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  • Top 20 Suggested Summer Books

    Independence Day has come and gone, unofficially marking summer’s halfway point. As the season heats up, millions of Americans are in search of making the most of their summer months. Many are escaping their daily routines in search of a little rest and relaxation. Some are headed off to beaches or campsites to experience the great outdoors, while others will embark on tours of historic cities. No matter the destination, all vacationers can benefit from one essential novelty – a simple book.

    Summer reading is a part of American culture. Elementary students join their local libraries for summer reading clubs, while young-adults tackle American classics such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Great Gatsby.” Without the academic pressure, it is easy to neglect the title that’s been sitting on the bedside table.

    A summer vacation is the perfect time to read a book, possibly a few. Nagging “to-do” lists can be put on the back-burner, or perhaps completed with the treat of a good read. The only obstacle vacationers’ face is the overwhelming task of selecting a book. There are a myriad of books available. But who has the time to sift through them? We have come to your rescue and compiled suggested readings, many of them from Lee Edwards’ recommended reading list or recent visitors to Heritage book events.

    In the midst of divided government, there is no better time to read (or re-read) the classics which have inspired many conservatives, or the works of those who they have inspired. Be sure to visit the Heritage bookstore for select titles.

    1. Conscience of a Conservative – Barry Goldwater
    2. The Conservative Mind – Russell Kirk
    3. Demonic – Ann Coulter
    4. Free to Choose – Milton and Rose Friedman
    5. Getting America Right – Edwin J. Feulner
    6. Liberty and Tyranny – Mark Levin
    7. The New Road to Serfdom – Daniel Hannan
    8. The Obama Diaries – Laura Ingraham
    9. One Nation Under Arrest – Paul Rosenzwieg & Brian Walsh
    10. Primetime Propaganda – Ben Shapiro
    11. The Quest for Community – Robert Nisbet
    12. Reckless Endangerment – Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner
    13. Righteous Indignation – Andrew Breitbart
    14. The Road to Serfdom – F.A. Hayak
    15. The Secret Knowledge – David Mamet
    16. Up From Liberalism – William F. Buckley Jr.
    17. We Still Hold These Truths – Matthew Spalding
    18. Why Obamacare is Wrong for America – Grace-Marie Turner, James C. Capretta, Thomas P. Miller, Robert E. Moffitt
    19. Witness – Whittaker Chambers
    20. 1984 – George Orwell
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    3 Responses to Top 20 Suggested Summer Books

    1. 475Linebaugh says:

      And I would add Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Basic Economics by Dr. Thomas Sowell, Plunder! by Steven Greenhut, The Roots of Obama's Rage by Dinesh D'Souza,Guilty by Ann Coulter, Conservative Victory by Sean Hannity, and The Great American Awakening by Sen. Jim DeMint, among others.

      That ought to keep you busy!

    2. 475Linebaugh says:

      Oh yes! And two more I just thought of that are must-reads: America Alone by Mark Steyn and Grand Jihad by Andrew McCarthy. Don't read the latter one at night. It might make sleep difficult.

    3. zach says:

      i have to assume that the leading message of 1984 was either ignored or completley misunderstood

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