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BOOKS -- TOP 10 RECOMMENDATIONS
RANKING BASED ON LATEST SALES FIGURES FROM AMAZON.COM
1 KILLING PATTON: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General -- Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard have written a lively, provocative account of the death of General George S. Patton and the important events in the final year of the Allied victory in Europe, which Patton's brilliant generalship of the American Third Army did so much to secure. The fourth book in the bestselling Killing series is rich in fascinating details, and riveting battle scenes. The authors have written vivid descriptions of a compelling cast of characters, major historical figures such as Eisenhower, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Hitler, and others, as well as more obscure players in the great drama of the Second World War and the life and death of Patton.
2 RUSH REVERE AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans -- Rush Limbaugh. It's the third Rush Revere book. What is at the heart of Rush Revere books is the desire of the author to tell the American history and culture as it is. Through these books Rush Limbaugh narrates an incredible history, tell the story of America, the story of its founding, and the price paid to achieve it for young readers which resonates so well with adult readers as well. He tells it in such a way that it is very relatable, and very easy to understand - both fascinating and witty. Rush Revere is a super-cool substitute school teacher at a middle school. And through his adventures he reaches out to young readers with the basics of the American Revolution which is no longer taught in its right perspective. Through the adventures of Rush Revere and his time-traveling horse, Liberty, readers gets to learn the accurate historical record of the War as they were, why it was waged and what it means for today's America.
3 STONEWALLED: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington -- Sharyl Attkisson. Washington, D.C., has always been a tough town for investigative journalists. But in the age of Obama, the government has taken the tried-and-true techniques of bureaucratic stonewalling to unprecedented heights. What's more, it has added harassment, intimidation, and outright spying to the mix. Stonewalled is the story of the Obama administration's efforts to monitor journalists, intimidate and harass opposition groups, and spy on private citizens. But it is also a searing indictment of the timidity of the press and the dangerous decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today.
4 UNBROKEN: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption -- Laura Hillenbrand. Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner during the 1930s, flew B-24s during WWII. Taken prisoner by the Japanese, he endured a captivity harsh even by Japanese standards and was a physical and mental wreck at the end of the war. He was saved by the influence of Billy Graham, who inspired him to turn his life around, and afterward devoted himself to evangelical speeches and founding boys' camps. Still alive at 93, Zamperini now works with those Japanese individuals and groups who accept responsibility for Japanese mistreatment of POWs and wish to see Japan and the U.S. reconciled. He submitted to 75 interviews with the author as well as contributing a large mass of personal records. Fortunately, the author's skills are as polished as ever, and like its predecessor, this book has an impossible-to-put-down quality that one commonly associates with good thrillers.
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THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics -- Daniel James Brown. This is the kind of nonfiction book that reads like a novel. Centered around the life of Joe Rantz—a farmboy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child—and set during the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is a character-driven story with a natural crescendo that will have you racing to the finish. In 1936, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team raced its way to the Berlin Olympics for an opportunity to challenge the greatest in the world. How this team, largely composed of rowers from "foggy coastal villages, damp dairy farms, and smoky lumber towns all over the state," managed to work together and sacrifice toward their goal of defeating Hitler's feared racers is half the story. The other half is equally fascinating, as Brown seamlessly weaves in the story of crew itself. This is fast-paced and emotional nonfiction about determination, bonds built by teamwork, and what it takes to achieve glory.

6 RUSH REVERE AND THE FIRST PATRIOTS: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans -- Rush Limbaugh. Rush Revere, Liberty, and a couple of the kids travel to events like the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and even to Windsor Castle to meet with King George III. And we loved meeting historical Americans like Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and our favorite, Patrick Henry. We learned about the taxes imposed upon the colonists by Parliament. What a great teaching moment for my kids! And we loved Liberty's Stomp Act song about the Stamp Act!
7 RUSH REVERE AND THE BRAVE PILGRIMS: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans -- Rush Limbaugh. In 1993, Rush Limbaugh’s book on family values, religion and individualism, “See I Told You So” made the New York Times best seller list. Now 20 years later, Limbaugh is back in the business, only this time he has something for the kids. The purpose is to educate children in a fun way the truth about the pilgrims and how they contributed to the founding of America. He says there’s no commentary in it, just the facts – and a lot of fun!
8 RISE OF ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore -- Jay Sekulow. Jay Sekulow is the Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), he is a renowned constitutional attorney and an acclaimed and distinguished broadcaster. He is also a popular talk radio host and Fox News commentator. The goal of this book is simple: to understand the horrific jihadist threat to Christians and Jews in the Middle East, a threat that will undoubtedly come to the United States if it is left unchecked abroad. Through ISIS and Hamas, Christians and Jews face a wave of persecution and violence that is, quite simply, genocidal in scope and intent. But the situation—while grave—is not hopeless. Unlike in dark times before, America actually has strong allies on the ground, willing to take the fight to the jihadists.
9 STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR: My Savage Truth -- Michael Savage. Obama has succeeded in dramatically weakening our military. He has accomplished this by tossing aside top brass who do not agree with his worldview. Furthermore, his steadfast refusal to control the nation's borders has put our nation at risk for terrorism, increased crime and made us much more vulnerable to a whole host of diseases. The Ebola outbreak is only the latest example. This President seems to have very little appetite for the business of actually governing. Rather, he prefers to spend his time promoting his radical agenda and raising funds for the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, there is little doubt that this President has deliberately sought to divide us and clearly has succeeded. According to the author Barack Obama has intentionally and systematically sought to divide the American people by class, religion, race, sexual orientation etc. etc. etc. As a result, Dr. Savage believes that our nation is on the precipice of another civil war. He makes an extremely convincing case.
10 DREAMERS AND DECEIVERS: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America -- Glenn Beck. Glenn Beck, a nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze, is the author of eleven #1 bestselling books: An Inconvenient Book, Glenn Beck's Common Sense, Arguing with Idiots, The Christmas Sweater and The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book, The Overton Window, Broke, The 7, The Original Argument, Cowards and Control. His other bestselling books include Miracles and Massacres, Agenda 21, The Real America, The Snow Angel and Being George Washington. Beck is also the publisher of Mercury Ink, a publishing imprint (www.mercuryink.com) that, in conjunction with Simon & Schuster, released the #1 bestselling young adult series Michael Vey.

 
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