• The Ideal of Culture: Essays

    Joseph Epstein
    Axios Press, 2018. Hardcover, 604 pages. $24.00

    Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Joseph Epstein would surely be at the top of anybody’s list. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality called style. Above all, he is impossible to put down.

    The Ideal of Culture contains 63 essays on a wide variety of subjects, each a pure pleasure to read.

  • The Secular Saints

    And Why Morals Are Not Just Subjective
    By Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2018. Hardcover, 450 pages. $17.00

    This book provides “brief lives” and thoughts of some leading candidates for the term secular saint. All of them have much to teach us about how we lead our lives and think about the fundamental questions we all face.

    This book also offers a conclusion: that morals and ethics are not just subjective, that they are grounded in very objective realities.

  • Pharmocracy II

    How Corrupt Deals and Misguided Medical Regulations are Bankrupting America—and What to do About It
    By William Faloon
    Axios press, 2017. Hardcover, 340 pages. $20.00

    Our healthcare system is irretrievably broken, and now is devastating the US financially. Pharmocracy II, like its predecessor Pharmocracy, uncovers egregious FDA incompetence, abuse, and corruption. It shows how over-regulation causes lifesaving medications to be delayed or suppressed altogether, while approving vastly expensive, minimally effective, and often dangerous drugs. Faloon lays out a completely different  approach to healthcare,  one that would greatly improve American health while also rescuing the economy.

  • The Essence of Socrates

    Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2017. Paperback, 118 pages. $12.00

    Socrates is important to us for many reasons. First, he recognized the value of logic and showed us how to use it to discover truth.  Second, he led an exemplary and courageous life which cannot fail to inspire anyone who reads about it.

    Fortunately his pupils Plato and Xenophon recorded his sayings for posterity. Indeed the connection between Socrates and Plato is so close that this little book could alternatively have been titled The Essence of Plato.

  • The Essence of Edward Gibbon on Christianity

    Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2017. Paperback, 119 pages. $12.00

    Edward Gibbon (1737–1794)  became world famous as the author of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Of the early Christian era, he wrote: “The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful.” He described the theme of his work as “the triumph of barbarism and religion.”

  • Economics in Three Lessons & One Hundred Economic Laws

    By Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2017. Hardcover, 403 pages. $15.00

    Two works in one volume:

    Economics in Three Lessons

    Henry Hazlitt’s 1946 book Economics in One Lesson sold more than a million copies. It is perhaps the best selling economics book of all time. In this book, Hunter Lewis, a Hazlitt admirer and student, provides a sequel and update.

    The great merit of this work is its brevity and simplicity. Anyone can read and understand it. It is an ideal introduction to economics.

    One Hundred Economic Laws

    In this groundbreaking work, Lewis does what no one has attempted to do. It collects in one place some of the most important laws of economics.

    Everyone understands the importance of the laws of physics. Are there also laws of economics? Can understanding them also make our lives better? Lewis answers with a resounding yes.

    This short work is also a complete course in economics written in a lively style.

  • Where Bernie Went Wrong

    And Why His Remedies Will Just Make Crony Capitalism Worse
    By Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2016. Hardcover, 284 pages. $15.00

    When self-described “socialist” Bernie Sanders ran for president, a 73-year-old reached out to the young to mount a “revolution” against the existing political and economic establishment. Would Sanders’s program work? Where Bernie Went Wrong considers this question and concludes that while Sanders is right in calling for a revolution against today’s political and economic elites, his proposed solutions would actually make the plight of the poor and middle class even worse.

  • The Edna Lewis Cookbook

    By Edna Lewis and Evangeline Peterson
    Axios Press, 2016. Paperback, 198 pages. $20.00

    Edna Lewis was one of the greatest and most influential chefs in American history. An African-American woman who rose from humble beginnings, she became famous for reviving the almost forgotten world of refined Southern cooking. The Edna Lewis Cookbook was her first book, published in 1972, and contains over 100 recipes, arranged in menu form and organized according to the season of the year.

  • Wind Sprints

    Shorter Essays
    By Joseph Epstein
    Axios Press, 2016. Hardcover, 600 pages. $24.00

    Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Joseph Epstein would surely be at the top of anybody’s list. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality called style. Above all, he is impossible to put down. Wind Sprints contains 142 short essays on a wide variety of subjects, each a pure pleasure to read.

  • Medicinal Plants of Central Virginia

    By Olivia Lewis
    Axios Press, 2015. Paperback, 277 pages. $17.00

    Medicinal Plants of Central Virginia is a botanical primer focusing on the therapeutic herbs that grow in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions. Originally conceived as a small personal reference guide, this book expanded over time into a compendium of medicinal and nutritional information covering dozens of plants. Clearly written, it fully describes the medicinal uses and warnings associated with each plant, while also providing detailed sketches and color paintings to further aid in their identification in the field. Many authoritative experts on herbal medicine are also referenced, pointing to additional resources for inspiration and guidance.

  • Hankey & Bagehot

    Origins of Modern Central Banking
    Edited with an Introduction by Henry Lewis
    Axios Press, 2015. Paperback, 174 pages. $10.00

    In 2008 we witnessed the failures of such giant financial organizations as Lehman Brothers, AIG, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. In order to rescue the last three and prevent major banks from going under, the government produced extensive “bailout” packages. Although we think of the “bailout” as a modern method of crisis control, it was not unknown in 1860s Britain. The question then, as now, was the form it should take, and the rules that should govern it. This led to a celebrated debate between two leading economists, Thomson Hankey and William Bagehot, each of whom had strong views about proper banking policy. Ben Bernanke, US Federal Reserve chairman during the Crash of 2008, was closer to Bagehot in approach than to Hankey, but he was not very close to Bagehot either. Do we have anything to learn from the great Victorians who lived so many years ago? It would seem likely that we do. There were banks then and there are banks now. Human nature presumably has not changed much.

  • A Question of Values

    Six Ways We Make the Personal Choices that Shape Our Lives
    By Hunter Lewis; Foreword by M. Scott Peck
    Axios Press, 2014. Paperback, 295 pages. $12.00

    What personal values are. How we decide about them. What the alternatives are. Seventy-eight value systems featured. Used in classrooms at Harvard and around the world. Praised by educators from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, the Institute for Advanced Study, the University of Virginia, Berea College and elsewhere.

  • The Essence of David Hume on Religion, Morals, and Economics

    Edited by Henry Lewis and Hunter Lewis with Introductions by Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2014. Paperback, 405 pages. $12.00

    Axios’s Essence of … Series takes the greatest works of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. Selected passages flow together to create a seamless work that will capture your interest from page one. This newest volume in the series is dedicated to David Hume who is ranked as one of the greatest Western philosophers and economists. You will find three main sections on Hume (Religion, Morals, and Economics) as well as a section on his life.

  • A Literary Education and Other Essays

    By Joseph Epstein
    Axios Press, 2014. Hardcover, 537 pages. $24.00

    Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Unquestionably Joseph Epstein. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality called style. Above all, he is impossible to put down. How easy it is today to forget the simple delight of reading for no intended purpose. Each of the thirty-eight pieces in this book is a pure pleasure to read.

  • The Poor Me Manual

    Perfecting Self-Pity—My Own Story
    By Hunter Lewis
    Axios Press, 2014. Hardcover, 80 pages. $12.00

    This is a rollicking fictional memoir that takes us through the ups and downs of the mysterious author’s life. And what a life it is, full to the brim with every imaginable kind of neurotic behavior. You will often laugh out loud. But you will also learn a great deal about the emotions and about which emotional strategies work and which don’t.

  • Moral Foundations

    An Introduction to Ethics
    By Alexander Skutch
    Axios Press, 2013. Paperback, 577 pages. $12.00

    Alexander Skutch’s Moral Foundations, offered by Axios Press in English for the first time, embodies Skutch’s lifelong inquiry into the structure of moral relations and the sources of morality. Skutch—world famous naturalist, ornithologist, philosopher and author of over 30 books—believed that in order to build a satisfying moral edifice we need to establish an ample and firm foundation. Moral Foundations brilliantly lays out for the reader the myriad ways in which we are products of “harmonization,” a process that unites the crude elements of the world in harmonious patterns. Not only does life depend on the harmonious integration of body and mind, it demands a high degree of concord with the environment in all its aspects. The culmination of Skutch’s life’s work, Moral Foundations is a tour de force of analysis, research and critical thinking and an important contribution to the study of ethics and philosophy.

  • On Hinduism

    By Irina Gajjar
    Axios Press, 2013. Paperback, 197 pages. $12.00

    Hinduism—the world’s oldest major religion—is a mixture of faiths that have evolved from the inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent. While recognizing the immense complexity of the subject matter, the author has striven for clarity in her explanations. The author skillfully weaves together many sources to help readers understand the depth and importance of Hinduism. On Hinduism is both an historical and a philosophical account, grounded by the deep reflections of an important mind.

  • Economic Fascism

    Primary Sources on Mussolini's Crony Capitalism
    Edited with an Introduction by Carlo Celli
    Axios Press, 2013. Hardcover, 341 pages. $19.00

    It may be argued that Mussolini (1883-1945, dictator of Italy 1922-1943) invented modern crony capitalism. Although he described himself as a socialist, he rejected the Marxist version. Today nobody supports what came to be called fascism, but nevertheless many of the economic policies central to it survive and even dominate in countries all over the world. This unique collection of Mussolini’s statements about economics is important, all the more so since many of them have not been previously available in English.

  • Free Prices Now!

    Fixing the Economy by Abolishing the Fed
    By Hunter Lewis
    AC2 Books, 2013. Hardcover, 276 pages. $17.00

    This fascinating book says that our economy is doing poorly because we do not allow truthful prices. The Soviet Union fell because it would not allow prices to tell the truth about the economy and we seem to be on the same path. Why? Principally because of central bankers and crony capitalists, each of whom are described in depth. Crystal clear, easy-to-read, and absorbing from a recognized expert.

  • Your Bones – Updated and Expanded Edition

    How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis & Have Strong Bones for Life—Naturally
    By Lara Pizzorno, MA, LMT, with Jonathan V. Wright, MD
    Axios Press, 2013. Paperback, 496 pages. $12.00

    Your Bones contains everything you need to know for healthy bones in one book, providing scientifically based advice which highlights natural prevention and treatment strategies. This UPDATED AND EXPANDED edition includes many new studies on the dangers of the bisphosphonate drugs and an in depth discussion of two new drugs with potential adverse effects. Also new: more information on bone-busting patent medicines, calcium supplementation options, strontium, vitamin K2, and zinc as well as a section on bone-building exercise.