Books Archive

Native Advertising Institute

While discussing Native Advertising with Vice and Politico.. Adam brought up that he got the book/whitepaper from the Native Advertising Institute. Dvorak asserted that Native Advertising is going to take over most online news/content sites (except for No Agenda of course!). An insider that used to work at Vise revealed that they consider themselves an ad

Industrial Society and it’s Future.

While Dvorak was recommending Jacques Ellul’s, The Technological Society (popular NA rec.), Adam brought up the book from his friend Theo, Industrial Society and it’s Future. Theo was a an academic child prodigy and was accepted to  Harvard when he was only 16 years old.In this writing, prescient publication, he predicted a future where we will

Clinton Cash

During NA 716’s discussion of the Russians donating money to the Clinton Foundation, John Dvorak played clips of interviews with a New York Times editor who mentions the book, Clinton Cash. The book’s author, Peter Schweitzer based his story on the groundwork of a  NYT story. He then did further research of the Clinton’s involvement with

Anarchists Cookbook

Diane Feinstein thinks The Anarchist Cookbook should be banned and censored from the Internet! Adam said he’s read this book as well as Abby Hoffman’s Steal This Book as a youth. She states that it violates the First Amendment. Is Senator Feinstein that naive? Adam pondered if  there any book that can’t be protected by the First Amendment.

The Day After Roswell

The Day After Roswell was recommended by John Dvorak in NA 696. The book reports the coverup of the discovery of alien spacecraft technology by the US military. Get it on Amazon.  

Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas

It’s finally arrived! Uncle Don’s long awaited book. “Uncle Don” is Adam Curry’s uncle and is frequently referenced in the No Agenda podcast. He served in the CIA and under multiple presidential administrations. His distinguished career included serving as US Ambassador to South Korea. Get it at Amazon

The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Mentioned by John Dvorak in NA 551 while the discussing the influence of people like Bill Gates on the American school system. Adam believe that education has become a money grab and so our students suffer.

Smartest Kids in the World

Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley. Mentioned in NA 551 during a discussion on the involvement of the Gates Foundation with education.

Web of Debt

Author Ellen Brown was mentioned in NA 551 along with her theory that the Elliott Spitzer scandal and his removal from office, occurred due to of his strict enforcement of banking regulations.

This Town

Adam highly recommended This Town after Dvorak played a clip where the book's author talked about the rise of do-nothing talking heads in Washington DC. Fully titled, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital.

Vanderbilt: The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt was mentioned by John Dvorak in NA 539. It's author, T.J. Stiles is on the lecture circuit where he discusses his exhaustively researched biography.

Secret Life of Pronouns

Adam is brushing up for an upcoming dinner party where University of Texas Professor James Pennebaker will be a guest.

The Anarchist Cookbook

Get it at Amazon. During NA 518’s discussion on Obama warning about homegrown terrorists being trained and radicalized on the Internet, John Dvorak mentioned there were many popular books in the 60s which accomplished the same thing. One of the most infamous was The Anarchist Cookbook.

Steal This Book

In NA 518, Adam was playing a clip of Obama's speech warning about the Internet's ability to inform and train local terrorists. Adam said this is nothing new, you could get a book and read it at home. Dvorak added that these books were available in the 60s. One of the most famous is Abbie

Andrew Jackson and the Vampires

New listener, James Prohaska has just released a new book called Andrew Jackson and the Vampires. Written like a script, Adam declared it "pretty funny".

The Ominous Parallels

Written by Leonard Peikoff, whom Adam reported from the Book of Knowledge as Ayn Rand's chosen heir to her estate.


Recommended by John Dvorak as it's similar to the book Garden of the Beasts (Erik Larson). This book helps answer the question that's been asked recently on No Agenda - what was it like sitting around the dinner table during the rise of Nazi Germany? Are there similarities to our current situation?

Dirty Wars

Jeremy Scahill's Dirty Wars was recommended addition to the No Agenda Book Club by a show producer.

The Gulag Archipelago

Dvorak describes it as a typical Russian book that depresses the reader. Written by the great Russian novelist, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

The People’s History of the United States

Recommended by a show producer but labeled slanted propaganda by John Dvorak. Adam thinks this book should be taken off the list! [NA518]