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Hugh Hewitt is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network and an attorney, academic, and author. A conservative, he writes about law, society, politics, and media bias in the United States.
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People
A Memoir of Family
Condoleezza Rice - Oct 11, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist.  Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman - and the first black woman ever -- to s...
Hugh Hewitt
Sep 15, 2020
@tomricks1 Dr. @CondoleezzaRice heard the bomb go off from her home. Her memoir of her childhood in “Bombingham” and her amazing parents is quite a remarkable book: Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family     source
The Essential Scalia
On the Constitution, the Courts, and the Rule of Law
Antonin Scalia - Sep 15, 2020
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in his own words: the definitive collection of his opinions, speeches, and articles on the most essential and vexing legal questions, with an intimate foreword by Justice Elena KaganA justice on the United States Supreme Court for three decades, Antonin Scalia transformed the way that judges, lawyers, and citize...
Hugh Hewitt
Aug 28, 2020
When has the forward to a book actually mattered? The four pages offered by Justice Elena Kagan to “The Essential Scalia” do. It’s an example of deep respect for, and friendship with, an intellectual opponent. Much needed these days. Much to be admired.     source
Begin Again
James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
Eddie S. Glaude Jr. - Jun 30, 2020
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James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In the era of Trump, what can we learn from his struggle?"Searing, provocative, and ultimately hopeful . . . Begin Again challenges, illuminates, and points us toward if not a more perfect union then at least a more just on...
Hugh Hewitt
Jul 12, 2020
Rarely has a book hit me with the impact of @esglaude new “Begin Again.” He will be my guest tomorrow. It’s an interview, not a debate —there’s much on which we have different perspectives but that’s not point. Go get this book and read it.     source
Dominion
How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
Tom Holland - Oct 29, 2019
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A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus...
Hugh Hewitt
Apr 01, 2020
First, @holland_tom Dominion is a must read book. Second, his cricket tweets make as much sense to me as my @Browns tweets must make to him. Dominion is here:     source
The Great Influenza
The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
John M. Barry - Oct 04, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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At the height of WWI, historys most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not th...
Hugh Hewitt
Mar 09, 2020
*The human suffering from this virus will be terrible enough and will expose what John Barry predicted in the epilogue to “The Great Influenza” in 2006, a must-read book about 1918 influenza: efficiencies imposed on hospital systems and “just-in-time” supply chains are threats. 3     source
Tightrope
Americans Reaching for Hope
Nicholas D. Kristof - Jan 14, 2020
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With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar j...
Hugh Hewitt
Jan 19, 2020
The book I recommended on @MeetThePress this AM as key to understanding white working class as @realDonaldTrump does is Tightrope by @NickKristof and @WuDunn: You don’t have to agree with all or even most of their policy prescriptions. Just good reporting.     source
Let There Be Water
Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World
Seth M. Siegel - Sep 15, 2015
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As every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions.The U.S. government predicts that forty of our fifty states—and 60 percent of the earth's land surface—will soon face alarming gaps between available water and the growing demand for it. Without action, food prices wi...
Hugh Hewitt
Jul 11, 2018
Fewer than 2 dozen books have impacted my thinking as thoroughly as “Let There Be Water” has by ⁦@SethMSiegel⁩ Everyone should read it —yes, just like The Looming Tower— because like ⁦@lawrence_wright⁩ book this one fills in decades of blanks.     source
The Way Back
How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back
Phil Cooke - Feb 06, 2018
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Two thousand years ago, followers of Jesus utterly astonished their critics. Since then, Christianity’s influence has been remarkable. Christian universities, hospitals, and orphanages are the largest social service outreaches in the world. Our faith has shaped the arts, law, science, and civic life. Yet today—particularly in the media—Christians a...
Hugh Hewitt
Jan 26, 2018
Remarkable book by @PhilCooke and @JonathanBock. Get it. Read it. Send to friends and family     source