It may not constitute history from a conservative point of view but I have tried for many years to inspire children to read Churchill’s “History of the English Speaking Peoples” as a good overview of an aspect of western civilization.
Good choice. A number of years ago, when we published a ranking of the best non-fiction books of the 20th century, Churchill topped the list (for his WW2 volumes). In fact, the list is a good guide for readers of quality nonfiction.
Also, another e-mailer says that Stephen Ambrose belongs in our discussion. Agreed. I wouldn’t call him a conservative in the movement sense of the term; he’s more of an Ike Republican. I recall his support of Colin Powell for president. More important than these distinctions, he’s a high-quality historian of America.