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Mamie Eisenhower Library Project

 

MELP Book of the Week


MELP Book of the Week

Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

By Milton Friedman

 

Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war." 

How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.

We invite you to read, discuss, and share.

 

About MELP

The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) is the NFRW’s oldest program, celebrating more than 50 years of book donations from an approved list to schools, libraries, hospitals and other public institutions.

 

Bookplates

Bookplates are mailed to clubs upon receipt of the list of books to be donated. This enables the Literacy Committee to track the numbers and names of books being donated by Republican women across the country.

To request bookplates, clubs should send a list of the books they are donating to Literacy Committee member Cathy Percefull. Include the club name, the title and author of each book, and the address to which the bookplates should be sent. Bookplates will be mailed in return.

The Literacy Committee will provide the state presidents with a list of participating clubs and the number of books they donate each year.

 

Recommendations

Additions to the MELP Recommended Book List are made periodically, and the committee encourages recommendations from members.

 

 


MEMBER TIP: Download past MELP Book Lists by logging in and visiting the Digital Resource Library.


 

Riglee Raccoon Super Reader Books

 

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Riglee Rolls an Easter Egg
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Riglee Celebrates Thanksgiving

Riglee Celebrates Thanksgiving
by Lori Piotrowski and Michelle Hirstius
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