Skip to comments.29 Books That Would Make an Excellent Christmas Gift
Posted on 11/29/2019 8:08:12 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The Christmas season is here, which means the clocks a-ticking to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
Here are 29 books that our friends at The Heritage Foundation think you and your family will enjoy.
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How about The Epiphany of Harlan Hoyt on Amazon?
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1) A Republic, If You Can Keep It by Neil M. Gorsuch
2) The Unholy Trinity: Blocking the Lefts Assault on Life, Marriage, and Gender by Matt Walsh
3) Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration by Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith
4) A History (and Future) of the Budget Process in the United States: Budget by Fire by Paul Winfree
5) Political Visions and Illusions: A Survey and Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies by David Koyzis
6) Letters to the Church by Francis Chan
7) You are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For by Kyle Carpenter
8) When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
9) The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
10) Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
11) Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography by William F. Buckley Jr.
12) Why Soldiers Miss War: The Journey Home by Nolan Peterson
13) Leaving Cloud 9 by Ericka Andersen
14) Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
15) The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff
16) The Great Partnership by Christian B. Keller
17) Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War by S. C. Gwynne
18) Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
19) The British Are Coming by Rick Atkinson
20) Endurance: Shackletons Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
21) Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles King
22) Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand by Steve Robinson
23) A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois
24) The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
25) A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
26) Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
27) Nobody Knows How to Make a Pizza by Julie Borowski
28) Mr. Mehans Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan
29) The Man Who Cooked For Himself by Phyllis Krasilovsky
I can vouch for #9. That book changed my life. It reads like a great novel. At the end of each chapter, there is a stinger, and you can’t help yourself. You have to turn the page.
North American Mushrooms. Gary Lincoff
Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand by Steve Robinson
Hmmm. I don’t think that book will age very well.
In bookstores, that one will soon be on the sale table alongside Hillary Clinton's What Happened and Michael Isakoff's Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.
I highly recommend “Watches I Have Known” by Barry Marcus.
The stories are more about the people and how a simple watch can change a life.
Here’s an excerpt:
“....This watch, old, out of date, obsolete, too heavy, ugly by my standards, had been wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, during the Civil War The tale continued that after a lifetime the Southerners retreated, the battle done. Only then was it found that the watch had indeed been shot, but had saved the life of its owner.....”
That is one I will have to read.
I’d also recommend “Revolutionary Dissent” by Solomon, and “A Great and Terrible King” by Marc Morris.
Read both of these this year and they are excellent.
Downloaded a sample of that book onto my Kindle. We’ll see how it goes.
Thank you Larry. Facebook and Google are not conservative organizations - Sheryl Sandburg does not belong on a reading list from a “conservative” think tank.
I own this book and have made it through it twice. An excellent adventure but long.
I prefer the other Hugo winner from 1993, Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.
And I continually look for more conservative writers to buy books from. It seems that science fiction from the 90’s was being pushed to be PC, with darker undertones.
Being a beekeeper, I read Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Im still trying to figure out all the philosophical meanings, but I enjoyed it purely as a story.
I read Caro's excellent 1990 biography of LBJ, first of a series, and it was a most compelling account, one that led me into reading about politics ever since.
Available on Amazon. A great read.
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