vanguard, 2009.

Vile, John R. Contemporary Questions Surrounding the Constitutional Amending Process. (London: Praeger, 1993).

Wiedemer, James. A Homeowner's Guide to Foreclosure: How to Protect your Home and your Rights. Dearborn, Dearborn Financial Press, 1992.

Willard, Nancy E. Cyber-Safe and Cyber-Saavy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly. Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Willard, Nancy E. Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats. Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats and Distress. Perfect, 2007.

Wintemute, Robert and Andenas, Mads, editors  Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships: A Study of National, European and International Law. (Hart Publishing, London/Oxford, England and Portland, Oregon, 2001.)

Wolf, Naomi.  The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. Chelsea Green, 2007.

Wolf, Naomi.   Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries. Simon & Schuster, 2008.


Arthur, L. Robert. The Sex Texts: Sexuality, Gender and Relationships in the Bible. Omaha, Arthur Publishing (PO Box 8291), Omaha (68101), 1994.

Borg, Marcus J. The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith. How We Can Be Passionate Believers Today. San Francisco, Harper, 2003.

Boyd, Gregory A. The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church.  Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2006.

Gartenstein-Ross, Daveed. My Year Inside Radical Islam – A Memoir.  Tarcher, 2007.

Goodwin, Everett C. Down by the Riverside: A History of the Baptist Faith. Philadelphia, Judson Press, 2002.

Herman, Didi.  The Antigay Agenda: Orthodox Vision and the Christian Right. The University of Chicago Press, 1997.   Has interesting discussions of “legislating morality” with examples of other possible political scenarios where alternate religious faiths are equated to morality.

Lewis, H. Spencer. Mystical Life of Jesus. San Jose: Rosicrucian Order AMORC, 1929.

Lewis, H. Spencer. The Secret Doctrines of Jesus. San Jose: Rosicrucian Order AMORC, 1939.

Marshall, Paul; Green, Roberta; Gilbert, Lela. Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding Its Beliefs, History and Conflicts. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.

Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels. New York: Vintage, 1979.

Perry, Troy, and Swicegood, Thomas. You Don't Have to Be Afraid Anymore. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Piazza, Michael. Holy Homosexuals: The Truth about Being Gay or Lesbian and Christian. (Revised). Dallas: Hope Publishing, 1997.

Purtill, Richard L.  C. S. Lewis’s Vase for the Christian Faith. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1981.  Also C. S. Lewis: Mere Christianity. MacMillan, 1960.

Varghese, Roy Abraham (editor). The Intellectuals Speak out about God: A Handbook for the Christian Student in Secular Society. Washington: Regnery Gateway, 1984.

Wallis, Jim. God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It  New York:Harper Collins, 2005.

Wilson, Nancy. Our Tribe: Queer Folks, God, Jesus, and the Bible. San Francisco: Harper, 1995.


Babcock, Joe. The Tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers. Minneapolis: Closet Case Books, 2002.

 Barker, Clive. Sacrament. New York: Harper Paperbacks, 1996. This epic "horror" novel deals with the psychological issues of homosexuality with unusual acumen for mainstream fiction. Barker's thoughts ("self-promoting queers") are a lot like my own.

Contoski, Edmund. The Trojan Project. Minneapolis: American Liberty, 1997.

Flynn, Vince. Term Limits. St. Paul, Cloak and Dagger, 1997. This is a real anti-government thriller. I hope no assassins get ideas from Flynn's military commando hero as to how to kill with your bare hands.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. 1937, Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Commentary by Edwidge Danticat and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Silva, Dan. The Messenger. New York: Putnam, 2006.

Updike, John. Terrorist. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. My review. Harpers (July 2006) has a detailed review, “A Fanatical Mind: The novelist and the terrorist,” p. 89.

Timothy Ross Wilson, a Canadian attorney who posts on queerlaw-Canada, makes the following reading suggestions:

Patterson, Nicholas J., "The Repercussions in the European Union of the Netherlands' Same-Sex Marriage Law" (2001) 2 Chicago Journal. of International Law,  301.

Morgan, Wayne, "Justice Michael Kirby, Through the World's Eye" (Book Review) (2001) 25 Melbourne U.L.R. 306.

Becker, Mary, "Family Law in the Secular State and Restrictions on Same-Sex  Marriage: Two Are Better Than One" (2001) No. 1 University of Illinois Law.Review,. 1.

Whole issue of (2001) 10 Law & Sexuality

MacDougall, Bruce, "The Celebration of Same-Sex Marriage" (2000-2001) 32 Ottawa Law Review. 235.

Majury, Diana, "MacDougall, Queer Judgments: Homosexuality, Expression and the Courts in Canada" (Book Review) (2000-2001) 32 Ottawa L.R. 299.

Knauer, Nancy J., "Homosexuality as Contagion: From The Well of Loneliness to the Boy Scouts" (2000) 29 Hofstra L.R. 401.

Cook, Shayna S., "The Exclusion of HIV-Positive Immigrants Under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act and the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act" (2000) 99 Michigan Law.Review. 452.

Barry, Kathryn Ann, "Striking Back Against Homophobia: Prohibiting Peremptory Strikes Based on Sexual Orientation" (2001) 16 Berkeley Women's L.J. 157.

Goodman, Ryan, "Beyond the Enforcement Principle: Sodomy Laws, Social Norms, and Social Panoptics" (2001) 89 California Law.Review. 643.

Aggarwal, Arjun P. and Gupta, Madhu M., "Same-Sex Sexual Harassment: Is it Sex Discrimination? A Review of Canadian and American Law (2000) Manitoba Law.Journal 333.

McCoy, Scott D., "The Homosexual-Advance Defense and Hate Crimes Statutes: Their Interaction and Conflict" (2001) 22 Cardozo L.R. 629.

Bell, Jodi L., "Prohibiting Adoption by Same-Sex Couples: Is It in the "Best Interest of the Child?"" (2001) 49 Drake Law.Review. 345.

Walters, Jason, "Freedom of Association - Prohibition of Expulsion of Homosexual Scout Leader Violates the Boy Scouts' First Amendment Right of Freedom of Expressive Association" (2000-2001) 31 Cumberland Law.Review. 407.

Links to Amazon lists of “gaycon” (gay conservative) books:

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