Book Shelf

A short list of recommended titles for the literary conservative:

Non-Fiction

Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation – Ronald Reagan

A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism – Jonathan M. Schoenwald

The Art of War – Sun Tzu

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News – Bernard Goldberg

The Bible

Dreams From My Father:  A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama

Lincoln:  Speeches and Writings

The Conservative’s Handbook: Defining the Right Position on Issues from A to Z – Phil Valentine

The Constitution of the United States of America

The Debate on the Constitution – Library of America

The Federalist Papers

Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies – Gregg Jackson

The Road to Serfdom – F.A. Hayek

The 10 Big Lies About America: Combating Destructive Distortions About Our Nation –Michael Medved

The Law – Frederic Bastiat

40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation – James Carville (If you’ve read Sun Tzu, you’ll understand why this made the list)

Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion – Benjamin Wiker

 

Fiction

Alice’s Adventures  in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll (political commentary ‘disguised’ as  children’s fantasies)

Animal Farm – George Orwell

A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak

Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War – Newt Gingrich

Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift (also not a children’s story)

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

1984 – George Orwell

Rip van Winkle – Washington Irving

Silas Marner – George Elliot

The Last of the Mohicans – James F. Cooper

Woods Runner – Gary Paulsen

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Etc.

Night – Elie Wiesel

The Hiding Place – Corrie ten Boom

American Thinker

Human Events

Rules for Radicals – Saul Alinksy (the Obama play book)

The Gulag Archipelago – Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution – Edwin Meese

The Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain

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