Skip to comments.Can anyone recommend any good republican memoirs?
Posted on 01/25/2013 4:07:07 PM PST by Ennis85
Hi, I'm interested in reading about American politics and for a while I've been reading through Henry Kissinger's memoirs. I have to say they're a bloody good read, there are 3 volumes of them and well over a thousand pages each. They're pretty well written, rich in detail and he does defend himself well.
So they made me want to look for more books with regards to republican policy throughout American history,thinking maybe there are some that could rival Kissinger.
So basically I'm asking if anyone can recommend any decent books by republicans. I don't care if they're from the Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan or Bush eras
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The two I mentioned are not memoirs, sorry...but well worth reading.
Both Nixon and Henry Kissinger have written very detailed memoirs.
Prince of Darkness by Robert Novak. No holds look into Washington politic.
Triump of Politics. David Stockman.
No worries, non-memoirs are good too.
If you like Grant, read “Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas” by Benson Bobrick. It may change your opinion of both Grant and Sherman.
“Witness” is so a memoir.
True, but not of a Republican.
Are you only interested in Pub politicians? Because one of my favorite books is “Memoirs of a Superfluous Man” by libertarian writer Albert J. Nock if “Our Enemy, the State” fame.
“The Education of Henry Adams,” by Henry Adams (in the third person), grandson and great grandson of the presidents Adams who refers to himself as a “conservative Christian anarchist,” is a genuine classic. As is “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin,” though I skipped the second half, which turns it into a sorta self-help book.
A friend tells me that Dick Cheney’s book, In My Time, is excellent. (I just got it but haven’t read it yet.)
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Yes, that is so.
Agreed, Cheney’s book was very good, as was Bush’s memoir.
If I’m gonna go ahead and ignore the Republican requirement and mention my favorite political memoirs I might as well throw “The Gulag Archipelago” in the mix.
I found this book very illuminating about life in the deep south during serious segregation. Dr. Rice writes of her parents and her upbringing, during the same years in which the popular book and movie "The Help" was set.
Check out Barry Goldwater’s book....I read it years ago and have forgotten the title. That is when I realized I was a conservative.
lincoln never wrote a memoir, but there are several collections of his writings that I would highly recommend.
his thinking behind the gettysburg address and his second inaugural are indispensable.
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