Monday, August 29, 2011

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Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years by Frank Bailey, Ken Morris and Jeanne Devon

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This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant who shares surprising information about how Sarah dealt with staff and perceived “enemies,” and the discrepancy between what she said and what she did.

The Notes: Ronald Reagan's Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom by Ronald Reagan

Publishers Weekly

In 2010, researchers at the Reagan Library discovered a box of index cards containing jokes, literary quotes, and excerpts from speeches written in Reagan's own hand and arranged under rubrics such as "On Liberty," "On War," and "On the People." Rice University history professor Brinkley, who also edited The Reagan Diaries, suggests Reagan began collecting these as spokesman for General Electric beginning in 1954 and continuing until his death in 2004. Readers uncertain if Reagan hated taxes ("Justice O. W. Holmes: "Keep govt. poor and remain free") and communism (Pravda: the communist program is "all embracing & all bloodsoaked reality"), or if he loved God, liberty, and the Constitution (Daniel Webster: "if the const. shall fail there will be anarchy throughout the world") will find answers here. Even the jokes show a conservative bent. The squibs are from sources as far-ranging as Dale Carnegie, Solzhenitsyn, G.K. Chesterton, and even Chairman Mao (on marriage). Admirers will find plenty to admire in these jottings and nothing to change their view of Reagan, but rather confirmation of the vision they already have.

Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World! by Andrew Breitbart

Publishers Weekly

Breitbart burns up the pages on how and why, in his view, the Left controls the media. He gives it a new name—the Democrat Media Complex—and attempts to demonstrate its existence, claiming balance because of his prior association with the Huffington Post. Throughout, he provides readers with details on his life as a drunken frat boy; chooses a liberal friend to illustrate all Democrats and a liberal professor to illustrate all intellectuals; and reprises the Clinton-Lewinsky and ACORN scandals. Readers who appreciate Conservative media might enjoy Breitbart's treatise. The inspired will likely find a call to action that includes advertisement for the author's websites. But everyone will be able to agree that "These are the years that we will look back on and question whether we did enough for our country and for our children."

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America by Ann Coulter

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The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs—it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.

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