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Suggested books

One of the most important means by which you can intelligently discuss and argue effectively, is to supply yourself with intellectual ammo. To help transform your brain from a pop-gun to an M-1 tank, these books will help you get started in solidifying your understanding of terrorism and the role of the US and the west.

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II): From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom

cover of America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II): From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedomauthor: William J. Bennett
asin: 1595550577
binding: Hardcover
list price: $29.99 USD
amazon price: $19.79 USD


Respected scholar William Bennett reacquaints America with its heritage in the second volume of America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II). This engaging narrative slices through the cobwebs of time, memory, and prevailing cynicism to reinvigorate America with an informed patriotism.

Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror

cover of Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terrorauthor: Nonie Darwish
asin: 1595230319
binding: Hardcover
list price: $23.95 USD
amazon price: $16.29 USD


One woman's story of why she left the culture of Islamic Jihad to support American liberty and tolerance Why are so many Muslims embracing jihad and cheering for al-Qaeda and Hamas? Why are even the modern, secularized Arab states such as Egypt producing a generation of angry young extremists?

Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America

cover of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns Americaauthor: Brigitte Gabriel
asin: 0312358377
binding: Hardcover
list price: $23.95 USD
amazon price: $16.29 USD


Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam against non-Muslim peoples. For seven years, Brigitte and her parents lived in an underground bomb shelter.

Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad

cover of Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihadauthor: Mark A. Gabriel
asin: 0884198847
binding: Paperback
list price: $13.99 USD
amazon price: $11.19 USD


Journey into the Mind of an Islamic Terrorist

cover of Journey into the Mind of an Islamic Terroristauthor: Mark A. Gabriel
asin: 1591857139
binding: Paperback
list price: $14.99 USD
amazon price: $11.24 USD


Book Description Summary of Journey into the Mind of the Islamic Terrorist. When you open the pages of this book, be prepared to meet the Islamic terrorist face-to-face. Author Mark Gabriel goes deep into the thought processes of the Islamic radical with the expertise that can only be gained from growing up as a Muslim in Egypt when the foundation of the modern radical movement was being laid. Dr. Gabriel was more than just an observer: he was a scholar of Islam at the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Dangerous Nation

cover of Dangerous Nationauthor: Robert Kagan
asin: 0375411054
binding: Hardcover
list price: $30.00 USD
amazon price: $19.80 USD


From the author of the immensely influential and best-selling Of Paradise and Power—a major reevaluation of America’s place in the world from the colonial era to the turn of the twentieth century.

America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It

cover of America Alone: The End of the World as We Know Itauthor: Mark Steyn
asin: 0895260786
binding: Hardcover
list price: $27.95 USD
amazon price: $18.45 USD


In this, his first major book, Mark Steyn--probably the most widely read, and wittiest, columnist in the English-speaking world--takes on the great poison of the twenty-first century: the anti-Americanism that fuels both Old Europe and radical Islam. America, Steyn argues, will have to stand alone. The world will be divided between America and the rest; and for our sake America had better win.

The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion

cover of The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religionauthor: Robert Spencer
asin: 1596985283
binding: Paperback
list price: $16.95 USD
amazon price: $11.53 USD


The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam's Threat to the West

cover of The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam's Threat to the Westauthor: Lee Harris
asin: 046500203X
binding: Hardcover
list price: $26.00 USD
amazon price: $17.16 USD


From a "startlingly original and visionary"* writer, a disturbing and far-ranging look at the West's vulnerability to fanaticism. Whether by choice or not, the West finds itself in a low-grade yet bitter war with Islamic fanaticism. It is a war the West is singularly ill equipped to fight. The foe is resistant to any of the normal methods of conflict resolution such as negotiation, economic sanctions, or conventional armed confrontation.

Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History

cover of Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of Historyauthor: Lee Harris
asin: 0743257499
binding: Hardcover
list price: $26.00 USD
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Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe....They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the enemy, they must trust and confide in each other, or perish....They forget, in short, that there has ever been a category of human experience called the enemy."That, before 9/11, was what had happened to us.

While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within

cover of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Withinauthor: Bruce Bawer
asin: 0385514727
binding: Hardcover
list price: $23.95 USD
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The struggle for the soul of Europe today is every bit as dire and consequential as it was in the 1930s. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the center did not hold, and the light of civilization nearly went out. Today, the continent has entered yet another “Weimar moment.” Will Europeans rise to the challenge posed by radical Islam, or will they cave in once again to the extremists?

War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror

cover of War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terrorauthor: John Yoo
asin: 0871139456
binding: Hardcover
list price: $24.00 USD
amazon price: $13.23 USD


John Yoo, the key legal architect of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11, delivers a fascinating insider account of the War on Terror. While America reeled from the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001, Yoo and a skeletal staff of the Office of Legal Counsel found themselves on the phone with the White House. In a series of memos, Yoo offered his legal opinions on the president’s authority to respond, and in the process had an almost unmatched impact on America's fight against terrorism.

Don't Tread on Me: A 400-Year History of America at War, from Indian Fighting to Terrorist Hunting

cover of Don't Tread on Me: A 400-Year History of America at War, from Indian Fighting to Terrorist Huntingauthor: H.W. Crocker III
asin: 1400053633
binding: Hardcover
list price: $27.50 USD
amazon price: $18.15 USD


• Did America win its independence because British generals were too busy canoodling with their mistresses? • Should America have annexed Mexico—all of it—and Cuba too? • Did 1776 justify Southern secession in the nineteenth century?• Should Patton have been promoted over Eisenhower?• Did the U.S. military win—and Congress lose—the Vietnam War?• Was it right to depose Saddam Hussein—and is it wrong to worry about a possible Iraqi civil war?

Wars of Blood and Faith: The Conflicts That Will Shape the 21st Century

cover of Wars of Blood and Faith: The Conflicts That Will Shape the 21st Centuryauthor: Ralph Peters
asin: 081170274X
binding: Hardcover
list price: $27.95 USD
amazon price: $18.45 USD


In the no-holds-barred tradition that has won him so many fans across the nation and around the world, best-selling author and strategist Ralph Peters confronts the crucial security issues of our time--and the troubled times to come. With his trademark clarity and force, Peters argues that we have left behind the Age of Ideologies to enter a violent period in which ethnicity and religion--blood and faith--will continue to be the source of ferocious rebellions, genocide, and global terrorism.

Never Quit the Fight

cover of Never Quit the Fightauthor: Ralph Peters
asin: 0811733289
binding: Hardcover
list price: $27.95 USD
amazon price: $18.45 USD


In the no-holds-barred tradition that has won him so many fans across the nation and around the world, best-selling author and strategist Ralph Peters confronts the crucial security issues of our time and the troubled times to come. With his trademark clarity and force, Peters argues that we have left behind the age of Ideologies to enter a violent period in which ethnicity and religion blood and faith will continue to be the source of ferocious rebellions, genocide and global terrorism.