Study to Show Yourself Approved : A Short List of Books Everyone Should Read

While having a conversation with a co-worker lately, I came up with an idea for another good to know list. In the past, I have written lists of questions every voter should know, and concepts to know, etc. Now I think a list of books to read is in order. However, the caveat here is that this is in no way a comprehensive list. If I was to list every book I deemed noteworthy, it would be too long to implement or to remember. Because I usually am reading a book or three at any given moment, my past reads is quite an extensive list. This is not brag, just a disclaimer that this is not all there is to see. This list is a good start on a hit list of cultivating ideas that will make the reader less easily fooled by either side of the political spectrum. Anyone who reads this blog (which I can’t prove anyone does) knows that I am a conservative; not necessarily a Republican. In fact, I revoked my membership from the Republican Party until they can get their act together and come back to the conservative ideals that first attracted me to them. Anyway, I digress. If you want to know what makes a good balanced approach at the world, it is imperative to study the world from multiple perspectives. This list should help in that venture. Enjoy.

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Historical
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The 5,000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America by Burton W. Folsom Jr.
The Real Thomas Jefferson (American Classic Series) (American Classics Ser.) by Andrew M. Allison
The Federalist Papers (Signet Classics) by Alexander Hamilton
A world at arms: a global history of World War II By Gerhard L. Weinberg

Conservative
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Common Sense by Glenn Beck
American Progressivism: A Reader by Ronald J. Pestritto
Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government by Glenn Beck
The Heritage Guide to the Constitution by Edwin Meese
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark R. Levin
The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Churches, Schools, and Military by Michael Savage

Liberal
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DREAMS FROM MY FATHER. A Story of Race and Inheritance. by Barack Obama
What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan
Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches by John W. Dean
Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration’s War on American Values by Keith Olbermann
Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
The Assault on Reason by Al Gore

Other
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Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines by Richard A. Muller
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Dune by Frank Herbert
Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan

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