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  • Anyone read any good books lately?

    01/23/2024 5:03:13 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 216 replies
    self | 1/23/24 | self
    A long time ago, there was a Free Republic Book Club ... mostly because I opened my mouth and a bunch of people told me to organize one. I haven't pinged it in a long time. (Actually, another book club started, so I stopped.) Any way, has anyone read any good books lately. Fiction, non-fiction, genre, mainstream. Anything you want to share? Has anyone WRITTEN any good books that the rest of us should check out?
  • Man returns overdue book checked out by grandfather-in-law 96 years earlier

    05/24/2023 1:00:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | By Ben Hooper
    VIDEO AT LINK............ May 24 (UPI) -- A California man who returned a library book that was found to be 96 years overdue said he believes the tome was originally checked out by his deceased wife's grandfather. Jim Perry of Napa said he was going through boxes of books that had belonged to his wife, Sandra Learned Perry, when he came across a copy of Benson Lossing's A History of the United States from the St. Helena Public Library. Perry said he believes the book was checked out by John McCormick, Sandra Learned Perry's grandfather, who would have been 55...
  • Author warns 'leeches' are making life more difficult for 'everyone'

    01/08/2023 6:10:12 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 1/7/2022 1750 hrs est | Matthew Broulette
    It’s not often than a CEO of a large, publicly traded company speaks bluntly in public about politics and political power. So, both “surprising” and “refreshing” describe energy executive Nick Deiuliis’s new book, Precipice: The Left’s Campaign to Destroy America (Republic Book Publishers). Deiuliis, a chemical engineer and attorney by training, is director and chief executive officer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based CNX Resources Corporation, one of the largest natural gas exploration, development, and production companies. n addition to penning Precipice, Deiuliis is a prolific writer on topics ranging from the American Civil War to professional sports to the Federal Reserve to...
  • Banned Books

    04/14/2022 4:40:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    My Local Library | 04-14-2022
    This display shows some of the books that have been banned all over the world as well as well as throughout the US. The words covering the books are the quoted reasons each book was banned. Take a look and see which of your favorite books have been banned and why.
  • The Federalist’s Notable Books Of 2021

    12/17/2021 7:24:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 17, 2021 | Mark Hemmingway
    Our year in reading, featuring book recommendations from Federalist writers and contributors.Last year around this time, I lamented the end of 2020 with the expectation that better times had to be lurking around the corner. Well, I sincerely hope you had a good year, but it seems like the year was defined by inflation, the Afghanistan debacle, lapsing back into more COVID restrictions, and other disasters.In other words, it was the second year in a row to retreat into a book and at least forget about day-to-day affairs for a while. With that in mind we bring you The Federalist’s...
  • Are Summer Reading Assignments Indoctrinating Freshmen?

    12/06/2021 10:51:32 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 6, 2021 | Ashlynn Warta
    Often, incoming freshmen receive their first university assignment before the school year even begins: the summer reading. Many institutions see the summer reading assignment as an opportunity for new students to develop a sense of camaraderie. By reading the same book, the idea is that students will engage in thought-provoking conversations and have a shared educational experience. Common reading programs are an opportunity to start students’ education on an intellectual high note. Before the semester even begins, students can begin grappling with good reading material that will prepare them for an academically rigorous time in college. Unfortunately, research from the...
  • Review of 'The Cost of My Faith' by Jack Phillips

    07/06/2021 8:00:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 6, 2021 | Kevin McVicker
    Sometimes decisions made in less than thirty seconds, even those in accordance with one’s faith, can alter the course of one’s life, and perhaps the nation.Such was the case with Jack Phillips, proprietor of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood Colorado, a Denver suburb. After learning baking skills and honing his artistic craft at several area bakeries, he opened his own shop in 1993, providing baked goods, most notably custom cakes to his customers.In 2012, two men named David and Charlie asked Mr. Phillips to create them a wedding cake. Mr. Phillips calmly explained he could not honor their request because...
  • My Best 25 Works of History

    07/05/2021 4:42:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | July 5, 2021 | Craig Shirley
    Writing and reading history is one of the greatest joys of life. Writing about Ronald Reagan and WWII has been singularly pleasurable for me. What was it the philosopher Erasmus said, “When I have a little money, I buy food and clothes. But anything I have left over, I buy books.” Now, we study history for many reasons: for the sheer joy of reading; of knowing more than the next guy, or as the noted teacher George Santayana said, just to learn about not repeating failures - “Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it.” Teddy Roosevelt...
  • Chris Christie book 'Republican Rescue' slated for fall release

    06/29/2021 7:13:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/2021 | Mychael Schnell
    Chris Christie book 'Republican Rescue' slated for fall release © Getty Images Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) new book, “Republican Rescue: Saving the Party from Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden,” is set to be released on Nov. 16. The book is being published by Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster, according to The Associated Press. Threshold said the book, in which Christie addresses his fellow Republicans, is “a timely and urgent guide to moving the party forward,” according to the AP.
  • New Book: “Who Was Karl Marx?: The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today’s Rampaging American Left” by James Simpson -- A Book Review on CDR Kerchner (Ret)'s Blog

    06/27/2021 7:15:54 PM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 9 replies
    CDR Kerchner's Blog ^ | June 2021 | James Simpson
    Another must read new book! Learn the names of the cast of unseemly characters & communist subversives, past & present: “Who Was Karl Marx?: The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today’s Rampaging American Left” by James Simpson:
  • How the World Got Rich

    05/16/2021 6:11:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 16, 2021 | Rainer Zitelmann
    Author’s note: The following is a review of “Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make you Rich. How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World,” by Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, Art Carden. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London 2020, 227 pages.One day a socialist is supposed to have come into the steel magnate Andrew Carnegie’s office at the height of his wealth in the 1890s and demanded that the rich should distribute their wealth to the poor of the earth. Carnegie, so the story goes, asked his assistant to estimate his current wealth and then divide it by the number of...
  • Too Young to Die: The Senseless Murder of a Chicago Seven Year Old

    04/30/2021 6:23:10 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 29. 2021 | Lee Habeeb
    Her name was Jaslyn Adams. She was a beautiful young African-American girl, all of seven years old. Late in the afternoon of April 18, she was with her father—Jontae—at a McDonald's drive-thru in the West Side of Chicago, looking forward to sharing a Happy Meal. But this daddy-daughter trip to McDonald's didn't have a happy ending.
  • House Duo Target 3 Books of ‘Poison’ on Navy’s Reading List for Sailors

    03/17/2021 8:16:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 3/16/2021 | Fred Lucas
    Two members of Congress are asking the Navy to pull three books promoting identity politics and wokeness from its official reading list. The books teach young sailors that they’re being asked to fight and possibly die for “a systemically racist country,” the lawmakers say. The books—“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi; “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander; and “Sexual Minorities and Politics” by Jason Pierceson—are listed as part of the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program. All Navy personnel pledge to defend the Constitution, yet these books portray America as fundamentally bigoted, Reps. Doug Lamborn,...
  • Poison, Mutilate, and Sterilize (review of "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters")

    03/17/2021 4:59:40 AM PDT · by karpov · 10 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | March 17, 2021 | Steve Sailer
    Nothing exemplifies the madness of our times more than the fervent push since 2013 by therapists, educators, social workers, and journalists to poison, mutilate, and sterilize girls who have self-diagnosed themselves with the novel social-media-transmitted hysteria now known as rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD). Hence, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier, an op-ed freelancer for The Wall Street Journal, is one of the most valuable (as well as sensible and lively) books of recent years. Shrier is terribly bright but not an academic: She brings a wise Jewish mother’s perspective to her advice for parents losing...
  • A Book Everyone Must Read Now!

    10/19/2020 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Evan Sayet · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 18, 2020 | Duggan Flanikan
    Townhall, American Greatness, Daily Wire, Breitbart, Sebastian Gorka, Dinesh D'Souza and virtually everyone else who has read "The Woke Supremacy: An Anti-Socialist Manifesto" agree with Nick Adams, author of "Trump and Churchill" that it is "One of the most important books of our time." Written to be the "Common Sense" of THIS "revolutionary war," The Woke Supremacy explains who the Woke are, where they came from, what they want, what they're willing to do to get it and, most frighteningly, what will likely befall mankind if they were to somehow win.
  • The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragility: The popular book aims to combat racism but talks down to Black people.

    07/16/2020 3:33:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 15, 2020 | John McWhorter
    I must admit that I had not gotten around to actually reading Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility until recently. But it was time to jump in. DiAngelo is an education professor and—most prominently today—a diversity consultant who argues that whites in America must face the racist bias implanted in them by a racist society. Their resistance to acknowledging this, she maintains, constitutes a “white fragility” that they must overcome in order for meaningful progress on both interpersonal and societal racism to happen. White Fragility was published in 2018 but jumped to the top of the New York Times best-seller list amid...
  • What To Read Instead Of ‘White Fragility’

    07/15/2020 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 15, 2020 | Mark Hemingway
    Sooner or later you're going to encounter these anti-American ideas about addressing racism in your workplace, on kids' homework, or in the faculty lounge – and you can't be fragile when confronting it. “Do the work!” The phrase has become a kind of ritual malediction among activists who seek to weaponize racism.First, an accusation of racism is made. It goes without saying that it is accurate – how could it not be, when virtually every institution and norm in modern America is an instrument of white supremacy?At this point, a lot of people merely yield or acquiesce to the will...
  • Hollywood's Creepy Love Affair with Adolph Hitler, in Explosive New (2013) Detail (old review but shades of Hollywood appeasing China today)

    02/23/2020 6:37:43 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 19 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 10, 2013 | David Mikes
    Adolf Hitler loved American movies. Every night at about 9:00, after the Führer had tired out his listeners with his hours-long monologues, he would lead his dinner guests to his private screening room. The lights would go down, and Hitler would fall silent, probably for the first time that day. He laughed heartily at his favorites Laurel and Hardy and Mickey Mouse, and he adored Greta Garbo: Camille brought tears to the Führer’s eyes. Tarzan, on the other hand, he thought was silly. As it turns out, Hitler’s love for American movies was reciprocated by Hollywood. A forthcoming book by...
  • Great Literature

    02/17/2020 7:52:44 PM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 53 replies
    FaceBook ^ | February 16, 2020 | Tony Esolen
    Not that anybody is wondering, but if you asked me what books have been of the greatest influence on how and what I think, aside from the BIBLE, and the plays of Shakespeare, I'd answer: Homer, Odyssey Plato, Phaedrus Plato, Symposium Virgil, Aeneid Augustine, Confessions Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy Anonymous, The Quest of the Holy Grail Dante, The Divine Comedy Spenser, The Faerie Queene Herbert, The Temple Pascal, Pensees Milton, Paradise Lost Fielding, Tom Jones Boswell, Life of Johnson Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France Manzoni, The Betrothed Dickens, Bleak House Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Marcel, Man Against...
  • 29 Books That Would Make an Excellent Christmas Gift

    11/29/2019 8:08:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 28, 2019 | Daniel Davis and Heritage Foundation contributors
    The Christmas season is here, which means the clock’s 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.