“The Reagan Diaries” by Ronald Reagan, edited by Douglas Brinkley.
“Londonistan” by Melanie Philllips.
“Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
“Theodore Rex” by Edmund Morris.
The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words by Ronald C. White Jr.
Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich by Mark Kriegel.
Real Christianity by William Wilberforce, revised and updated by Bob Beltz.
Mayflower by Nathanial Philbrick.
A History of the English Speaking Peoples by Andrew Roberts.
America Alone by Mark Steyn. I didn’t think it was possible for a book subtitled “The End of the World as We Know It” to be hilarous, but this book is. Read it. In addition to being funny, the survival of western civilization may hang in the balance.
The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family and Evangelical America are Winning the Culture War by Dan Gilgoff. Senior editor at U.S. News and World Report offers a candid and fairly objective analysis of the growing influence of evangelicals in American politics.
The River of Doubt by Candice Millard. As a fan and student of Teddy Roosevelt (he actually came to my 40th birthday party), I was not that familiar with his post-presidency journey to the jungles of Brazil and found this to be a fascinating account. It was a miracle they came out alive. Not for the squeamish – lots of bugs and man-eating fish in the Amazon.
Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both by Laura Sessions Stepp. A Pulitzer Prize winning liberal journalist for the Washington Post is shocked to learn what is happening in today’s “hook-up” culture, and chronicles the devastating emotional and physical effect of emotionally disconnected promiscuity on young women.
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