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  • Publishers turn backs on 'macho' heroes for new generation of male role models (Trunc)

    04/21/2018 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018 | BRIDIE PEARSON-JONES
    Publishers are moving away from 'macho' heroes in non-fiction books for boys and moving towards an 'alternative type of hero' who to those who 'checks their privilege'. It comes following impressive sales of books that empower young women, such as Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls which has sold more than a million copies worldwide. The publishers aim to move away from the 'stereotypical idea of masculinity' and action-men style heroes such as Prince Charming and will instead focus on stories of real-life heroes such as Usain Bolt and James Harrison, a blood donor"
  • ‘The Great Revolt’: Mighty Trump voters are now reshaping politics

    05/08/2018 4:35:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/8/2018 | Jennifer Harper
    The mighty Trump voter gets some significant analysis. “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics,” by astute syndicated columnist Salena Zito and veteran GOP strategist Brad Todd arrives Tuesday, revealing the authentic spirit and iron-willed determination of some 63 million voters who brought President Trump victory at the polls in 2016. “Trump’s candidacy would not only defy conventional labeling; the coalition it attracted would be forged on an entirely new axis, welding together the conservative bloc that had become almost chemically opposed to Hillary Clinton with an emerging populist cohort that voted based on its assessment of...
  • Book Review: The Red Chief by Ion Idriess, 1953

    04/27/2018 11:07:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
     THE RED CHIEF AS TOLD BY THE LAST OF HIS TRIBE by Ion L. Idriess,  ANGUS AND ROBERTSON SYDNEY - LONDON, 1953 226 pages. The Red Chief by Ion L. Idriess is about a legendary Australian aboriginal chief that lived from about 1650 to 1745, long before any European presence. His life and times were passed down in oral history, from what may have been the last full blood of his tribe, to Senior Sargent John P. Ewing, mentioned in Gunneday in 1886.  (1829-1911) The recounting of the stories about Cumbo Gunnerah were conscientiously written down from about a...
  • GQ faces backlash over inclusion of Bible in list of '21 Books You Don't Have to Read'

    04/23/2018 3:42:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    WJLA ^ | 04/23/18 | Lindsey Leake
    The Bible isn't required reading -- according to GQ. The magazine is facing criticism after it included The Good Book in its list of "21 Books You Don't Have to Read" last week. Compiled by GQ editors, the post laments that "the Great Books" aren't all they're cracked up to be: "Some are racist and some are sexist, but most are just really, really boring." "Census" author Jesse Ball says the Bible (No. 12 on the list) is highly rated by people who claim to live by it but haven't actually read the tome. "Those who have read it know...
  • New Book: Hillary Clinton Staff Worked to ‘Maximize’ Candidate Donald Trump in GOP Primary

    04/20/2018 12:59:51 PM PDT · by ethom · 55 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 2:38 pm, April 20th, 2018 | by Rachel Dicker |
    New York Times reporter Amy Chozick has further evidence that the Hillary Clinton campaign wanted President Donald Trump to win the Republican primary. In her new book, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, Chozick reports that Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was looking for ways to improve Trump’s chances of winning the primary in a crowded pool of candidates including Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush. Chozick writes: “An agenda for an upcoming campaign meeting sent by [Campaign Manager] Robby Mook’s office asked, ‘How do we maximize Trump?’” She explains further that when...
  • Jonah Goldberg’s "Suicide Of The West"

    04/16/2018 3:17:44 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 41 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 4-16-19 | John Sexton
    Jonah Goldberg has a new book coming out next week and today National Review published a lengthy piece adapted from the book. There’s a tremendous amount to unpack in this piece so I won’t even try to do it justice in a single blog post, but there is an idea here that really struck me as insightful and worthwhile: Conservatism is a form of gratitude. There’s a foundation to this idea. According to Goldberg, we’re living through a historical “miracle” brought about by the triumph of liberal-Democratic capitalism. On any longer time scale, Goldberg points out, our current lives are...
  • Book Report : Secret Empires By: Peter Schwietzer

    03/26/2018 3:28:21 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | Peter Schwietzer
    Heard Buck Sexton interview with Peter Schwietzer talking about this book. Had no idea the Hunter Biden $1B deals??? Makes one wonder if all the Russia Trump accusations are intended to steer attention away from this book? I have not read the book yet but after hearing this interview it is on my list. If you have read it please post your review here.
  • 47 Years of Racial Healing

    07/25/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-25-17 | MOTUS
    I’ve decided to reread a Tom Wolfe book during my week away from fake news. But which one? He’s such a prolific writer and the choices span both genres and generations: Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House…since I just reread - and reported on - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test last year, during The Occupation, so that’s out: Interestingly, what was “new” journalism then – injecting yourself into the story and relating the facts as you  fancifully see fit, is now just journalism. Once the purview of Fine Arts and English programs, non-fiction today...
  • 'Snowflakes' pose real threat, author warns

    02/08/2017 8:17:35 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | unknown
    The left-wing students who riot on campus, declaring they are offended on behalf of their racial, religious or gender identity, have become a cliché already. Americans around the country note that they seemingly spend more time destroying property than studying, and many, especially conservatives, smirk at the delicate, overly emotional students, derisively called “snowflakes.” But what is an avalanche but a lot of “snowflakes” moving in the same direction, and Scott Greer, author of the new book “No Campus For White Men,” argues it is a dangerous mistake for conservatives to dismiss them. After all, they’re winning. “Identity politics really...
  • The New Christian Zionism: A Book Review

    01/23/2017 3:36:32 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 12 replies
    Virtueonline ^ | January 21, 2017 | Alice C. Linsley
    The New Christian Zionism is a penetrating look at how Christians have framed conversations about Israel as a people and a land in the 20th century. Contributors to the book include Robert Benne, Craig Blaising, Darrell Bock, Mark S. Kinzer, Shadi Khalloul, Gerald R. McDermott, Robert Nicholson, David Rudolph, Mark Tooley, and Joel Willitts. The writers define the "New Christian Zionism" as a theologically-rooted conviction that Israel has a corporate right to exist "with the same human rights and security guarantees that other nations receive" and that God's plan in the future involves Israel as a national entity and as...
  • By the People, A Book Review

    12/16/2016 9:34:47 AM PST · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 06/27/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    "By the People" by Charles Murray is a book looking at the rise of the unelected bureaucracy that has gained power over the years and ways of fighting back against it.
  • Book Review: This Business of Exploring by Roy Chapman Andrews

    12/14/2016 6:00:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This Business of Exploring, by Roy Chapman Andrews,1935 Putnam's Sons, 288 pages. I first read This Business of Exploring about fifty years ago, when I was attending high school in Hayward, Wisconsin.  The book is a classic and deserves far more attention than it now receives. Libraries are discarding older books for newer ones. My brother found the copy we both had read at a library book sale. He picked it up for a dollar or two. It is in an honored place in his collection. The book covers Roy Chapman Andrews explorations in central Asia and outer Mongolia...
  • Upcoming Hospital Stay - Need Book Recommendation (Vanity)

    12/06/2016 6:28:58 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 159 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    After surgery, I'll be in the hospital for about five days. Not sure how much lucid time I'll have, but I want to take a good book. I like Nonfiction, History, Autobiographies, and of course, America.
  • The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism and Western Success

    07/25/2016 10:51:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Many books have been written about the success of the West, analyzing why Europe was able to pull ahead of the rest of the world by the end of the Middle Ages. The most common explanations cite the West's superior geography, commerce, and technology. Completely overlooked is the fact that faith in reason, rooted in Christianity's commitment to rational theology, made all these developments possible. Simply put, the conventional wisdom that Western success depended upon overcoming religious barriers to progress is utter nonsense. In The Victory of Reason, Rodney Stark advances a revolutionary, controversial, and long overdue idea: that Christianity...
  • The Libertarian Book of Trump

    07/25/2016 12:22:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    In a new book, “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed,” I argue that Donald J. Trump is the quintessential post-constitutional candidate. In the “Opening Statement,” titled “Welcome To The Post-Constitutional Jungle,” oldies will recognize a nod to the Guns N' Roses classic, “Welcome to the Jungle,” as well as to broadcaster Mark Levin's coinage. We inhabit what Levin has termed a post-constitutional America. The libertarian (and classical conservative) ideal—where the chains that tether us to an increasingly tyrannical national government are loosened and power is devolved once again to the smaller units of society—is a long way away....
  • People you don't mess with, Leroy Brown, Jim Thompson,Jack Bauer,DJT

    05/22/2016 3:43:23 PM PDT · by eastforker · 159 replies
    eastforker ^ | 05/22/16 | eastforker
    Would like to hear who you think not to mess with.
  • The Book That Will Save Banking From Itself

    05/06/2016 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Bloomberg, content cannot be posted | 06 May 2016 | Michael Lewis
    Source material cannot be posted. See link below. Review of book The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King Article author is also the author of The Big Short and other financial books.
  • 100 books to change your life

    04/29/2016 9:05:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Apr, 2016 | Martin Chilton
    e all have memories of books that have ignited our imaginations but is there one special book that has changed your life? That's the premise behind a fascinating new collection of essays featuring contributions from writers, politicians and actors, who discuss the book that holds a special place in their hearts. Among the contributors are Sofia Coppola, Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers and Jodi Picoult. The entry I particularly liked was from the country music singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash, who seemed to capture what Marcel Proust said about there being no days of our childhood we live so fully as...
  • Anyone Familiar Books of Dr. Anthony Napoleon?

    03/28/2016 6:45:58 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 12 replies
    none | None
    I have been following Dr. Anthony Napoleon @Napoleonlegal on Twitter. He is a forensic psychologist and author of a few books, one of which I am currently reading called Shadow Men. It's a very interesting read about those who really have been pulling the strings throughout history. I was just curious if any other Freepers out there have stumbled upon him. His tweets are interesting and thought provoking. Maybe worth a "follow".
  • Five Books that Demonstrate Why America is Exceptional (Vanity)

    02/11/2016 3:30:47 PM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 12 replies
    Self | 2.11.16 | Self
    Five Books that illustrate why America is Exceptional I just watched -In the Heart of the Sea- based on the book of the same name, and it started me thinking about just what kind of men it took to make America the greatest nation on earth. Here is my list of five non-fiction books that I have greatly enjoyed that tell of a time when men were MEN. I have placed them in chronological order of when the event began. 1799: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex By Nathaniel Philbrick. The Essex, stove by...