In the week in books we covered a number of titles that would make great holiday gifts including Christopher Reich’s new financial thriller, The Prince of Risk (Review, Interview, Excerpt), Ludwig von Mises’ magnum opus, Human Action (Special Guest Review) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Unintimidated (Review). More to come on Scott Walker’s book in the near future.
We also got some great book recommendations from the National Review’s Kevin Williamson on holiday gifts for your progressive friends and family members, TheBlaze’s very own Buck Sexton, National Security Editor, Real News Co-Host and Host of the Buck Sexton show, former CIA agent plus all-around good guy on the books
every Blaze reader should pick up on intelligence, and libertarian lawyer extraordinaire and chief architect of the Obamacare challenge, Randy Barnett on restoring the Constitution.
Also, it turns out that conservative comic and coloring books are trending for the holiday season. Ted Cruz to the Future – Comic Coloring Activity Book is currently the #1 best selling children’s book on Amazon.
Lastly, for a detailed look at Glenn Beck’s best selling new history (with an emphasis on story) book, Miracles and Massacres, be sure to check out these editorials:
Chapter 1 – Jack Jouett’s Ride: Pop Quiz: Name the Midnight Rider Who Saved the Revolution (It’s Not Who You’re Thinking)
Chapter 2 – Shays’ Rebellion: Did Occupy Wall Street Start in 1786
Chapter 3 – The Virginia Ratification Convention of 1788: When the Founding Fathers Became the Founding Fathers
Chapter 4 – The First Barbary War: We Learned Why Appeasement of Iran Won’t Work…In 1801
Chapter 5 – Edison and Westinghouse: Thomas Edison: An original crony capitalist
Chapter 7 – Easy Eddie and Butch O’Hare: How the ‘Chicago Way’ Helped Win the War
Chapter 9 – Tokyo Rose: When Government Used its Power to Destroy a Patriot
Chapter 10 – The Battle of Athens, Tennessee: The Story Elites Who Want to Disarm the Public Don’t Want You to Know: Tyranny in Tennessee
Chapter 11 – The My Lai Massacre: One Man Saw the Light in the Darkness of Vietnam