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  1. [+]
    ...and Religious Fact (Review)
    The Resurrection of the Son of God, by N.T. Wright
    1. The Resurrection of the Son of God by N.T. Wright
    National Review, December 8, 2003, p. 49
  2. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    My Goodness, by Joe Queenan
    1. My Goodness by Joe Queenan
    National Review, April 17, 2000, pp. 52-53
  3. [+]
    Born on the 4th of July (Review)
    Storm Over the Constitution, by Harry V. Jaffa
    1. Storm Over the Constitution by Harry V. Jaffa
    National Review, November 22, 1999, p. 58
  4. [+]
    The Case for Parnassus (Review)
    Climbing Parnassus, by Tracy Lee Simmons
    1. Climbing Parnassus by Tracy Lee Simmons
    National Review, May 20, 2002, pp. 57-58
  5. [+]
    Crucible of Freedom (Review)
    The Reformation: A History, by Diarmaid MacCulloch
    1. The Reformation: A History by Diarmaid MacCulloch
    National Review, May 17, 2004, pp. 44-45
  6. [+]
    Defender of the Faith (Review)
    Why the Jews Rejected Jesus, by David Klinghoffer
    1. Why the Jews Rejected Jesus by David Klinghoffer
    National Review, March 28, 2005, p. 45
  7. [+]
    God, Man & Sex (6 Reviews)
    Jews and Gentiles, by Milton Himmelfarb and Gertrude Himmelfarb
    1. Jews and Gentiles by Milton Himmelfarb and Gertrude Himmelfarb
    2. The Thrill of the Chaste by Dawn Eden
    3. Simply Christian by N.T. Wright
    4. In the Light of Christ by Lucy Beckett
    5. Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime by Stephen F. Williams
    6. The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 by George H. Nash
    National Review, March 5, 2007, p. 53
  8. Music II
    Innocence:A Broad
    National Review, July 12, 2004, pp. 50-51
  9. [+]
    A New Kind of Country (Review)
    The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism, by George McKenna
    1. The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism by George McKenna
    National Review, September 24, 2007, p. 60
  10. Books, Arts & Manners
    One Church, After All (Review)
    Is the Reformation Over?, by Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom
    1. Is the Reformation Over? by Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom
    National Review, July 18, 2005, p. 44
  11. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    John Paul II, by Ray Flynn, Robin Moore, and James Vrabel
    1. John Paul II by Ray Flynn, Robin Moore, and James Vrabel
    National Review, April 16, 2001, pp. 60-61
  12. [+]
    Nordlinger's Melange (Review)
    Virtue, Valor, and Vanity, by Eric Burns
    1. Virtue, Valor, and Vanity by Eric Burns
    National Review, December 3, 2007, p. 54
  13. [+]
    Self Life (3 Reviews)
    The Founders' Constitution, by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner
    1. The Founders' Constitution by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner
    2. The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century by H.R. Trevor-Roper
    3. The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams by C. Bradley Thompson and John Adams
    National Review, July 23, 2001, p. 52
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    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Common Truths: New Perspectives on Natural Law, by Edward B. McLean
    1. Common Truths: New Perspectives on Natural Law by Edward B. McLean
    2. Patriot Sage by Gary L. Gregg and Matthew Spalding
    3. Plagues of the Mind by Bruce S. Thornton
    National Review, April 3, 2000, p. 52
  15. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar, by Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass
    1. Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar by Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass
    2. The Eternal Pity by Richard John Neuhaus
    3. Working: Its Meaning and Its Limits by Gilbert Meilaender
    National Review, August 14, 2000, pp. 62-63
  16. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Almost America: From the Colonists to Clinton, by Steve Tally
    1. Almost America: From the Colonists to Clinton by Steve Tally
    2. Almost History by Roger Bruns
    3. How Hitler Could Have Won World War II by Bevin Alexander
    National Review, December 4, 2000, pp. 60-62
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    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    Hitler's Table Talk, 1941-1944, by Hugh Trevor-Roper and Adolf Hitler
    1. Hitler's Table Talk, 1941-1944 by Hugh Trevor-Roper and Adolf Hitler
    2. In Stalin's Secret Service by Walter G. Krivitsky
    National Review, December 31, 2000, pp. 72-73
  18. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    A War to Be Won, by Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett
    1. A War to Be Won by Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett
    2. I Will Bear Witness, Vol. II by Victor Klemperer
    3. This Is Berlin by William L. Shirer
    National Review, June 5, 2000, pp. 50-51
  19. [+]
    Shelf Life (4 Reviews)
    The Next Pope, by Peter Hebblethwaite
    1. The Next Pope by Peter Hebblethwaite
    2. Joan of Arc by Mary Gordon
    3. The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong
    4. The Four Witnesses by Robin Griffith-Jones
    National Review, May 1, 2000, pp. 52-56
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    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    Shows About Nothing, by Thomas S. Hibbs
    1. Shows About Nothing by Thomas S. Hibbs
    2. Monsters from the Id by E. Michael Jones
    National Review, May 22, 2000, pp. 64-65
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    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    Come, Tell Me How You Live, by Agatha Christie Mallowan
    1. Come, Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan
    2. Peking Picnic by Ann Bridge
    National Review, November 6, 2000, pp. 64-65
  22. [+]
    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    Shakespeare as Political Thinker, by John Alvis and Thomas G. West
    1. Shakespeare as Political Thinker by John Alvis and Thomas G. West
    2. Political Apocalypse by Ellis Sandoz
    National Review, October 9, 2000, p. 57
  23. [+]
    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    How to Read and Why, by Harold Bloom
    1. How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
    2. How to Think About the Great Ideas by Mortimer J. Adler
    National Review, September 11, 2000, pp. 60-61
  24. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Commentary on the Torah, by Richard Elliott Friedman
    1. Commentary on the Torah by Richard Elliott Friedman
    2. The Torah: A Modern Commentary by W. Gunther Plaut
    3. The Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy by Everett Fox
    National Review, April 2, 2001, pp. 54-56
  25. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Seven Men, by Max Beerbohm
    1. Seven Men by Max Beerbohm
    2. Hadrian the Seventh by Frederick Rolfe
    3. The Quest for Corvo by A.J.A. Symons
    National Review, April 30, 2001, pp. 50-51
  26. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I, by John S.D. Eisenhower and ...
    1. Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I by John S.D. Eisenhower and Joanne Eisenhower
    2. The First World War, Vol. I: To Arms by Hew Strachan
    3. 1918: War and Peace~~Nineteen Eighteen: War and Peace by Gregor Dallas
    National Review, August 20, 2001, pp. 52-53
  27. [+]
    Shelf Life (5 Reviews)
    Hey Hey? Ho Ho!
    1. The Race to the Top by Tomas Larsson
    2. Against the Dead Hand by Brink Lindsey
    3. Synagogues: Architecture and Jewish Identity by Dominique Jarrasse
    4. The Founders' Almanac by Matthew Spalding
    5. Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman
    National Review, December 31, 2001, pp. 46-47
  28. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Complete Essays, Vol. I: 1920-1925, by Aldous Huxley
    1. Complete Essays, Vol. I: 1920-1925 by Aldous Huxley
    2. Complete Essays, Vol. II: 1926-1929 by Aldous Huxley
    3. The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
    National Review, February 5, 2001, pp. 50-51
  29. [+]
    Shelf Life (4 Reviews)
    Wide as the Waters, by Benson Bobrick
    1. Wide as the Waters by Benson Bobrick
    2. In the Beginning by Alister McGrath
    3. A History of the English Bible as Literature by David Norton
    4. The English Bible from KJV to NIV by Jack P. Lewis
    National Review, June 25, 2001, p. 57
  30. [+]
    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    Lectures on Shakespeare, by W.H. Auden and Arthur C. Kirsch
    1. Lectures on Shakespeare by W.H. Auden and Arthur C. Kirsch
    2. Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode
    National Review, March 5, 2001, pp. 58-59
  31. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Literature and the Gods, by Roberto Calasso
    1. Literature and the Gods by Roberto Calasso
    2. Grammars of Creation by George Steiner
    3. The Roots of Romanticism by Isaiah Berlin and Henry Hardy
    National Review, May 28, 2001, pp. 62-63
  32. [+]
    Shelf Life (Review)
    Frank Furness: Architecture and the Violent Mind, by Michael J. Lewis
    1. Frank Furness: Architecture and the Violent Mind by Michael J. Lewis
    National Review, October 1, 2001, pp. 56-57
  33. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Ascent from Ideology, by Daniel J. Mahoney
    1. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Ascent from Ideology by Daniel J. Mahoney
    2. The Jews in Fascist Italy by Renzo De Felice
    3. Decade of Denial by Herbert London
    National Review, October 15, 2001, p. 82
  34. [+]
    Shelf Life (Review)
    Why We Fight, by William J. Bennett
    1. Why We Fight by William J. Bennett
    National Review, April 22, 2002, pp. 52-53
  35. [+]
    Shelf Life (4 Reviews)
    Liberty for Women, by Wendy McElroy
    1. Liberty for Women by Wendy McElroy
    2. Art's Prospect by Roger Kimball
    3. Heaven on Earth by Joshua Muravchik
    4. Invisible Giants by Mark C. Carnes
    National Review, July 1, 2002, pp. 52-53
  36. [+]
    Shelf Life (4 Reviews)
    Slander, by Ann Coulter
    1. Slander by Ann Coulter
    2. Churchill's Military Histories by Algis Valiunas
    3. Civilizing Sex by Patrick G.D. Riley
    4. Why Jews Should Not Be Liberals by Larry F. Sternberg
    National Review, July 29, 2002, pp. 51-53
  37. [+]
    Shelf Life (4 Reviews)
    The Making of Modern Economics, by Mark Skousen
    1. The Making of Modern Economics by Mark Skousen
    2. At the End of an Age by John Lukacs
    3. Toward Liberty: The Idea that Is Changing the World by David Boaz
    4. The Dead Sea Conspiracy by James K. Fitzpatrick
    National Review, June 3, 2002, pp. 52-53
  38. [+]
    Shelf Life (Review)
    Styles Bridges: Yankee Senator, by James J. Kiepper
    1. Styles Bridges: Yankee Senator by James J. Kiepper
    National Review, March 11, 2002, pp. 56-57
  39. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs, by James V. Schall
    1. On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs by James V. Schall
    2. Spark's Tract by Jack R. Stevens
    3. Maxims by Stuart D. Warner, Stephane Douard, and Francois de la Rochefoucauld, ...
    National Review, March 25, 2002, pp. 60-63
  40. [+]
    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    Popes and Politics, by Justus George Lawler
    1. Popes and Politics by Justus George Lawler
    2. One Nation Under God by Eugene F. Hemrick
    National Review, May 6, 2002, pp. 52-53
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    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Beyond the Color Line, by Abigail M. Thernstrom and Stephan Thernstrom
    1. Beyond the Color Line by Abigail M. Thernstrom and Stephan Thernstrom
    2. William F. Buckley Jr.: A Bibliography by William F. Meehan III
    3. America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney
    National Review, May 20, 2002, pp. 60-61
  42. [+]
    Shelf Life (5 Reviews)
    Reagan's War, by Peter Schweizer
    1. Reagan's War by Peter Schweizer
    2. Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian. by John Lukacs
    3. Breakdown by Bill Gertz
    4. Democracy in California by Brian P. Janiskee and Ken Masugi
    5. Minuteman/Activist: To Promote the General Welfare by William J. McCullough
    National Review, November 11, 2002, pp. 60-61
  43. [+]
    Shelf Life (4 Reviews)
    The War Against the Terror Masters, by Michael A. Ledeen
    1. The War Against the Terror Masters by Michael A. Ledeen
    2. An Autumn of War by Victor Hanson
    3. How to Beat the Democrats and Other Subversive Ideas by David Horowitz
    4. Conclave by John L. Allen, Jr.
    National Review, September 30, 2002, pp. 52-53
  44. [+]
    Shelf Life (5 Reviews)
    Hadley Arkes and others
    1. Natural Rights and the Right to Choose by Hadley Arkes
    2. Stalin's Last Crime by Jonathan Brent and Vladimir Naumov
    3. The Unsleeping Eye by Robert J. Stove
    4. Professing Feminism by Patai Daphne
    5. Conservatism in America Since 1930 by Gregory L. Schneider
    National Review, May 19, 2003, pp. 60-62
  45. [+]
    Shelf Life (4 Reviews)
    Harvest of Despair, by Karel C. Berkhoff
    1. Harvest of Despair by Karel C. Berkhoff
    2. The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde by Joseph Pearce
    3. France and the Nazi Threat 1932-1939 by Jean-Baptiste Duroselle
    4. Something Will Come Along by Malcom Lawrence
    National Review, May 17, 2004, pp. 50-51
  46. [+]
    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    Why I Turned Right, by Mary Eberstadt
    1. Why I Turned Right by Mary Eberstadt
    2. How to Raise an American by Myrna Blyth and Chriss Winston
    National Review, April 2, 2007, p. 54
  47. [+]
    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    The Suffering of Love, by Regis Martin
    1. The Suffering of Love by Regis Martin
    2. Light in Darkness by Alyssa Lyra Pitstick
    National Review, April 16, 2007, p. 55
  48. [+]
    Shelf Life (2 Reviews)
    Jews and Power, by Ruth R. Wisse
    1. Jews and Power by Ruth R. Wisse
    2. Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light by Brian Kolodiejchuk and Mother Teresa
    National Review, September 24, 2007, p. 61
  49. [+]
    Shelf Life (Review)
    The Faithful Departed, by Philip F. Lawler
    1. The Faithful Departed by Philip F. Lawler
    National Review, April 7, 2008, p. 56
  50. [+]
    Shelf Life (Review)
    The Wine of Certitude, by David Rooney
    1. The Wine of Certitude by David Rooney
    National Review, April 6, 2009, p. 48
  51. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Atheist Delusions, by David Bentley Hart
    1. Atheist Delusions by David Bentley Hart
    2. On the Side of the Angels by Nancy L. Rosenblum
    3. The Political Philosophy of George Washington by Jeffry H. Morrison
    National Review, April 20, 2009, p. 54
  52. [+]
    Shelf Life (Review)
    Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait, by Peter Seewald
    1. Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait by Peter Seewald
    National Review, January 26, 2009, p. 46
  53. [+]
    Shelf Life (Review)
    Mortal Follies, by William Murchison
    1. Mortal Follies by William Murchison
    National Review, June 8, 2009, p. 49
  54. [+]
    Shelf Life (3 Reviews)
    Living Constitution, Dying Faith, by Bradley C.S. Watson
    1. Living Constitution, Dying Faith by Bradley C.S. Watson
    2. The ESV Study Bible
    3. English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha
    National Review, March 23, 2009, pp. 44-45
  55. [+]
    Shelf Life: A Fall Harvest (11 Reviews)
    The cream of the crop
    1. Freeing God's Children by Allen D. Hertzke
    2. Cowboy Capitalism by Olaf Gersemann
    3. The Cost of "Choice" by Erika Bachiochi
    4. Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction by Paul Franco
    5. Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick, ...
    6. Intellectual Morons by Daniel J. Flynn
    7. Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies by Roy M. Anker
    8. Telling Others What to Think by Edwin M. Yoder, Jr.
    9. The American Catholic Voter by George J. Marlin
    10. Ancestral Shadows by Russell Kirk
    11. The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker by Robert Mankoff
    National Review, October 25, 2004, pp. 61-62
  56. [+]
    Shelf Life: A Man of the Gospel (4 Reviews)
    The new book by John Paul II, and others
    1. Memory and Identity by Pope John paul II
    2. Reagan's Revolution by Craig Shirley
    3. The Best Year of Their Lives by Lance Morrow
    4. Cato: A Tragedy, and Selected Essays by Joseph Addison, Christine Dunn Henderson, and Mark E. Yellin, ...
    National Review, April 11, 2005, p. 49
  57. [+]
    Shelf Life: A Spring Selection (8 Reviews)
    The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty, by Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer
    1. The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty by Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer
    2. Critics of the Enlightenment by Christopher Olaf Blum
    3. De-Coding Da Vinci by Amy Welborn
    4. From Babel to Dragomans by Bernard Lewis
    5. Battling Corruption in America's Public Schools by Lydia G. Segal
    6. Between Memory and Vision by Steven C. Vryhof
    7. The Compleat Gentleman by Brad Miner
    8. One Equall Light by John Moses and John Donne
    National Review, May 3, 2004, pp. 54-55
  58. [+]
    Shelf Life: A Wide Mercy (4 Reviews)
    Christians, Lawrence of Arabia, and queens
    1. Universal Salvation? by Robin A. Parry and Christopher H. Partridge
    2. The Chatham House Version and Other Middle-Eastern Studies by Elie Kedourie
    3. Recovering the Past: A Historian's Memoir by Forrest McDonald
    4. Birth of the Chess Queen by Marilyn Yalom
    National Review, May 31, 2004, p. 49
  59. [+]
    Shelf Life: American Beauty (4 Reviews)
    Mrs. Paine's Garage, and the Murder of John F. Kennedy, by Thomas Mallon
    1. Mrs. Paine's Garage, and the Murder of John F. Kennedy by Thomas Mallon
    2. Yoni's Last Battle: The Rescue at Entebbe, 1976 by Iddo Netanyahu
    3. A Jacques Barzun Reader by Jacques Barzun
    4. Pope John XXIII by Thomas Cahill
    National Review, January 28, 2002, pp. 59-61
  60. [+]
    Shelf Life: Assault on the Citadel (3 Reviews)
    Examining a new defense of the humanities
    1. Theory's Empire by Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral
    2. John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic by Jeffry H. Morrison
    3. They Think You're Stupid by Herman Cain
    National Review, July 4, 2005, p. 45
  61. [+]
    Shelf Life: Auld Kirk (3 Reviews)
    The Postmodern Imagination of Russell Kirk, by Gerald J. Russello
    1. The Postmodern Imagination of Russell Kirk by Gerald J. Russello
    2. Locke by Edward Feser
    3. Coincidentally by George Rutler
    National Review, August 13, 2007, p. 48
  62. [+]
    Shelf Life: Back from the USSR? (3 Reviews)
    Darkness at Dawn, by David Satter
    1. Darkness at Dawn by David Satter
    2. The Passion for Liberty by Tibor R. Machan
    3. Forced Exit by Wesley J. Smith
    National Review, August 11, 2003, pp. 45-46
  63. [+]
    Shelf Life: Bash Tha Police (5 Reviews)
    The amazing Heather Mac Donald and more
    1. Are Cops Racist? by Heather Mac Donald
    2. Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives by John A. Murley and John E. Alvis
    3. A Moral Enterprise by Kenneth L. Grasso, Robert P. Hunt, and Francis Canavan, ...
    4. The American Cause by Russell Kirk
    5. Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
    National Review, January 27, 2003, p. 54
  64. [+]
    Shelf Life: Benedict's Bookshelf (6 Reviews)
    Offering a Ratzinger for Beginners reading list
    1. Principles of Catholic Theology by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    2. The Ratzinger Report by Joseph Ratzinger
    3. God and the World by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    4. Truth and Tolerance by Joseph Ratzinger
    5. The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    6. Introduction to Christianity by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    National Review, May 23, 2005, pp. 54-55
  65. [+]
    Shelf Life: Bright Wings (5 Reviews)
    A masterpiece of theology, and other books
    1. The Beauty of the Infinite by David Bentley Hart
    2. Art and Intellect in the Philosophy of Etienne Gilson by Francesca Aran Murphy
    3. Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended by Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
    4. If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat by Hugh Hewitt
    5. Pay to the Order of Puerto Rico by Alexander Odishelidze and Arthur Laffer
    National Review, August 9, 2004, pp. 47-49
  66. [+]
    Shelf Life: Bring Down the Walls (6 Reviews)
    Praising pro-globalist Johan Norberg
    1. In Defense of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg
    2. Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises by Henry Kissinger
    3. Conflict and Connection by Moshe Aumann
    4. The Bible in English by David Daniell
    5. A Is for Abigail by Lynne Cheney
    6. Everyday Graces by Karen Santorum
    National Review, September 29, 2003, pp. 50-51
  67. [+]
    Shelf Life: Christmas Stocking (7 Reviews)
    Mustard Seeds, by L. Brent Bozell
    1. Mustard Seeds by L. Brent Bozell
    2. Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, and the Schism in the American Soul by Patrick Swan
    3. The Big Show in Bololand by Bertrand M. Patenaude
    4. Ronald Reagan by Peter J. Wallison
    5. Poems of the American West by Robert Mezey
    6. Geopolitics: From the Cold War to the 21st Century by Francis Sempa
    7. Left Hooks, Right Crosses by Christopher Hitchens and Christopher Caldwell, ...
    National Review, December 31, 2002, pp. 45-47
  68. [+]
    Shelf Life: Confirm Thy Soul (2 Reviews)
    Patriotic Grace, by Peggy Noonan
    1. Patriotic Grace by Peggy Noonan
    2. The Last Superstition by Edward Feser
    National Review, November 3, 2008, p. 52
  69. [+]
    Shelf Life: Culture Heroes (5 Reviews)
    Educating for Liberty, by Lee Edwards
    1. Educating for Liberty by Lee Edwards
    2. Deliver Us from Evil by Sean Hannity
    3. Give Me a Break by John Stossel
    4. The Politics of American Religious Identity by Kathleen Flake
    5. Nancy: A Portrait of My Years with Nancy Reagan by Michael K. Deaver
    National Review, March 8, 2004, pp. 54-55
  70. [+]
    Shelf Life: Distant Echoes (5 Reviews)
    Touring the tombs, from Tripoli to Hillary
    1. Victory in Tripoli by Joshua E. London
    2. The Next Superpower? by Rockwell A. Schnabel and Francis X. Rocca
    3. Condi vs. Hillary by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    4. The Bad Catholic's Guide to Good Living by John Zmirak and Denise Matychowiak
    5. The Day Without Yesterday by John Farrell
    National Review, October 24, 2005, p. 66
  71. [+]
    Shelf Life: Doonesbury's Heroes (5 Reviews)
    Garry Trudeau's tribute to our troops
    1. The Long Road Home by G.B. Trudeau
    2. Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed by Jonathan Aitken
    3. John F. Kennedy on Leadership by John A. Barnes
    4. The Myth of Hitler's Pope by David G. Dalin
    5. Afghanistan: A Traveler's Companion and Guide by Bijan Omrani and Matthew Leeming
    National Review, August 29, 2005, p. 49
  72. [+]
    Shelf Life: Everybody's Bill of Rights (7 Reviews)
    Persecution, by David Limbaugh
    1. Persecution by David Limbaugh
    2. You Can't Say That! by David E. Bernstein
    3. FDR's Folly by Jim Powell
    4. Losing Bin Laden by Richard Miniter
    5. Dangerous Diplomacy by Joel Mowbray
    6. Armey's Axioms by Dick Armey
    7. Where Did Social Studies Go Wrong? by James Leming, Lucien Ellington, and Kathleen Porter, ...
    National Review, October 27, 2003, pp. 61-63
  73. [+]
    Shelf Life: Faith-Based President (8 Reviews)
    God, George W., Madame Hillary, and the conservative Enlightenment
    1. God and George W. Bush by Paul Kengor
    2. A Matter of Character by Ronald Kessler
    3. Madame Hillary by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. and Mark W. Davis
    4. The Roads to Modernity by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    5. The Real Jimmy Carter by Steven F. Hayward
    6. Inside the Asylum by Jed L. Babbin
    7. The Triumph of Wounded Souls by Bernice Lerner
    8. Going Broke by Degree by Richard Vedder
    National Review, September 27, 2004, pp. 52-55
  74. [+]
    Shelf Life: God Is in our DNA (7 Reviews)
    The Language of God, by Francis S. Collins
    1. The Language of God by Francis S. Collins
    2. The God That Did Not Fail by Robert Royal
    3. Neoconservatism: Why We Need It by Douglas Murray
    4. Reform of the Roman Liturgy by Monsignor Klaus Gamber
    5. Divine Likeness by Marc Ouellet
    6. Don't Tread on Me by H.W. Crocker III
    7. Great Philanthropic Mistakes by Martin Morse Wooster
    National Review, September 25, 2006, pp. 53-54
  75. [+]
    Shelf Life: God, Man & the Founding (2 Reviews)
    The religious roots of the United States
    1. Protestantism and the American Founding by Thomas S. Engeman and Michael P. Zuckert
    2. Letters to a Young Catholic by George Weigel
    National Review, October 11, 2004, pp. 64-65
  76. [+]
    Shelf Life: Hits and Mises (5 Reviews)
    Economists, Wagner, and Jesse Helms
    1. Ludwig von Mises: The Man and His Economics by Israel M. Kirzner
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