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American Individualism

This is a 1923 book by the 31st President of the United States. Hoover was a champion of individualism as an American ideal. This was written in ’23, six years before he became President and before the Great Depression that plagued his administration and made him a very unpopular President. He writes concerning individualism, “Our […]

America’s Expiration Date

This is a 2020 book by Cal Thomas, a well-known evangelical syndicated columnist. The title expects more than it delivers. Thomas is not setting a date but is interacting with historian Sir John Glubb, a WWI British veteran. In 1976 he wrote, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival.  “Sir John asserted we refuse to […]

My Grandfather’s Son

This is an autobiography of Justice Clarence Thomas.  It takes his life from birth (1948) to confirmation as Associate Supreme Court Judge.  Thomas grew up poor on the back side of the tracks in the little town of Pinpoint, GA, not far from Savannah.  It was a time of racism and difficulty for black families […]

John Adams on False Accusers

“We find in the rules laid down by the greatest English judges, who have been the brightest of mankind:   We are to look upon it as more beneficial that many guilty persons should escape unpunished than one innocent should suffer.  The reason is, because it is of more importance to the community that innocence should […]

Alexis de Tocqueville

“It must never be forgotten that religion gave birth to Anglo-American society.  In the United States, religion is therefore mingled with all the habits of the nation and all the feelings of patriotism, whence it derives a peculiar force.” Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, vol. 2, p. 6.

Thankful? Yes!

It is a strange time in which to be living—in these last days.  The Christian has known that such a time would come, but talking about it or predicting it and living it are different things.  I know the coming of the Lord may be years away (or it may be momentary) but the Scripture […]

The Light and the Glory

One of my fondest colleagues and a superb teacher of American History, Carol Sweigert, always assigned this book as required reading for her classes. For parents with middle to high school aged students of history, it is an easy reading chronological account of the founding fathers, the founding communities, and the solid faith that came […]

Democracy in America (vol 2)

Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French diplomat, historian, and scientist.  In the 1830s he came to America to examine our prison system but traveled extensively to study America as a whole.  His conclusions were printed in 1835 in two volumes called Democracy in America.  I have had both volumes in paperback for a while and decided […]

Islam Rising

I have collected many books on Islam over the years, most of them small paperbacks written by middle eastern converts to Christianity.  They have all been very good and helpful, although they are often written in a personal, testimonial, format.  This book by Jim Murk has been the most helpful so far.  Murk has his […]