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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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Doom
The Politics of Catastrophe
Niall Ferguson - May 04, 2021
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All disasters are in some sense man-made. Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.Disasters are inherently hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises. and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of...
Hugh Hewitt
May 11, 2021
and why. Like Josh Rogin's "Chaos Under Heaven," "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe" is a significant book, one which will be read for years if not decades, and you should read it now: (I also purchased the audible edition which is quite good.)      source
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Red Line
The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World
Joby Warrick - Feb 23, 2021
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Black Flags, the thrilling unknown story of America's mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and keep them out of the hands of the Islamic StateIn August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a vicious civil war. When secret intelligence revealed that the di...
Hugh Hewitt
Apr 15, 2021
After uplifting book from @billmcraven and fascinating one from @ktumulty —both are now podcasts for my series “The Interview”— time for the harrowing “Red Line” by @JobyWarrick. A dozen pages in and its hair raising. And true. Intv and podcast to follow:      source
Chaos Under Heaven
Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century
Josh Rogin - Mar 09, 2021
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The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, puttin...
Hugh Hewitt
Mar 22, 2021
Thanks @JerryHendrixII. The book is absolutely a must read, like today:      source
Dark Sky
Joe Pickett Series
C. J. Box - Mar 02, 2021
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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip--but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted--in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box.When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly trek...
Hugh Hewitt
Mar 03, 2021
Hard to express how terrific “Dark Sky” by @cjboxauthor is: I am still a purist though and think new readers should start w/ first book and read all 21 in order. The characters age very well, and playing Joe Pickett bingo is fun too. An observation:      source
The Power Couple
A Novel
Alex Berenson - Feb 09, 2021
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep.Rebecca and Brian Unsworth appear to have it all. A nice house in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Two well-behaved, healthy teenage children. Important government jobs—Rebecca working in c...
Hugh Hewitt
Feb 22, 2021
From “Grant” to the new thriller from ⁦@AlexBerenson⁩, “The Power Couple.” Gets a grip instantly. Every parent’s nightmare and Alex brings the page-turning he perfected in the #JohnWells series. (Not a Wells book, btw, but just as good.)      source
Grant
Ron Chernow - Sep 25, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an ...
Hugh Hewitt
Feb 12, 2021
Have you read Ron Chernow’s Grant? It’s hard to turn off and I’ve read wat, dozens of civil war books, but never with a focus on this hero of heroes. Strongly recommend the audio book:      source
To Provide and Maintain a Navy
Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy
Henry J Hendrix - Dec 19, 2020
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The national conversation regarding the United States Navy has, for far too long, been focused on the popular question of how many ships does the service need? "To Provide and Maintain a Navy," a succinct but encompassing treatise on sea power by Dr. Henry J "Jerry" Hendrix, goes beyond the numbers to reveal the crucial importance of Mare Liberum (...
Hugh Hewitt
Dec 19, 2020
This is a superb read for professional and interested amateurs alike. Already dispatched to two active duty officers in the fleet. Exactly the sort of book the moment needs from an apolitical professional. Captain @JerryHendrixII Hendrix (USN, Ret) is also Dr. Hendrix, historian.      source
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 by John M. Barry
Tightrope by Nicholas D. Kristof
Tell Your Children by Alex Berenson
Let There Be Water by Seth M. Siegel
The Way Back by Phil Cooke