Recommended Reading


If you’re reading this blog, I’m assuming you have some common interests with me.  I thought I’d offer some book suggestions, just in case you are looking for something to read.  Below is a list of a few books that I have read, am currently reading, or a list I’ve gained from others that are good to read.

Bible – start with this

The Constitution

The Constitution, the actual document penned by our founders

Original Intent, David Barton

The U.S. Constitution: A Reader, edited by Hillsdale College Staff

The Making of America:  The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution, National Center of Constitutional Studies

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, Edwin Meese III, The Heritage Foundation

The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

The Original Argument, Glenn Beck

We Still Hold These Truths, Matthew Spalding

General American History and Providential History

America:  Land of Principles and Promises, National Center of Constitutional Studies

America:  The Last Best Hope, Volumes 1-3, William J. Bennett

A Patriot’s History of the United States, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen

7 Events That Made America America, Larry Schweikart

The Story of Liberty, Charles C. Coffin, all 3 of his are reprints from 1870s-ish

Sweet Land of Liberty, Charles C. Coffin

The Boys of ’76, Charles C. Coffin

Democracy in America, Alexis deTocqueville

The Law, Frederic Bastiat

Common Sense, Thomas Paine

Common Sense, Glenn Beck

American History in Black and White, David Barton

The 5,000 Year Leap, W. Cleon Skousen

Rediscovering God in America, Newt Gingrich

Washington’s Crossing, David Hackett Fischer

1776, David McCullough

The Light and the Glory, Peter Marshall and David Manuel

From Sea to Shining Sea, Peter Marshall and David Manuel

Sounding Forth the Trumpet, Peter Marshall and David Manuel

1920:  The Year of the Six Presidents, David  Pietrusza

America’s Providential History, Dr. Mark A. Beliles and Stephen K. McDowell

The Founders’ Key, Larry P. Arnn

The Forgotten Man:  A New History of the Great Depression, Amity Shlaes

New Deal or Raw Deal, Burton Folsom, Jr.

FDR Goes to War, Burton and Anita Folsom

Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism, Ronald J. Pestritto

American Progressivism, edited by Ronald J. Pestritto and William J. Atto

The Founders

Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, put out by Wallbuilders/David Barton.  This is a reprint of an 1848 textbook.

The Real George Washington, National Center for Constitutional Studies

The Real Thomas Jefferson, NCCS

The Real Benjamin Franklin, NCCS

George Washington’s Sacred Fire, Peter Lillback and Jerry Newcombe

Being George Washington, Glenn Beck

Samuel Adams:  A Life, Ira Stoll

Progressivism/Socialism/Communism in General and in America

Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky **

The Coming Insurrection, The Invisible Committee **

The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx **

Toward Soviet America, William Z. Foster ** (reprint from 1930s)

Looking Forward, Franklin D. Roosevelt **

Witness, Whitaker Chambers

The Naked Communist, W. Cleon Skousen

The Naked Truth, James C. Bowers

You Can Still Trust the Communists . . . , Fred C. Schwarz and David A. Noebel

Blacklisted by History, M. Stanton Evans

Last Exit to Utopia:  The Survival of Socialism in a Post-Soviet Era, Jean-Francois Revel

The Black Book of Communism:  Crimes, Terror, Repression, edited by Stephane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Jean-Louis Panne, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek, and Jean-Louis Margolin

Fabian Freeway:  High Road to Socialism in the USA, Rose R. Martin (Hard to find.  I’m guessing this is out of print, but seemed to be a landmark work in the 1960s.  You can get it used for about $60 on Amazon or eBay.)

** these books are from the commies, progressives, or whatever, themselves.  They’re pretty evil books, but I believe it’s good to know what they actually say rather than see what someone else says they say.

Concerning Radical Islamists and Sharia Law in America

The Terrorist Next Door, Erick Stakelbeck

Sharia:  The Threat to America, Center for Security Policy, Report of Team B II

The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America,  Andrew C. McCarthy

Inside the Revolution,  Joel C. Rosenberg

America Alone, Mark Steyn

Misc.

In Defense of Faith, David Brog

Money, Greed, and God, Jay Richards

The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek

Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman

When Money Dies, Adam Fergusson

In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson

The Roots of Obama’s Rage, Dinesh D’Souza

What’s So Great About America, Dinesh D’Souza

Saving Freedom, Sen. Jim Demint

Liberty and Tyranny, Mark Levin

Ameritopia, Mark Levin

Arguing With Idiots, Glenn Beck

Broke, Glenn Beck

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metexas

A Time to Betray, Reza Kahlili

Six Days of War, Michael B. Oren

Suicide of a Superpower, Patrick J. Buchanan

Secret Weapon, Kevin Freeman

Epicenter, Joel C. Rosenberg

After America:  Get Ready for Armageddon, Mark Steyn

The New Road to Serfdom, Daniel Hannan

When a Nation Forgets God, Erwin Lutzer

How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It, James Wesley Rawles

EMP Survival, Larry and Cheryl Poole

The Survivors Club, Ben Sherwood

The Day After the Dollar Crashes, Damon Vickers

What in the World is Going On?, Dr. David Jeremiah

Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World, Dr. David Jeremiah

The Coming Economic Armageddon, Dr. David Jeremiah

I Never Thought I’d See the Day!, Dr. David Jeremiah

The Blueprint, Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski

Mao:  The Unknown Story, Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

Politics According to the Bible, Wayne Grudem

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