Your Literary Christmas List

The Claremont Review of Books is out with its wonderful list of recommended books for the Christmas season. Among the contributors are leading conservative thinkers such as Hadley Arkes, Larry Arnn, Mark Blitz, Denis Boyles, Michael Burlingame, Christopher Caldwell, Matthew Continetti, John DiIulio, Edward Feser, Matthew Franck, Alonzo Hamby, Steven Hayward, John Kienker, Thomas Klingenstein, Carnes Lord, Daniel Mahoney, Harvey Mansfield, Wilfred McClay, Michael Nelson, Jack Pitney, Robert Reilly, Bruce Sanborn, James Stoner, Michael Uhlmann, Algis Valiunas, Ryan Williams, and Jean Yarbrough.

I always find new books to read, or to give, on the list every year. But what makes the list so much fun is not just the unusual choices of some of the authors, but also their one paragraph or even one sentence explanation of why they like the book.

I snuck on to the list with two choices for the reader on your Christmas list:

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro

and

Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame

What books are on Ricochet members’ lists this year?