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Na­tional Re­view con­trib­u­tors have rec­om­mended books for sum­mer read­ing for those headed for ham­mock or beach blan­ket. Here’s a sam­pling of the pre­ferred books — and who cited them.

“The Diaries of John Quincy Adams, 1779-1848,” (Sug­gested by Richard Brookhiser).

“Use of Force” by Brad Thor; “Stay In­ter­est­ing: I Don’t Al­ways Tell Sto­ries about My Life, but When I Do They’re True and Amaz­ing,” by Jonathan Gold­smith; “Un­scripted,” by Ernie John­son Jr. (Sug­gested by Jim Ger­aghty)

“Re­dis­cov­er­ing Amer­i­can­ism and the Tyranny of Pro­gres­sivism” by Mark Levin; “The Ad­min­is­tra­tive Threat” by Philip Ham­burger. (Sug­gested by Roger Kim­ball)

“John Adams’s Repub­lic,” by Richard Alan Ry­er­son; “The Po­lit­i­cal The­ory of the Amer­i­can Found­ing: Nat­u­ral Rights, Pub­lic Pol­icy, and the Moral Con­di­tions of Free­dom Kin­dle Edi­tion by Thomas G. West. (Sug­gested by Yu­val Levin)

“The Lost City of the Mon­key God” by Dou­glas Pre­ston; “The Night Ocean” by Paul La Farge. (Sug­gested by John J. Miller).

“Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisen­hower’s Se­cret Cam­paign against Joseph McCarthy” by David A. Ni­chols and “Ike’s Gam­ble: Amer­ica’s Rise to Dom­i­nance in the Mid­dle East” by Michael Do­ran. (Sug­gested by Tevi Troy)

“The White Com­pany,” by Arthur Co­nan Doyle; Lib­erty’s Neme­sis, edited by Dean Reuter and John Yoo. (Sug­gested by Hans A. von Spakovsky.)

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