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  • 100 books to change your life

    04/29/2016 9:05:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Apr, 2016 | Martin Chilton
    e all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life? That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in their hearts. Among the contributors are Sofia Coppola, Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers and Jodi Picoult. The entry I particularly liked was from the country music singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash, who seemed to capture what Marcel Proust said about there being no days of our childhood we live so fully as...
  • Five Best [books]: Robert W. Merry on presidential campaigns

    04/16/2016 5:32:29 PM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2016 | Robert W, Merry
    The Making of the President, 1960 By Theodore H. White (1961) 1. Reporter Teddy White kicked up a sensation with his narrative of the tumult, gamesmanship and drama of the 1960 campaign. He rendered in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of the spectacle. On Election Day at Hyannisport, John Kennedy didn’t just light up a cigar while awaiting election results—it was a “Havana Royal panatela.” After lunch the candidate emerged from his house wearing a pair of shoes, one of which was “glossily polished, as usual—the other scuffed and dirty.” Thus did White transport his readers to...
  • Letter to Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle about The Mote in God's Eye {from Robert A. Heinlein}

    04/14/2016 11:57:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    (This is an archived PDF file. Please click the link to read it.)
  • Why Are 2 Different Popes Telling Us to Read “Lord of the World”?

    04/11/2016 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 8, 2016 | Colin O'Brien
    It’s a somewhat obscure apocalyptic novel, much overlooked since its publication in 1907, and yet it comes with a recommendation that just about any best-selling author would covet: the spiritual leader of the whole world says it’s a good read. And not just the current pope, the previous one too.Pope Francis raised eyebrows in 2013 and again in 2015 when he recommended Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World to the faithful as a book that depicts a “globalization of hegemonic uniformity.” Similarly, then-Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, referred to the Universalism depicted in Lord of the...
  • Italy Bookshops Refuse to Stock Mafia Family Book

    04/09/2016 11:23:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2016
    Bookshops across Italy are refusing to stock a new book written by the son of one of the country's most notorious Mafia bosses. Signs have appeared in store windows from Sicily to Milan advising customers that the book - called Riina Family Life - won't be found on the shelves and can't be ordered either. It's written by Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, whose father, Toto, is serving multiple life sentences for murder. On Wednesday, state broadcaster Rai provoked outrage by airing an interview with the younger Riina, himself a convicted mobster. The first sign was posted in the Sicilian city of...
  • Anyone Familiar Books of Dr. Anthony Napoleon?

    03/28/2016 6:45:58 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 12 replies
    none | None
    I have been following Dr. Anthony Napoleon @Napoleonlegal on Twitter. He is a forensic psychologist and author of a few books, one of which I am currently reading called Shadow Men. It's a very interesting read about those who really have been pulling the strings throughout history. I was just curious if any other Freepers out there have stumbled upon him. His tweets are interesting and thought provoking. Maybe worth a "follow".
  • Book: Torn Asunder-The Second American Civil War

    03/27/2016 1:14:37 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 14 replies
    Vanity | 03/27/2016 | Roger D. Strahan
    There has been a reoccurring thought- that POTUS would declare martial law if he saw his legacy about to go down the drain. So, I wrote a book along this line. Essentially, I believe that there would be a schism, with much of the south and midwest declaring their allegiance to the Constitution and resisting the Washington dictates. Some states would sit it out, others, like California, would support martial law. If interested, the book is out there on Amazon Unlimited. Those that have read it think it is a good read.
  • Free Political fiction book for Kindle at Amazon!

    03/26/2016 7:04:22 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 11 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 03-26-16 | Paul Ibbetson
    I wanted to share my father's full length political fiction book, "Run to the Phantom." It's free for the next few days for kindle so please enjoy it and share it with your friends. I know he would appreciate some reviews. He is a conservative as am I. So, no cost. Just enjoy the story for FREE and thanks for the review.
  • FR Book Club: April - "Run to the Phantom"

    03/26/2016 12:51:40 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 8 replies
    1pitech's father ^ | March 26, 2014 | R. Ibbetson
    During a national emergency, a liberal Marxist-leaning political leadership takes absolute control of the United States. Martial law is declared and elections are suspended. This leadership morphs into a complete Communist-style government. All dissent is brutally repulsed. Two young university students, Peter Blake and Natalie Biriukova, become active leaders in the resistance movement. They soon fall in love. In time they are targeted by the government and forced to go on the run. A feared and notorious Compliance Officer, Nicholas Snoopczech, is hot on their trail. He is hated and feared by Americans, especially those who are brave enough to...
  • 11 Mind-bending Christian Book Covers You Can't Unsee

    03/10/2016 7:38:09 AM PST · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    Relevant Magazine ^ | 3/9/2016 | Jesse Carey
    They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. That may be true, but disregarding it entirely is equally as big of a mistake—especially when the cover has a dude rocking a windbreaker so fly that an Urban Outfitters employee would be jealous (see below). We’ve spent the last several weeks (yesterday afternoon), searching the labyrinth-like halls of the world’s most intricate libraries (Google) to create this list of mind-bending (somewhat entertaining) Christian book covers.A Potato That Wasn’t a Christian As the subtitle makes clear, this is actually serious business. Image Amish Vampires in Space Admit it. You want...
  • 10 Reasons Why the Cold War Matters

    02/29/2016 8:26:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Lee Edwards
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Elizabeth Edwards Spalding. It is just as true today as it was more than a century ago when the philosopher George Santayana wrote: "Those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it." That is why the history of the Cold War--the most protracted conflict of the 20th century--is critical to today's war on terrorism. Here are ten things to understand about the Cold War: 1. It was a war. The Cold War is sometimes referred to as World War III, which is apt. At its quietest moments, the Cold War was...
  • Imagine Heaven

    02/26/2016 5:21:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | Mike Adams
    For almost a quarter of a century I have spent my days working with utopians. The utopian is motivated to create heaven on earth because he is convinced that there is no other option. Put simply, the utopian believes there can be no heaven in the sense that it is described in the Bible because there is no supernatural realm. This commitment to naturalism is a philosophical commitment. It isn't based on science. In fact, it flies in the face of science. To paraphrase Josh McDowell, we only have three options when it comes to the origin of the universe....
  • "Empire of the Summer Moon" - pretty interesting read

    02/23/2016 4:02:26 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 35 replies
    me
    I'm a history buff, especially when it comes to Texas. A pal of mine told me I should read this so I bought it a couple of years ago I guess, just got around to reading it this past fall. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • You Will Be Made to Care

    02/19/2016 8:42:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    I have a new book out this week titled "You Will Be Made to Care." I chronicle the disturbing trend of persecution in the United States against people of faith. Several years ago, I had an encounter with a young man who told me in no uncertain terms that he did not care about the rapid movement to legalize same sex marriage in the United States. It did not affect him, would not affect him and he did not care about the issue at all. I replied to him that he would be made to care by the secular left...
  • Seven Books to Share with Children for Lent and Easter

    02/18/2016 6:30:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | Maura Roan McKeegan
    Seven Books to Share with Children for Lent and EasterMaura Roan McKeegan It is winter as I write, and the snowflakes outside my window awaken in my mind a scene from Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen.Little Gerda is searching for her lost friend, Kay, who is trapped in the Snow Queen's Palace. Nearing the end of her long, arduous journey, she finds herself "without shoes or gloves, in the middle of the freezing icebound Finmark."When Gerda tries to run forward towards the Palace, an army of snowflakes arises in front of her. They grow larger and larger, and she...
  • Five Books that Demonstrate Why America is Exceptional (Vanity)

    02/11/2016 3:30:47 PM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 12 replies
    Self | 2.11.16 | Self
    Five Books that illustrate why America is Exceptional I just watched -In the Heart of the Sea- based on the book of the same name, and it started me thinking about just what kind of men it took to make America the greatest nation on earth. Here is my list of five non-fiction books that I have greatly enjoyed that tell of a time when men were MEN. I have placed them in chronological order of when the event began. 1799: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex By Nathaniel Philbrick. The Essex, stove by...
  • Banned by the Publisher (How a Conservative writer got blackballed by Harper Collins)

    02/09/2016 11:08:08 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Nick Cole's Books ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nick Cole
    ... I launched a book this week and I went Indie with it. Indie means I released it on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing. I had to. My Publisher, HarperVoyager, refused to publish it because of some of the ideas I wrote about in it. In other words, they were attempting to effectively ban a book because they felt the ideas and concepts I was writing about were dangerous and more importantly, not in keeping with their philosophical ideals. They felt my ideas weren't socially acceptable and were "guaranteed to lose fifty percent of my audience" as related back to...
  • The Devil's Pleasure Palace (A Review)

    02/08/2016 5:59:40 PM PST · by madmominct · 6 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | February 8, 2016 | Mark Tapson
    This sounds like a great book - thought you guys might be interested. In The Devil’s Pleasure Palace, Walsh brings his substantial erudition to bear on his best nonfiction work so far, a tour de force about how the “new nihilists” of the so-called Frankfurt School and their philosophy of “Critical Theory – like Pandora’s Box – released a horde of demons into the American psyche.” Disguised as a utopian dream, it– like Satan, a key figure in the book – instead sowed “destruction, division, hatred, and calumny.” This is not a casual beach read. It’s not even your typical...
  • Honest Book on Slavery in America

    02/08/2016 2:36:19 PM PST · by pgyanke · 93 replies
    Vanity | 2/8/2016 | pgyanke
    I am in a discussion with a secular humanist who wants to know why, if our Founding Fathers believed in the inalienable rights of man, they allowed slavery. Can anyone recommend a good, honest book on the subject to share with him?
  • Torture, castration, rampant sex, murders galore and dwarf tossing. Were Russia's Tsars [tr]

    01/29/2016 6:03:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2016 | Roger Lewis
    As we know from the stupendous BBC adaptation of Tolstoy's epic novel, War And Peace, the Russians are very good at war, not so pie-hot when it comes to peace. Military parades, manoeuvres and a good scrap are what they like best - and as Simon Sebag Montefiore says in this panoramic study, to Tsar Nicholas II, even World War I, in which Russia fielded more than 1.2 million men, was nothing more than 'a bracing national rite'.
  • The Debate on Whether America’s Best Days Are Past, or Ahead

    01/19/2016 9:06:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Eduardo Porter
    Take a look back at some of the most popular TV programs of the mid-1960s -- "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Bewitched," even "The Beverly Hillbillies" -- and what do you see? Like today, middle-class Americans typically had washing machines and air-conditioning, telephones and cars. The Internet and video games were not yet invented. But life, over all, did not look that different. There were TVs and radios in most homes. Millions of people worked in downtown offices and lived in suburbs, connected by multilane highways. Americans' average life expectancy at birth was 70, only eight years less than it...
  • Advice on a good children's book for Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

    01/14/2016 10:04:10 AM PST · by BamaGirl · 43 replies
    Today | Me
    Hi Yall! My son's preschool teacher asked me to find a children's book about Martin Luther King Jr. for next week. Does anyone have any advice on a good one? s Thanks in advance! BamaGirl
  • George RR Martin misses last TV deadline for new Game of Thrones book

    01/02/2016 8:26:26 AM PST · by NRx · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01-02-2016 | David Barnett
    The author of the Game of Thrones series, George RR Martin, has confirmed he missed the last deadline that would have allowed the sixth novel in his fantasy series to be published before the next TV series begins. The failure to meet the 31 December deadline will mean the sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones series will appear on screen before its source material. Martin has been working closely with HBO writers and producers to help the series mirror the books, but the next season is due to start in early 2016 and Martin's sixth book, the Winds of...
  • Conservatives' Biographies Show How History Can Move Right

    12/25/2015 5:45:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Biography is one way -- often the most vivid way -- in which people understand history. The beautifully written biographies of Franklin Roosevelt that rolled off the presses and rose in the bestseller lists in the 1950s and 1960s created a template in which the New Deal was central to American history. It was the culmination of what happened before the 1930s and the model for what should and would happen next. That model was undermined by the success of four-time Roosevelt voter Ronald Reagan, but the idea that every bigger government is beneficial and inevitable continues to be accepted...
  • Steel: from Mine to Mill, the Metal that Made America

    12/20/2015 6:35:42 PM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 17 replies
    Book | 2015 | Brooke C. Stoddard
    I just read “Steel: from Mine to Mill, the Metal that Made America” (2015) by Brooke C. Stoddard. The engineer in me recommends it. The history buff in me recommends it as well. Copper, bronze, and brass are far simpler for primitive manufacture than is steel. Copper is an element, bronze and brass are alloys of copper and tin or zinc, respectively. Steel is an alloy of iron and a low but nonzero amount of carbon. And also, importantly, no phosphorus, which some iron ores contain. Iron ore is iron oxide, and it must be reduced chemically by carbon while...
  • Submission Possible

    12/16/2015 1:41:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16 | Cliff May
    Michel Houellebecq is a sardonic and iconoclastic French novelist, winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and subject of considerable controversy in Europe these days. He deserves to be controversial here in the United States as well. He calls his most recent novel a work of "political fiction." Titled "Soumission" (in English, "Submission," in Arabic, an accurate translation would be "Islam"), it is set in the near future, in France, "a Western civilization now ending before our very eyes." Coincidence No. 1: "Soumission" was published in France the same week jihadis attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, slaughtering as many members...
  • Schools continue to grapple with 'Huckleberry Finn'

    12/11/2015 7:32:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/11/15 | Justine McDaniel
    After The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in 1885, the book was boycotted in some places in the United States for portraying friendship between a black man and a white boy."In its time, it was derided and censored," said Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, which tracks challenges to books.Today, Mark Twain's classic - about a boy who flees his abusive father and travels down the Mississippi River with an escaped slave - is still sometimes challenged in American schools, but for nearly the opposite reason: its liberal use of the N-word...
  • How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

    12/10/2015 4:13:10 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2015
    It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire. Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a culture steeped in myth, with values reminiscent of our own, it is often treated as the forebearer of our own political system, an ancestral democracy that provides a republican link between the present and the ancient past. From architecture to literature to political system, Rome is where it all began. But in his latest book, Richard Alston wants us all to think a little more critically about our beloved Rome. Alston is...
  • How 12 Hollywood Legends Found Faith

    12/05/2015 12:19:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    In her recently released book, "Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends," Mary Claire Kendall delves deep into the lives of 12 Hollywood stars from Tinseltown's golden age to reveal a side of them most are unfamiliar with: their faith journeys. Whether they came from broken homes, struggled with addictions, or were rampant adulterers, each of the stars featured in "Oasis" rose from their own personal battle to find comfort and healing in faith.   Townhall had a chance to catch up with Kendall about her book and in the interview below you'll find out what her inspiration for writing "Oasis" was,...
  • Sowell: Christmas Gifts

    11/30/2015 2:39:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 1, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    People who want to buy Christmas gifts, without having to confront the crowds at the local shopping mall (or shopping maul) can take a load off their feet by buying books or movies on the Internet, while sitting in the comfort of their own homes. In addition to old standbys like gorgeous coffee table books of Ansel Adams' scenic photographs or the collected works of Shakespeare -- or of "Calvin and Hobbes" comics -- there are also many thought-provoking books on current events or on history. People who already seem to have everything may not have DVDs of the latest...
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich and the Importance of a Rightly Ordered Life

    11/25/2015 6:06:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Erica Wanis
    Leo Tolstoy's classic story, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, is a tale about a man's journey towards death: the denial, the alienation, the terror, and the awful recognition that life has not been lived as it ought to have been. Stricken by a mysterious ailment in the prime of his life, Ivan Ilyich finds himself struggling to make sense of his situation as he witnesses all those closest to him struggle to navigate the unpleasantness of his condition and its impact on their lives. In his hour of greatest vulnerability, Ilyich finds himself isolated and alone, save for the faithful...
  • Ted Cruz as Beowulf: Matching Candidates With the Books They Sound Like

    10/28/2015 7:32:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 28, 2015 | Josh Katz
    Donald Trump falls somewhere between “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Ben Carson resembles A.W. Tozer’s “The Pursuit of God.” Marco Rubio has a lot in common with “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” while Jeb Bush is a little simpler and sunnier — closer to “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” Marie Kondo’s tribute to decluttering. ...They are instead based on an analysis of the candidates’ speaking styles in this year’s presidential debates, measuring both the complexity of their speech and the positivity (or negativity) of the words they use. To help...
  • Carson: Hey, I'm Taking a Break From Campaigning For a Few Weeks To Sell Books

    10/15/2015 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Amntn · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/15/15 | Guy Benson
    This man is in second place nationally, and tied for first if you believe a few recent polls. He's steadily gained momentum and ground on Donald Trump, and now he's going to capitalize on his momentum by...stepping away from the campaign trail for two weeks for a hybrid fundraising push/book tour. ABC News reports: Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book tour for his new tome “A More Perfect Union” and catch up on fundraising events. The campaign has been careful to separate campaign events...
  • Wealth, Poverty and Politics

    10/14/2015 8:03:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Dr. Thomas Sowell, my colleague and friend, told me several years ago that he wasn't going to write any more books, but that was two books ago, and now he has just published his 45th. The man writes with both hands, as can be seen from his website (http://tsowell.com), which lists his 45 books, 19 journal articles, 71 essays in periodicals and books, 34 book reviews, and occasional columns written in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Star, Newsweek, The Times (Britain) et al. Plus, he writes a semiweekly...
  • Why the Civil War Remains Relevant Today

    10/03/2015 1:28:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 322 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2015 | Ed Bonekemper
    Although the American Revolution resulted in independence for the United States and World War II made it an international power, the American Civil War was arguably the most important war in American history. It truly was an American watershed. In order to appreciate that war’s significance, it must be understood what the Civil War was about. Contrary to all-too-popular opinion, the Civil War was not about states’ rights. Instead it was all about slavery and white supremacy. As shown in my just-released book, The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North...
  • Review: The Sword of Revolution and the Communist Apocalypse

    09/26/2015 2:06:52 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 08/29/2015 | Red Square
    I was hired as a graphic designer and I did my job well, recycling the original revolutionary poster by Dmitry Moor, one of the founding fathers of Soviet agitprop. Now that the book is out, here's my two kopecks. This book has a lot of valid, factual information. At the same time, I remain skeptical about the theory that the breakup of the USSR was only a show so that the communists could take over the world by other means. Not that there aren't powerful forces bending the civilized world towards what they call "progress" (and what I call collectivist...
  • Gilroy Police Looking for Man Who Tore Up 40 Library Books

    09/18/2015 4:04:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
    Gilroy police released surveillance images on Thursday of a man they tore up about 40 library books, causing more than $1,000 in damage. Authorities posted the images to Facebook. Police say the man they’re looking for damaged dozens of books at the Gilroy Library on West 6th Street. Authorities didn’t specify which titles were damaged. Anyone who has seen the man or can help identify him is encouraged to contact the Gilroy Police Department.
  • One Year After (sequel to One Second After, great EMP novel)

    09/16/2015 10:50:21 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 86 replies
    Good Reads ^ | Sept. 15, 2015 | various
    The thrilling follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel One Second After Months before publication, William R. Forstchen’s One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. Hundreds of thousands of people have read the tale. One Year After is the thrilling follow-up to that smash hit. The story picks up a year after One Second After ends, two years since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States brought America to its knees. After suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning...
  • Author Frederick Forsyth reveals his missions for Britain's MI6

    British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth revealed he had conducted missions for intelligence service MI6 in extracts from his autobiography published Sunday. Forsyth, whose bestsellers include "The Day Of The Jackal", told of how he had assisted Britain's overseas spying agency in the Nigerian region of Biafra, East Germany, Rhodesia and South Africa. While working as a journalist in 1968, he was approached by an MI6 man called "Ronnie" who wanted "an asset deep inside the Biafran enclave" where there was a civil war between 1967 and 1970.
  • 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them) (science fiction/fantasy)

    08/01/2015 1:29:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 237 replies
    io9 ^ | July 30, 2015 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books--but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them. From Asimov to Pynchon, science fiction contains some fantastic, ambitious works of genre fiction. But a lot of us get overwhelmed. And it's not that hard to fake a first-hand knowledge of these books, because they're everywhere, and we've heard people talk about them so...
  • Plunder and Deceit

    07/31/2015 7:34:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Can we simultaneously love our children and betray their generation and generations unborn? Do I have your attention? I hope so, but I can't take credit for that lead. I stole it from Page 1 of Mark Levin's new book, "Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future." Conservatives have long decried the left's feigned concern "for the children" while it pursues an agenda that is wrecking their future, from Social Security and other budget-busting entitlements to the undermining of our national security. But no one has devoted a book to turning this meme on its...
  • Question... (Vanity)

    07/24/2015 7:12:49 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 32 replies
    24 July 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Ok all what was the last 3 books that you have read/listened to AND what have been the last 2 movie you have seen(Theatre, Netflix Hulu)? X-tra Credit; Tell us what you thought of one of them.
  • Candidates by the Book

    07/23/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by LS
    self | 7/23/2015 | LS
    Candidates, By the Book Recently Senator Ted Cruz and the New York Times engaged in a hot debate over how many books the senator had sold---Cruz won that debate and his book appeared on the Times bestseller list. But it underscored the reality that the more than a dozen presidential candidates have almost all used a book as “coming-out” biography to fuel their campaigns. Whether it was Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope or George W. Bush’s A Charge to Keep, the biography has been a favored mechanism for political candidates to introduce themselves to the public. Even John F....
  • Finding Humanity in Gone With the Wind

    07/18/2015 3:27:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 16, 2015 | Cass R. Sunstein
    When Americans think about the Confederacy, they often think about Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 classic, Gone With the Wind. Inspired by recent debates over the Confederate flag, I decided to give the book a try. I confess that I did not have high hopes. I expected to be appalled by its politics and racism, and to be bored by the melodrama. (Scarlett O’Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes? Really?) About twenty pages, I thought, would be enough. I could not have been more wrong. The book is enthralling, and it casts a spell. Does it make a plausible argument for continuing...
  • On Ted Cruz Book, NY Times Needs to Put Up or Shut Up

    07/13/2015 12:29:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 13, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Last Thursday, The New York Times made a very serious allegation against a sitting Senator and presidential candidate. When asked by Politico’s Dylan Byers why Ted Cruz’s bestselling book “A Time for Truth” was kept of its bestsellers list, they alleged that “the overwhelming preponderance of evidence” was that someone (read: someone hired by Cruz) made “strategic bulk purchases” of the book. Essentially, Cruz was accused of using dirty tricks to try to get his book to the top of the bestsellers list. The next day, Cruz’s publisher HarperCollins has spoken out, saying they reviewed sales data and found “no...
  • Countdown to Mecca by Michael Savage, a book review

    07/04/2015 7:49:31 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 07/04/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    Michael Savage has written his third and final book in the Jack Hatfield series.
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.”Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. “The event ticket includes you and a guest,” said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. “You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed.” As the son...
  • Fahrenheit 451 (proven more prescient than ever)

    06/25/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 16 replies
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ^ | 1953 | Ray Bradbury
    FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury This one, with gratitude, is for DON CONGDON. FAHRENHEIT 451: The temperature at which book-paper catches fire and burns PART I IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN IT was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history. With...
  • 10 best books set in Orange County. Did we get it right?

    06/07/2015 1:40:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 6, 2015 | Peter Larsen
    ... These Orange County stories could be fact but in this case they’re fiction, plots from a few of our list of the top 10 novels or short story collections set in Orange County ...
  • The Challenge: Life Narrative

    06/04/2015 8:40:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey. The Challenge: Life Narrative Have you ever stopped to consider why "story" means so much to us? Why do great books and great movies enrapture us the way they do? When you pick up your empty popcorn bag and slowly—almost mournfully—make your way out of the theater, or when you finally lay a dearly loved book down after you turn the last page, the deep sense of longing you experience suggests that we crave far more than mere entertainment. In A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller writes about...