Offering a little bit of everything, this week’s titles include advice on how to overcome adversity — framed it in the context of someone did it and then became both war hero and a U.S. president. Another offers a closer look at the first trial that was broadcast on radio and became rallying cry for freedom of speech. There’s also the advances made in space travel now that space exploration has been opened up to private enterprise, and a first look at the latest “Tom Clancy” novel. Politically, there is a warning from a former judge and current TV host that government is working against our own interests.
“Crimes Against America: The Left's Takedown of Our Republic,” by Jeanine Pirro (Winning Team Publishing)
Everyone knew the Biden administration was going to be bad, but no one envisioned that it would be this bad. Jeanine Pirro’s latest book outlines the “Crimes Against America” that the 46th president has committed, beginning even before he entered office and had then-senior campaign advisor Antony Blinken browbeat 51 former intelligence officers into signing a letter claiming that son Hunter’s laptop story was “Russian disinformation.” “An indictment unlike ever before, Judge Jeanine spells out a compelling case against those who have driven our nation to the brink of destruction,” according to author and lawyer Mark Levin. “From enabling an open border, to dismantling our law enforcement, “Crimes Against America” is a must-read for any American who wishes to preserve our Republic for future generations!” (Nonfiction)
“Learn Life and Leadership Lessons from the Grit and Determination of Teddy Roosevelt,” by Shaun Stockton (Winston Park Publishing, LLC)
Learn about overcoming life’s slings and arrows to achieve all you can be from one who did it, and later led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War, and eventually led the nation to greatness. “Shaun Stockton has done something incredible. She has brought together history, inspirational literature and a gift for plain-speaking to give us a stimulating, inspiring and accessible primer for taking on the world,” said reviewer Paul Fallon. “Using the biography of Theodore Roosevelt as a frame of reference, Shaun hangs inspiration, and advice for overcoming adversity and setbacks while following one’s true North star. Without formula, exercises or homework, Shaun shares wisdom drawn from the grit and fortitude that spurred Teddy and which we can draw upon in our everyday yet extraordinary lives.” (Nonfiction)
“The Trial of the Century,” by Gregg Jarrett and Don Yeager (Threshold Editions)
In 1925, famed defense lawyer Clarence Darrow defended Tennessee schoolteacher John Scopes at the first United States trial to be broadcast on national radio. The defendant was being prosecuted for teaching the theory of evolution against state law in what became known as the Scopes Monkey Trial. But Darrow deftly turned the issue of the trial from whether the teacher had violated a state law, into a condemnation of a state law for violating a bedrock principle of American liberty: freedom of speech. “A satisfying traditional history that celebrates the good guys,” said Kirkus Review “Colorful and dramatic,” according to Publishers Weekly. “Those new to the case will be especially rewarded by this solid look back at one of the most consequential free speech debates in American history.” (Nonfiction)
“Tom Clancy Flash Point (A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel),” by Don Bentley (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
This is the latest political thriller written in the mold of the late Tom Clancy and features the son of Clancy’s most beloved character: Jack Ryan. In this one, a lesson Jack Jr. learned from his father, now U.S. President Ryan, is reinforced: that freedom is never free. It begins with a South China Sea midair collision of aircraft from two rival countries and escalates to the flashpoint of China threatening an invasion of Taiwan. As tensions mount, Jack Jr. is pitted against a mysterious adversary who threatens to paralyze the U.S. government. “‘Flash Point’ is the best thriller I’ve read since A.J. Quinell was active. It’s the right mix of geopolitics, critical thinking and cool weapons. He actually walks the reader through some cool weaponry, about which I happen to know a little,” said “Pulse” author Robert Cook. “I’ve been noodling the term, ’National Security techno-thriller’. Maybe we should create a new category for that with an annual winner — maybe call it a Henry, for the Good Dr. who just turned 100. I just read a Henry.” (Fiction)
“When the Heavens Went on Sale: The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within Reach,” by Ashlee Vance (Ecco)
Move over, government. Space travel began being taken over by private industry with the launch of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket in 2008, and they have proved they can do it better, safer, and more economically than government. In “When the Heavens Went on Sale,” the author follows four other innovative pioneering companies — Astra, Firefly, Planet Labs, and Rocket Lab — as they build new satellites and space launch systems. “Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and taken on an emotional rollercoaster as you delve into the pages of this extraordinary book,” said author Nova Johnson. “The emotional depth and raw authenticity of this book will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind. You'll find yourself pondering the vastness of the universe, questioning your own limitations, and contemplating the potential impact we can have on the world when we dare to dream big.” (Nonfiction)
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