‘Tis the time of the year for book recommendations, and Blaze Books has you covered in the recommendation round-up department.
We will be combing the internet for the best lists and scouring the lists for our favorite titles.
The Acton Institute: 7 Great Books for Christmas
“Washington’s Crossing“ by David Hackett Fischer: ”Starting out on Christmas Day, Gen. George Washington took his tattered and battle bruised Continental Army on a night time surprise crossing of the Delaware River in 1776. Washington then gathered his army and attacked the Hessian forces at Trenton New Jersey, who were largely asleep and hung over with Christmas spirit. The surprise beat down was so epic it helped to change the trajectory of the Revolutionary War. The author, David Hackett Fischer, won a Pulitzer Prize for his masterpiece in 2005.” – Ray Nothstine
The American Spectator: Xmas Recommendations Vol. 1
“The Peloponnesian War“ by Donald Kagan: “Recommendations take time, and the books I read are mostly written by dead people! Not inspirational by any stretch. If I recommend one book it is The Peloponnesian War. Of no consequence whatsoever to people who love books by Jonathans.” – Andre Aciman
“War in the Desert” by John Bagot Glubb: “Wasn’t it Churchill who admonished us to read an old book before we pick up a new one? Old and relatively obscure is War in the Desert by Lt. Gen. Sir John Bagot Glubb (Hoddon and Stoughton Press, 1960). It’s compulsory reading for those who want to learn why the Middle East is what it is. Before it was Saudi Arabia, it was called “the Nejed.” And second to T.E. Lawrence, Glubb was probably the most dedicated “Arabist” the British ever sent to the Middle East. As a junior RAF officer in 1920, Glubb was assigned to help protect nomadic Iraqi tribes from the “Ikhwan”—a precursor of the Muslim Brotherhood—that attacked them from the Nejed. If you want to understand the Saudis, you must read Glubb’s history of that 10-year war.” – Jed Babbin
“Disinformation” by Lt. Gen. Ion Pacepa: “Lt. Gen. Ion Pacepa was the head of the Romanian intelligence service and became the highest ranking defector from the Soviet bloc. His book Disinformation, written with Prof. Ronald Rychlak, is indispensable to those who wish to understand how the Soviets tried—and often succeeded—to remake history by relentlessly writing, speaking, and broadcasting lies. By recounting several disinformation campaigns, Pacepa and Rychlak teach an invaluable lesson about one of the most insidious tools of politics and war.” – Jed Babbin
“American Betrayal” by Diana West: “American Betrayal by Diana West documents Soviet penetration of the U.S. government during World War II and the parallels
Source: The Blaze