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The Secret Knowledge: On The Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet

Mamet’s book is painful and beautiful in its clarity. It does not lay out quick fixes, optimism, or a cheerful outlook. What it does do, is to explain why the Left is what it is, how we got to where we are, and the way human beings function. Read the review »

November 1, 2015   1 Comment

The Washingtons George and Martha By Flora Fraser

The Washingtons by Flora Fraser
Flora Fraser has written a moving account of The Washingtons as they weathered family tragedies, the Revolutionary War and the tumultuous early years of the United States.Read the review »

October 13, 2015   No Comments

Henry Clay by Harlow Giles Unger

Henry Clay American Statesman
Author, Harlow Giles Unger does not disappoint with his latest biography of American Statesman Henry Clay. Unger has made a successful second career as a very readable - and credible - biographer of noteworthy Americans from America's first century. In doing so, he fills an important void, producing interesting, well-written, and succinct-but-not-superficial biographies of noteworthy Americans (including Lafayette, who earned the designation.)Read the review »

September 30, 2015   No Comments

A Higher Call By Adam Makos with Larry Alexander

A Higher Call
This book is probably unlike any you have read about the Second World War. It combines the stories of two men–– a young American B-17 pilot and a seasoned German fighter pilot –– with some big slices of World War II history. But it is the two pilots, united by a common humanity, who capture and keep readers’ interest. Read the book before the movie comes out.Read the review »

August 22, 2015   No Comments

Leadership In The Shadows Special Operations Soldier By Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb

Leadership in the Shadows
Guest reviewer Stephen Muehlbauer takes a look at Kyle Lamb's Leadership in the Shadows, a book on learning to lead, taking a bottom up approach.Read the review »

August 8, 2015   No Comments

Last To Die By Stephen Harding

Last to Die
Stephen Harding’s extensive research into official American and Japanese records, personal memoirs, letters and interviews with participants are the sources for this stirring story of bravery and grit and not so laudable political machinations.Read the review »

July 29, 2015   No Comments

Lincoln and the Jews A History By Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell

Lincoln and the Jews
This book is about what the title says it is. But the focus is not as narrow as that title would suggest. Even Lincoln experts are likely to learn something from this far-reaching study of Lincoln and the Jews. Read the review »

July 26, 2015   13 Comments

The State of the American Mind Edited by Mark Bauerlein and Adam Bellow

The State of The American Mind
The essays in this book cover a great deal of territory and all are essential reading for anyone struggling to understand what has happened to America.Read the review »

July 19, 2015   3 Comments

Conservative Heroes by Garland Tucker III

Conservative Heroes
Conservative Heroes is a fantastic book filled with with and anecdotes that leave the reader with a sense of nostalgia and a tinge of sadness for a time when being principled was something that existed outside of party affiliations. Read the review »

July 11, 2015   2 Comments

By The People by Charles Murray

By The People by Charles Murray
Murray's book is interesting, if depressing. By The People lays out a strategic plan that might just strike terror into the hearts of bureaucrats if it comes to fruition. An honest reader, with an open mind, should see the truth in much of what Murray says. The book will resonate most strongly with those of a libertarian bent and is not necessarily geared to conservatives. Murray tries to present an honest appraisal of the state of government and a practical strategy for fixing some of the issues before us. As he says throughout, we can never go back, but he thinks he has a way forward which at least ensures our survival.Read the review »

July 5, 2015   No Comments