Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $74,511
Woo hoo!! And now less than $13.5k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: nonfiction

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 'Snowflakes' pose real threat, author warns

    02/08/2017 8:17:35 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Conservatives' Biographies Show How History Can Move Right

    12/25/2015 5:45:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 25, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Biography is one way -- often the most vivid way -- in which people understand history. The beautifully written biographies of Franklin Roosevelt that rolled off the presses and rose in the bestseller lists in the 1950s and 1960s created a template in which the New Deal was central to American history. It was the culmination of what happened before the 1930s and the model for what should and would happen next. That model was undermined by the success of four-time Roosevelt voter Ronald Reagan, but the idea that every bigger government is beneficial and inevitable continues to be accepted...
  • Oklahoma Islamic Murder -- America's REQUIRED Book List for Defeating Islamic-CAIR Propaganda

    09/27/2014 4:59:31 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 3 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-09-27 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-09-26 America's Required Reading List for 2014 -- War against Islamic Jihad ... Gift Suggestions for Your Family, Children and Friends ... ===================================================== The Arab Mind (Amazon link) ==================================================== Sharia Law for Non-Muslims (A Taste of Islam) (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Hadith -- The Sunna of Mohmammed (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Life of Mohammed (A Taste of Islam) (Amazon link) ==================================================== Factual Persuasion of Islamics (Amazon link) ==================================================== A Simple Koran: Readable and Understandable (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Political Traditions of Mohammed: The Hadith for the Unbelievers (Amazon link) ==================================================== Mohammed And the Unbelievers : A Political Life (Amazon...
  • ISLAM's TRUE EVIL : 2014 Christmas Gift List Suggestions for Your Family, Children and Friends

    08/24/2014 2:16:40 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 9 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2014-08-24 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-08-24 2014 Christmas Gift List Suggestions for Your Family, Children and Friends ... ===================================================== Churchill -- The River War (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Arab Mind (Amazon link) ==================================================== Sharia Law for Non-Muslims (A Taste of Islam) (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Hadith -- The Sunna of Mohmammed (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Life of Mohammed (A Taste of Islam) (Amazon link) ==================================================== Factual Persuasion of Islamics (Amazon link) ==================================================== A Simple Koran: Readable and Understandable (Amazon link) ==================================================== The Political Traditions of Mohammed: The Hadith for the Unbelievers (Amazon link) ==================================================== Mohammed And the Unbelievers : A Political Life (Amazon link)...
  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    06/02/2014 7:13:05 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 85 replies ^ | May 2, 2005 | Thomas E. Woods
    Thomas Woods' book titled HOW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILD WESTERN CIVILIZATION is an unanswerable antidote to anti-Catholic bashers and their mindless sychophants. Prof. Woods provides a compelling case that Western Civilization could not have thrived without the valuable achievements of the Catholic Church over the past 2,000 years. Prof. Woods survey of the Catholic Church in late Ancient History and during the Dark Ages makes clear that the Catholic Church authorities and especially the monks were invaluable in preserving learning. He makes clear that the early Catholic monks and nuns were the only literate people in Europe, and they preserved...
  • The Top Ten Books People Lie About Reading

    02/03/2014 2:13:32 PM PST · by jocon307 · 396 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2014 | Ben Domenech
    Have you ever lied about reading a book? Maybe you didn’t want to seem stupid in front of someone you respected. Maybe you rationalized it by reasoning that you had a familiarity with the book, or knew who the author was, or what the story was about, or had glanced at its Wikipedia page. Or maybe you had tried to read the book, even bought it and set it by your bed for months unopened, hoping that it would impart what was in it merely via proximity (if that worked, please email me).

    02/14/2014 12:31:39 PM PST · by 7thson · 14 replies
    I just started reading The Road to Serfdom - just started the second chapter after slugging through the various introductions and prefaces. About halfway through the first chapter, I started wondering – not for the first time – that whenever there is a discussion on socialism, some things – to me – always seem to be missing. One, how come no one ever does a compare/contrast with socialism and our Declaration of Independence and Constitution? Two, how come no one really defines socialism? How did it start? What is the difference between communism, Marxism, socialism, fascism, Nazism? I have heard...
  • Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by...

    02/12/2014 10:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | December 3, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by Diana West Stumbling into a barroom brawl was the last thing I’d intended. Lined up on one side: sculptors of a hagiography that is now conventional wisdom crow about a noble conquest over totalitarian dictators. The other side bellows: “Nonsense! In defeating one monster, your heroes merely helped create another, sullying us with their atrocities and burdening us for decades with a global security nightmare.” The first side spews that its critics are deranged, defamatory conspiracy-mongers. The critics fire back that these “court historians”...
  • Politically correct is political ignorance

    12/12/2013 3:45:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-12-13 | Alan Caruba
    Americans are inclined to believe that, with the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 was over. In fact, that war of ideologies, communism versus capitalism, began in the 1920s after the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, initiated a covert program to undermine America. Today we call it "political correctness" and its impact on our society is sapping it of its true history and values. "Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Intelligence Agents Created Political Correctness, Obama's Hate-America-First Political Platform, and Destroyed America" by Kent Clizbe, a former CIA espionage officer, reveals how active and...
  • Developing the Case for Being a Tea Party Catholic

    12/11/2013 5:12:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Zenit ^ | 12/11/2013 | Giovanni Patriarca
    In his latest book Tea Party Catholic, Dr. Samuel Gregg develops a Catholic case for the values and institutions associated with the free economy, limited government, and America’s experiment in ordered liberty.He underscores the moral and economic benefits of business and markets, addresses the welfare state’s problems, and deals with related issues that divide Catholics in America such as the demands of social justice, the role of unions, immigration, poverty, and the relationship between secularism and big government.Gregg concludes that as a creative minority, limited government Catholics can help transform the wider movement to reground the United States upon the...
  • Reading "GULAG: A HISTORY"

    12/01/2013 8:12:00 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 12 replies
    It's by Anne Applebaum. It said that Lenin saw common criminals(thieves, pickpockets, murderers) as potential allies. He blamed the 'exploitation of the masses' where removal of the exploiters would curb the excesses and crime. I think that this is why the Left is always standing up for the illegals, the sucker punchers, the felon vote-u name it. They will use them and THEN deal with them their way. They're sick.
  • Socialist, Communist authors make Obama administration reading list

    11/25/2013 12:15:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Socialist, Communist, and McCarthy-era blacklisted writers appear on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new “Books That Shaped Work in America” list celebrating the department’s 100th anniversary.A Socialist leader, two Stalin apologists, two blacklisted ’50s screenwriters, and a suspected Marxist are included on the list, which DOL compiled based on recommendations from various figures in the community. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez described the program as an “online book club.”Better not invite Tailgunner Joe McCarthy.The first two reds on the list are Sidney and Beatrice Webb, who made it for their 1897 work “Industrial Democracy,” recommended by Carter administration Labor Secretary...
  • Killing Jesus

    09/28/2013 7:58:06 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 75 replies
    Challies Dot Com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Tim Challies
    This book is going to be big, a near-lock for the bestseller lists. First Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard teamed up to write a book about Killing Lincoln and it sold more than a million copies. They followed it up with Killing Kennedy and it sold briskly as well. And now they turn their attention to their greatest subject: Jesus of Nazareth. Killing Jesus: A History is a short biography of Jesus, focusing on the events leading to his death. From the outset, the authors make it clear that though they are Roman Catholics, they are not writing a religious...
  • The Whittaker Chambers Haters (Book Review)

    07/01/2013 6:04:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 58 replies
    Real Clear Books ^ | June 13, 2013 | By Mark Judge
    We can start with the spoiler. At the end of his newly released and massive revised edition of Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case, Allen Weinstein makes the following observation: "As for the conspiracy theories themselves, we may expect that newer and perhaps more ingenious defenses of [Alger] Hiss may emerge, if only because none of the theories raised during the past six decades has proved persuasive. There has yet to appear, however, from any source, a coherent body of evidence that seriously undermines the credibility of the evidence against Alger Hiss." There will never be produced such a body of evidence,...
  • The 10 guns that defined America: Posthumous book by Ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle reveals....

    06/17/2013 10:49:28 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2013 | Michael Zennie
    1) Kentucky Long Rifle The Kentucky long rifle was effectively used as a sniping weapon during the Revolutionary War - allowing colonial soldiers to pick off officers at range due to its rifling and superior accuracy. 2) Spencer Repeating Rifle The Spencer repeating rifle put an unheard-of amount of firepower into the hands of the few Union soldiers who wielded them. 3) Cold Single-Action Army: 'The Peacemaker' The Colt Single Action Army was used by lawmen and outlaws alike in the Wild West. It garnered the nickname 'Peacemaker'. 4) Winchester Model 1873 The Winchester 1873 lever action rifle had the...
  • The Century 1914

    06/16/2013 1:25:22 PM PDT · by annalex · 58 replies ^ | 23 April, 2009 | Dominique Venner/Pauline Lecomte
    The Century 1914 On the book The Century 1914 by Dominique Venner (Pygmalion, 2006). The author answers the questions of the journalist Pauline Lecomte. In publishing The Age of 1914 , Dominique Venner offered an impressive historical synthesis which is a culmination of all his works, and proposed a new interpretation of the European history in the twentieth century. To summarize this book is impossible. Everyone will make their own interpretations. It provides a detailed analysis of the great revolutionary movements and major conflicts of the twentieth century. It contains a broad meditations on history, politics and great actors. It...
  • Need Help Furthering My Education(Vanity)

    12/11/2012 12:40:02 PM PST · by Genflag · 91 replies
    Vanity | Me
    So I work a job at night that's very repetitive, and I'm allowed to listen to music. I've found though i don't have the time for reading that I used to, and that I'd rather spend my time listening to audiobooks while working, then music to help keep my mind from dying a slow death from disuse. Which leads me here, what better group of people to come to for help finding books that will further my knowledge of both fiction and non-fiction, then everyone at Free Republic? I'm looking for any good non-fiction audiobooks on history, science, philosophy, medicine,...
  • What books are you currently reading?

    01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 218 replies · 2+ views
    1/23/2012 | William Eaton
    What books are people currently reading? Any particular fiction or non-fiction of note? Any recommendations from some recent reads? I just downloaded the novel Hunter by Robert James Bidinotto for my kindle. It's an indie novel and has received good reviews on Amazon. Will report back once I finish up.
  • Nonfiction books everyone should read - a reqiest for help.

    09/03/2011 2:16:51 PM PDT · by ixtl · 112 replies
    n/a | ixtl
    I am preparing a list for my children and grandchildren of the _____ (to be filled in) non-fiction books everyone should read. To date, I have only four, all of which I have read. In alphabetical order by author: Charles Darwin, "On the Origin of Species by Natuarla Selectin." Noccolo Machiavelli, "The Prince." Sun-Tzu, "The Art of War." H. G. Wells, "The Outline of History (1939 edition). For the record, I am a 70+ year old retired attorney, who has always been a voarcious reader. Criticism and suggestions are welcome.
  • Nonfiction

    10/17/2010 9:01:21 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 2 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 17, 2010 | Chris Muir
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey

    07/12/2010 10:39:11 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 170 replies · 6+ views
    Hi, everyone! It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read groups currently on the Internet. Each quart, I like to find out what everyone is reading. It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY Times best-seller, a trashy pulp short, anything! Please do not ruin this thread by posting something inane like "I'm reading this post". It became very unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm reading a historical biography called "John L Lewis: Labor Leader" by Robert Zieger. I have found...
  • A link to some survival books on pdf

    02/11/2010 7:48:57 AM PST · by Kartographer · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    I found this link posted on another group and thought I would pass it along. Some good information here on everything from basic first aid, to gardening, off grid living, useful military manuels.....
  • What are your Favorite Adventure Books?

    02/05/2010 8:42:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 114 replies · 1,586+ views
    MtnClimber | February 5, 2010 | Vanity
    Was just wondering what the favorite adventure novels are for Freepers out there. Fiction or non-fiction.
  • Stan Evans @ Bloggers Briefing

    12/15/2009 7:59:51 AM PST · by bs9021 · 257+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | December 15, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Stan Evans @ Bloggers Briefing Malcolm A. Kline, December 15, 2009 At the Heritage Foundation blogger’s briefing from 12-1 on December 15, 2009, M. Stanton Evans will be giving a few remarks on Voodoo Anyone? How to Understand Economics Without Really Trying. Evans wrote the forward to Accuracy in Academia’s first textbook by the late Christopher T. Warden and had served as a friend and mentor to him. “This is a book that’s long been needed—and is needed nowadays more than ever,” Evans wrote in the forward. “‘Economics for journalists’ may sound like a dry, academic subject, but as recent...
  • Voodoo on Kindle

    12/08/2009 8:22:48 AM PST · by bs9021 · 297+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 8, 2009 | Sarah Schaerr Norton
    Voodoo on Kindle Sarah Schaerr Norton, December 8, 2009 WASHINGTON, December 7, 2009–In Voodoo Anyone? How to Understand Economics Without Really Trying, journalist and educator Christopher T. Warden shows how markets work and what happens when they are bypassed. Warden passed away in January of 2009; Voodoo Anyone? is being published posthumously by Accuracy in Academia. “This is a book that’s long been needed–and is needed nowadays more than ever… As the reader of these pages will discover, [Warden] had a knack for putting complicated things in everyday language, using anecdotes and familiar examples that made his points in forceful,...
  • Rendezvous With Density

    12/18/2009 9:11:47 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 385+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 18, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Rendezvous With Density Bethany Stotts, December 18, 2009 Will health care reform lead to the rationing of medical care? M. Stanton Evans, author and journalist, argued that it certainly will in a recent Accuracy in Media Take AIM radio show. He also reminded listeners that the push for rationing in health care is far from a recent political phenomenon. “…I know a lot about our system and I can tell you that the government has done about everything wrong vis ŕ vis our health care system as it could possibly do,” said Evans, who penned the introduction to Accuracy in...
  • Veteran Journalist Recommends Voodoo Anyone?

    01/07/2010 7:36:29 AM PST · by bs9021 · 204+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Veteran Journalist Recommends Voodoo Anyone? Malcolm A. Kline, January 7, 2010 Veteran journalist Wes Vernon gave Accuracy in Academia’s first textbook an unreserved rave in a review in The Washington Times. “In an ideal world, Voodoo Anyone? would be required reading for every journalist who communicates with the public on politics and economics,” Vernon wrote. “That would emphatically include the overwhelming majority in the mainstream media.” “Even sportswriters or commentators should understand the market forces at play for the stratospheric salaries accorded football players, just as entertainment writers have some familiarity with celebrity performers whose pay dwarfs that of their...
  • Voodoo Anyone? Lauded in U.S. Senate

    01/06/2010 11:42:23 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 349+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 6, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Voodoo Anyone? lauded in U.S. Senate Malcolm A. Kline, January 6, 2010 Last month U. S. Senator Michael Enzi, R-Wyoming, recommended Accuracy in Academia’s new textbook to his colleagues in remarks on the Senate floor. “I think this book was delivered to every office,” he noted. “I got one in my office.” “It is called Voodoo Anyone? It is How to understand economics without really trying. I do hope every Senator finds their copy of this book and takes a look at it because it talks about prices, how prices are set, what affects prices, what happens when you fix...
  • My interview of a former CIA operative : "Democrats see CIA as a political ally"

    12/09/2008 12:20:33 PM PST · by drzz · 9 replies · 1,152+ views
    READ THE INTERVIEW ^ | 12 09 2008 | drzz
    My interview ("le blog drzz", a French conservative website) of Ishmael Jones, former CIA operative in the National Clandestine Service (1987-2005). "I’m concerned that the Democrats view the CIA as a political ally and are not aware of the danger we face from poor intelligence. The CIA provided Democrats with plentiful anti-Bush information during the Bush years, and nearly cut down President Bush with the Plame incident and the Iraq WMD controversies." READ THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW (see link). Ishmael Jones (pseudonym) is a former member of the Central Intelligence Agency. He joined the agency in the 1980s, where he served...
  • Top Author Shifts E-Book Rights to

    12/16/2009 6:28:30 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 42 replies · 1,320+ views ^ | 12/14/2009 | BRAD STONE and MOTOKO RICH
    Ever since electronic books emerged as a major growth market, New York’s largest publishing houses have worried that big-name authors might sign deals directly with e-book retailers or other new ventures, bypassing traditional publishers entirely. Now, one well-known author is doing just that. Stephen R. Covey, one of the most successful business authors of the last two decades, has moved e-book rights for two of his best-selling books from his print publisher, Simon & Schuster, a division of the CBS Corporation, to a digital publisher that will sell the e-books to for one year. ... The move promises to...
  • Before 'Ball Four,' there was Brosnan

    07/23/2007 9:58:15 PM PDT · by Keltik · 110+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2007 | John Schulian
    Number of books published: two. Both were nonfiction, written by him in diary form over the course of two baseball seasons. Their titles, as I hope you know, are "The Long Season" and "Pennant Race." There is nothing average about either one. They are, rather, a window into what made Jim Brosnan a complete pitcher — smart, funny, insightful, irreverent, marvelously well-written and, most important, honest. [snip] Brosnan used "The Long Season" to take readers onto the field, but he didn't stop there. His tour continued on into the clubhouses, planes, trains and hotel rooms where baseball players lived out...
  • What Are You Reading Now? (My Quarterly Inquiry)

    12/29/2006 8:17:43 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 78 replies · 694+ views
    12/29/06 | MplsSteve
    It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread. I like to do this to gauge what Freepers are reading. It can be anything...a best-seller, a literary classic, a trashy pulp novel, even a magazine, etc. I usually get a good number of responses from those of you in the Freeper universe. I'll start. Right now, I'm reading "Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden" by Douglas Cazaux Freeman. It's about the birth and growth of California's citrus industry. Well, what are you reading now?!
  • What Are You Reading Right Now?

    11/01/2005 7:42:00 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 117 replies · 1,072+ views
    I'm interested in hearing what fellow Freepers are reading these days. Fiction...non-fiction...trashy novels...technical doesn't matter. I'll start this. I'm reading "The Kingfish and His Realm; The Life and Times of Huey P Long" by William Ivy hair. A great book that explores the darker side of Huey P Long that hasn't been covered in other biographies. Well? What are YOU reading?
  • Books Read in 2004 (Read Any Good Books Lately?)

    12/30/2004 1:28:19 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 166 replies · 2,313+ views
    right now | Tanniker Smith
    2004 -- It was a year of catching up on a number of series books. And it was probably the most books I've read in a long time (even if 12 of them were Lemony Snicket) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien The Broken Blade, Ann Marston The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket The Wide Window, Lemony Snicket The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket Cloudbearer's Shadow, Ann Marston Rogue Pirate, John Gregory Betancourt The King of Shadows, Ann Marston The Ersatz Elevator, Lemony Snicket The Vile Village, Lemony Snicket...
  • Book Review: Right Angles and Other Obstinate Truths

    08/31/2004 6:00:11 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 268+ views
    Blether, the book review site ^ | 8/24/04 | Tami Brady
    Right Angles and Other Obstinate Truths by Michael Bates Category: Non-fiction / Politics 165 pages; ISBN: 0-595-32048-1 Rating: 6/10 Right Angles and Other Obstinate Truths is a collection of short essays taken from the author's regular column in the Chicago Reporters Newspapers. These outspoken, opinionated commentaries are divided into seven sections containing the topics Boomers; Government; Pets and other critters; Heroes and villains; Political correctness and other nonsense; Society; and Personal. The majority of essays in this book are extremely politically charged. The stories within these topics range from personal experience that the author shares through general comments on past...
  • Fact, Fiction, and The Da Vinci Code

    06/09/2004 6:55:50 AM PDT · by bigsky · 22 replies · 669+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | June 9, 2004 | Darrell L. Bock
    Here is a cultural mystery to solve: It has sold over 7.5-million copies in just over a year. The author has claimed on national TV interviews and on his web page that this piece of fiction contains fact when it comes to theories about art and the Christian faith. It has spawned more than a dozen response books. What is it? Of course, it is the best-selling mystery thriller, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. This novel is a good read. The mystery, which I will not give away, is tied to the idea that the church suppressed the...
  • The Fall Preview: A reader's guide to the bumper crop of big books ahead

    09/08/2003 2:58:21 PM PDT · by tridentine · 158+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2003 | Marie Arana
    Here comes the season of big, and never has it looked so gargantuan, with American publishers releasing enough books to warrant an item in the Guinness Book of World Records. No fewer than 150,000 new books will claim a publication date of 2003. Only five years ago, the average annual output was closer to 50,000. It's enough to make a book review editor weep. The task of culling the books and selecting those we think merit interest is the hardest thing we do: For every book we review, 99 others will have passed through our hands.
  • Best Books - Non-fiction military (war story) - Freeper opinions wanted!

    07/05/2002 4:46:49 PM PDT · by Enlightiator · 86 replies · 2,119+ views
    I would like to hear freeper recommendations on military "war story" books. What are your favorites? I have read and highly recommend:1. "The Last Battle, The Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War", Ralph Wetterhahn. The best read ever on the rescue of the crew of the ship 'Mayaguez' from the Khmer Rouge shortly after the Vietnam War proper ended. An absolutely fascinating story, I could hardly put it down (even stopped reading Blackhawk Down to read this). Politics, incredible combat, honor and sacrifice, huge governmental and IMHO military leadership blunders. And astoundingly, the story and shock of...