Reading and viewing

AT writer and blogger, Jack Kemp, was kind enough to post a long list of book (and DVD) recommendations on a recent thread. A few AT readers added more suggestions. They are compiled below in alphabetical order. Let's build on it and take our message out into our communities.

First, some ideas of how to carry this resource forward:

  • Check out the catalogue at your local library. Make a couple of recommendations where you see gaps. Also, many libraries feature a book at the check-out. The book that's featured is often there simply because a library patron suggested it. If this is the case in your library, suggest a book. In addition, libraries often have a small display of theme books that rotate every few weeks. Consider suggesting a theme along with book recommendations. In terms of timing and themes, start with the obvious, such as the Fourth of July and other patriotic holidays.
  • Check out the library at your child's school. Suggest one or two books they may be lacking to balance the collection. Consider donating a book or two. (If you do, make sure it will actually enter the collection and not get dumped in some box with books to sell at a later date.)
  • Make sure your local bookstore has a good selection. If they appear biased, address it with the manager. In addition, if they have readings with authors of new books, make sure that roster is not biased, either. If it is, address it with the manager. Let them know the authors you want to hear.
  • If you're a member of a community organization with a budget to bring in speakers, look into the possibility of scheduling a talk with a prominent conservative writer/speaker.
  • Write reviews at amazon.com.
  • If you're a member of a book club, pick a book from this list to suggest.
  • If you're trying to wake up a sleeping American, lend them a book. So as not to overwhelm them, tell them, "If you read nothing else in this book, read chapter 1," or some other approach that helps hone them in on a crucial bit that may then further entice them to read more.

Meanwhile, let's expand our list of reading to include fiction as well as books for young people. (For anyone interested, Bookworm Room also has a blog inviting recommendations from readers about fiction books that shaped their world view.)

Please post your recommendations on this thread. Provide the title, author, and whether the book is fiction, non-fiction, or a children's book (if so, what's the target age). Film recommendations are good, too. I'll list them under DVD.

Whatever you do, please don't embed your recommendations in a large body of text. If you do, it will be difficult for me to find. Make it obvious and clear.

And, if anyone sees any typos or things out of order alphabetically in what I've posted here, feel free to give me a heads up in a comment so I can correct it.

BOOKS:  Non Fiction

A Deficit Of Decency

by Zell Miller


America's Real War

by Rabbi Daniel Lapin


Basic Economics

by Thomas Sowell


Battle of Brooklyn 1776

by John J. Gallagher


Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America

by Brigitte Gabriel


Behind the Times: Inside the New New York Times

by Edwin Diamond


Bias

by Bernard Goldberg

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

by Thomas Sowell

Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

by James Webb


Capitalism the Unknown Ideal

by Ayn Rand


Counterinsurgency FM-24

by Gen David H Petraeus


Cruel and Usual Punishment

by Nonie Darwish


Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy

by Peter Schweizer


Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto


Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't

by John R. Lott Jr.


From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany

by Richard Weikart


From Rage to Responsibility: Black Conservative Jesse Lee Peterson and America Today

by Jesse Lee Peterson


Godless: The Church of Liberalism

by Ann Coulter


Guilt, Blame, and Politics

by Allan Levite


High Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Case Against Bill Clinton

by Ann H. Coulter

How to Raise an American: 1776 Fun and Easy Tools, Tips, and Activities to Help Your Child Love This Country

by Myrna Blyth


How to Survive TEOTWAWKI

by James Rawles


How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

by Ann Coulter

Inclinded to Liberty

by Louis Carabini


Legalizing Misandry

by Paul Nathanson


Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change

by Jonah Goldberg


Liberty and Tyranny

by Mark Levin


Long-Term Survival in the Coming Dark Age

by James Ballou


Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

by Donald L. Miller


Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

by Mark Levin


Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses

by Theodore Dalrymple

Party of Defeat

by Ben Johnson


Piggy Bank to Credit Card: Teach Your Child the Financial Facts of Life

by Linda Barbanel


Right Turns: From Liberal Activist to Conservative Champion in 35 Unconventional Lessons

by Michael Medved

Saving Freedom

by Sen. Jim DeMint


Second Treatise on Government

by John Locke


Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies and the Special Interests That Divide America

by Larry Elder


Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

by Robert H. Bork


Somebody's Gotta Say It

by Neal Boortz

Special Forces Guerrilla Warfare Manual

by Scott Wimberly


The Army Special Forces Medical Handbook

by Glen K Craig


The Big Lie

by David Solway


The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society

by Heather Mac Donald


The Care of the Soul

by Thomas Moore

The Closing of the American Mind

by Allan Bloom


The Culture of Narcissism

by Christopher Lasch

The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left's Assault on Our Culture and Values

by Tammy Bruce

The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization

by Diana West


The Dumbest Generation

by Mark Baurerlein


The Forgetten Man

by Amity Shlaes

The Myth of Male Power

by Warren Farrell


The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds

by Tammy Bruce


The Ominous Parallels

by Leonard Peikoff


The Revolt of the Elites: And the Betrayal of Democracy

by Christopher Lasch


The Road to Serfdom

by F.A. Hayek


The Ten Things You Can't Say In America, Revised Edition

by Larry Elder

The Troops Need You, America: Six Ways to Help them Win From Your Living Room

by Major Eric Egland


The True Believer

by Eric Hoffer


The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

by Thomas Sowell


The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought

by John Gibson


They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It

by Brigitte Gabriel


Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America's East Coast, 1942 (Bluejacket Books)

by Homer Hickam


Uncle Sam's Plantation

by Star Parker


Up from Liberalism

by William F. Buckley


Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)

by David Hackett Fischer


When I Was a Kid, This Was a Free Country

by G. Gordon Liddy

White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era

by Shelby Steele


Woman's Inhumanity to Woman

by Phyllis Chesler


Why the Left Hates America: Exposing the Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation's Greatness

by Daniel J. Flynn


Witness

by Whittaker Chambers


BOOKS:  Fiction



DVD's




The Lives of Others


KIDS


BOOKS



DVD's


Liberty's Kids (ages 8-14):  The Boston Tea Party (Vol. 1)

Liberty's Kids (ages 8-14): 
Give Me Liberty


AT writer and blogger, Jack Kemp, was kind enough to post a long list of book (and DVD) recommendations on a recent thread. A few AT readers added more suggestions. They are compiled below in alphabetical order. Let's build on it and take our message out into our communities.

First, some ideas of how to carry this resource forward:

  • Check out the catalogue at your local library. Make a couple of recommendations where you see gaps. Also, many libraries feature a book at the check-out. The book that's featured is often there simply because a library patron suggested it. If this is the case in your library, suggest a book. In addition, libraries often have a small display of theme books that rotate every few weeks. Consider suggesting a theme along with book recommendations. In terms of timing and themes, start with the obvious, such as the Fourth of July and other patriotic holidays.
  • Check out the library at your child's school. Suggest one or two books they may be lacking to balance the collection. Consider donating a book or two. (If you do, make sure it will actually enter the collection and not get dumped in some box with books to sell at a later date.)
  • Make sure your local bookstore has a good selection. If they appear biased, address it with the manager. In addition, if they have readings with authors of new books, make sure that roster is not biased, either. If it is, address it with the manager. Let them know the authors you want to hear.
  • If you're a member of a community organization with a budget to bring in speakers, look into the possibility of scheduling a talk with a prominent conservative writer/speaker.
  • Write reviews at amazon.com.
  • If you're a member of a book club, pick a book from this list to suggest.
  • If you're trying to wake up a sleeping American, lend them a book. So as not to overwhelm them, tell them, "If you read nothing else in this book, read chapter 1," or some other approach that helps hone them in on a crucial bit that may then further entice them to read more.

Meanwhile, let's expand our list of reading to include fiction as well as books for young people. (For anyone interested, Bookworm Room also has a blog inviting recommendations from readers about fiction books that shaped their world view.)

Please post your recommendations on this thread. Provide the title, author, and whether the book is fiction, non-fiction, or a children's book (if so, what's the target age). Film recommendations are good, too. I'll list them under DVD.

Whatever you do, please don't embed your recommendations in a large body of text. If you do, it will be difficult for me to find. Make it obvious and clear.

And, if anyone sees any typos or things out of order alphabetically in what I've posted here, feel free to give me a heads up in a comment so I can correct it.

BOOKS:  Non Fiction

A Deficit Of Decency

by Zell Miller


America's Real War

by Rabbi Daniel Lapin


Basic Economics

by Thomas Sowell


Battle of Brooklyn 1776

by John J. Gallagher


Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America

by Brigitte Gabriel


Behind the Times: Inside the New New York Times

by Edwin Diamond


Bias

by Bernard Goldberg

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

by Thomas Sowell

Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

by James Webb


Capitalism the Unknown Ideal

by Ayn Rand


Counterinsurgency FM-24

by Gen David H Petraeus


Cruel and Usual Punishment

by Nonie Darwish


Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy

by Peter Schweizer


Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto


Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't

by John R. Lott Jr.


From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany

by Richard Weikart


From Rage to Responsibility: Black Conservative Jesse Lee Peterson and America Today

by Jesse Lee Peterson


Godless: The Church of Liberalism

by Ann Coulter


Guilt, Blame, and Politics

by Allan Levite


High Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Case Against Bill Clinton

by Ann H. Coulter

How to Raise an American: 1776 Fun and Easy Tools, Tips, and Activities to Help Your Child Love This Country

by Myrna Blyth


How to Survive TEOTWAWKI

by James Rawles


How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

by Ann Coulter

Inclinded to Liberty

by Louis Carabini


Legalizing Misandry

by Paul Nathanson


Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change

by Jonah Goldberg


Liberty and Tyranny

by Mark Levin


Long-Term Survival in the Coming Dark Age

by James Ballou


Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

by Donald L. Miller


Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

by Mark Levin


Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses

by Theodore Dalrymple

Party of Defeat

by Ben Johnson


Piggy Bank to Credit Card: Teach Your Child the Financial Facts of Life

by Linda Barbanel


Right Turns: From Liberal Activist to Conservative Champion in 35 Unconventional Lessons

by Michael Medved

Saving Freedom

by Sen. Jim DeMint


Second Treatise on Government

by John Locke


Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies and the Special Interests That Divide America

by Larry Elder


Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

by Robert H. Bork


Somebody's Gotta Say It

by Neal Boortz

Special Forces Guerrilla Warfare Manual

by Scott Wimberly


The Army Special Forces Medical Handbook

by Glen K Craig


The Big Lie

by David Solway


The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society

by Heather Mac Donald


The Care of the Soul

by Thomas Moore

The Closing of the American Mind

by Allan Bloom


The Culture of Narcissism

by Christopher Lasch

The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left's Assault on Our Culture and Values

by Tammy Bruce

The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization

by Diana West


The Dumbest Generation

by Mark Baurerlein


The Forgetten Man

by Amity Shlaes

The Myth of Male Power

by Warren Farrell


The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds

by Tammy Bruce


The Ominous Parallels

by Leonard Peikoff


The Revolt of the Elites: And the Betrayal of Democracy

by Christopher Lasch


The Road to Serfdom

by F.A. Hayek


The Ten Things You Can't Say In America, Revised Edition

by Larry Elder

The Troops Need You, America: Six Ways to Help them Win From Your Living Room

by Major Eric Egland


The True Believer

by Eric Hoffer


The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

by Thomas Sowell


The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought

by John Gibson


They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It

by Brigitte Gabriel


Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America's East Coast, 1942 (Bluejacket Books)

by Homer Hickam


Uncle Sam's Plantation

by Star Parker


Up from Liberalism

by William F. Buckley


Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)

by David Hackett Fischer


When I Was a Kid, This Was a Free Country

by G. Gordon Liddy

White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era

by Shelby Steele


Woman's Inhumanity to Woman

by Phyllis Chesler


Why the Left Hates America: Exposing the Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation's Greatness

by Daniel J. Flynn


Witness

by Whittaker Chambers


BOOKS:  Fiction



DVD's




The Lives of Others


KIDS


BOOKS



DVD's


Liberty's Kids (ages 8-14):  The Boston Tea Party (Vol. 1)

Liberty's Kids (ages 8-14): 
Give Me Liberty