March 27, 2005

More Book Recommendations

I like to keep my Book List to a manageable size. However, being an avid reader IÂ’ve listed a number of other books that I would recommend. They are listed here by category and from time to time I will move titles from the main list to here.


  • "The Rise of Southern Republicans" by Earle Black and Merle Black
  • "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers
  • "Useful Idiots" by Mona Charon
  • "Treason" by Ann Coulter
  • "Scandal" by Ann Coulter
  • "Let Freedom Ring" by Sean Hannity
  • "The Art of Political War" by David Horowitz
  • "AllÂ’s Fair" by Mary Matalin and James Carville
  • "The Right Nation: Conservative Power In America" by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge
  • "Power Plays" by Dick Morris
  • "What I Saw At The Revolution" by Peggy Noonan"
  • "Unfit For Command" by John OÂ’Neill
  • "The Final Days" by Barbara Olsen
  • "Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms" by Ed Rollins
  • "Statecraft" by Margaret Thatcher

  • "The Death of Outrage" by William J. Bennett
  • "The Broken Hearth" by William J. Bennett
  • "Bias" by Bernard Goldberg
  • "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" by Peggy Noonan
  • "Race and Culture" by Thomas Sowell

  • "Free To Choose" by Milton and Rose Friedman
  • "Capitalism and Freedom" by Milton and Rose Friedman
  • "The Road To Serfdom" by Friedrich Hayek
  • "Basic Economics" by Thomas Sowell
The Internet:
  • "Blog" by Hugh Hewitt
Conservative Philosophy:
  • "The Conservative Mind" by Russell Kirk
  • "The Portable Conservative Reader" by Russell Kirk
  • "A Conflict of Visions" by Thomas Sowell
  • "The Vision of the Anointed" by Thomas Sowell
Neoconservative Writings:

  • "Destructive Generation" by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
  • "WhatÂ’s So Great About America" by Dinesh DÂ’Souza
  • "The Neoconservative Vision" by Mark Gerson
  • "Radical Son" by David Horowitz
  • "Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes" by David Horowitz
  • "The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960's Changed America" by Roger Kimball
  • "My Love Affair With America" by Norman Podhoretz
  • "How I Accidentally Joined The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (and Found Inner Peace) by Harry Stein

  • "The War Against Boys" by Christina Hoff Sommers
  • "Who Stole Feminism" by Christina Hoff Sommers
Ronald Reagan:

  • "Ronald Reagan: An America Hero" (forward by William F. Buckley)
  • "Ronald Reagan: How An Ordinary Man Became An Extraordinary Leader by Dinesh DÂ’Souza
  • "When Character Was King" by Peggy Noonan
  • "Reagan In His Own Hand" by Ronald Reagan, edited by Annelise Anderson & Martin Anderson
  • "How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life" by Peter Robinson
Other Biography:

  • "All The Best" by George Bush
  • "A Charge To Keep" by George W. Bush
  • "First Son" by Bill Minutaglio

There are countless works by and about the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, but the following are works that I have read and definitely recommend for those interested:

The Works:

  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings
    - The Fellowship of the Ring
    - The Two Towers
    - The Return of the King
  • The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Pre-History)
  • Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth (Previously unpublished details of the History of Men and other stories of Middle Earth)

The "Making of" Books (edited by Christopher Tolkien):

  • The History of Middle-Earth: Part VI - The Return of The Shadow (The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part I)
  • The History of Middle-Earth: Part VII - The Treason of Isengard (The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part II)
  • The History of Middle-Earth: Part VIII - The War of the Ring (The History of The Lord of the Rings,Part III)
  • The History of Middle-Earth: Part IX - Sauron Defeated (The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part IV)


  • J.R.R. Tolkien, A Biography by Humphrey Carter
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey
  • The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by J.R.R. Tolkien

Literary Criticism:

  • The PeopleÂ’s Guide To J.R.R. Tolkien - Staff
  • More PeopleÂ’s Guide To J.R.R. Tolkien - Staff
  • The Road to Middle-Earth by Tom Shippey


  • The Maps of Middle-Earth by Brian Sibley
  • The Tolkien Companion by J.E.A. Tyler (a Tolkien Encyclopedia)
  • The Atlas of Middle-Earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad (best cartographic collection of TolkienÂ’s word - bar none)

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