RECOMMENDED BEACH READING
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.)