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If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.

~Francois Mauriac

These are the books that repeatedly come up as recommendations in conversations with our subscribers as they ask for good sources on important topics.


  • Building Wealth by Catherine Austin Fitts and Ricardo Oskam: You will access excellent reading and book recommendations in Solari’s Building Wealth curriculum organized around our six pillars of building wealth. Many of the best books we review at and which are recommended in our annual lists of best books for the coming year can be found there as well. Highly recommended.
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: Catherine started reading Meditations inspired by several references to Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveling with it. Is this the 21st-century Catcher in the Rye? It turns out to be a treasure trove of inspiration and sound advice.
  • Family Wealth: Keeping it in the Family—How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual, and Financial Assets for Generations by James Hughes: Hughes outlines the steps to success and wealth preservation for wealthy families. His ideas can help families that want to be wealthy get there, too.
  • How to Avoid Financial Tangles by AIER Research Staff: This 2009 publication by the American Institute for Economic Research bills itself as a down-to-earth volume “written for those who have no special training in law and finance.” The book includes advice on owning real estate, using powers of attorney, making wills, and evaluating insurance needs. AIER continues to be a good source for books on planning.
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear: The premise of Atomic Habits is that bad habits persist because we don’t have the right system in place to convert to good habits. With the right system, small changes can compound into significant results. If you want to be successful—as you define success—develop good habits and teach them to your children.



  • The Tower of Babel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank That Runs the World by Adam Lebor: Understanding the global economy requires understanding the central banking systems. This is an excellent history of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, the “central bank of central banks.”
  • Princes of the Yen: Japan’s Central Bankers and the Transformation of the Economy by Richard Werner: Professor Werner, the world’s leading expert on central banks, published this best-selling book in Japan in 2001 and in the English-speaking world in 2003. The book formed the basis for the 2014 documentary by the same title. Both book and film explore the power of central banks—often shrouded in secrecy—to transform economies. The film’s director, Michael Oswald, described Prof. Werner’s theory and findings as “truly earth shattering.”
  • AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee: Comparing China and the U.S., this thoughtful book looks at the application of deep learning AI in business, enterprise, and the economy, emphasizing how quickly implementation of AI technology is moving.
  • Black Money by Michael Thomas: When I called Bill Hamilton to talk to him about the relationship of PROMIS software to mortgage fraud, he told me to read Black Money and call him back. This is a fiction beach reading introduction to how digital systems turbocharged fraud and money laundering.


Our Wrap Up themes by Catherine, John Titus, and Carolyn Betts covering all legal, financial, and political aspects of the financial coup and current reset provide the best breakdown available of what is happening and why it is happening.

  • 2018 Annual Wrap Up: The Real Game of Missing Money by Catherine Austin Fitts: The difference between our reality and official reality grows ever wider. That can happen as long as a significant portion of the funds we invest in government—whether as taxpayers, payers of fees and penalties, or investors—can be managed secretly and even stolen. The missing money story is not really just about money. It is about who rules.
  • 2nd Quarter 2019 Wrap Up: The State of Our Currencies by Catherine Austin Fitts: If you want to understand—and navigate—the radical reengineering of financial and currency systems launched in 2020 by global central bankers (under cover of a pandemic), put The State of Our Currencies at the top of your reading list, and then share it with anyone who will read it.
  • 2020 Annual Wrap Up: The Going Direct Reset by John Titus: The Going Direct Reset, approved by G7 central bankers in August 2019, is about the reengineering of our financial system. This outstanding overview is one of the most important reports of modern financial history yet written.
  • 2nd Quarter 2021 Wrap Up: CBDCs: Why You Want to Hold On to Your Cash by John Titus: The move to all-digital financial systems is a critical component of the centralization of control. This Wrap Up explains why we all need to take CBDCs and other elements of digital control seriously and do what we can to turn things around.
  • 3rd Quarter 2021 Wrap Up: Taxation: With or Without Representation? by Catherine Austin Fitts and Carolyn A. Betts, Esq.: If the federal government will not obey financial management laws, who can enforce the laws related to the use of our tax money? How can we make sure that precious tax proceeds are used in a productive manner for the real economy?
  • 2021 Annual Wrap Up: Sovereignty by John Titus: This discussion of sovereignty goes to the heart of the matter, mapping the dance between law, money, and credit—helping us see what has been happening—and also highlighting the inevitable tragedy if we do not turn things around.
  • 1st Quarter 2022 Wrap Up: SPACS: Investment Craze or Deep State Laundry? by Catherine Austin Fitts and Carolyn A. Betts, Esq.: After the G7 central bankers voted for the Going Direct Reset in August 2019, the volume of SPACs skyrocketed. What happened, and why?



  • People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck: Peck’s classic provides powerful insight on identifying, understanding, and managing people who do evil.
  • Secret, Don’t Tell by Carla Emory: Mind control has been going on for centuries. Emory starts in the 1400s and brings you down through history. This is one of the best books for understanding the core technology at the heart of rigging the global financial markets and just about everything else.
  • Microcosm and Medium: The Cosmic Implications and Agenda of Mind Control Technologies by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell: In a departure from most books on mind control, which focus on techniques and technologies, Dr. Farrell argues that mind control of any sort has cosmological implications.
  • The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John DeCamp: To understand how a “control file” system is used to govern America, it is essential to understand pedophilia. One of the best-documented cases is the Franklin scandal. Several people gave their lives so that this story could be told. Unfortunately, the slave trade continues in America on a covert basis.
  • Political Ponerology by Andrzej M. Lobaczewski: Political Ponerology is “a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes.” The author describes himself as a Polish psychologist who—with many other colleagues—found meaning living through Nazism and then Communism by studying how evil happens and triumphs in a wider political and economic system.
  • The Invisible Rainbow by Arthur Firstenberg: The Invisible Rainbow represents the culmination of decades of Firstenberg’s research and analysis regarding electricity and wireless technology and their impacts on humans and living things. For anyone interested in understanding what is happening today and where we have gone wrong—or concerned about deterioration in our environment—it is a must-read.


  • The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance & the Memory of Nature by Rupert Sheldrake: British biologist Rupert Sheldrake has been challenging modern science’s fundamental assumptions for decades, reminding us that nature is not a machine and that traditional wisdom, intuitive experience, and scientific insights can be mutually enriching.
  • The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne McTaggart: McTaggart explores the work of physicists, biochemists, and other scientists searching for evidence in their respective fields that there is a force, that she calls the Field, which connects all beings and matter at a fundamental level. And our involvement with and connection to this Field can explain many things that, heretofore, have either been unexplainable or considered not possible, including things of a psychic nature.
  • Emily Post’s Etiquette, 19th Edition: Manners for Today by Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning: The deterioration of civil discourse is profound—many of us have lost our appreciation of the good things we attract when we treat other people well. Emily Post said that “Etiquette requires the presumption of good until the contrary is proved.” That is good advice—and there is lots more in this updated edition from the Emily Post Institute.


  • The King James Bible: A complete read of the Bible, along with some of the books and knowledge edited out—including the Book of Enoch, the Book of Thomas, and various writings of the Essenes—provides a wealth of spiritual and practical insight and guidance. For most of us, easier to read and learn in a first-year Bible class.
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis: A classic from the master, this little collection contains the correspondence from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter whose goal is to secure the damnation of a British man known only as “the patient.” It offers excellent ideas on how not to fall prey to divide-and-conquer tactics.
  • Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani: This is an excellent, detailed description of one woman’s near-death experience. A corporate executive in Hong Kong, Moorjani developed cancer that spontaneously went into remission after her doctors and loved ones had given up all hope. Upon hearing her story, Wayne Dyer persuaded her to write this book. The audio is particularly good, read by Moorjani herself. The careful, precise descriptions of her near-death experience provide invaluable insights on our passage to and from our physical bodies.


  • Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. & the Aristocracy of Stock Profits by Catherine Austin Fitts: If we are going to make America great again, we need to understand what has been destroying it. This is Catherine’s case study of how the U.S. prison-industrial complex made Washington and Wall Street rich while bankrupting American communities and taxpayers.


  • UFOs for the 21st Century Mind by Richard Dolan: Who’s really in charge? Dolan is one of the best minds on the planet to help you sort out the unanswered questions of outer space and its connections with covert finance and operations.
  • The Ringmakers of Saturn by Norman R. Bergrun: Dr. Bergrun reveals that NASA’s Voyager I (1980) and II space probes took photographs of an estimated 7000-mile-long elliptical (cigar-shaped) craft docked in the rings of Saturn.
  • 1st Quarter 2018 Wrap Up: Who’s Who and What’s Up in the Space-Based Economy by Catherine Austin Fitts: After over two decades of trying to sort out what is going on in space, I am confident of two things. The first is that there is quite a lot going on in space, and it has a significant impact on our day-to-day lives and finances. The second is that even after a great deal of study, I have more questions than answers.





  • The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World by Lynne McTaggart: In The Power of Eight, Lynne McTaggart—whose “work has had an unprecedented impact on the way everyday people think of themselves in the world” (Gregg Braden, author of The Divine Matrix)—reveals her remarkable findings from ten years of experimenting with small and large groups, describing how the power of group intention can heal our lives and change the world for the better.
  • The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod: Evolution of cooperation is a general term for investigation into how cooperation can emerge and persist (also known as cooperation theory) as elucidated by the application of game theory. Traditional game theory did not explain some forms of cooperation well. The academic literature concerned with those forms of cooperation not easily handled in traditional game theory, with special consideration of evolutionary biology, largely took its modern form as a result of Axelrod’s and Hamilton’s influential 1981 paper and the book that followed.


  • Put Your Money Where Your Life is: How to Invest Locally Using Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401(k)s by Michael H. Shuman: Writer, attorney, and entrepreneur Michael Shuman has long recognized the opportunities that come with decentralization and local investment, also recognizing that we get the future we finance. If you want food, water, and energy that you can trust, chances are that you are going to have to finance it—and much of that investment will happen locally.
  • Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World by Adam Lebor: In this definitive history of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), we learn about “the steady and relentless erosion of national sovereignty” achieved by unelected central bankers and others operating in the shadows afforded by sovereign immunity. A must-read for those interested in the political and financial risks posed by international trade agreements, rules, and decisions that may not be in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and U.S. laws, regulations, and court decisions.
  • Profiles of the Vaccine-Injured: “A Lifetime Price to Pay” by Children’s Health Defense: Read this book if you want to understand the dangers and financial devastation that come with injecting or ingesting poison masquerading as medicine—and doing so without full and fair disclosure of the potential consequences.
  • Collateral Markets and Financial Plumbing, 3rd Edition by Manmohan Singh: This statistical version of “pretzel talk,” written by an IMF insider willing to perpetuate misleading official narratives, sidesteps the fundamental problem in the global collateral system: fraudulent collateral and fraudulent practices, often created by or with the help of parties that have sovereign immunities.
  • The Psychology of Totalitarianism by Mattias Desmet: This book, with its simplistic view of human society and the historical evolution of the modern mind, puzzlingly attracted many enthusiasts. Desmet’s solution to tyranny—to sit back and wait “until it destroys itself”—leads the reader away from understanding the very personalized control grid that is working on us, one person at a time, to prevent us from seeing the actions we can take.
  • What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength by Scott Carney: Initially ready to debunk the Wim Hof Method, Carney ended up a fan and a cold therapy convert. His book is for those who want to learn more about the biology and chemistry behind Wim’s method.
  • The Rise of the New Normal Reich by C.J. Hopkins: This collection of essays documents the machinations of “GloboCap” (Hopkins’ nickname equivalent to Solari’s “Mr. Global”) during the Covid-19 “pandemic.” As his observations and first-hand experiences in Berlin illustrate, totalitarianism can be frighteningly intimate and invasive. Hopkins’ insights are essential for these times, as is his excellent advice to add “friction” whenever and wherever we can.
  • The Art of Patience: Seeking the Snow Leopard in Tibet by Sylvain Tesson: This beautifully written and translated description of Tesson’s journey into Tibet, traveling with photographer and filmmaker colleagues in search of the elusive snow leopard, is as deeply moving as the Velvet Queen documentary that also resulted from their adventure.
  • The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy by Christopher Leonard: The late 1990s were a period when venture capitalists and their investors got rich while innovators were pumped, dumped, and ruined. This book recounts that story and also describes how “bubble money” and mysterious Carlyle Group seed capital helped Fed Chairman Jerome Powell amass a sizable personal fortune during his pre-Fed career.
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear: The premise of Atomic Habits is that bad habits persist because we don’t have the right system in place to convert to good habits. With the right system, small changes can compound into significant results. If you want to be successful—as you define success—develop good habits and teach them to your children.
  • Geoengineered Transhumanism: How the Environment Has Been Weaponized by Chemicals, Electromagnetism & Nanotechnology for Synthetic Biology by Elana Freeland: This final installment in a powerful trilogy dissecting the global control grid focuses on three categories of digital and invisible technologies—global spraying, Frankenfoods, and vaccines—that in Freeland’s view constitute “transhumanist delivery systems.” Her efforts to understand unanswered questions about life on Planet Earth deserve our thanks and support.
  • The Iodine Crisis: What You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life by Lynne Farrow: Iodine literacy is a critical component of navigating the Great Poisoning. Farrow’s well-organized and easy-to-read book can help you make sure you are iodine-sufficient.
  • Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor: What happens when someone decides to spend 10 years learning everything he can about the science, history, and art of breathing? You get James Nestor’s Breath, a fascinating and invaluable companion piece to The Wim Hof Method.