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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, September 19, 2018 there are 25 books in the suggested reading list that start with F. Here is an easy to print list of everything...)

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  • Faces in the Smoke by Douchan Gersi has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Myra Lou Harris...and Myra Lou has this to say about the book: "Details number of so-called "primitive" societies in touch with knowledge and abilities we have long forgotten."
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  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jess Moloughney...and Jess has this to say about the book: "Fahrenheit 451 shows inevitable conclusion to our society if we do not change the way things are now."
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  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Alex Brown...and Alex has this to say about the book: "Fahrenheit 451 is the story of a man's search for truth in the future in a negative-utopian world that is strikingly similar to our own. yeah."
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  • Family of Light by Barbara Marciniak has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Clark Harris...and Clark has this to say about the book: "It talks about creating a new reality based in love, and how it is within each and every one of us to change the fear based lifestyle in which we find ourselves living."
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  • Fateful Harvest by Duff Wilson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bob Tompkins...and Bob has this to say about the book: "Totoalitaria Agricluture run amok! Investigative reporting on the practice started in 1954 to the present: chemical, steel, aluminum, uranium etc. manufaturers world-wide disposing of leftover hazardous waste with excessive concentrations of lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, beryllium, dioxins, flourans and other wonderful things by paying agricultural fertilizer manufacturers to remove it from their sites and thus avoid the hazardous waste disposal laws. They are even encouraged to recycle by government. The fertilizer corporations include it in their products without testing for levels or listing them on the labels of their fertilizers. These are sold world-wide to commercial farmers and home gardeners for their crops."
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  • Fatherland by Robert Harris has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Lucas Costa...and Lucas has this to say about the book: "That book shows how people can abdicate of their primal right and accept without thinking what the government says as truth, and that such people are as prisoner as the subversive arrested by the SS. Este livro mostra como as pessoas podem abdicar de seus direitos basicos e aceitar, sem refletir, o que o governo fala como verdade, e que tais pessoas estao tao aprisionadas quanto o subversivo preso pela SS"
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  • Fences and Windows by Naomi Klien has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Ryan Leach...and Ryan has this to say about the book: "It does a good job of pointing out problems indicated in Daniel Quinn's books and points out ideas and examples for decentralized, more tribal (but not necessarilly tribal) ways of living."
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  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Michael Tillman...and Michael has this to say about the book: "The main character's vision is of a tribal rebirth of 'civilization', although that's not the focus of the book. The focus of the book is waking up to the fact that 'society' isn't taking us anywhere we want to be."
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  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jon Borchardt...and Jon has this to say about the book: "Read it and decide for your self. :-)"
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  • First North Americans Series by Michael and Kathleen Gear has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Pax Rolfe...and Pax has this to say about the book: "This wonderful series of fiction is written by a pair of archeologists who try and in my opinion succeed in painting a picture of what life was like before the great forgetting. No grunting cavemen here, these characters speak in complete sentances and view the world and its wonders much as we do sans modern technology. The ultimate vision of pure tribal society."
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  • Flashbacks by Timothy Leary has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Joshua Chosay...and Joshua has this to say about the book: "Within Leary's shamelessly self-congratulatulatory autobiography, there is a blueprint for how a single man at the right time with the right resources started a revolution in consciousness. It also gives clues as to why this revolution failed and to what Leary himself would have done differently. He shows an alternative to political and social revolution, which is personal evolution. In other words, Leary shows us how to say, "Fuck It.""
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  • Food of the Gods : The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge by Terence McKenna has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bill M...and Bill has this to say about the book: "As Artist Alex Grey suggests, "In the twilight of human history, McKenna's prescription for salvation is just so crazy it might work.""
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  • Food of the Gods: The search for the original tree of knowledge: A radical history of plants, drugs and human evolution by Terrence McKenna has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Colette Claassen...and Colette has this to say about the book: "I think that if we combine Daniel Quin's ideas with Terrence McKenna's we are almost ready for the new future, the tribal future of mankind."
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  • Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Raven Rose...and Raven has this to say about the book: "It will certainly make a person think...."
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  • For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism Of Exchange by Genevieve Vaughan has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Donna Barthuley...and Donna has this to say about the book: "This book risks contradicting Mother Culture's message that says there is no other way but "exchange economy". A very Leaver solution to a problem"
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  • Four Arguments For the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander has been suggested by Ishmael Network member John Frusciante...and John has this to say about the book: "Not solely focused on television, Mander uses his experience and knowledge (plus a vast amount of research) to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that television is unhealthy and is just another one of the many unnecessary excesses of our society. He also expounds (inadvertantly, I'm sure) on many of the issues raised in Ishmael. I would almost call it a companion piece to Ishmael."
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  • Fourteen Day Herbal Cleansing: A Step by Step Guide to All Natural Inner Cleansing Techniques for Increased Energy, Vitality and Beauty by Laurel Vukovic has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Harry Lotus...and Harry has this to say about the book: "We have to take care of ourselves to be able to spread the message . . . ."
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  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kelly McGillvray...and Kelly has this to say about the book: "I believe it paralells how Mother Culture goes about assimilating, or trying to assimilate Leaver societies into Taker culture."
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  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt Stephen J. Dubner has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Michael Beal...and Michael has this to say about the book: "Freakonomics is a study done by an economist that has nothing to do with the economy. The two co authors take data from all over the world and show connections between things that many people couldn't see. He asks questions and finds answers much like Daniel Quinn. Most importantly he discusses crime and it's relationship with population, and how hard those in power want to cover it up. "
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  • Free at Last: The Sudbury Valley School by Daniel Greenberg has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Scott Gray...and Scott has this to say about the book: "Sudbury Valley is a community that rejects the concept of a cirriculum. Sudbury Valley has long noted that humans not needed grades, classes, or tests to learn in the past 3000000 years."
    Check out and/or Order Free at Last: The Sudbury Valley School from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Free the Animals! by Ingrid Newkirk has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Melissa Reyes...and Melissa has this to say about the book: "This book is about the ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT (ALF) and it's founder "Valerie". If you don't already know about the Animal Liberation Front this is the book to read... ALF members risk their lives in daring rescues to save tortured animals and expose the horrifying abuse that surround labratory animals every day"
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  • Free to be human, an intellectual self defence in an age of illusions by David Edwards has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Per Silén...and Per has this to say about the book: "This book discusses and puts into clear context how market forces distorts factual circumstances, it is scary reading on how everyone control eachother, what subjects we should and should not discuss, what is okay to say, wich views are accepted, wich books will sell, wich movies will be veiwed, and so on. Wich people, opinions and events will be filtered and silenced in media. Eye opening and essential to better see what is actually going on inside taker culture."
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  • Freedom from the Unknown by Jiddu Krishnamurti has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Victor Lopez...and Victor has this to say about the book: ""Order imposed from without always breeds disorder." Freedom from the Unknown by Jiddu Krishnamurti. Listen to the beat of your own drum, it will tell you which way to go. The truth is seen from the inside-out,"
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  • Full House by Stephen Jay Gould has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Mark Meritt...and Mark has this to say about the book: "An insightful analysis, demonstrating why the notion of humans-as-Earth's-dominant-lifeform is invalid. Written by a scientist and author whose basic attitude, like Carl Sagan, has much in common with Quinn."
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  • Future Primitive by John Zerzan has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Karl Hlavinka...and Karl has this to say about the book: "John Zerzan is an anarchist writer who critques symbolic culture (time, art, language, number) along with agriculture and its many arms."
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