Book titles & links

This page is for info and links (if possible) for books that provide a good discussion and facts regarding American history and politics. Also, anything that covers world history & politics, European history & politics, or any other region (I research EU and East-Central Europe so that’s why those). Basically, anything that is as free of SJW nonsense as possible.

Some that popped into my head:

For international politics:

For kids:

Charles Carroll and the American Revolution available from Bethlehem books (where they have a lot more!)

There are a lot more and I have to go through my bookcases to remember what I have. In the meantime, post your own recommendations in the comments.

13 Replies to “Book titles & links”

  1. Unrestricted Warfare, Liang Qiao
    Cocktails from Hell, Austin Bay
    The Absent Superpower, Peter Zeihan
    The Face of Battle, John Keegan
    Victor Davis Hanson, any
    13 Hours in Benghazi, Mitchell Zuckoff
    A Christian Directory, Richard Baxter
    Civil Government, James M. Wilson
    An Introduction to Constitutional Law, Randy Barnett
    The Judiciary’s Class War, Glenn Reynolds
    A Justice Primer,  Douglas Wilson
    The Liberty Amendments, Mark Levin
    A Christian Manifesto, Francis Schaeffer
    By the People, Charles Murray
    The Ruling Class, Angelo Codevilla
    Out of the Ashes, Anthony Esolen
    The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis
    American Contempt for Liberty,  Walter Williams
    Restoring the Foundation of Civilization,  Gary DeMar
    Lex Rex, Samuel Rutherford
    Federalist Papers
    AntiFederalist Papers
    God and Government,  Gary DeMar
    The Book that Made Your World, Vishal Mangalwadi
    The Theory of Money and Credit,  Ludwig von Mises
    Human Action, Ludwig von Mises
    The Maker vs the Takers, Jerry Bowyer
    Rating America’s Presidents, Robert Spencer
    Vern Poythress
    Memoirs of General Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman
    Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Ulysses S. Grant
    The Art of War, Sun Tsu
    Tranformation of War, Martin van Creveld
    The Road to Serfdom, Hayek
    Socialism An Economic and Sociological Analysis, Ludwig von Mises
    George Gilder
    US Historical Documents app on google play

    All I can think of right now

  2. A highly specialised history (written for a British audience) is “Churchill’s Wizards” by Nicholas Rankin. It’s a history of British military deception during both World Wars, so includes e.g. the deception programmes that helped the Allies succeed on D-day and win the Battle of Normandy. (Questions for the reader include is there a line in wartime between acceptable deception and unacceptable – and if so where is it?) It doesn’t shy away from the flaws of the various protagonists.

  3. Second The Abolition of Man

    The Captive Mind by Czesław Miłosz
    Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass by Theodore Dalrymple
    Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
    The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell
    Royal Vendetta: The Crown of Spain 1829-1965
    by Theo Aronson
    Astolphe de Custine’s Le Russe in 1839 — in some edition (They’re usually redacted, but still useful)
    When Huai Flowers Bloom: Stories of the Cultural Revolution by Shu Jiang Lu (Adolescent in particular since the full horrors are hard to read)
    The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy by Thomas Sowell
    The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage
    Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization by Richard Miles
    The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han by Mark Edward Lewis
    Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History by Mark Girouard
    Russia Under the Old Regime by Richard Pipes
    Life in the French Country House by Mark Girouard
    The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan by Ivan Morris
    Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths by Régine Pernoud
    The Ties That Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England by Barbara A. Hanawalt
    The Wonder That Was India: A survey of the history and culture of the Indian sub-continent before the coming of the Muslims: Vol 1 by A.L. Basham
    The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Darío Fernández-Morera

  4. Jefferson and Hamilton, by Claude G. Bowers, published 1925. Pre- woke look at the centralist / individualist tensions in the founding of America.
    Founding Brothers, by Joseph J. Ellis. Looking at the families and influencers of the Founders.
    As a place to start with kids / people who “don’t like history” is Barbara Tuchmans’ “A Distant Mirror”, a history of 14th C Western Europe told as a biography.
    Readable, detailed, and entertaining.
    John Sage/ John in Indy

  5. Religion (cultus) is upwind of culture, which is upwind of politics.

    1. The Bible. Geneva version with notes. King James commissioned his bible because of the “seditious” nature of this
    2. Works by the Puritans. Richard Baxter and Thomas Watson are relatively easy to read. John Owen is important, but very difficult to read.
    3. Pilgrims Progress and other works by John Bunyan
    4. Harvard Classics. Available on Kindle for $1.99 all 71 volumes
    5. Great Books of the Western World. Also on kindle for $15 or less
    6. Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States from American Vision
    7. Passing the Torch of Liberty to a New Generation–a collection of Revolutionary War era sermons. American Vision
    8. The Cathedral Builders by Jeffrey Ventrella
    9. The Devil’s Pleasure Palace by Michael Walsh
    10. Our Culture, What’s Left of It. Theodore Dalrymple
    11. John Locke
    12. Rules for Radical Conservatives, Michael Walsh
    13. Idols for Destruction, Herbert Schlossberg–Very Important
    14. Encyclopedia Brittanica of 1980s or earlier

  6. I recently bought a good general history of Western Civilization, published 1963, and so, pre-woke.
    The Rise of the West, William McNeil, U of Chicago Press.

  7. Adam Smith wasn’t explicitly writing about politics, but “The Wealth of Nations” is surprisingly readable for a tome published in 1776. It also serves as a good example of empirical analysis, the polar opposite of SJW.

  8. Hildreth History of the United States. 6 Volumes. Finished in 1850, so that he looks forward to the Compromise of 1850 as solving our problems. marvelously detailed.
    Rhodes, History of the United States — 9 volumes, 1845 to the turn of the century. Much of a Volume on the Johnson impeachment. Johnson’s defense on removing Stanton: ‘He’s not covered by the Tenure in Office Act. go read it.’ Rhodes’ opinion on why Reconstruction failed will sit poorly with modern readers.

  9. The Far Traveler:
    Voyages of a Viking Woman
    by Nancy Marie Brown
    Based on extensive research linking several sagas with modern archaeological findings.

    The Landmark Thucydides:
    A comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War
    Edited by Robert B. Strassler
    Newly translated with 100’s of maps, linked directly to content. This is the definitive English translation.

    Fusiliers: Eight years with the Redcoats in America.
    by Mark Urban
    A view from the other side of the Boston Massacre to the battle of Yorktown.

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