All the holiday book lists fit to print

By Benjamin Weingarten

All the holiday book lists fit to print

‘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

All the holiday book lists fit to print

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” …read more

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