Category Archives: Politics

Florence Of Arabia by Christopher Buckley

Florence Of Arabia is a satire that isn’t played for laughs so much as written as a spy thriller. Not Buckley’s best novel but still worth reading. I could see it being made into a movie. B- 274 pages Amazon … Continue reading

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In The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

In The First Circle; translated by Harry Willets. Russ Roberts on EconTalk interviewed Kevin McKenna (University of Vermont) about this book. I couldn’t wait to read it. I was warned not to read the 1968 (self-censored) version; yet that’s the … Continue reading

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Arc Of Justice by Kevin Boyle

Arc Of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction. I enjoyed the book once the story got into the courtroom. Rest of the … Continue reading

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The Great Revolt by Salena Zito

Journalist Salena Zito hit the road and spent quite of bit of time interviewing voters in the Rust Belt – those states that were hit hard during the decline of manufacturing in the United States.  States like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, … Continue reading

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Upstairs At The White House by J.B. West

For nearly 30 years, J.B. West worked for the first families of the White House, as Chief Usher.  His book shares the intimate details of his job, the Presidents and First Ladies he worked for, from Franklin Delano and Eleanor … Continue reading

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America Alone by Mark Steyn

One of the most fascinating things about America Alone was it’s predictions, in 2006, that the demographics of America and Europe were going to change.  No one seemed to be talking about it then.  The birth rates of the Western World … Continue reading

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The Birth Of Modern Politics by Lynn Hudson Parsons

At times very interesting and at times very dry, The Birth of Modern Politics provides an accounting the 1828 election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, and it’s impact on future Presidential elections.  Prior to this election Presidents feigned disinterest … Continue reading

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