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  • Here are 21 Books You Should Read in 2017

    01/08/2017 9:15:35 AM PST · by Mercat · 85 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Daniel David
    After the raucous ride of 2016, there’s a lot to be said for hitting the books for some good reading. Whether it’s history, policy, or religion that you find most interesting, here is an assortment of books that our friends from The Heritage Foundation recommend.
  • Lt. Gen. James Mattis Professional Reading List

    12/01/2016 8:20:27 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    Goodreads Inc ^ | 01 Dec 2016
    Lt. Gen. James Mattis (USMC) is known as one of the most accomplished commanders in recent history and as one of the finest Marines to walk this planet. He also is a dedicated reader, and credits some of his success in the middle east to studying the works of those who had gone before him. This list is assembled from this list of required reading for CENTCOM USMC officers
  • US Civil War reading Recommendations?

    11/23/2016 6:01:04 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 681 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/23/2016 | Loud Mime
    I am studying our Civil War; anybody have any recommendations for reading?
  • Osama Bin Laden's Surprising Taste in Literature

    05/21/2015 7:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/21/2015 | Adam Chandler
    On Wednesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released what it called “a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin.” A sorted list of those materials appears in a slick web production on the ODNI’s website entitled “Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf.” What Was Released Among the materials made public were previously classified documents, non-classified documents, and a trove of English-language materials found at Bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound following his death in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011. That includes letters, public American government documents, religious sermons,...
  • World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    05/13/2013 1:16:46 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    The most extraordinary things about this truly incredible tale of World War II are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. 12th Armored Division under the command of Capt. John C. ‘Jack’ Lee Jr., liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter in the Tyrol, a special prison that housed various French VIPs, including the ex-prime ministers Paul Reynaud and Eduard Daladier and former commanders-in-chief...
  • ...a tale that inspired Apocalypse Now: Obama brings home Heart of Darkness for White House reading

    11/30/2014 8:14:58 AM PST · by hulagirl · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2854581/A-doomed-mission-crazy-leader-tale-inspired-Apocalypse-Obama-brings-home-Heart-Darkness-White-House-reading-material-book-store-visit.html
  • WWII’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    01/19/2014 5:43:24 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 49 replies
    War history Online ^ | January 19, 2014
    Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American soldiers, French prisoners, and, yes, German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie. The most extraordinary things about Stephen Harding’s The Last Battle, a truly incredible tale of World War II, are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after...
  • What books are you currently reading?

    01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 219 replies · 2+ views
    1/23/2012 | William Eaton
    What books are people currently reading? Any particular fiction or non-fiction of note? Any recommendations from some recent reads? I just downloaded the novel Hunter by Robert James Bidinotto for my kindle. It's an indie novel and has received good reviews on Amazon. Will report back once I finish up.
  • Ok fellow FreePs, what are you reading this Summer?

    07/18/2013 11:12:35 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 72 replies
    I am starting "The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I"
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners announced

    04/15/2013 12:36:44 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 13 replies
    Pulitzer.org ^ | 4/15/'13 | Pulitzer.org
    Click on the link to read the winners.
  • Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curriculum [replaced with environmental propaganda]

    12/07/2012 10:25:09 AM PST · by grundle · 71 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | December 7, 2012
    American literature classics are to be replaced by insulation manuals and plant inventories in US classrooms by 2014. A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the workplace. Books such as JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will be replaced by "informational texts" approved by the Common Core State Standards. Suggested non-fiction texts include Recommended Levels of Insulation by the the US Environmental Protection Agency, and...
  • Summer Reading List Ideas for a New College Conservative (Vanity)

    07/17/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 64 replies
    vanity~me | July 17, 2012 | Bushwon
    Interested in some ideas for a very basic basic primer to provide some foundation for a new college conservative going on a road trip...nothing too involved--just an easy-to-read basic first book that will provide basic information on politics, culture, economy from a conservative (or limited government libertarian) viewpoint.
  • Book Review: 'In Chambers' edited by Todd C. Peppers and Artemus Ward (Supreme Court & its clerks)

    06/17/2012 9:52:13 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Lehigh Live ^ | April 9, 2012
    They've been called “Courtiers of the Marble Palace” and “Sorcerers' Apprentices.” But to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, their law clerks are much more: sparring partners, workhorses and, often, extended family. Each of the court's nine justices hires several law clerks for yearlong stints, newly minted lawyers from top law schools who have impeccable credentials. The role of a clerk includes assisting the justices in determining what cases to take, preparing them for the oral arguments and helping write opinions. Now a new collection of essays, “In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices” (University...
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Thread

    07/07/2011 12:57:12 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 200 replies
    7/07/11 | MplsSteve
    Hi everyone! I hope your 4th of July was a good one. it's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the most well-read of those of us on the Internet and I like to see what other Freepers are reading these days. It can be anything - a classic novel, a trashy pulp romance, a technical journal, etc. Please do not deile this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread". it became very unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm just finishing "Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls...
  • What Are You Reading? - My Quarterly Survey

    03/29/2011 9:52:18 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 246 replies
    3/29/11 | MplsSteve
    Hi everyone! It's time again for my "What Are You Reading?" thread. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read of those of us on the Internet. I like to find out what all of you are reading these days. It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY Times best seller, a classic work of fiction, a trashy pulp novel. In short, it can be anything. However, please do not defile this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread". it became really unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm about 15% of the way thru...
  • Book To Read

    11/12/2009 7:55:30 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 60 replies · 1,224+ views
    I have 3 weeks of air and ship time starting in a few days and need a good book to read. I'm trying to think of what I'd like to read but have been unable to come up with anything specific. I'm open to most/any suggestions. Thanks
  • Sarah Palin's Reading List: C.S. Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Newsmax, Wall Street Journal

    12/09/2010 1:05:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/09/2010 | Lauren Sher
    What newspapers do you read? It was the question that arguably did Sarah Palin the most harm during the 2008 election. When the Republican vice presidential candidate could not name for Katie Couric which magazines or papers she regularly read that informed her worldview, it fueled the perception among voters that she was not ready for national office. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Palin set the record straight. "I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on as I have since I was a little girl," Palin told Walters in an interview to air tonight on...
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey

    07/12/2010 10:39:11 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 170 replies · 6+ views
    7/12/10
    Hi, everyone! It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read groups currently on the Internet. Each quart, I like to find out what everyone is reading. It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY Times best-seller, a trashy pulp novel...in short, anything! Please do not ruin this thread by posting something inane like "I'm reading this post". It became very unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm reading a historical biography called "John L Lewis: Labor Leader" by Robert Zieger. I have found...
  • Figures. Michelle Obama Stocked White House Library with Books on Socialism

    02/17/2010 8:01:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 2,412+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    It figures. Michelle Obama stocked the White House Library with books on socialism.
  • What are your Favorite Adventure Books?

    02/05/2010 8:42:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 114 replies · 1,586+ views
    MtnClimber | February 5, 2010 | Vanity
    Was just wondering what the favorite adventure novels are for Freepers out there. Fiction or non-fiction.