A holiday reading list from The Claremont Institute. As an added bonus, the man contributed. Consider it a little update to the comps reading list, if that doesn't cause too many nightmares.
They did forget Derek's book though, which is a mistake, because I just finished Freedom's Main Line a few weeks ago, and it really is a wonderful read about a remarkable story. I only have two critiques of the book, and they are minor. First, DC's a little hard on Eisenhower for my taste, which is not a major part of the book by any means and takes nothing away from the central story. Still, Ike killed waaay more Naatzis than Brad Pitt, so dammit that should count for something even in a book about an entirely different subject. Second, I'm a knuckle dragger and the imagery of the Freedom Rides were so important that the book really could have used some more pictures. I know the difficulty Derek ran into on this issue, and I could look online or at the Taylor Branch book to get the pictures, so I recommend that all you other readers out there do the same.
Seriously, Derek's book is really good. Buy it, read it, buy another copy or two for friends and family, etc.
On another note, I'll forgive the folks at Claremont for leaving A Nation Forged in War off the list, since no one has read it yet. (Yes, I know, it's getting obnoxious. This is just the beginning.)