I trust my colleagues won’t mind my posting the Cyber Monday Shopping Guide from today’s Morning Jolt…
Cyber Monday Shopping Guide!
No pressure, but I got almost all of my Christmas shopping done this weekend.
My delivery list became self-aware.
I’m sure I’ve probably forgotten some of my colleagues’ books, but I think this is the most comprehensive list of National Review–related books and paraphernalia you’ll find anywhere.
Let’s start with the Buckley for Mayor campaign poster, with the oh-so appropriate pricing of $19.65. The Unmaking of a Mayor book, with a new foreward by Neal Freeman and afterward by Joe Scarborough, is just $22.95.
Kevin Williamson’s The Case Against Trump is just $5.99 — that’s a deal even The Donald would say is a great bargain! Trump fans may prefer Kevin’s earlier ode to the upside of national fiscal ruin, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome.
Victor Davis Hanson has written, by Amazon’s count, 23 books. His latest is Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age; the year before he wrote The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece to Iraq. He writes fiction as well, including The End of Sparta: A Novel. Immigration-minded readers may prefer his 2007 Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, now just $5.53.
Michael Walsh’s The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West – a strange combination of dark and illumination, like a candle in a cave — is just $15.21 with Amazon Prime. Speaking of illumination of reason and faith, Ramesh Ponnuru’s 2006 work, The Party of Death, is $23.06, and Kathryn Lopez’s How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice: Civil Responses to Catholic Hot Button Issues is just $16.16!
Charlie Cooke’s rallying cry, The Conservatarian Manifesto, is just $18.94 with Amazon Prime. John Fund’s books are always fascinating, whether it’s Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department, the updated Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy, or Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.
I wonder how Rich’s Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years looks in light of Hillary’s 2016 ambitions. Banquo’s Ghosts was a chilling thriller about Iranian nuclear ambitions and terrorism in New York City.
With terrorism front and center in our minds, maybe it’s time for a good perusal of Andy McCarthy’s work, including his 2010 work, How Obama Embraces Islam’s Sharia Agenda; The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, and Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad.
A lot of Roman Genn’s best artwork is available for purchase, both prints and originals. You know his hilarious caricatures, but Roman can hit deep, meaningful emotional chords with his work . . .
Other friends and allies of National Review with new books hitting shelves include Peggy Noonan’s new collection of her columns and essays, The Time of Our Lives; Hugh Hewitt’s The Queen; Greg Gutfeld’s How To Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct; and Glenn Beck has a new Christmas-themed novel, The Immortal Nicholas.
Finally, you knew this list was all just building up to . . . Heavy Lifting.
This weekend, the Galveston Daily News ran a review by Mark Lardas, calling it a “lighthearted, yet full-throated defense of the joys of adulthood . . . Take the risk of rejection, because without risk the rewards are few. That is a theme of the book — without taking the risks associated with adulthood, your rewards are trivial and life unfulfilling. Do you have sons in their 20s or in their teens? Get this book and leave it where they can read it. Especially if they are in their teen years. ‘Heavy Lifting’ is something you grow into.”
And of course, there’s the quasi-Newt-Gingrich endorsed The Weed Agency . . .