We live in an age of perhaps the most intense political sparring the nation has ever seen, with sharp lines separating Democrats and Republicans. The national political dialogue frequently devolves into less-than-eloquent name calling and worse. The media often appears to pick a side and the conservative message is often lost.
"The media universe has become much more fractured than it used to be," presidential historian Michael Beschloss told The Washington Post. He noted that writing a book provides the opportunity for a candidate to "reach a potentially significant audience in his or her exact words."
A book presents the chance for the author to present arguments, ideology, theories, and more without the clutter and confusion of other forms of communication. Newsmax has selected the 10 best books by Republican politicians, and while some are written by the greatest names in the history of the party others have authors who did not achieve as much politically but still had a powerful message.
All of these books deliver important information, some shed light on the greatness of important Republican politician and others give great insight into our times.
Here are Newsmax’s 10 best books by Republican politicians:.
1. "An American Life" by Ronald Reagan. Written in 1990, two years after the Great Communicator left the presidency, this autobiography hits all the personal notes, from the events that led to Reagan’s candidacy to the behind-the-scenes details and dramatic stories that marked his eight years in office.
2. "The Conscience of a Conservative" by Barry Goldwater. Barry Goldwater is hailed as reviving the conservative movement in the U.S. during the 1960s when he became the nominee during the 1964 presidential elections. "The Conscience of a Conservative" tackles a broad range of topics from education to civil rights, social welfare and income taxation, and is credited for influencing various conservatives across the U.S.
3. "The Vanishing American Adult" by Ben Sasse. In 2014, Ben Sasse was elected as the junior United States senator from Nebraska. Harboring a passion for America's youth, he wrote "The Vanishing American Adult" as a call to arms, warning how the future generations of America that can't grow up, and have been coddled by well-meaning parents and governments, are an existential threat to the American way of life.
4. "An American Son: A Memoir" by Marco Rubio. In his memoir, Marco Rubio speaks about a better future for Americans if they returned to the country's founding principles. His family, struggling immigrants from Cuba, provide the background for the book, as well as for his rise to becoming a powerful senator from Florida who gained national recognition during the 2012 Republican National Convention.
5. "Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America" by Rand Paul. Senator Rand Paul captivated the public as he entered the 2016 presidential race, focusing his energies on outreach for minority communities. In "Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America" he presents a unique vision for America.
6. "Rare, Medium, or Done Well: Make the Most of Your Life" by Mike Huckabee. "Are you wondering how to make a difference in today’s culture that will benefit future generations?" With that question, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee presents a book of concepts of how Americans can live a life that will continue their legacy, whether in politics, family or business.
7. "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America" by Ted Cruz. Since his election to the senate from Texas in 2012, Ted Cruz has been vocal about his ideas and views. In"A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America" he presents his deeply personal story about life as a Cuban immigrant's son and how he worked his way to the Ivy League, to the Supreme Court as a clerk, and eventually to the U.S. Senate.
8. "The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant" by Ulysses S. Grant. The complete personal memoirs penned by the 18th president of the United States who also served as chief Union General during the American Civil War is a The two-volume set that takes a closer look at his military career and was completed during his final days before dying of throat cancer in 1885.
9. "Crusade in Europe" by Dwight D. Eisenhower. This book by our 34th president sheds new light on World War II. Eisenhower, a five-star general and the Supreme Allied Commander is regarded as one of the most important military figures of the war. "Crusade in Europe” gives his perspective on military tactics, politics and more, including his interactions with Gen. George S. Patton.
10. "Six Crises" by Richard Nixon. Before he became the 37th president of the United States, Richard Nixon wrote "Six Crises," which recounted major political situations that required his crisis management. It is said the book was written in an attempt to right his faltering public image.
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