Recommended Reading


Below is a list of books we recommend. They've been sorted into the following categories (some titles are repeated in other categories):

Business History/Cold War
Conservatism History/FDR Era
Culture/Values History/Founding
Economy History/Reagan Era
Education Justice/Legal
Global Warming/ Environmentalists Liberalism
Guns Media/Hollywood
History Miscellaneous
History/9-11 Philosophy
History/Bush (43) Era Politics
History/Civil War Political Warfare
History/Clinton Era Racial/Identity Politics

Business

  • Barbarians Led By Bill Gates: Microsoft From The Inside; Jennifer Edstrom, Marlin Eller
  • Breaking Windows: How Bill Gates Fumbled The Future of Microsoft; David Bank
  • Diversity Machine, The: The Drive to Change the "White Male Workplace"; Frederick R. Lynch
  • Diversity: The Invention of a Concept; Peter Wood
  • Take on the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don’t Want You To Know; Arthur Levitt
  • U.S. v. Microsoft: The Inside Story of the Landmark Case; Joel Brinkley and Steve Lohr

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Conservatism

  • Right from the Heart: The ABC's of Reality in America; Phil Valentine
  • God and Man At Yale; William F. Buckley Jr.
  • Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, The: The Arguments You Need to Defeat the Loony Left; Mark W. Smith
  • Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto; Mark R. Levin

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Culture/Values

  • Bad Trip: How the War Against Drugs is Destroying America; Joel Miller
  • Case for Marriage, The: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially; Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher
  • Death of Right and Wrong, The: Exposing the Left’s Assault on Our Culture and Values; Tammy Bruce
  • For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health; Jacob Sullum
  • Homosexual Agenda, The; Alan Sears, Craig Osten
  • Hoodwinked: How Intellectual Hucksters Have Hijacked American Culture; Jack Cashill
  • Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences: The Red Queen and the Grand Scheme; Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D.
  • Myth Of Mental Illness, The: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct; Thomas Szasz
  • New Thought Police, The: Inside The Left’s Assault On Free Speech and Free Minds; Tammy Bruce
  • Politics of Deviance, The; Anne Hendershott
  • Ready or Not: Why Treating Children As Small Adults Endangers Their Future... And Ours; Kay Hymowitz
  • Real America, The: Messages from the Heart and Heartland; Glenn Beck
  • Telling The Truth; Lynne V. Cheney
  • War Against Boys, The: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men; Christina Hoff Sommers
  • What’s So Great About America; Dinesh D’Souza
  • Women in the Military: Flirting With Disaster; Brian Mitchell
  • You Can’t Say That!: The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws; David E. Bernstein

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Economy

  • Basic Economics; Thomas Sowell
  • Conspiracy of Ignorance, The: The Failure of American Public Schools; Martin L. Gross
  • Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government; Robert Higgs
  • Eco-nomics: What Everyone Should Know About Economics and the Environment; Dr. Richard Stroup
  • Equality, The Third World, And Economic Delusion; Peter Bauer
  • Forgotten Man, The: A New History of the Great Depression; Amity Shlaes
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything; Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse; Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Money For Nothing: Politicians, Rent Extraction and Political Extortion; Fred S. McChesney
  • Mystery of Capital, The: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else; Hernando de Soto
  • New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR’s Economic Legacy has Damaged America; Burton Folsom, Jr.
  • Take on the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don’t Want You to Know; Arthur Levitt

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Education

  • Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth; Ben Shapiro
  • Burden of Bad Ideas, The: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society; Heather MacDonald
  • Ed School Follies: The Miseducation of America's Teachers; Rita Kramer
  • Language Police, The: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn; Diane Ravitch
  • Left Back: A Century of Battles over School Reform; Diane Ravitch
  • No Excuses: Seven Principals of Low Income Schools Who Set the Standard for High Achievement; Samuel Casey Carter
  • Ready or Not: Why Treating Children As Small Adults Endangers Their Future… And Ours; Kay Hymowitz
  • Worm in the Apple, The: How the Teacher Unions Are Destroying American Education; Peter Brimelow

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Global Warming/Environmentalists

  • Blue Planet in Green Shackles: What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?; Václav Klaus
  • Challenging Environmental Mythology: Wrestling Zeus; Jack. W. Dini and Jay Lehr
  • Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming; Bjorn Lomborg
  • Deniers, The: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud* *And those who are too fearful to do so; Lawrence Solomon
  • Eco-nomics: What Everyone Should Know About Economics and the Environment; Dr. Richard Stroup
  • Global Warming and Other Eco Myths: How the Environmental Movement Uses False Science to Scare Us to Death; Ronald Bailey and Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them; Steve Milloy
  • Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media; Patrick J. Michaels
  • Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism), The; Christopher C. Horner
  • Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed; Christopher Horner
  • Scared to Death: From BSE to Global Warming Why Scares Are Costing Us the Earth; Christopher Booker and Richard North
  • Skeptical Environmentalist, The: Measuring the Real State of the World; Bjorn Lomborg
  • Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years; S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery

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Guns

  • Guns and Violence: The English Experience; Joyce Lee Malcolm
  • More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws; John R. Lott Jr.
  • People Armed & Free, A: The Truth About the Second Amendment; Jack Reynolds, J.D.
  • Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America; Gary Kleck
  • Seven Myths of Gun Control, The: Reclaiming the Truth About Guns, Crime, and the Second Amendment; Richard Poe
  • To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right; Joyce Lee Malcolm

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History

  • 5000 Year Leap, The: A Miracle That Changed the World; W. Cleon Skousen
  • Patriot’s History of the United States, A: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to the War on Terror; Larry Schweikart and Michael Patrick Allen
  • Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government; Robert Higgs
  • Degradation of American History, The; David Harlan
  • Gathering Storm, The; Winston Churchill
  • Illusion of Victory, The: America in World War I; Thomas Fleming
  • Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe; Robert Gellately
  • Lessons Of History, The; Will & Ariel Durant
  • Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong; James Loewen
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong; James Loewen
  • People’s History of the United States, A: 1492-Present; Howard Zinn
  • Story of Civilization, The; Will & Ariel Durant
  • What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East; Bernard Lewis

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History/9-11

  • Breakdown: How America’s Intelligence Failures Led to September 11; Bill Gertz
  • Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up to the Facts; The Editors of Popular Mechanics, John McCain, David Dunbar, and Brad Reagan
  • Leadership; Rudolph W. Giuliani
  • Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11; Gerald Posner

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History/Bush (43) Era

  • At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election; Bill Sammon
  • Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait; Midge Decter

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History/Civil War

  • Constitutional History of Secession, A; John Graham
  • Myths of American Slavery; Walter D. Kennedy
  • Real Lincoln, The: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War; Thomas DiLorenzo
  • South Was Right!, The; James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy
  • Story of the Confederate States, The; Joseph Tyrone Derry

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History/Clinton Era

  • Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America’s National Security; Robert Patterson
  • Feeling Your Pain: The Explosion & Abuse of Government Power In The Clinton-Gore Years; James Bovard
  • Final Days, The: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House; Barbara Olson
  • Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton; Barbara Olson
  • High Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Case Against Bill Clinton; Ann H. Coulter
  • Hillary’s Scheme: Inside The Next Clinton’s Ruthless Agenda to Take the White House; Carl Limbacher
  • Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years; Rich Lowry
  • Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror; Rich Miniter
  • Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; R Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
  • Sellout: The Inside Story of President Clinton’s Impeachment; David Schippers
  • Shadow Party, The: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party; David Horowitz and Richard Poe
  • Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House; Gary Aldrich

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History/Cold War

  • Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies; M. Stanton Evans
  • Haunted Wood, The: Soviet Espionage in America in the Stalin Era; Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev
  • In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage; John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr
  • Soviet World of American Communism, The; Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Kyrill M. Anderson
  • Verona Secrets, The: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors; Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel

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History/FDR Era

  • FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression; Jim Powell
  • Forgotten Man, The: A New History of the Great Depression; Amity Shlaes
  • New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR’s Economic Legacy has Damaged America; Burton Folsom, Jr.
  • Roosevelt Myth, The; John T. Flynn

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History/Founding

  • Founders' Almanac, The: A Practical Guide to the Notable Events, Greatest Leaders & Most Eloquent Words of the American Founding; Matthew Spalding
  • Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and The American Founding; Darren Staloff
  • Making of America, The: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution; W. Cleon Skousen
  • Real George Washington, The; Jay A. Parry

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History/Reagan Era

  • A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan; Michael K. Deaver
  • When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan; Peggy Noonan

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Justice/Legal

  • Absolute Power: The Legacy of Corruption in the Clinton-Reno Justice Department; David Limbaugh
  • Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges; Robert H. Bork
  • Collapse of the Common Good, The: How America’s Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom; Philip K. Howard
  • Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws; Andrew P. Napolitano
  • Constitution in Exile, The: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land; Andrew P. Napolitano
  • Democracy by Decree: What Happens When Courts Run Government; Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod
  • Men In Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America; Mark R. Levin
  • Power Without Responsibility: How Congress Abuses the People Through Delegation; David Schoenbrod
  • Rule of Lawyers, The: How the New Litigation Elite Threatens America’s Rule of Law; Walter K. Olson
  • U.S. v. Microsoft: The Inside Story of the Landmark Case; Joel Brinkley and Steve Lohr

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Liberalism

  • American Progressivism: A Reader; Ronald J. Pestritto
  • Dark Side of Liberalism, The: Unchaining the Truth; Phil Kent
  • Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocracy; Peter Schweizer
  • Godless: The Church of Liberalism; Ann Coulter
  • Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning; Jonah Goldberg
  • Liberwocky: What Liberals Say and What They Really Mean; Victor Gold
  • Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass; Theodore Dalrymple
  • New Thought Police, The: Inside The Left’s Assault On Free Speech and Free Minds; Tammy Bruce
  • Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America; Laura Ingraham
  • Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right; Ann Coulter
  • Terrible Truth About Liberals, The; Neal Boortz
  • Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism; Ann Coulter
  • Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild; Michelle Malkin
  • Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First; Mona Charen
  • Vast Left Wing Conspiracy, The: The Untold Story of the Democrats’ Desperate Fight to Reclaim Power; Byron York
  • Why The Left Hates America: Exposing the Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation’s Greatness; Daniel J. Flynn
  • You Can’t Say That!: The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws; David E. Bernstein

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Media/Hollywood

  • Arrogance: Rescuing America From The Media Elite; Bernard Goldberg
  • Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News; Bernard Goldberg
  • Coloring the News: How Political Correctness Has Corrupted American Journalism; William McGowan
  • Give Me A Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media; John Stossel
  • Journalistic Fraud: How the New York Times Distorts the News and Why It Can No Longer Be Trusted; Bob Kohn
  • Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America; Laura Ingraham
  • Slobbering Love Affair, A: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media; Bernard Goldberg
  • Tales from the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood Stars and Their Outrageous Politics; James Hirsen

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Miscellaneous

  • A New Kind Of Science; Stephen Wolfram
  • Doing Your Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music, and Why We Should, Like, Care; John McWhorter
  • No Spin Zone, The: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America; Bill O’Reilly
  • O’Reilly Factor, The: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life; Bill O’Reilly
  • Unheavenly City, The; Edward Banfield
  • Unheavenly City Revisited, The; Edward Banfield

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Philosophy

  • Atlas Shrugged; Ayn Rand
  • Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs Coddling and the Battle for the Nation’s Future; Michael Barone
  • Leadership; Rudolph W. Giuliani
  • Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy, The; Thomas Sowell
  • Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism; William Bennett
  • Writings on an Ethical Life; Peter Singer (a book for the 'other' side, but it's good to know what they believe)

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Politics

  • American Alone: The End of the World as We Know It; Mark Steyn
  • An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems; Glenn Beck
  • Anti-Americanism; Jean-Francois Revel
  • Betrayal: How Union Bosses Shake Down Their Members and Corrupt American Politics; Linda Chavez
  • Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders; Tom A. Coburn, MD and John Hart
  • China Threat—How The People's Republic Targets America; Bill Gertz
  • Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies: Issue by Issue Responses to the Most Common Claims of the Left from A to Z; Gregg Jackson
  • Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America’s Security; Joel Mowbray
  • Dependent on D.C.: The Rise of Federal Control Over the Lives of Ordinary Americans; Charlotte A. Twight
  • Equality, The Third World, and Economic Delusion; Peter Bauer
  • How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter; Ann Coulter
  • Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas; Daniel J. Flynn
  • Money For Nothing: Politicians, Rent Extraction and Political Extortion, Fred S. McChesney
  • Mystery of Capital, The: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else; Hernando de Soto
  • Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identity of Voters; Donald Green, Bradley Palmquist, and Eric Schickler
  • Power Without Responsibility: How Congress Abuses the People Through Delegation; David Schoenbrod
  • Soviet World of American Communism, The; Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Kyrill M. Anderson
  • Third Terrorist, The: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing; Jayna Davis
  • Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos; Dore Gold
  • True Believer, The: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements; Eric Hoffer
  • Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left; David Horowitz
  • Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies; Michelle Malkin

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Political Warfare

  • Art Of Political War, The; David Horowitz
  • Art Of War, The; Sun Tzu
  • Rules for Radicals; Saul Alinsky (a book for the 'other' side, but it's good to know what they believe)

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Racial/Identity Politics

  • Diversity Machine, The: The Drive to Change the "White Male Workplace"; Frederick R. Lynch
  • Diversity: The Invention of a Concept; Peter Wood
  • Homosexual Agenda, The; Alan Sears, Craig Osten
  • Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America; John McWhorter
  • Mexifornia: A State of Becoming; Victor Davis Hanson
  • Myths of American Slavery; Walter D. Kennedy
  • Politics of Deviance, The; Anne Hendershott
  • Race and Culture: A World View; Thomas Sowell
  • Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America; Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
  • Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson; Kenneth R. Timmerman
  • War Against Boys, The: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men; Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Women in the Military: Flirting With Disaster; Brian Mitchell