Monday, December 3, 2012

The Creature From Jekyll Island by Edward G. Griffin

Status: Almost Complete (v.5)

An EPUB version of this book was requested by a user on the Mises forums. Please only download if you own the physical book.

ISBN: 0-912986-21-2


Fix Notes:

Page 24: meeting

The seven men who attended the secret meetining on Jekyll Island, where the Federal Reserve System was conceived, represented an estimated one-fourth of the total wealth of the entire world.

Page 167: Missing period (Footnote 1)

100 units of gold divided by 185 certificates equals .54

Page 339: Missing period

3. Ibid, p. 358.

Page 396: Congressman

With many Congessmen and Senators financially beholden to him, he wielded great political power.

Page 436: Missing period (Footnote 1)

1. Moody, pp. 117-18, 150

Page 474: extra space

After his appointment to the Fed , Greenspan became silent on these issues and did nothing to anger the Creature he now served.

Page 525: embarrassed

The reporter who conducted the original interview was em-barassed by the allegation and did further research.

Page 533: Extra period

Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?."

Page 551: careers

After 20 years, the government will have confiscated 64% of every dollar we saved at the beginning of our carreers.


Check Vol "11"s, make sure to fix most to II.
Fix Photos

Emulate Arrows/Boxes, 193, 195,
Box, 250, 589, 594, 595

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Government: An Ideal Concept by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.3)

This one is not hosted on Mises, but I decided to do it since I did many of the other Leonard E. Read books.


Fix Notes:

Page 1: Left quotation mark is missing a space before it and is the wrong quotation mark.

In Leonard’s words,”What I must not do, the government must not do.”

Page 64: delegates (?) UNCHANGED

These do not exceed the rights of the delegants.

Page 79-80: Shouldn't be in blockquote

Paragraph beginning with "Involuntary Unemployment"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Romance of Reality by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page 17: little

This litle 7 per cent of the world's population enjoyed standards of living which enabled them to consume:

Page 39: business

[...] have ere long led to a return of confidence, a reappearance of money and a resumption of business; [...]

Page 113: interfered

It has not been perfect nor can it ever be, but it has been nearer a neutral government and has interferred less than have the others.

Pattern For Revolt by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.1)


Fix Notes:



The image of Leonard Read was grabbed from the Liberty Fund:

It looked the same as the one in the original scan, but is MUCH cleaner. I changed it to PNG and compressed it further using optipng (38 KB->25 KB).

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Who's Listening by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page xii: Chapter 19 is missing a period

Page 151: gauge

The degree of closed-mindedness is not necessarily an accurate guage of how much one knows and understands!

Page 155: villains

Both saints and villians are found in the pages of history. The former are credited with leading us in the ways of virtue, while the latter lead us toward evil.

Page 171: Neanderthals (?) UNCHANGED

I believe that man, millennia hence, is intended to excel us in this respect precisely as men of our time are markedly ahead of Neanderthalers.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vision by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page 11: fantastic, fanatic (?) UNCHANGED

The reason, as I see it, that Argentina’s fantasic inflation has not yet destroyed the economy and why productivity is improving, [...]

Page 61: Footnote 3 is missing the book (has publisher, year, and page numbers only). Book is potentially The Road To Serfdom.

Page 67: virtues

Liberty is but the flowering of human ascendancy in virtures and principles.

Page 85: mercantilism (?) UNCHANGED

Their society is but a modem variation on primitive ways of life: serfdom, feudalism, merchantilism and the like.

Page 102: Extra period

It worked like magic.!

Page 118: politicians

They may gain some favors from politicans and others they praise.

Page 130: Isaac

And in one degree or another the same might be said of mortals such as Socrates, Maimonides, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Shakespeare, Spinoza, Issac Newton, Emerson, and Thoreau.

Friday, November 2, 2012

To Free Or Freeze by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page 27: acquiescence

Compliance means just the opposite: acquiescience or giving in.

Page 29: exchange

Was it unwise for England, following the Napoleonic Wars, to abandon mercantilism by repealing three-fourths of some 18,000 laws restricting production, exhange, and pricing?

Page 34: exchanges

It is no less slavery when an employee or an association of employees denies an employers freedom to associate with whom he chooses or otherwise restricts his exhanges for whom or for what he wishes.

Page 45: Creativity

Cre-activity has selfhood as its source.

Page 52: among

The strong will first subordinate the weak and then contend amoung themselves for territorial mastery.

Page 62: Accidental Left Quote

“Rules are meant for those expected to obey; principles for those expected to think.“

Page 98: distinguished

The late Lecomte du Noüy, a devout Christian and also a dintinguished scientist, deals with this question in his Human Destiny:

Page 128: escaped

Those writers who lie on the watch for novelty can have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have ex-caped former observation.

Page 138: acknowledgment (?) I changed the spelling, although it may/may not be correct originally.

But let the renowned Dr. Myr-dal make the acknowlegment and we can cite an authority on how Swedish socialism is not working.

Page 148: accidental space (throughout the book there were no spaces around an emdash

Frankly, I do not know. I only know that I will try to rely exclusively on free-market methods of education— consumers’ choice.

Page 152: ethical

Individuals—millions of them—failed constantly to correct their moral and eithical positions as they ventured toward expanding horizons.

Page 164: acquisition (?) UNCHANGED

The acquision of truth, no less than the avoidance of nonsense, demands conscious action.

Page 185: prestigious

Aside from admission to the UN, I have never seen this sentiment better dramatized than in one of America’s most presitigious magazines.

Page 202: Accidental Right Quote

The greatest danger to your world or mine is error for “all error has poison at its heart” and ”so long as truth is absent, error will have free play.”

Page 209: In Index. Röpke is missing 'ö'


The first line of each chapter has a very large text-indent. I tried to emulate it with a 6em to try to stick with the same spirit of the original.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Then Truth Will Out by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:



There is only 1 section in the Addendum (why is it numbered 1)?

At the end of Addendum (p. 170-171) there is a superscript 1-3, perhaps for some footnote reference? (Does not exist in the book)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Path of Duty by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.3)


Fix Notes:

Page 23: advantages

Of all the advantanges which come to any young man, I believe it to be demonstrably true that poverty is the greatest.

Page 112: little

Dressed in a littlle brief authority,

Index: Molière missing accent


I changed the CSS slightly, and the way I handle lists. Hopefully fixes the way it looks if converted to MOBI.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Love of Liberty by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.3)


Fix Notes:

Page 18: succeeded

They have succeded in rendering a good term useless.

Page 38: luminosity

The wisdom that accounts for them is not in you or me; it derives from the overall lunimosity.

Page 44: politicians

When government is in the politico-economic driver’s seat, politicans, bureaucrats, and their coercive allies, labor unions, sport that badge.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Freedom Freeway by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page 41: kingdom

Seek ye first the kindom of God [...]

Page 47: ever (?) (UNCHANGED)

They are generally considered the finest examples of the ESSAY every written.


Page 89, 92, 93, 97, 107:

Changed quotes from list to blockquotes

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Talking to Myself by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:

Page 6: responsibility

A captain of a plane in flight or ship at sea is constantly checking his bearings; his is the responsiblity for staying on course. To get off course is to court disaster.

Page 36: understanding

By using this term, he acknowledges that his is not a rational commitment; for one of his undertanding, it couldn’t possibly be.

Page 101: enumerate

The list of those things I may please to do but cannot do under my rule is far too long ever to ennumerate.

Page 103: philanthropy

But, beyond these limitations, whether in philanthrophy or charity or production and exchange or anything else creative, leave me free to do as I please lest my individuality be shorn away and destroyed rather than improved and expanded.


"eductor" was used throughout the book:
Inline TOC matches the book, the NCX TOC has all the "subchapters" included.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Seeds of Progress by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.3)


Fix Notes:

Page 37: Spacing Error

To symbolize the answer, take a handful of particles composed mostly of sawdust and a few iron or steel filings.Place a magnet over the particles and observe that only the filings are drawn to it.

Page 51: soldier

As a solider overseas in WW I, I often heard and obeyed the command, “About Face.”

Page 95: spiritual

Contrary to liberal mythology, competition is as necessary to intellectual, moral and spritual growth as it is to an abundance of goods and services.

Page 110: worldly (UNCHANGED)

In such ponderings, I begin to understand the awful temptation of those possessing fewer wordly goods to envy the ones who have more.


Page 62, 117-118:

Changed quotes from "list" to blockquotes

Why American History Is Not As They Say by Jeff Riggenbach

Status: Accepted on Mises (10.28.12)

My Typo Fixed EPUB (

User Submitted EPUB (if wanted for comparison)

Original EPUB (Junk Calibre Conversion)
Original PDF

Fix Notes:

This EPUB was submitted by a user to the Mises Institute. The user cleaned the original EPUB by stripping out all/most of the calibre conversion, and fixed:

- Footnotes
- File Structure

I went ahead and took the cleaned version and fixed hundreds of typos (mostly hyphenation issues). Here is my typo fixes from the original/fixed EPUB.

Hyphenation Errors:

2 John Dos Pas-sos

2 Germa-ny



































Spacing Errors:

36 accidental around '—'

52 non-spaced "[...]"

12 spaces before footnotes

2 J ohn

J ohnathan

2 J ames

j ournalism

[v] iewed

J ohnson

J efferson


r evisionist

"blue/ grey"

Wrong Italics:

15 parenthesis

189 commas

79 periods

22 quotation marks

3 books improperly italic

3 Accidental links

1 Accidental '^'

Missing punctuation:

Right before footnote 168

"Levellers of the English Civil War (16421647)"

"story of Henri de Saint-Simon (17601825)"

"Reagan's eight years (19661974)"

"Charles Austin Beard (18741948)"

Added accents:

ancien régime

naïve -> naïve

Missing blockquote:

Around Footnote 276

Beginning of Section 5 Chapter VI

Footnote Fixes:

Footnote 12 was missing "1956), p.74."

Footnote 28 link fixed

Footnote 52 link fixed

Footnote 116 had "I99o), p. i8." -> "1990), p. 18."

Footnote 141 link fixed

Footnote 238 "[yaf and SDs]" -> "[YAF and SDS]

Footnote 286 link fixed

Footnote 327 "A. of Leviathan" -> "A New History of Leviathan"

Footnote 335 Superscript problems, and some typos

Footnote 363 link fixed

Footnote 376 link fixed

Footnote 378 link fixed

TOC Fix:

First link to Chapter 3 was broken. Changed "chap1" to "chap3"

Changed to Life of Washington."

- [...] favorite reading was Parson Weems' Life of Washington!

Godkin's Nation"

- [...] Godkin's Nation' [...]

Changed to "UCV"

- United Confederate Veterans (ucv)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Liberty: Legacy of Truth by Leonard E. Read

Status: Almost Complete (v.3)


Fix Notes:

Page 44: philosopher

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-81), that remarkable Swiss philospher who devoted a lifetime to his private journal [...]

Page 106: Missing Period

At the end of "3. Trust the Infinite"


Page 4, 38-39:

I changed the bulleted list quotes, into blockquotes.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Let Freedom Reign by Leonard E. Read

Status: Accepted onto Mises (01.11.13)

Update (01/11/13) (v.3): Officially posted on Mises Literature section

Original SBN 91064-22-9
eISBN: 978-1-61016-572-3

Fix Notes:

The Author And Publisher:

"¿Por Que No Ensayar la Libertad" is missing the question mark at the end

Page 75: adequate

[...] before I can pursue my bent or aptitude or obsession, I must gain an adquate, voluntary approval or assent!

Page 125-126: Footnote number errors

Footnotes should be +1.

PDF Error:

Metadata title is "Let Freedom Ring"

How Do We Know by Leonard E. Read

Status: Accepted onto Mises (01.11.13)

Update (01/11/13) (v.5): Officially posted on Mises Literature section

Original ISBN: 0-910614-68-7
eISBN: 978-1-61016-575-4

Fix Notes:

Page 25: Left Single quote should be changed to Right single quote

‘Tis a megalomania:

Page 97: The right ] in after "left" is accidentally italic

That ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other [left] also.”

Page 111: unnecessary

So, to avoid unncessary repetition, I shall quote what others have had to say about low ambitions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Having My Way by Leonard E. Read

Status: Accepted onto Mises (01.11.13)

Update (01/11/13) (v.3): Officially posted on Mises Literature section

Original (paper) ISBN-0-910614-50-4
Original (cloth) ISBN-0-910614-49-0
eISBN: 978-1-61016-573-0

Fix Notes:

Page 38: Left Quotation needed

‘What? You expect me to give up the practices that are keeping me in business or in office?”

Page 41: Missing space

[...] attack, fight, flaunt our superiority—for time is of the essence!This is the activist approach.

Page 51: constituents

Confess this mistake to his constitutents?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Deeper Than You Think by Leonard E. Read

Status: Accepted onto Mises (01.11.13)

Update (01/11/13) (v.4): Officially posted on Mises Literature section

eISBN: 978-1-61016-576-1

Fix Notes:

Page 98: fulfill

What a field for the would-be philanthropist if all these wants were within his power to fufill!

Index. "Ortega y Gasset, Jose" is missing the 'é'


Should the Chapter titles alternate between alignments? Left, Right, Left, Right? Currently the chapter titles alternate arbitrarily (?):

R, L, R, L, R, R, L, R, L, L, L, R, R, L, R, L, R, L

Castles in the Air by Leonard E. Read

Status: Complete

Full Resolution Cover:


Original PDF:

Fix Notes:

Page 42: "to cope"

How cope with this danger?

Page 64, 65:

Footnotes 4 and 5 should be changed to 1 and 2.

Page 80: exemplary

And, with but few exemplarly exceptions, they are.

Page 121: Missing 'é'

In Footnote 4, "Jose Ortega". Earlier in the book in page 1 his name appeared with a 'é'. Also needs to be fixed in the Index.

Comes The Dawn by Leonard E. Read

Status: Accepted onto Mises (01.11.13)

Update (01/11/13) (v.3): Officially posted on Mises Literature section

Original ISBN: 0-910614-57-1
eISBN: 978-1-61016-574-7

Fix Notes:

Other books missing indent on "¿Por Que No Ensayar la Libertad?"

Page 19: according

Indeed, unless they act acording to the word, they will continue digging ever deeper into the pocketbooks of their children [...]

Page 36: Changed '.' to ','

On the other hand. there is a small but growing minority of persons who are becoming more skilled, articulate, and ardent devotees of socialism’s opposite: [...]

Page 37: government

In the decades that followed, citizens did not turn to government for succor, for goverment was so limited that it had nothing on hand to dispense, nor did it then have the power to take from some and give to others.

Page 43: governments

No one can possibly name all the commandeering by our thousands of goverments.

Page 54: Left Single Quote changed to Right Single Quote (to match the rest of the book)

‘Tis a momentary idolatry, doubtless inspired by novel phrasings of his own ideas which excite him.

Page 60: politicians

Then, to implement their degraded schemes—political nightmares—those politicans cultivate an enormous bureaucracy of a like-minded ilk.

Page 88: Robinson (?) (Unchanged)

A Robinsoe Crusoe, of course, has no one to steal from.

Page 97: Broken left quotation mark

[...] with animal fats to make possible a ‘’simple” pencil?

Page 104: nazism (?) (Unchanged)

The latter has numerous contemporary labels: communism, Fabianism, fascism, naziism, and so on.

Page 139: Missing em dash '—' before Matthew

Friday, October 12, 2012

Accent on the Right by Leonard E. Read

Status: Accepted onto (01.11.13)

Update (10/24/12) (v.6): Shaved 16 KBs by using different compression on an image.
Update (01/11/13) (v.7): Officially posted on Mises Literature section

eISBN: 978-1-61016-577-8

Fix Notes:

Page 42:

Blockquote problem. "The delivery of first-class mail for pay;" is the end of the list. The next paragraph I believe should have been treated like the rest of the paragraphs within the book (and have a margin between the bottom of the list and the paragraph).

Page 70: millionaires

[...] thus, most of us would not have survived—not even our current millionaries.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Awake For Freedom's Sake by Leonard E. Read

Status: Accepted onto Mises (01.11.13)

Update (10/24/12) (v.4): Shaved ~3 KBs by using different compression on the image.
Update (01/11/13) (v.5): Officially posted on Mises Literature section

Original ISBN: 0-910614-58-X
eISBN: 978-1-61016-578-5

Fix Notes:

OTHER BOOKS By Leonard E. Read:

Missing indent on "¿Por Que No Ensayar la Libertad?"

Page 10: Missing '—' before "C. F. KETTERING"

Page 80: effectively

He perceives opportunities to employ scarce resources to serve consumers more efficiently and effectivly than otherwise would be the case

Page 108: Accidental missplaced comma

Just about the hardest sell in all history ,so far as I know, was undertaken by Medieval “Christians,” namely, the Crusades that went on for the better part of two centuries.

Page 114: accidental '-'

“Why, Mr. Saint Peter, I had the reputation of being an honest man. What do you mean I stole money from-widows and orphans.”

Page 157: Missing space before quotation.

So, forever listen! Wisdom may come, as the Bible suggests,“from out the mouths of babes.”

Page 162: liberty

The very first step in knowing how to use our iberty is self-government.


Removed Title Page (redundant), moved some of the FEE information to the Copyright Page (in this book, titled "The Author And Publisher").

Centered some of the copyright information.

Page 67 (and a few others I didn't mark):

Changed the authors who were quoted to the right to make the entire book match.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Instead of Dictatorship by Henry Hazlitt

Status: Almost Complete (v.2)


Fix Notes:


Ouroboros or the Mechanical Extension of Mankind by Garet Garrett

Status: Accepted onto Mises (11.06.13)

Update (10/25/2012): New Cover and eISBN.

eISBN: 9781610165709

Cover: Dead Mediafire Link. If anyone wants the original high quality cover, please leave a comment.

Fix Notes:

Page 16: formerly

Silks, watches, ornaments, shoes like those of queens and ladies, plated ware, upholstered furniture, soft beds, besides things that were formely non-existent and therefore beyond the reach of kings, sultans and nabobs, such as electric lights, [...]

Page 20: Or

[...] wonderful than the silkworm similarly converting the mulberry leaf in precious quantities? or a steel ship more amazing than a whale? What of the mechanical beast with a colorless fluid in its tail and a flame in its nose [...]

Page 29: terrific

As you may know, the industrial equipment of the world is increasing by teriffic momentum.

Page 30: protocols

Yet they are but protcols of truce.

Page 34: industrial

Competition among industiral nations to exploit one another’s internal markets is but one profile of all that dangerous activity taking place in the name of foreign trade.

Page 39: install

The makers of fifty-dollar watches throw away their old machines, instal new ones, increase their production, reduce their costs, and not only make what was a fifty-dollar watch for twenty-five but contribute also, in a competitive manner, to the supply of ten-dollar watches.

Page 60: abhorring

[...] was the protagonist of free trade, abhoring tariffs, because she was paramount in machine craft and could beat her rivals both in their own markets and in her own.

Page 69: uncontrollable

Beginning about 1870 there was a sudden and uncontrol-able increase in the output of industry from two principal causes.

Page 80: became

It becames vital by extension—that is to say, when in the course of time the industrial population has increased beyond the native food supply.

Page 85: machine craft (to match its usage in the rest of the book)

So long as three or four nations had a monopoly of machines and machinecraft it could be managed; [...]

Page 86: laudable

[...] their wives and families, as for a good education of a great part of the youth of this realm in good art and laudible exercise:

Page 93: mandated

We witness almost unawares the ruin of that classic enterprise of empire which is founded upon the theory of a balance of trade and a division of labor whereby the colonies, the dominions, the subject and manadated peoples are hewers, drawers, and food-bringers, serving those who live in cities, practice machine craft, and think themselves wholly benevolent.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Triumph of Gold by Charles Rist

Status: Accepted onto Mises (10.10.12)

Update (10/4/12): This version of the EPUB includes an all new cover, and all EPUBs from here on out will include Ludwig von Mises Institute copyright information.

Update (10/10/12): Accidentally forgot "Cover" tag. This would mean the book would not show a cover in "Bookshelf" mode.

Original Cover: If anyone wants this, please leave a comment.
Fixed PDF: If wanted, please leave a comment.

Fix Notes:

Page 218:

The heading "THE TRIUMPH OF GOLD" is missing on the upper left of the page.


Bookmark Errors:

Missing space
1.Freedom for the Gold Market

"Change in Orientation" is the actual name of the chapter
7. Change in Opinion

Changed to "Monetary"
17. The Failure of the International Monetaryt Fund

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Twenty Year Revolution: From Roosevelt To Eisenhower By Chesly Manly

Status: Complete


Original PDF:

Fix Notes:

Page 95: common

[...] with the inevitable result of exploitation of the comman man by the masses, or rather, by those who in such a system apply power over the masses. . . .

Page 114

Missing '.' after "VII"

Page 174: Russians

[...] reminded Acheson at the Senate hearing that in the negotiations preceding the outbreak of that war in 1904 the Rus-sions proposed that Korea be divided at the 38th parallel.

Page 193: millennium

[...] of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the creation of a millenium of peace.



Changed to "Roosevelt"
V. Roosevelt's Rebels Against the Constitution
Changed to "Revolution"
:XII. Revolutoin by Treaty

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wealth: A Brief Explanation of the Causes of Economic Welfare By Edwin Cannan

Status: Complete


Original PDF:

I tested a new cover method on this book, it is an Indexed PNG that I resized from the original, this allowed the cover to be extremely tiny (~7 KB).... I then went in and manually touched it up a little (the text looked quite garbled from the resize). It seems to work well on my Nook, and still looks decent on the PC.

Fix Notes:

Page 167: proportion

[...] property is also small in porportion to the whole.

Page 169: proportion

[...] as the rental value of their premises would generally be trifling in porportion to their gains as “ monied men.”

Page 227: disagreeableness

[...] to submit to so much “ disaggreableness of labour ” when they earn additional income by working as [...]

Page 228: proportion

[...] more income gives more wealth, but always in a less and less porportion.


Removed the spacing around punctuation.

Renumbered Footnotes in Chapter 14 (in the physical book each page began at 1)



Changed to "and"
Chapter II. Co-operation. or Combination of Division of Labour

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Economics and the Public Welfare By Benjamin Anderson

Status: Complete


Fix Notes:

Page 94: franc
As we shall later see, this was a very important factor in saving the French france from the complete collapse that the German mark went through.

Page 106: Participation
American Paricipation in Loan Conditioned on Immediate Gold Payments by Bank.

Page 116: assisted
[...] Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, asssisted and supported by an untrained and inexperienced man in Washington, [...]

Page 158: franc
French wholesale prices in May of 1926 were below the world level even if the france were put at 4¢, while with the franc at 3 1/2¢ French wholesale prices would have been far below the world gold level.

Page 159: In
Native French products (in French currency )

Page 186: were
The Federal Reserve authorities wese using measures which, on the basis of their past experience, [...]

Page 216
Missing a period at the end of Footnote 1 (Potential Scan Error?)

Page 307: conflict
The New Deal is far too complex to be described in any simple terms, but the conflct between a liberal foreign trade policy and the policy of internal regimentation is one of the clues to much that follows.

Page 380 OR 381
Missing Footnote 1 (in text and bottom of the page), OR Footnote 2 and 3 on Page 381 should be changed to 1 and 2.

Page 385
Footnote 1 in text and bottom of page should become Footnote 2

Page 428: bookkeeping
In cases where bookeeping was difficult to enforce

Page 454
Missing commas
If a man bought $10,000 worth of stock, the rule required that he pay in cash $5500 and that he borrow only $4500. His margin was 55% of the cost of the stock, but it was 122% of the $4500 loan.

Page 471
Table has an extra/empty column. Potentially meant to have an "Amer. Labor" column?

Page 494

Footnote "1" is supposed to be Footnote 3.

Page 498: population
The estimate is that the growth of the poulation in the last half of the nineteenth century was “responsible” for perhaps 60% of the “capital formation” in the United States.

Page 531
Missing commas
[...] individuals of $3000 and less, and over 80% of the total income of the country was received by individuals and families with incomes of $5000 and less.

Page 535: monopolies
[...] was greatly helped by the fact that its indirect taxes and its revenues from fiscal monoplies came in [...]

Page 554: with
He said that the trouble wtih the Nazi is that they do not have consciences.

Page 568: bureaucrats
[...] with red tape cut through, did a job which bureacrats could never do in peacetime.

Page 571: Government
[...] which characterized the relation of Goverment with business at the beginning of the war, [...]

Page 586: Criticisms
Criticisims of the Bank.

Page 597
Index, under England, "equalization"
equilization account, 417;

Page 600
"Poincare" should be changed to "Poincaré"


Changed the format of the table on page 447, 516.


Added Chapter numbers to the bookmarks


Added Numbering

6: "Postwar Bom" -> Boom
14: "Frank" -> France
60: "Keynesy" -> Keynes
81: "British loan" -> Loan

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Human Action By Ludwig von Mises

Status: Reading (Chapter XVI)

10.17.2014 EPUB:!DdolSRrS!TqRtRMA7irw4QB9x5PnDpTh2zzTOS_R0jF7YXzxyukw

I will be reading Human Action over the coming months, and fixing any errors I run into.

Fix Notes:

More information can be found on the forum topic here:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fabian Freeway by Rose Martin

Status: Complete (03.06.2013)

This book is officially on

The PDF version of this book has badly marked pages:

125-137, 139-144, 148-153, 156-158, 160-164, 165-172, 173-175, 501, 503-513, 514-515, 531-535

I put in a request to the Mises Institute for scans of the new pages. There is not much demand for this book, and there is not much money for the payment of a new scan.

Also attached is a rough draft of the PDF version. I cleaned up a few of the easier scanning artifacts manually, and it does have a better OCR backend than the original. (24 MB compared to the original 40 MB) New scans of those badly marked pages should bring the size way down.

Edit (01/10/2013): Thanks to progressingamerica's work on his conversion of the book to HTML (linked below). I did an in depth comparison between my version and his, which also allowed me to also catch many more errors, and implement all of the badly marked pages into the EPUB.

Metadata: Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 66-28199
Download Links:
EPUB: Dead (See Mediafire Post)
PDF: Dead (See Mediafire Post)

Fix Notes:

Page 187: benefiting

and to benefitting unostentatiously from his private investments and an ample income derived from syndication of his column.

Page 212: benefited

[...] manager of the International Oxygen Company, which had benefitted from wartime contracts, [...]

Page 246: into (scan error?)

A hundred and seventy years ago the welfare state concept was translated nto the basic law of this land by the founders of the republic [...]

Page 361: centralized

[...] more centrallized control, as a result of Federal aid to states and municipalities; [...]

Page 366: right quotation -> left quotation

”Secretary’s Report (September, 1961-July, 1963)

Page 268: envisioned

[...] Rostow explained that the species of world-wide New Deal envisoned for underdeveloped countries will not wholly eliminate private business.

Page 421: Uruguay

They visited the following countries: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Urguay, Brazil, where they met leading representatives of the Socialist and Popular Parties.”

Page 423: Footnotes 33 and 34 need to be swapped

Thursday, August 30, 2012

History of American Socialisms By John Humphrey Noyes

Status: Completed


Original PDF:

Fix Notes:

Page (26): successfully

Neither can be successfuly embodied by men whose minds are not wide enough to accept them both.

Page (27): families

What they needed was to convert their churches into unitary fam-lies, and put them into unitary homes, where daily meetings and continuous criticism are possible;—and behold, this is Socialism!

Page (55): (Missing '.' before '—' to match others)

J. B. Herrick—

Page (59): probably

The moral at the close, inferring the impracticability of Communism, may prob-bly be accepted as sound, if restricted to non-religious experiments.

Page (84): enthusiasm

So Macdonald, with the enthuiasm of a true Socialist, on landing in this country in 1842 first sought out New Harmony.

Page (88): (Potential Error?)

Robert Owen is a remarkable character. In years nearly seventy-five: in knowledge and experience superabundant; in benevolence of heart transcendental; in honesty without disguise; in philanthropy unlimited; in religion a skeptic; in theology a Pantheist: in metaphysics a necessarian circumstantialist; in morals a universal excusionist; in general conduct a philosophic non-resistant;

Page (91): of

men and women who were spoiled for the world by once tasting or at least imagining the sweets af Communism, and would not be turned back by any number of failures.

Page (107): (Potential Error?)

Mr. Emerson’s lecture is doubtless reliable on the main point for which we quote from it—the Unitariar and Channing-arian origin of Brook Farm—but certainly supfiercial in its view of the substantial character and final purpose of that Community.

Page (148): (Most likely a scan error) Missing '.'

[...] that the afflatus must be strong enough to decompose the old family unit and make Communism the home-center

Page (173): embarrassment

This experiment did not fail through pecuniary embarassment.

Page (184): (Missing '‘')

On its banner was inscribed, To each, according to his capacity, and to each capacity according to its work.’

Page (191): division

This inquiry has given rise to our third divison, called theo-retico-practical architects of society.”

Page (202): Missing '“'

“Attractive Industry,” Compound Economies,” “Democracy of Association,” “Equilibrium of the Passions”

Page (203): constructing

Millions are now spent in constucting canals and railroads that scarcely pay for repairs.

Page (235): development

its constraint of millions to idleness and consequent dependence or famine for want of employment, and its failure to secure education and devolopment to the children growing up all around

Page (253): Pennsylvania

Having made this resolve, they looked not behind them, but freely contributed of their hard-earned means, and purchased eight hundred acres of fertile wood-land, in Monroe County, Pensylvania.

Page (283): (Potential Error?)

I boldy pronounce all partial attempts, short of such a beginning, a waste, and worse than a waste, of time and brain, blood and muscle, soul and body.

Page (299): THE and missing '.' at the end


Page (317): (Most likely a scan error) Missing '.'

I began to doubt whether it was much of an affair after all; but I pushed on, anxious at once to see the place

Page (334): (Most likely a scan error) Missing '.'

“The Phalanx has fee simple titles to many tracts of land, and a house in Warren, with which they will secure capitalists who choose to invest money, for the purpose of establishing some branches of manufacturing

Page (344): Brackets instead of parenthesis to match the rest of the book

(From a letter of N. C. Meeker, August 11, 1847.)

Page (366): February

An enthusiastic convention of Socialists was held in that city on the 22d of Februrary, 1844, at which interesting letters were read from Horace Greeley,

Page (404): Harbinger (matches the rest of the book)

[Letter to the Harbinger, August 15, 1845.]

Page (407): (Potential Error?) always

Tell H., of Beaver, to come and see us, and say to him that you have alway failed in depicting the comforts and pleasures of Association.

Page (412): ',' replaced with '.'

[From a letter in the Southport Telegraph,]

Page (414): ,. -> .,

We put in about twenty acres of spring crops, mostly potatoes, buckwheat, turnips, etc,. and have now one hundred acres of winter wheat in the ground.

Page (460): determined

Here, as elsewhere, individual opinion is free; but there are certain conditions, as we think, clearly indicated, which are necessary to the proper consideration of the question; and our view is that it is one that must be determned mainly by woman herself.

Page (554): probably

From a defect in the construction of the chimney, a spark from the stove-pipe had prob-bly communicated with the surrounding wood-work; and from the combustible nature of the materials, the flames spread with a celerity that made every effort to arrest their violence without effect.

Page (627): system

12.—The abolishment of the marriage sytem is involved in Paul’s doctrine of the end of ordinances.

Page (628): '.' was moved to after number

.14—The law of marriage “worketh wrath.”

Page (636): division

The present divison of labor between the sexes separates them entirely.

Page (639): consequences

Marriage makes a man responsible for the conse-qunces of his acts of love to a woman.

Money: Its Connexion With Rising And Falling By Edwin Cannan

Status: Completed


Original PDF:

On top of the usual, my PDF was cleaned very well with Imagemagick, which cleaned ~1.2 MBs of dust/pixels from the original scans.

The "Appendix Images" version has smaller image sizes, and also has all of the HTML tables in the Appendix replaced with images. This would most likely help if your ereader cannot handle such very large images/tables.

If reading on the PC, I would recommend the usual EPUB version.

Fix Notes:

Page 6: necessary (potential misspelling? In Great Britain in 1918, was it spelled with one s or two s?)

To arrive at agreement it is neces-ary, [...]

Page 47: sovereign

[...] although circulating at par with the coin tends to reduce the value of the coin and raise prices even when that coin is like the English sover-reign before the War, [...]

Page 86: Missing '.' after cent

Their value will be the same as that of the coin into which they are convertible, whether 1 per cent., 50 per cent or 100 per cent. are “ covered, ” [...]


- Changed footnote numbering from per page to per chapter.
- I decided to remove the spacing between the punctuation marks ' ; ' ' : ' ' “ ' ' ” ' ' ? ' in order to look nicer when reflowed.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Credit Policies of the Federal Reserve By Charles Hardy

Status: Accepted on Mises (08.21.12)

On top of the usual, my PDF was cleaned very well with Imagemagick, which cleaned ~1.2 MBs of dust/pixels from the original scans.

The "Appendix Images" version has smaller image sizes, and also has all of the HTML tables in the Appendix replaced with images. This would most likely help if your ereader cannot handle such very large images/tables.

If reading on the PC, I would recommend the usual EPUB version.

Fix Notes:

page (67)
Changed table from four column to two column table

page (84)

So long as usiness conditions are deemed satisfactory, all major gold movements in either direction must be offset by credit movements.

page (158)

Footnote 13 and 14 do not exist on the bottom of the page

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back Door To War - The Roosevelt Foreign Policy: 1933-1941 By Charles Callan Tansill

Status: Accepted on Mises (11.06.12)
ISBN-10: 0837179904
ISBN-13: 978-0837179902
Fixed PDF: If interested, please leave a comment and I will upload.

Fix Notes:

page (22):

In December 1921, General Henry T. Allen sent to Secretary Hughes a complaint that had been filed with the High Commision by a delegation of German workingmen:
page (86):

The result was a diplomatic vctory for China.

page (164):

A new drama that would end on a curtain line announcing Russian domi-ation of the Far East, had opened with an ominous fanfare.

page (256):

The League should be an instrument for internatinal conciliation and not "an international war office.”

page (314):

record vote in his favor and a corresondingly strong springboard for his next international move.

page (462):

He insisited that "first firing positively was by the Chinese.

page (625):

He and Ribbentrop were particulary intimate.


Removed the "Cover" page (Page 1 in the PDF) and replaced it with the page after (Page 3 in the PDF)


Added Subchapters to bookmarks

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Liberty and the Great Libertarians By Charles T. Sprading

Status: Tweaked (10.1.2013)
ISBN: 9781610161077

PDF: DEAD LINK (Please leave comment if you are interested)

Fix Notes (10.01.2013):

Page 103: par. 2: prescriptions

The volume in which justice records her perscriptions is forever increasing, and the world would not contain the books that might be written.

Page 105: par. 1, last sentence: Sphere

The Shpere and Duty of Government, with its clear, free thinking, was even more fearless and distinctive than the volumes of critical philology.

Page 113: par. 1: promiscuous

The solicitude of a State for the positive welfare of its citizens, must further be hurtful, in that it has to operate upon a promiscous mass of individualities, and therefore does harm to these by measures which cannot meet individual cases.

Page 138: par. 1: likely

It is true that this benefit is not capable of being rendered by everybody alike; there are but few persons, in comparison with the whole of mankind, whose experiments, if adopted by others, would be likey to be any improvement on established practice.

Page 146: par. 1: genuine

Your geniune action will explain itself, and will explain your other geniune actions.

Page 240: par. 1: Sovereignity

[...] and this is what is meant by the Soveriegnity of the Individual, limited only by the ever accompanying condition, resulting from the equal Sovereignty of all others, that the onerous consequences of his actions be assumed by himself.

Page 240: par. 2 (bottom): interference

In the elegant and refined reunions of the aristocratic classes there is none of the impertinent intereference of legislation.

Page 346: bottom par.: business

“Mind your own busines” is its only moral law.

Page 371: par. 1: diminish

No doubt the State and men of science have done something to dimmish the number of casualties.

Page 453: par. 0: subtlety

Though it might be said that the growing complexity of man’s nature would be likely to lead him into more rather than fewer relationships, yet on the other hand it is obvious that as the depth and subtelty of any attachment that will really hold him increases, so does such attachment become more permanent and durable, and less likely to be realized in a number of persons.


Page 33-59 (Chapter "Laconics of Liberty"): I changed all of these quotations to a blockquote with author right-aligned.

Old Fix Notes (08.01.2013):

New scans of pages: 251, 255, 257, 263, 315, 497, 504


page (67)
Ask of politicans the ends for which laws were originally designed, and they will answer

page (70)
But I demand of this politican, how

page (72)
have felt more confusion, and committed more flagrant acts of tryanny,

page (80)
If we would delineate human nature with a baseness of heart, and hyprocrisy of countenance,

page (93) Missing chapter number "IV."

page (103)
The volume in which justice records her perscriptions is forever increasing, and the world would not contain the books

page (104) (124) (148) (206) (228)
Liberty and the Great Liberterians

page (124)
It is the undertaking to decide that question for others, without allowing them to hear what can be said on the contrafy side.

page (130)
he is either led by authority, or adopts, like the generalty of the world,

page (131)
This dicipline recognizes a knowledge of the enemy’s case as beneficial to the teachers,

page (146)
Your geniune action will explain itself, and will explain your other geniune actions.

page (149)
Walph Raldo Emerson

page (150)
The appearnace of character makes the State unnecessary.

page (158) (Missing ',' after Liberator)
and especially must he be sure to count the cost and act intelligently.—Liberator 1862.

page (163)
Government is the fundamental ism of the soldier, bigot, and priest.

page (171)
but the unremitted repition of one dull unvarying sound would either not command attention or make us run mad.

page (187)
and so the laymen at last learned wisdom and no longer believed in the mediavel “truth.”

page (227)
By assuming an attitude which, if consist-tently maintained, implies a right to ignore the State entirely.

page (237)
The indivualities of the grains of sand which compose the beach,

page (238)
He cannot divest himself of his organic peculiarties of character, any more than he can divest himself of his features.

page (241)
It would, perhaps, be injudicious to conclude this exhibit of the doctrine of the indivudal soveriegnity,

page (242)
sovereignty beyond those limits without trenching upon, and interferring with,
“the soveriegnty of the individual, to be exercised at his own cost.”

page (244)
The oppressed classes do not want charity, but justice, amd with simple justice the necessity for charity will disappear or be reduced to a minimum.
The almshouse and the foundling hospital may be neccessary and laudable charities,

page (249)
the wills of the governor and the governed concur, and blend, and harmoize with each other.

page (255)
I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice, and by religous men who are certain they represent the Divine will

page (262)
The jury must also judge of ths laws of evidence.

page (264)
and that to allow a jury rep-senting the people to invalidate the acts of the government would therefore be arraying the people against themselves.

page (269)
The government iself never acknowledges this right.

page (275)
We have been saved by that spendid thing called independence,

page (308)
2. From the power to monopolize land, which enables them to prevent others from using coal desposits which they will not use themselves.

page (320)
and they not only do not promote the internal well-being of their poeple, but they ruin and corrupt them.

page (325)
but because for their own liberty and welfare are needed services and sacrifices to the diety called Government;

page (341)
It sounds Utopian, but it really rests on severly economic grounds.

page (342) (Missing '.' after cent)
of less than one per cent, not as interest for the use of capital, but as pay for the labor of running the banks.

page (348)
Anarchists, in favoring the abolition of governmet, favor the abolition of invasion, not of protection against invasion.

page (354)
But, if individuals can do so much, what shall be said of the emomous and utterly irresistible power of a large and intelligent minority,

page (366)
who wandered about, offering their adventurous spirit, their arms, and their knowlege of warfare for the protection of populations,

page (376)
Such are the signs which appear even now in our invi-vidualist societies.

page (427) (No period)
LaborOf the means of production there are two classes

page (432)
Eeven if labor were the only source of and the only ingredient in value,

page (435)
cannot even understand how it is possible to work without a master who must be obyed, because he can hire and discharge, pay and punish

page (443)
The modern woman sees plainly enough that no decent advance of her sex is possible until this whole equstion is fairly faced

page (444)
Here in sex, the women’s insticts are, as a rule, so clean, so direct, so well-rooted in the needs of the race, that except for man’s domination they would scarcely have suffered this preversion.

page (445)
compains that nowadays “the notion that women require strength,

page (452)
Nor is it necessary to suppose that pol-gamy in certain countries and races is by any means so degrading or unsuccessful an institution as some folk would have it to be.

page (453)
et on the other hand it is obvious that as the depth and subtelty of any attachment that will really hold him increases,

page (472)
which was written during the last months of his imprison ment.

page (473)
well, nowadays the man of science and the philospher would be considerably amused.

page (495)
He is an invidual annihilated, not disciplined.

page (509)
But Sydicalism has also a directly positive aspect.

Erased page 544 (blank page at the end of the book)

PDF Bookmarks:

"XXI.Pierre A Kroptokin" -> "XXI. Pierre A. Kroptokin"
Added Subchapters to "Other Libertarians"
Added "Laconics" chapter

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Principles of Ethics by Herbert Spencer

Status: Accepted onto Mises (08.31.12)
Note: I ran the scans through ScanTailor in order to clean up many of the scanning artifacts. Also, these came out to ~53% the filesize of the original PDFs. (If Fixed PDFs are wanted, please leave a comment).

Update (03.29.13): My mediafire account is suspended, if any of the files are needed, leave me a request. I personally created each Volume as a separate EPUB, it was combined on Mises's end, I did not have anything to do with that (and I have not taken a super close look). Here is the link:

Volume I


Volume II


Fix Notes:

(actual page # in parenthesis)

Vol I:

page (62):
Footnote is at bottom of page, but the * is not placed in text of the book. I have placed it in the EPUB near the end of the chapter.

page (293):
Go back to the times when blood-feuds were not only chronic between adjacent tribes but in the later times in which there were blood-feuds maintained from generation to generation between families of the same tribe, and contrast it with the present time in which, among civilized peoples, such aggressions as exist, relatively few, are far less violent in kind; and it cannot be denied that that negative latruism which is shown in refraining from injuring others, has increased.

 page (437):
 rubbed from head to foot with stinking blubber, gorged to repletion wtth putrid meat

Vol II:

page (105):
The knowledge thus obtained may be digested, re-organized and new knowledge educed from it by its possessor,

page (228):
§ 368. We saw (in Chap. XXIII.) that at a later stage of evolution a society may acquire a nature fundamentally unlike the nature it had at an earler stage;

page (267):
There is inability to separate in thought those assertions of religious freedom which do not involve aggressions on otherss, from those which do involve aggressions on others, in the form of nuisances.

 page (310):
perversions of men’s beliefs caused by absence of that sympathetic interpretration which negative beneficence enjoins.

 page (341):
Beyond the efficient household adminstration demanded alike by justice and by beneficence, there needs on the part of a wife sympathy in a husband’s interests and aims and anxieties.

page (363):
the ethics of evolution, as here interpreted, emphasize this form of beneficence; since the highest individual nature and the higest social type,

 page (395):
if gatherings for the interchange of ideas and mutual excitation of emotions add, in consid-siderable measure, to the gratifications of each and all;

page (399):
requirements which, indeed, will by most be denied, and by many will even be consid-sidered at variance with social obligations.

page (450):
I hold that the notions of what is right vary with the variations, and advance with the progess, of the social order.”

page (492): In the Index (definiteness) also defi-initeness,

EPUBs ONLY (Both Volumes):

Cleaned up the References section to make it more readable.

PDF ONLY (Volume II):

Bookmark Errors:

Part IV:
"Part IV. The Ethics of Social Life" -> "Part IV. Justice"
"VIII. The Corollaries" -> "VIII. Its Corollaries"
"XI. The Rights To the Uses of National Media" -> "XI. The Rights To the Uses of Natural Media"
"XII. The Right to Property" -> "XII. The Right of Property"
"XIII. The Right to Incorporeal Property" -> "XIII. The Right of Incorporeal Property"
"XIV. The Rights of Gift and Request" -> "XIV. The Rights of Gift and Bequest"
"XV. The Rights of Free Exchange" -> "XV. The Rights of Free Exchange and Free Contract"
"XVII. The Rights of Free Relief and Worship" -> "XVII. The Rights of Free Belief and Worship"
"XXVI. The Limits of State Duties" -> "XXVI. The Limits of State-Duties"
"XXVII. The Limits of State Duties - continued" -> "XXVII. The Limits of State-Duties Continued"
"XXVIII. The Limits of State Duties - Continued" -> "XXVIII. The Limits of State-Duties - Continued"
"XXIX. The Limits of State Duties - Continued" -> "XXIX. The Limits of State-Duties - Concluded"

Part V:
"Part V. The Ethics of Social Life" -> "Part V. Negative Beneficence"

 Part VI:
"Part VI. The Ethics of Social Life" -> "Part VI. Positive Beneficence"
"I. Marital Reneficence" -> "I. Marital Beneficence"

Added Appendixes A-E.

Added "Titles of Works Referred To"
Moved "Subject Index" as a child under References. Also -> "Subject-Index"

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Socialist Empire: The Incas of Peru by Louis Baudin

Status: Updated (01.27.2014)
ISBN: 978-0442006006


Fix Notes:

Page 175 (153 actual)
The Peruvians also made use either of a raft composed of several tree trunks lashed togethed with ropes and pulled across the water by a cable or of a little reed boat

Page 340 (318 actual)
might well have been acquinted with this method of writing.

Page 370 (348 actual)
Footnote 16 is missing a ”

Page 436 (414 actual)
X is placed after Y in Bibliography

Page 441 (419 actual)
McBride is placed in the wrong place.

PDF Only:

Added Subchapter Bookmarks

EPUB Only:

Removed Notes Chapter, added them to the end of each chapter.
Moved the TOC before the Foreword

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace by Harry Elmer Barnes

Status: Quality Checked (02.19.2014)

Update (01.15.2013): Updated to v.8.
Update (02.19.2014): Did a new QC pass on my old EPUB.


Fix Notes:

Page 10: par. 3: course

The ultimate and indirect cost may, of couse, be a potent contribution to incalculable calamity.

Page 98: par. 1: committed

“If the Allied and Associated Governments want a victim let them take me instead of the nine hundred Germans who have commited no offence other than that of serving their country in the war.”

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Philosophy of Ownership By Robert LeFevre

Status: Completed
ISBN: 9781610160735

PDF: DEAD LINK (Please leave a comment if you are interested)

Fix Notes:

Page 68 (64 actual):
- can be the exclusive property of anyone. Words are abstractions in the form of symobls.
Page 76 (72 actual):
- remain under constant care and surveillance, during which parental responsiblity cannot be shrugged off.

PDF Only:

Removed page 92 (completely blank page at the end of the book).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ten Thousand Commandments - A Story of The Antitrust Laws By Harold Fleming

Status: Completed
ISBN: 0-405-00420-6


Original PDF:

Fix Notes:

Page 41 (29 actual):
    - evil that a large buyer could secure a competetive advantage
Page 77 (65 actual):
    - “Prevention of all potential competion is the natural program for maintaining a monopoly here,
Page 125 (113 actual):
    - shoe manufacturers couldn’t sell direct throught their own stores, direct selling, such as “From Kalamazoo Direct to You,” would be illegal,
Page 157 (145 actual):
    - pinned on the small owner-capitalist of the ninteenth century.
Page 170 (158 actual):
    - And this is es-entially the question at stake now about big business:
Page 187 (175 actual):
    - had to travel back and forth the 1,600 miles from the head office in New York (or move to Dallas “for the duration).”


  • TOC moved before Preface
  • "Biblographical References" (Footnotes) Chapter was removed and they were added to the end of each chapter

Thursday, May 31, 2012

An Introduction To The Theory of Value By William Smart

Status: Fixed
ISBN: 9781610160438

Fixed EPUB:

Original PDF:
Original EPUB:

Fix Notes:

  • 4 ii changed to ü
  • 3 missing '.'
  • But if a few mouthfuls be sufficient to' make this want disappear for the moment, and if there be no probability of these mouthfuls ever being absent,
  • 2 accidental italic '('
  • 4 'o' changed to '0'
  • Anatomy of The State By Murray Rothbard

    Status: Fixed
    ISBN: 9781933550480
    Fixed EPUB:!PUByEbwD!egvDnR39Wq7WEl4l701jwQGvg-xvfwAX8ufL7eGkqeo

    Fix Notes:

  • [s] trategists insist that their
  • Fixed accidental italics in Footnote 33
  • Fixed spacing in the Index (E, L, U)
  • A History of Money And Banking In The United States By Murray Rothbard

    Status: Fixed
    ISBN: 9780945466338

    Fixed EPUB:!XdwWgJgL!T2lSi1fbGpb8wfdFrQvnCHHcv3N7uHv55wFNoqlqn9o

    Fix Notes:

  • 15 spacings fixed around '—'
  • 2 leftover '-'
  • fixed a wrong quotation
  • Fixed an accidental italic '('
  • Man, Economy, And State By Murray Rothbard

    Status: Second Pass (07.06.2013)
    ISBN: 978-1-933550-27-5

    Fixed EPUB:!jEoChaAD!R4dv9lupwS3kP6l21Lp0ummqHQlM8RIc19Jz6ZJGgqg


    Fix Notes:

  • 152 leftover '-'
  • 22 spacing issues
  • Extra 1 before Footnote in Chapter 1
  • added sub tag to "1/4"
  • Figure 32 Extra letters
  • Figure 36 "Rservation"
  • Figure 38 "Rgression" mispelled
  • Chapter 5 Production: Tthe Structure
  • Figure 47 "Iiterest"
  • Chapter 6 Footnote 5's second part was still in the text (missing in Footnote section)
  • Fixed a missing “ in Chapter 10
  • for the latter transfers saved funds from private to governmental hands rather than creates new funds
  • society for the last century and a half and more—the dread business cycle.
  • Thus, conservatives’ charges that the progressive tax
  • any of these positions may well be adopted without saying him nay.

  • Fix Notes (07.06.2013)

    Page 54: par. 0: the numerator in fraction "1/20" has a letter "l" instead of a "1"

    Similarly, a mill converting wheat into flour may have a useful life of 20 years, in which case we could say that l/20 of the mill was used up in each year's production of flour.

    Page 103: par. 3, near very bottom of page: "e" in price is not italic

    The price is the rate of exchange between two commodities expressed in terms of one of the commodities.

    Page 169: par. 3: en dash should be an em dash:

    In each case, different concrete considerations enter into the formation of the value scales–such as time preference in the case of credit exchanges; and this permits more to be said about the various specific types of exchanges.

    Page 550: first par. in section 8: "s" in "adds" is not italic

    In the real world there is an additional entrepreneurial (or “risk”) component, which adds to the interest rate in particularly risky ventures, and in accordance with the degree of risk.

    Page 600: Footnote 48: October "l" should be October "1", and the "e" in "idem" is not italic.

    [...] R.H. Coase, “Business Organization and the Accountant,” The Accountant, October l–November 26, 1938; and idem, “Full Costs, Cost Changes, and Prices” in Business Concentration and Price Policy, pp. 392–94; [...]

    Page 630: par. 0: the "s" in "sovereignty" is not italic.

    Rather than “consumers’ sovereignty,” it would be more accurate to state that in the free market there is sovereignty of the individual: the individual is sovereign over his own person and actions and over his own property.

    Page 793: Footnote 28: the "e" in "idem" is not italic.

    Irving Fisher, The Rate of Interest (New York, 1907), chap. v, xiv; idem, Purchasing Power of Money, pp. 56–59.

    Page 940: Footnote 54 carried over: "s" in "deficits" is not italic

    In contrast to the present method of national income accounting, Kuznets would have eliminated all government deficits from its “productive contribution.”

    Page 1049: par. 0: "e" in "the" is not italic

    The laissez-faire theorists (who are here joined by almost all other writers) attempt to redeem their position from this glaring contradiction by asserting that a purely free-market defense service could not exist and that therefore those who value highly a forcible defense against violence would have to fall back on the State (despite its black historical record as the great engine of invasive violence) as a necessary evil for the protection of person and property.

    Page 1178: par. 0: The "a" in "accumulated" is not italic.

    [...] is taxed on an income of 40 when his income was only 10. The final tax, therefore, largely becomes one on accumulated capital rather than on income.

    Page 1200: par. 1: "e" in "increase" is not italic.

    Any increase in the capital value of idle land, then, does not reflect a current rent; it merely reflects an upgrading of people's expectations about future rents.

    Page 1375: October "l" should be changed to "October 1"

    Coase, Ronald H. “Business Organization and the Accountant.” Accountant (October l–November 26, 1938).

    Name Index: Roman Numeral lvix is used in 4 positions and is wrong (should be lix):

    Kirzner, Israel --- Lachmann, Ludwig M. --- Mises -> Human Action --- Shackle, G.L.S.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Introduction To Economics By John V. Van Sickle

    Status: Created
    Congress Catalog Card No.: 54-7538

    Fixed EPUB:
    Fixed PDF:

    Original PDF:

    Fix Notes: PDF Page (Actual Page)

    Page 63 (47 actual):
        - We shall be concerned with the business cyle in later chapters and with the possibility of controlling

    Page 162 (146 actual):
        - But competition cannot compel them to do so, and if they did so for reasons of sentiment or under compulsion, an anomolous situation would result.
    Page 175 (159 actual)
        - Erosion control, stream polu-tion control, urban zoning ordinances,

    Page 179 (163 actual):
        - Our first task is to define the “proper balance” beween the production of consumption goods and the production of capital goods.

    Page 251 (235 actual):
        - restraint that only his elite were expected to practice would spread rapily to wider and wider groups as the discovery of cheap and relatively

    Page 268 (252 actual):
        - only through trade with countries forunate enough to have mines within their territories or in the colonies under their control.
    Page 302 (286 actual):
        Missing period at the end of paragraph
        - of confidence can cause sudden and violent changes which are not easily subject to government control

    Page 303 (287 actual):
    Extra space before period
        - In that event it would lead to a general rise of prices, i.e., to inflation .
    Page 319 (303 actual):
        - Usually the governments made these notes legal tender, which increased their general acceptibility but also made them forced loans.
    Page 328 (312 actual):
        - To keep their reserves above the 25 percent legal minimium, they were forced to call loans.

    Page 469 (453 actual):
        - Health and educational services in particular suffer, and these difficiencies reduce the effectiveness of labor.

    Page 470 (454 actual):
        - considerably larger proportion of this group in the Southeast are potential extrants into the unskilled labor market in that region than

    Page 487 (471 actual):
        - The management’s decision to expand employment involves the payment of higher wages not only to the additional workers, but to all those previously em-employed.

    Page 527 (511 actual):
        - Real social security depends ultimately upon the capacty of an economic system to maintain a rate of capital formation at least
    Page 545 (529 actual):
        - The end of the page has a '.' should be changed to ','

    Page 553 (537 actual):
        - view of the burden on Mississippi taxpayers and the benfits to Mississippi’s needy aged,
        Footnote 3 is in the text but is missing from the bottom of the page.

    Page 571 (555 actual):
        - employment after the war and the avowedly socialist Labor Pary which held office from 1945 to the end of the decade

    Page 620 (604 actual):
        Changed to (3):
        - (1) a budget balanced at the level determined by the normal functions of the State; (2) no effort to change the personal distribution of income through taxing and spending; (2) no long-term debt creation except for purposes of adding to the durable assets of the State.

    Page 666 (650 actual):
        - to the faithful on the strategy to be followed for bringing in the millenium.
    Page 686 (670 actual):
        Missing .
        - Identify the resemblance and the differences

    Page 702 (686 actual):
        - Some men will always seek power, but, under private capitalism, ambitous men are induced to seek it indirectly through service and through the

    Page 756 (740 actual):
        NOT FIXED (Indentation problem)
        - Marshall, Alfred, 388
    Page 757 (741 actual):
        NOT FIXED (Indentation problem)
        - Keynesian analysis and, 397

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    The Incredible Bread Machine By R.W. Grant

    Status: Created
    Congress Catalog Card No.: 74-80968

    I am not 100% certain on the ISBN of the book, I used 0930073320 since that was the ISBN-10 version off of Amazon (I believe those are the same over different versions?).  The Amazon version is the Fox & Wilkes; (June 1999) edition, not the 1974 World Research, Inc. version.

    Fixed PDF: DEAD LINK

    Original PDF: DEAD LINK

    Fix Notes:

    Here is the changelog... there seemed to be many mistakes for such a small book:

    Page 59 (51 actual)

      - which became one of the most influenial books on economics ever written.

    Page 88 (80 actual)

      - for a wage sufficient to assure an adequate standare of living.

    Page 139 (131 actual):

      - This person has kept you from doing some importnat things during the course of the semester,

    Page 144 (141 actual):

      - Since the initiation of force is not premitted in a free society,

    Page 155 (152 actual):
      - The inescapable conclusion is that the owners of these parcels have been stripped of virually all of their property rights without compensation.

    Page 167 (159 actual):
      - State that Italy was in a state of seige by barbarians and that every man must stay at his post.

    Page 170 (162 actual):
      - party which advocates the eilimination of income tax

    Page 174 (166 actual):
      - Why should the rice grower in Sri Landa work to produce an excess when he can get his rice free?

    Page 200 (192 actual):
      - War on Proverty

    Footnote 31 in Chapter 8 exists in Footnote section, does not exist within the text.

    EPUB Only:

    - Removed the Footnotes chapter, placed footnotes at end of each chapter

    Monday, May 21, 2012

    Reassessing The Presidency By John V. Denson

    Status: Rehauled (09.18.2013)
    ISBN-10: 0945466293
    ISBN-13: 978-0945466291


    Fix Notes: PDF Page (Actual Page)

    - Fixed OCR of footnotes 38-40 on page 157 (123 actual)
        - Mistakenly 38, 38, 39
    - Fixed OCR of comma on page 407 (373 actual)
        - and merge they did ,on a scale that has not been equaled,
    - Fixed misspelling page 807 (773 actual)
        - Ethis, Religion, and Politics, 58In,
    - There is an error in the indentation of the Index 824 (790 actual)
        - Wilson, David I. and Eugene P. Trani,

    PDF Only:

    Recreated Bookmarks
        - Fixed misspellings in Chapters 2, 5, 17, 23, Appendix A.
        - Added subchapters

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    Mises Daily Articles (1998-2014)

    Status: First Pass Editting

    This is a long term project, and hopefully by the end there will be the entire collection of Mises Daily Articles in yearly EPUBs.

    It all began when I spotted a post by David Veskler on the Mises Development in December 2011 asking about an EPUB of the Mises Dailies. I had been dabbling in the EPUB format around that time period, and it really piqued my interests. I downloaded the archive which was uploaded, and noticed that any conversion programs were crashing due to the sheer number of HTML files (also these weren't the cleanest HTML files in the world). So I worked on a little program to strip a lot of worthless information out of the HTML files. This made the HTML go from ~150 MB down to ~86 MB.

    The project then laid dormant until early May 2012 when I decided to start working on it again.

    There is still much work to be done, but for now I am going through and cleaning up little mistakes here and there, and trying to make things consistent throughout the entire collection (adding hr tags before the author information, making the classes consistent for easy CSS changes in the future, removing HTML that works on a webpage, but not in the EPUB spec, etc.).

    I have left the HTML for all of the images, so if you are using a program on the PC (or any program which uses a Web backend to render the HTML), and also have an internet connection, the images will be pulled from, and you will most likely be able to see the images/charts perfectly just as if you were reading them on the website. If you are on a device with no internet, or one which follows the EPUB spec more closely, the images will not appear and you will only see text (this is how it is on my Nook). Once I finish cleaning all of the HTML, proofreading, and making sure everything else is correct, I will most likely create two separate EPUB versions. One which does not include images in the EPUB (small size, and will pull images from just as these EPUBs are doing), and one which includes all the images in the file (very large size, will follow the EPUB spec, will be able to be read on all devices hopefully, and save bandwidth costs).

    1998 (10.02.2014)

    1999 (10.01.2014)

    2000 (10.02.2014)

    2001 (10.02.2014)

    2002 (08.23.2013)

    2003 (08.23.2013)

    2004 (08.23.2013)

    2005 (08.23.2013)

    2006 (08.23.2013)

    2007 (08.23.2013)

    2008 (08.23.2013)

    2009 (08.27.2013)

    2010 (08.28.2013)

    2011 (09.03.2013)

    2012 (09.03.2013)

    2013 (09.30.2014)

    2014 (09.30.2014) (Up to Article #6902)

    Saturday, April 21, 2012

    America's Second Crusade By William Henry Chamberlin

    Status: Accepted on Mises (05.02.12)
    ISBN-10: 0865977070
    ISBN-13: 978-0865977075

    Initial PDF (16 unreadable pages): 25.9 MB
    My PDF (Bookmarked): 12.3 MB
    My EPUB: 452 KB

    Towards the end of the OCR stage, I requested a rescan of 16 pages which were unreadable, and I was promptly given them the next day! What great service from those who work at the Mises Institute!
    Fixed PDF:

    Fix Notes: PDF Page (Actual Page)

    Page 287 (279 actual)
    Changed to "Czechoslovakia"
  • For Czecholovakia substitute Poland.

  • Page 337 (329 actual)
    Changed to "civilian"

  • The other is that military officers and cilivian officials

  • Touchups (EPUB):

    I added an hr (35%) tag before the Footnotes.  I believe it looks much nicer than what I was previously doing (an h2 "Footnotes" section).

    Touchups (PDF):

    I cleaned (almost) every page.  I got rid of lots of underlines/markings.

    New Scans of pages (PDF):

  • 313, 316, 317, 320, 321, 324, 325, 328, 329, 332, 333, 336, 337, 340, 341, 344