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Books For Your Christmas Gift List

November 29, 2010 by  

Books For Your Christmas Gift List

I read a lot of books. Not the mind-numbing drivel that most people read — the fiction love story/murder mystery/horror stuff — that, while maybe good for a diversion and enjoyment, does nothing to expand the mind, but real books, with substance, that challenge me to think or inform me about the real history of our nation, where we came from and how we got to where we are.

So with the Christmas season upon us, I thought I would compile a list of books that would make great gifts for the liberty-loving and open-minded patriot. I think these would be great books to add to your gift list — especially if you’re looking for something to give the person who has everything. Nothing broadens the horizons like a good book. They are presented in no particular order.

The Creature from Jekyll Island, by G. Edward Griffin. Many books have been written about the Federal Reserve, but none tackle the conspiracy behind it and its results better than this one. In case you don’t know the story, in 1910, on a tiny and secluded island off the coast of Georgia, a group of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world held a meeting that would change the course of history. They arrived there after a secretive train trip from New York, where they left under the cover of darkness. There they hatched a plan — in meetings so secretive that the servants attending them never learned their names — that would eventually become the Federal Reserve, the most blatant scam in the history of the world. After you read this book you’ll truly grasp what money is — and what it isn’t — and you’ll know once and for all the true cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression and prosperity. You’ll see how wealth has been stolen from the middle class and you’ll understand why the Federal Reserve is neither Federal (it is not a government entity) not does it hold reserves. The fifth edition of this book just came out, and it covers the current economic crisis.

 

Patriots: Men Who Started the American Revolution, by A.J. Languth. If you truly want to learn about the men behind the American Revolution, this is the book for you. It gives you details about the lives and times of America’s patriots: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Hancock and others. It describes how the movement toward American independence and war with Great Britain grew from discussions at a back table at a pub to direct confrontation to victory. This is the history you were not taught in school, but that you need to know if you truly want to understand what motivated the Founding Fathers.

 

End The Fed, by Ron Paul. During a Republican primary campaign rally at the University of Michigan in October, 2007, 12-term Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) was greeted by supporters who began shouting “End the Fed, end the Fed,” as he began talking about monetary policy. The cry resonated, and soon the whole crowd had taken up the cheer. Some were holding burning dollar bills as if sending a message to the central bank. Almost a year later, at Paul’s counter-convention in Minneapolis, 12,000 people started the chant before Paul even mentioned the Federal Reserve. With that, the title for Paul’s latest book, End the Fed, was written. No one understands the Federal Reserve like Paul, and he has been a lone voice in the Congressional wilderness speaking about the damage it has done to our nation’s economy. This book will give you a thorough understanding of the effects of Federal Reserve policies.

 

The Vitamin D Cure, by James E. Dowd, M.D., and Diane Stafford. The average American is Vitamin D-deficient, and that deficiency is behind many of the diseases and ailments suffered by people of all ages. If a person is suffering from the symptoms of fatigue, joint pain and/or swelling, muscle pain, cramping and/or weakness, uncontrolled weight gain, high blood pressure, restless sleep, poor concentration and memory, headaches, bowel problems (constipation, diarrhea or both) or bladder problems (urgency, frequency or both), a lack of Vitamin D may be the culprit. If you or a loved one are suffering from any of these conditions or maladies, you must read this book and learn whether a simple solution — Vitamin D — can provide the needed relief. And vitamin D is a much better cold and flu preventative than a combination of all the vaccines Big Pharma has concocted over the years.

 

A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II, by Murray N. Rothbard. If more economists read Murray Rothbard’s books, our nation’s economy would be very different. Rothbard delved deep with this economic history to detail the effects of currency manipulation and make the case for hard money. No one alive or dead has ever done as good a job of explaining economic theory, Austrian economics or making the case for sound money as Rothbard.

 

The Frontiersman, by Allan W. Eckert. Almost all American children grow up hearing of Daniel Boone, but few have ever heard of one of Boone’s friends, Simon Kenton. This book, which focuses primarily on the life of Kenton and the Shawnee Tecumseh, provides fascinating insight into life on the frontier in colonial and early America — for both whites and Indians. Kenton left home at age 16 after a fight with another man over the affections of a girl. Thinking he had killed his rival, Kenton took the name Butler and made a life on the frontier. While there he saved the lives of many settlers who ventured unprepared into the wilderness. He was considered a hero to white settlers and, to the Indians who battled with him, his exploits reached mythical proportions. This book covers in detail the brutality of both the whites and the Indians, but most of all it reveals the can-do self-sufficiency that made America great. It contains many fascinating anecdotes. Among the most memorable is an episode where Kenton used Boone’s injured body as a weapon against an attacking Shawnee, and an encounter Kenton had with future President Andrew Jackson — which didn’t end well for Jackson. And Eckert reveals in a footnote a fact that few people know: Jackson, in all probability, was not a natural-born American and therefore was probably ineligible to hold the office of President, but his early history was fabricated to overcome this shortcoming. I will go even further and recommend all of Eckert’s books; his histories like The Conquerors, Wilderness Empire, The Wilderness War and A Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh, or his wildlife books like Wild Season, The Silent Sky: The Incredible Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon or The Great Auk. Eckert is one of my all-time favorite authors.

 

The Real Lincoln, by Thomas J. DiLorenzo. Although he is called the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln embarked on a war that led to 620,000 deaths and the destruction of 40 percent of the American economy, not to free those held in slavery, but to centralize power in Washington, create “the American System” of Henry Clay and build an empire. Lincoln was a proponent of Henry Clay’s American System (taxpayer subsidies for railroads and corporations and infrastructure improvements) for 28 years prior to becoming President. As a Whig Party and later Republican Party activist, he pushed that agenda. He thought of himself as the heir to the Hamiltonian political tradition, which sought a much more centralized governmental system, one that would plan economic development with corporate subsidies financed by protectionist tariffs and the printing of money by the central government. As president he achieved or set in motion the achievement of those goals and many more. As a result, DiLorenzo writes, historian Richard Bensel has observed that any study of the American state should begin no earlier than 1865. That’s because Lincoln’s policies virtually wiped out the previous 70 years of America’s highly decentralized, limited-government existence. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to truly understand American history since the mid-19th Century.

 

The Civil War, by Bruce Catton. Though written years apart, this comprehensive description of the events leading up to the U.S. Civil War and the battles and people involved in the war is a great companion piece to The Real Lincoln, by Thomas J. DiLorenzo.

 

The Constitution in Exile, by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. Almost since its adoption in July 1789, the U.S. Constitution — the oldest continuously effective written constitution in the world — has been under assault by Presidents, Congress and errant decisions handed down by Supreme Court justices. The judge takes the reader on a legal course through American history, outlining the first assault that began with the Judiciary Act of 1789, passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress, and the effects the 1800 presidential election had on the makeup of the Federal judiciary. After Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams for the presidency, the Federalist-controlled Congress created 42 additional judgeships and then Adams appointed Federalist John Marshall as chief justice of the Supreme Court. Jefferson voided the appointment of the “Midnight Judges” and one of them, William Marbury, sued directly to the Supreme Court. Two years later, after much legal wrangling over Marbury’s suit, the Supreme Court ruled that portions of the Judiciary Act of 1789 were unconstitutional and Marbury had sued in the wrong court. That result made it appear as if Marshall was in favor of limiting Congress’ powers to those enumerated. But future decisions by Marshall and his court showed his desire was to centralize power, and Napolitano covers the individual cases and what they meant. Napolitano also covers the Federalism of Lincoln and how his unconstitutional actions before and during the Civil War further centralized power, and how Lincoln’s actions affected the Constitution.

 

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, by Thomas E. Woods. Mention nullification as a way to resist Federal tyranny and prepare to be branded a racist who wants to bring back slavery. But nullification — the idea that if Congress passes an unconstitutional law the states don’t have to acknowledge or obey it — enjoys a rich history in the United States. It began long before slavery was a major political issue and is being used even today. A commonly used argument against nullification is the idea that the Civil War “settled” the issue. Woods argues that the Civil War had nothing to do with nullification, even though the Southern States seceded based on the (correct) compact theory of the union. That theory maintains that each individual State — not a single group of united people — joined together to form the Union. Each individual State, acting in its sovereign capacity, ratified the Constitution in the months and years following its drafting in 1787. “The very fact that the states voted separately to ratify the Constitution, and that the Constitution was not ratified by a single, consolidated vote of all individuals in the original thirteen states, is an important piece of evidence to compact theorists that the states, rather than some single American people, created the federal Union,” Woods writes. This is not the American history that most schoolchildren learn — nor the one that most law students study. What they are taught can be called the nationalist theory, which conceives of the United States as deriving from a single sovereign people rather than from an agreement among States and the residents of each State. Woods covers the discussions that took place and essays that were written during the States’ ratifying conventions — particularly those in Virginia — that prove they understood the States maintained the right to shield their people from encroachments by the Federal government.

Some more books for your gift list:

Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform, by Leslie Carbone.

Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, by Peter Dale Scott

The True Story of The Bilderberg Group, by Daniel Estulin.

Beating Cancer with Nutrition, by Patrick Quillin, Ph.D., R.D., CNS.

Obama’s Wars, by Bob Woodward.

Everything I Want to Do is Illegal, by Joel Salatin.

When All Hell Breaks Loose (Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes), by Cody Lundin.

Hamilton’s Curse, by Thomas J. DiLorenzo.

The Medical Mafia: How to Get Out of It Alive and Take Back Our Health & Wealth, by Guylaine Lanctot.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • http://naver sook young

    I would like to say that the Bible would always make a good gift. No American patriot should be without one. Thank you.

    Sook Young
    Wife of the Samurai

    • http://donthaveone Beberoni

      Very good advise. I prefer the NIV myself, but for those who need it spelled out a little easier, I would suggest The Message version. And some would say the King James, but I would stay away from that version, as it was written during a time when they talked like that, and it is very hard to understand at times, as no one talks like that today.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Beroni, I have the NIV too! It’s both clear and concise.

      • Dennis

        I would hesitate gifting the “The Message” version of the bible. It has many areas where it verges from the true text. While it can be helpful, as it can ad more understanding, it causes more misunderstanding for non-Christians.

      • Jana

        Beberoni,
        I prefer the Original King James Version of the Bible. To go along with the Bible we need- – Nelson’s Strong’s Concordance, – - as well as the –Smith Bible Dictionary,– and one more is the- – Wycliffe Bible Dictionary.
        These are great and valuable tools in reading the Word, as it gives us the ability to go back to the original Greek or Hebrew or Aramaic. It gives us the opportunity to have a greater understanding in some areas,rather than the simple one word translation. Sometimes we find in some scriptures the word might be transliterated instead of translated and this helps in these circumstances too.

        • smithington

          AMEN! The King James Bible is the ONLY uncorrupted version there is that does not have a copyright. All other “versions” are taken from corrupted texts. The King James is taken from the Textus receptus.

  • http://donthaveone Beberoni

    Might I also recommend “Hell To Pay”, by Barbara Olsen. It is a must read for those on the liberal left, as there are a lot of things they should know.

  • Al Sieber

    Out of all those books listed I have only read 4, I have the complete works of Mark Twain printed only 15 years after his death, and old Civil war history books, I give my son 2 or 3 old books every Christmas, thats all he wants. the Bible is a good gift also Sook, I try to read a little bit each night

    • JC

      Al, I’ve read about 4 of them too.

      I just picked up “The Art of War – Sun Tzu”
      Thought it might be an interesting read for interesting times.

      I’d also recommend John V. Denson’s “A Century of War”

      • Al Sieber

        JC, I’m putting “The Art of War” on my list.

        • Vicki

          I also highly recommend “The art of War”

      • Sheldon

        “The Art of War” was required reading for aspiring managers in the 80s. It is an interesting read on understanding strategy for war as well as business, politics and life in general.

  • Ruby

    I agree, Sook.

    I’ve read mystery novels for many, many years; and, I have to respectfully disagree with Bob’s 2nd statement, “Not the mind-numbing drivel that most people read — the fiction love story/murder mystery/horror stuff — that, while maybe good for a diversion and enjoyment, does nothing to expand the mind, but real books, with substance,” Since I began avidly reading, my vocabulary has expanded exponentially. I will agree that some of the stuff out there is mind-numbing.

    I can remember being a good reader throughout my school years. However, my love for reading began with the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. His brothers’ betrayal and the subsequent forgiveness he gave them. Wow, what a story! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read that one over and over and it always brought tears to my eyes. And this probably sparked my love for modern day mystery novels. =D

    I like Bob’s list and will submit to my family…hopefully, they themselves will take interest, as well.

  • Grey Wolf

    Thanks Bob for a great list of books. I understand that many cable TV subscriptions are being cancelled due to the current economic crisis.
    Perhaps the masses will start reading these types of books as an alternative. Given the current situation in the country, I highly recommend Edward P. Gibbon’s “The Decline & Fall of The Roman Empire.”
    More prevalent, today than ever & by reading this classic, you’ll understand why. If your interested in any of my personal recommendations, feel free to reply.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Grey Wolf,

      I would love for you, and all our readers, to provide a list of favorite books. It’s impossible to compile an exhaustive list in a setting like this, plus I’m sure there are many great books I have not heard of or considered.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Mike N.

        Bob,
        May I suggest “The Case Against Congress” by Drew Pearson & Jack Anderson, copyright 1968. It explains how we came to the point we have reached today with the self interested louts ruining the country.

      • Al Sieber

        Bob, some of my favorite books are Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, works by Edgar Poe, Jules Verne, Federalist Papers, and any old history books. just like to read anything.

      • Bob

        Dear Bob,

        Please consider reading and or recommending the following books:

        Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
        The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek
        The Law by Frederic Bastiat
        Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
        The Secrets of the federal reserve by Eustance Mullins
        Pawns in the Game by William Guy Carr
        Silver Profits in the New Century by Theodore Butler

        Warmest Reguards,

        Bob H.

    • Al Sieber

      Grey Wolf, I have a copy of “The History Of Rome” To the Death of Caesar by W.W.How, M.A. I’ve read most of it and see parallels to our country. very uncanny. we went from a Republic to a empire.

  • Angel Wannabe

    Here’s a few books I’ve read_

    -The Bible about 7 times through.
    “Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.
    (reprint original)

    The Illuminati, Larry Burkett.
    Architects of Deception, Juri Lina.
    Original Intent,(The Courts, the Constitution & Religion, David Barton.
    Broke, Glenn Beck
    Culture of Corruption, Michelle Malkin
    Liberty & Tyranny, Mark Levin

    • Angel Wannabe

      I’d Highly recommend author David Barton. Excellent Historian of Original History. Has many Historical Documents in his possession. Available, books, audio, DVD & mp3 downloads. Link below.

      http://www.wallbuilders.com/

      • Vigilant

        Angel,

        He’s a compelling author. His “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White” will open eyes to the real history of the African Americans in this country, and how the Democrats have consistently thwarted their advancement.

        • Angel Wannabe

          Vigilant__ David Barton is awesome!__I’ve downloaded some of his content, as I’d rather do audio than read.__ I also have that one you mentioned too, but haven’t read it yet.

      • Dianne Heinz

        David Bartons’ “Separation of Church and State” will open your eyes for sure.

  • Carlucci

    One of the best gifts I ever got was a Life Application Study Bible. It is written in every day language with explanations and footnotes at the bottom of every page. It is a fascinating and enjoyable way to learn the Bible.

    Another great book is “Uncommon Sense – The Real American Manifesto” by William James Murray which is published by America West Publishers
    http://isbndb.com/d/publisher/america_west_publishers.html.

  • Les

    Great list. Two of my favorites are “From Sea To Shining Sea”, and “The Light And The Glory” by Marshall and Emanuel. I would also encourage folks to carefully examine the Bible they choose. Ease of reading should not be a criteria for intelligent folks. Growing up in a non-christian home has given me a very deep appreciation for my Christian walk and the Word of God. I began memorizing the KJV when I was four. I had committed five more versions to memory by the time I was 28. My children also memorized the KJV, as it was our evening devotional They went to a private school on my engineer’s salary. When the NIV came out it was introduced as the new and improved, ‘sophisticated’ bible; strike one. It was to replace all those old, awkward, hard to follow versions like the KJV; strike 2. It was more diverse in it’s committee of contributors, including 2 influential leaders of the Act Up movement. It changed or just removed many of those uncomfortable concepts of your old bibles, since they are smarter than the author!In my first evening with it I found 27 major errors. Mark 16 was pretty much butchered and then explained away with revisionist history. I would never seek convenience in such a vital study. Try the New KJV, Phillips, American Standard or one of the many others.

    • David McDowell

      I have read most of the current translations, Les. In addition to the KJV, one of my favorites is the NASB, the New American Standard Bible. Also, the the ESV, the English Standard Version is a good reader.
      Bob, Thanks for a great starter list!

    • debra

      skip the new king james version also. havent researched the others mentioned, but will

  • http://www.collapseofcommunism.com Bob
  • Vigilant

    If you’d like a straightforward, lucid description of the Constitution and how it came about, I highly recommend Walter Berns’ “Taking the Constitution Seriously.” Simon and Schuster, 1987. It will clear up a lot of misconceptions about the slavery issue, and deals with the modern onslaught of activist judges.

    Biblio.com has a wealth of out-of-print books, and you can pick up a copy for $4 – $10.

    • Anthony

      First ACTIVIST Judge was Chief Justice John Marshall.

      That right there oughta rile ya. If it don’t, you gotta be un-american.

  • http://eddie47d@gmail.com eddie47d

    Excellent list Bob.May I recommend a few for those who have concern for the collasped economy and what helped bring it about. Agenda for a New Economy;David Korken Plunder and Blunder;Dean Baker Bad Money;Kevin Phillips Born to Steal:When the Mafia Hit Wall Street;Gary Weiss Trillion Dollar Meltdown;Charles Morris The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One; Wm. Black Debit Spiral:How Credit Failed Capitalism;Martin Lowy The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction;Barry Lynn

  • Johnny Johnson

    Cant argue with any on the list, but alas, there are two titles missing that are absolute ‘must’ reads. They are: Restoring the American Dream, by Robert J Ringer, and A Time for Truth, by William E. Simon. Both were written some thirty years ago and are as relevant today as they were then — they are timeless, and I highly recommend them.

    • Vigilant

      Simon’s “A Time for Truth” is indeed a great work.

  • ASGreen

    You write: “Not the mind-numbing drivel that most people read — the fiction love story/murder mystery/horror stuff.”

    Sorry Bob, but I am going to call you on that. Great fiction improves the mind. Better to read Dickens or even Stephen King than to watch TV or do nothing.

    • Jana

      ASGreen,
      I have to laugh because I do read some murder mysteries. It is a form of relaxation and a way of getting away from so much stress that surrounds us. By the way, I like to see if I can solve them before the end of the book and many many times I have.
      My girlfriend and I went to a dinner theater where we were participants in solving the murder in the play. During the intermission we were able to interview the actors in their roll.
      My girlfriend and I were going to answer together, but she thought one person did it and I thought someone else did it. Finally I told her if she thought that way that she should stick to her guns, and we could just vote separately. She decided to vote with me, and out of 100 participants we were the only winners.
      However, I do love reading having REAL History and Truth in my arsenal of books as the TRUTH is a mighty weapon.
      I am adding to my list and am glad to hear everyone’s ideas.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear ASGreen,

      Perhaps a point of clarification is in order. I would not consider Dickens as mind-numbing drivel. Nor any of the classics, which are the classics because of their relevance, ie Animal Farm, 1984, etc. I’m referring to the pop culture stuff that dominates today’s best-seller lists.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

  • Polski

    Pretty arrogant, Bob. I live the pertinent daily stuff. When I want to relax, I do NOT need to read the “pertinent” stuff.

    • JC

      I don’t think it’s arrogance.
      The point of the article was education in light of the times we live in. Not so much entertainment.

  • EleanorC

    Looking forward to reading some of the books from your list. Thanks for continually providing helpful information to your readers.

  • FallenTree

    Great list & I may add a thriller about Americans standing up to tyranny. It’s current & about the bad times now & how Amerians finally take a stand.

    It’s a must read cause it could our destiny very soon. I recommend it.

    http://www.booksbyoliver.com

  • Dick Gazinia

    Another great book to read is “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Diamond. It is a fascinating historical account about cultures clashing and evolving as a result of encounters. How differences in technology, environment, philosophy, religion and resistance to disease influenced human history makes for thought provoking reading.

  • Evie Wilson

    Thanks, Bob, we can all use a list like this. It’s broad in it’s scope, interesting, and a real education.

  • http://brendankellylpnh.com Brendan Kelly

    Wow, I am excited to see the response here.I’m 70 and have always thought I was a freedom fighting patriot.I’m a Beck fan. The first two years I watched him he was teaching history to the masses and I was just observing because I already had and read his information.Then came George Washington and his reliance on Divine Providence.I had no idea how Christianity had played such a roll in our founding.Well Beck drove me to church and I’m answering here to relay my new hero.Dietrich Bonhoeffer a true inspiration of what we need today.

  • http://Verizon Bud G.

    Bob Livingston:

    My favorite book among the thousands read is an old one still listed on Amazon.com. The title is “The List of Adrian Messenger”.

    I wrote a book titled “It Started and Ended” and it is available on Amazon.com and it is selling very well according to the publisher. The editor of the book is also a well known author internationally but since he put his actual name in the book, I cannot divulge what his pen name is without his permission.

  • http://verizon Freedom first

    The Bible, Atlas shrugg, all 8 volumes of the Surfers journal hard back books, yes i love to surf and praise our heavenly father for the freedoms we have. all great books. i have only read 3 on the list. might i also suggest the wisdom and prayers of Solomon, the book of proverbs NIV version for Wisdom.

    read knowledge is empowering.

  • Vigilant

    I have only two more recommendations. I see so many posters, both left and right, who don’t have a clear understanding of the Constitution. “The Federalist Papers,” while dry and technical in some areas, provide the very best insight into the mechanisms of government, and the philosophy behind it. Written primarily by Hamilton, Jay and Madison (the Father of the Constitution), the papers are a must for anyone arguing the merits of the Constitution.

    Secondly, John Locke’s “Second Treatise on Civil Government” provides the background for the type of Enlightenment thought, based on Natural Law, that inspired Jefferson’s famous “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” sentence in the Declaration.

    These are not completely easy readings, but hard work is always worthwhile when you are seeking priceless treasure.

    • Anthony

      Have to agree – The Federalist Papers hav a way of getting you to wear the shoes of the potential victim, if you stop being vigilant.

      I also have The Mayflower Compact.
      Then, there’s The Naked Capitalist.

      I actually starting to read about Aaron Burr – the guy who rid us of Alexander Hamilton.

      I know this – reading about what happened in the beginning of our Country and seeing the hazards of geting the Declaration and the Constitution accomplished – is of the utmost importance. Any books you can find on the subject should be a must. Considering how much of our documents have been perverted for private profit at OUR expense – it should always be considered much more entertaining than anything Hollywood might drivel up.

      I do have the audio version of Jekyll Island. Listen to it on the way to work.

      I will add David Barton to the list, next.

      As for my other books. I have a collection of sorts – only about 250 books. They are sci-fi, action, adventure, classics, Green Bay Packers historical, and quite a few classics (Sherlock Holmes Gulliver’s Travels, Kidnapped, Mark Twain).

      Then, my political collection is growing in segments … I remember being on here quite some time ago, and disagreeing STRONGLY with Mr. DiLorenzo on his assessment of Abraham Lincoln. On this, I blame partial ignorance and the Public School System we all have had to contend with. I was very vocal about it all, which Bob L might even remember (maybe not). Back then, I think I was logging on as Born Conservative.

      At any rate – I went out and bought his HAMILTON’s CURSE.
      I watched practically no television and in spite of my workload, I got a couple of chapters read each nite. I also tried to research certain parts as I went along. And, to his credit, Thomas J has helped give me back my affinity for the American Revolution and the Era it occurred in. Nowadays, we get a kick watching Nicolas Cage in National Treasure. I always see something in those movies that brings me back to Tom’s book about Alexander Hamilton. It’s also why I bought the book on Aaron Burr.

      If none of you have ever read him – I would say SHAME ON YOU.

      Antony C Sutton is another one you should all add to your Lists.

  • Viktor Leben

    One book I enjoy reading is “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. It’s an allegory about a man ( and later on his wife and children) walk to the Celestial City. One of the best parts is when he comes to the Cross ….

  • Rey Marouf

    Great book “Low Cost Patrotism” about America and its traditions and values. It makes a great gift for our servicemenand women.

  • Rey Marouf

    Sorry the name of the book is “Low Carb Patrotism” by Lisa Malooly
    great book for gift and reading.

  • s c

    Any book that deals with the Founding Fathers, the Constitution or common sense is a book that people should own and read. People should also have access to good books that explain the free market system and how our government has been trying to DESTROY it.
    Basically, the only thing ‘wrong’ with the current “free market system” is the miserable bastards who are trying to destroy it (yes, that includes ‘Republicans,’ ‘Democrats,’ and many other varieties of political vermin who hate freedom.

  • s c

    For anyone who is interested in how America’s political space cadets have managed to screw up the economy via illegals, government as ‘savior,’ politicians who promise much but never deliver and/or how corrupt political theories were adopted and nourished in America for many years, read Socialism [Ludwig von Mises].
    He even includes some basic information about eugenics (by extension, Planned NonParenthood and abortion) and false intellectuals who will do anything to destroy nations in order to “save” them. Ludwig peels back the garbage and exposes various negative political theories and reveals much-needed facts that our pathetic educational system willingly ignores.

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