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The 10 Best Conservative Books of 2013

These authors raised the bar with innovative ideas and challenging arguments. (And be sure to click here to see the Freedom Academy Book Club's top-rated books read in 2013 and then enter your own favorites.)

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Kyle Smith

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December 26, 2013 - 7:00 am
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In no particular order, here’s a look at some of the best conservative books of 2013.

1. The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters by Gregory Zuckerman

Zuckerman’s gripping tale is a story of men who risked everything they had, and in many cases won (or lost) fortunes betting against the conventional wisdom: That perfecting fracking would be a revolutionary improvement in the means of harvesting more fossil fuel (not the wind/solar/geothermal sources the best and brightest tell us are the future) that would do more for the American energy business than anyone could have foreseen even 15 years ago.

“Creative destruction can render public policies irrelevant, as seems to be the case with several decades of conventional-wisdom energy policy,” noted Michael Barone in National Review. “It reminds us that people with ingenuity and daring can reshape the world in ways few can imagine.”

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So no particular order might include
Mark Levin....
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Coolidge is great. Thank you Amity Shlaes
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Without Levin, this list automatically loses all credibility. Sorry, you almost had me...
42 weeks ago
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"American Betrayal" by Diana West and I don't care if Ron Radosh didn't like it. I read Ron's "A Safe Haven" and liked it so I have nothing against Mr. Radosh. I like this website, but the information in Ms. West's book is very well researched. Forget whether Harry Hopkins was or wasn't a communist card carrier. It does not matter as he acted that way 100% of the time as General Marshall is quoted as saying and by the way, I want to let you know that General George C. Marshall is not a liar.
42 weeks ago
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All of the above are among the best conservative books of 2013, but the most important conservative book is "The Tinder Box: How Politically Correct Ideology Destroyed the U.S. Forest Service," by Christopher Burchfield. Come to think, the book was actually published in 2012, but because it was issued by a small press (Stairway Press) it never got the establishment reviews it should have. Check out Amazon's readers.
Parker H. French
42 weeks ago
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You missed a great book: "Outing the Moronocracy: Ending the Rule of the Blind, the Stupid and the Disgraceful in American Society."
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Must be outa your minds, no Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic. WTF
42 weeks ago
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What? There's not a single book on this list from Bill O'Reilly, or even Brian Kilmeade. Man, there are some ghost writers out there who have gotta be pissed at this slight.
42 weeks ago
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Not including Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic strikes me as a definite case of a careless oversight. He paves a way for our side to get the country back on track.
42 weeks ago
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I don't know if it was written this year, but "Life at the Bottom" by Theodore Dalrymple is a powerful look at lower class dysfunction and pathology.
42 weeks ago
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Life at the Bottom was indeed one of the better books I've read for a long time. But, it was published about 10 years ago -- I found it in a second-hand shop.
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"American Betrayal" by Diana West. (Received the Mightier Pen Award from Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy).
42 weeks ago
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Krauthammer, really? He just needs to go away someplace and enjoy retirement, like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Karl Rove, and never be heard from again.

Their idea of "conservatism" is what led us to Obama
42 weeks ago
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He just needs to go away someplace and enjoy retirement...

I heard a rumor that they're building a Rhinoceros preserve down in south Texas. Maybe Dick, Don, Karl and Charles can get a federal subsidy to pay for their stay there. A fellow RINO, perhaps the uber Rhino, lives right up the road. His name is Dubya. But be careful if you visit him, guys. He spends like a drunken sailor and is likely to slap a few hundred regulations on you while you're in his yard.
42 weeks ago
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The man is gone and retired. Just let it go. He wasn't perfect, far from it, however he's hardly the enemy.
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