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Sean Hannity's Live Free or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink

Live Free or Die by Sean Hannity

Live Free Or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink is a quickly produced book by conservative talk show and television host, Sean Hannity. Like any political book, this book is bias towards Hannity’s conservative ideas. But it is well-sourced and timely, and provides

Ron Chernow's Grant Review

Ron Chernow’s Grant Review

Ron Chernow’s Grant is a long yet readable, well-rounded biography of the 18th president of the United States. Ulysses S. Grant remains one of the best yet underrated American presidents. A perennial underdog, Grant was filled with failures, missteps, and terrible judgement of character. Yet

A. Scott Berg’s Wilson Review

A. Scott Berg’s Wilson is a comprehensive biography by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Berg. Heavily referenced and loaded with minute detail, Wilson is highly readable and quite balanced. As a great historian should do, A. Scott Berg does a great job for the most part

Debunking Howard Zinn by Mary Grabar

Debunking Howard Zinn – Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation Against America is a thorough analysis of Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Mary Grabar goes through Howard Zinn’s connections with socialist or communist society to paint a plain picture of

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn follows an “ordinary” day in a Soviet Union “special camp”. Ivan Denisovich (Shukov) is eight plus years into his ten year sentence at a labor camp. Wrongfully arrested but happy to be alive, Shukhov

With All Due Respect by Nikki R Haley

With All Due Respect by Nikki Haley – Review

With All Due Respect is a memoir by native South Carolina and Indian American Nikki R. Haley. The memoir focuses on Haley’s tenure as South Carolina’s governor and her amazing job as United States ambassador for the United Nations. Haley grew up in rural South

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone is a mystery novel published in 1868 by the Victorian author Wilkie Collins. In his day, Collins was well-loved and on par with Charles Dickens. But over time Collins’ fame faded. Only more recently has his works been rediscovered. This is the first

American Spirit by David McCullough – Review

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For is a collection of speeches by masterful historian David McCullough. Many of these speeches were college commencement addresses, including one he gave at Hillsdale College. This collection is best enjoyed as an audio book