28 books on the list
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How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War
Discover the story of America's first great political couple, John and Jessie Frémont, who were instrumental in the westward expansion of the US. From humble beginnings, John rose to become one of the most famous men of his time, risking his life on expeditions to map the uncharted American West. Jessie became his political adviser, lifting John to a seat in the Senate and ultimately to become the first-ever presidential nominee of the newly established Republican party. With rare detail and consummate style, this book tells the tale of a couple whose joint ambitions and talents were intertwined with those of the nascent United States, becoming influential to westward settlement, women's rights, and opposition to slavery.
Very much looking forward to this. New perspectives on Lincoln have a difficult time breaking through but the great success and insight of @NPRinskeep book on the Fremonts should persuade you to read this one: – source
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How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System
"Justice Corrupted" exposes how the left has corrupted the U.S. legal system, using the law as a weapon to intimidate and silence those who oppose their radical agenda. Through Senator Ted Cruz's eye-opening analysis, readers will see how the wrong hands on the levers of power can strangle liberty and wreck lives. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to hold their government accountable and safeguard American's constitutional rights.
Serious political reporters looking to understand 2024 have to read the Pence and Pompeo books as well as @tedcruz recent “Justice Corrupted.” Really read them, the way GOP primary voters in small but material numbers will. 4 – source
Witness to Dignity
The Life and Faith of George H.W. and Barbara Bush
Witness to Dignity is an intimate and eye-witness account of the character, service, faith, and dignity of former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush by their priest and friend. With never-before shared personal stories, readers will gain new insight into the Bushes’ wit and wisdom, steadfast loyalty to their faith, and commitment to serving others. This book seeks to inspire readers with world leaders who serve with faith and integrity while being humbled before the power that rests above all powers.
If you ask for one book this Christmas, make it "Witness To Dignity." And if you are a senior worried about old age and the great thereafter, or have a parent in that demographic, "Witness To Dignity" is THE book to give them, whatever their politics: – source
The President and the Freedom Fighter
Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America's Soul
Discover the inspiring story of two American heroes, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, in The President and the Freedom Fighter. Bestselling author Brian Kilmeade tells the little-known tale of how these two self-educated, self-made men united over their love for the Constitution and common goal to extend equality to all. See how these two remarkable men, who both came from destitution and fought hard for their beliefs, persevered in their mission to make America truly free for all.
On now: @kilmeade talking about his book “The President and the Freedom Fighter” his terrific book on President Lincoln and Frederick Douglas: – source
The Arc of a Covenant
The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People
This groundbreaking book challenges the conventional understanding of the Israeli-American relationship and delves into the fate of the Jewish people. The author, a leading scholar of American foreign policy, argues that both pro- and anti-Zionists have collaborated in a myth of monolithic American-Jewish support for Israel, which underestimates the potential for change in the Israeli-American relationship. Mead also unveils the little-known incidence of non-Jews lobbying for a Jewish homeland before the modernist Zionist movement. With insightful analysis and engaging prose, this book sheds light on a complex and controversial topic.
This section, pp. 555-580, is worth the price of the book, and every reporter/pundit/essayist on American politics ought to read it. @wrmead isn't a partisan. He's a scholar, and rarely does a scholar step forward with this timely an assessment: – source
Victory at Sea
Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II
Experience the thrilling rise and fall of the Great Powers during World War II through historian Paul Kennedy's engaging narrative, brought to life by marine artist Ian Marshall's stunning full-color paintings. Explore the movements of the six major navies of the war and witness the intense naval battles, amphibious landings, and strikes from the sea. From the Italian, German, and Japanese fleets' elimination to the rise of America's economic and military power, Kennedy reveals how the strategic landscape for naval affairs was forever altered between 1936 and 1946.
What a fabulous book by Yale’s Paul Kennedy (with paintings by Ian Marshall.) It is beautiful to study and full of the insights of a leading historian working with all the advantages of distance and experience: – source
The Virtues Book
Discover how the cultivation of virtue is essential for the intellectual growth and success of university students. In "The Virtues Book," John Garvey and John H. Garvey argue that without virtue, the purpose of the university is lost. Love for the truth is the foundation of learning and education, and this book explains why it's crucial for students to prioritize it.
The perfect book for the end of summer OR the fall beginning of any group (“small,” “men’s,” “women’s,” “couple’s,” “youth,” “staff,” “C-Suite”): The Virtues by John Garvey: This AM’s intv w/ the President Emeritus of @CatholicUniv: – source
The Death of Learning
How American Education Has Failed Our Students and What to Do about It
Discover why the liberal arts are dying in America and how we can rebuild the notion that it is of value to our students and nation. From the growing rift between humanities and sciences to the narrow and scattered focus of liberal studies, learn how a true contemporary American liberal education at its best might look like. This book is the beginning of a journey towards a richer and more meaningful education.
25 years ago Allan Bloom predicted the blast. Now John Agresto surveys the ruins and the wreckage, as well as the saboteurs who would now lead the rebuilding —and says “Stop. Reconsider.” A fantastic book: 1. – source
Three Days in Moscow
Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire (Three Days Series)
Explore President Reagan's crucial role in ending the Cold War as never before with the acclaimed bestseller Three Days in Moscow. In 1988, Reagan made history with his forgotten speech at Moscow State University that called for Soviet people to embrace freedom and human rights. Bret Baier's highly anticipated new history details the significance of Reagan's Moscow visit and how it ultimately helped to bring down the Soviet Union. A must-read to understand America's current place in the world.
Up next: @BretBaier joins me to discuss his interview with Ukraine's President Zelensky. And for timely books on Russia, try Bret's "Three Days In Moscow": – source
One Damn Thing After Another
Memoirs of an Attorney General
Former Attorney General William P. Barr gives a candid account of his tenures serving Presidents George H.W. Bush and Donald J. Trump. From behind the scenes moments during seminal events of the 90s to navigating Russiagate, COVID, civil unrest, impeachments, and election fallout, this memoir is essential for understanding the legacies of both Bush and Trump, and how they viewed power and justice at critical junctures.
Almost every page of Barr’s book is full of crucial details about the country since President Reagan took office. It should be mandatory reading for 1Ls. Journalists too of course though I’m not holding my breath for that. Get it. Read it. Learn from it: – source
To Rescue the Republic by Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
Doom by Niall Ferguson
Chaos Under Heaven by Josh Rogin
Dark Sky by C. J. Box
Red Line by Joby Warrick
The Power Couple by Alex Berenson
To Provide and Maintain a Navy by Henry J Hendrix
The Essential Scalia by Antonin Scalia
Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Tightrope by Nicholas D. Kristof
Dominion by Tom Holland
Tell Your Children by Alex Berenson
The Way Back by Phil Cooke
Grant by Ron Chernow
Let There Be Water by Seth M. Siegel
Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleezza Rice
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry