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Posted on 02/28/2008 11:36:32 AM PST by C210N

Looking for FR book recommendations.


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Is there some common area for book review postings? I'm always in search of good books to read. Certainly there are book recommendations sprinkled throughout many FR threads, but they kind of get lost in the shuffle.

Some books on my reading list over the last year or two that I'd recommend:

Amusing Ourselves to Death, Postman

Slouching Towards Gomorrah, Robert Bork

If Democrats had any brains, They'd be Republicans, Coulter

Surrender is not an Option, Bolton

Blacklisted by History, Evans

The Shadow Party, Horowitz/Poe

My Grandfather's Son, Clarence Thomas

The Caged Virgin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Deriliction of Duty, Patterson

1 posted on 02/28/2008 11:36:36 AM PST by C210N
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To: C210N
Most anything put out by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which has many short student's guides to whole fields of study.
2 posted on 02/28/2008 11:39:21 AM PST by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: C210N

The Fatal Conceit — Hayek
Orthodoxy — Chesterton


3 posted on 02/28/2008 11:40:13 AM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: C210N
Just got done with:

Quiet Strength: the Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life - Tony Dungy

outstanding.

4 posted on 02/28/2008 11:40:48 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: C210N

John Adams by David McCullough good foundation to learn about the republic.


5 posted on 02/28/2008 11:41:16 AM PST by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: C210N
For the Bircher type Freepers, I always recommend Foucault's Pendulum.
6 posted on 02/28/2008 11:42:33 AM PST by mnehring ("Ronald Reagan has made Jimmy Carter look like a conservative..."- Ron Paul)
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The series narratives in 3 volumes about the Civil War by Shelby Foote.


7 posted on 02/28/2008 11:44:17 AM PST by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: C210N

There are more or less regular reading threads such as ‘What are you reading now?’


8 posted on 02/28/2008 11:49:40 AM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: C210N
Avoid:

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9 posted on 02/28/2008 11:49:57 AM PST by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"óRonald Reagan)
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just started reading ‘The Darkest Evening of the Year’ by Dean Koontz. Many FReepers recommended it.


10 posted on 02/28/2008 11:53:19 AM PST by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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My Grandfather's Son, Clarence Thomas

That is at the top of my next Amazon.com purchase list.

11 posted on 02/28/2008 11:57:23 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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Probability Broach- L. Neil Smith

No Treason- Lysander Spooner

Enemies: Foreign and Domestic and the sequel Domestic Enemies- Matt Braken

Molen Labe!- Boston T. Party

Unintended Consequences- John Ross

Let Us Talk of Many Things- William Buckley

12 posted on 02/28/2008 11:58:18 AM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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Is there some common area for book review postings?

In past times I've just posted them in General Chat with Topics such as Books/Literature, History, Reference, etc. such as in these older threads:

A Merry Claremont Christmas (Conservative scholars and academics recommend their favorite books)

A Very Claremont Christmas 2004 (Conservative scholars recommend their favorite books)

Book Review The Compleat Gentleman The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry, by Brad Miner

Book Review Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World,by Wesley J. Smith

Book Review Taking Sex Differences Seriously by Steven E. Rhoads

Book reviewThe Faiths of Our FathersWhat America's Founders Really Believed by Alf J. Mapp, Jr.

(The following one went under News-Activism / Philosophy)

Can Catholics Vote Democratic Anymore (Book Review)

Christians vs. Muslims in Modern Egypt The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality(Book Review)

Diplomat 'was real Shakespeare' (latest theory on true Shakespeare in new book)

Reagan and the Historians (Thoughtful and informative essay discusses several recent Reagan books)

The Dormant Second Amendment (Book review)

13 posted on 02/28/2008 12:00:21 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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For quality light reading try “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen or “The Bark of the Dogwood” by Jackson Tippett McCrae.


14 posted on 02/28/2008 12:00:57 PM PST by McLynnan
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Power to the People By Laura lngraham - Regnery Publishing

Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't By Robert Spencer - Regnery Publishing

15 posted on 02/28/2008 12:01:02 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: RightWhale
Thanks!

The links to which are:

What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Inquiry

What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey of Freeper Reading Habits

16 posted on 02/28/2008 12:01:18 PM PST by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: C210N; Tanniker Smith
You can asked to be added to the Free Republic Book Club ping list; I'm sure Tanniker Smith would be happy to add you.

Here's the latest Free Republic Book Club thread. I'm certain you'll find some great suggestions posted there.

17 posted on 02/28/2008 12:04:24 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: C210N

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy.


18 posted on 02/28/2008 12:17:17 PM PST by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: mnehrling

Heh heh.


19 posted on 02/28/2008 12:28:04 PM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind - Le Bon, Gustave.
20 posted on 02/28/2008 12:30:37 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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