Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Phillips Philes Proudly Presents Joyce Kavitsky's Amazon.com Lists



Dear Readers,

When I joined Phillips Philes in August 2004 I told Bill that I will post a list of books that I read and submitted to Amazon. Well, five and a half years later that day has finally come and not too soon with the interest rising in conservative written books these days and the approaching 2010 elections this Fall.

The books go from an introduction of American politics through humor and the founders to a section on the Contract With America to the policy of Presidents Reagan (1981-1989), Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909), George W. Bush (2001-2009), and Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929). Also certain topics like the border, the Monroe Doctrine, thriftness, assimilation, President Eisenhower’s speeches, and early America.

It took me years to compile these lists for you. Every American and non-American should get this whole list and read everything on it from cover to cover. This is my pleasure reading and I hope it will be yours too.

Here are the direct links to my lists. Please check them out and have many hours of good reading:







The fictitious Kavitsky College of Political Science by Joyce Kavitsky
http://www.amazon.com/The-fictitious-Kavitsky-College-of-Political-Science-by-Joyce-Kavitsky/lm/R3LANXCHGQVNI0





Kavitsky College of Political Science II by Joyce Kavitsky
http://www.amazon.com/Kavitsky-College-of-Political-Science-II-by-Joyce-Kavitsky/lm/R2VFBU4SN9FYP4

Kavitsky College of Political Science III by Joyce Kavitsky
http://www.amazon.com/Kavitsky-College-Political-Science-Joyce/lm/R227GY8N61QBN1

Sincerely,
Joyce

The fictitious Kavitsky College of Political Science by Joyce Kavitsky


The list author says: "The 'syllabus' following is of my personal recommendations of must-have books to read on American politics from a Bicentennial baby (me) who read all of this list from cover to cover in the order listed. This is the best list at Amazon on American politics you will find. The philosophy of my list is best described by Robert Charles in his commentary 'Reagan, Reaganomics and the future' published February 6, 2006 in the Washington Times.

The books go from an introduction of American politics through humor and the founders to a section on the Contract With America to the policy of Presidents Reagan (1981-1989), Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909), George W. Bush (2001-2009), and Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929). Also certain topics like the border, the Monroe Doctrine, thriftness, assimilation, President Eisenhower’s speeches, and early America.

All of these books should be read cover to cover. I personally recommend original hardcovers for all, unless a book on the list only comes out in paperback or a worthwhile updated and expanded version is released in paperback. Buy whichever you prefer. Some selections of the older books and the out-of-print books are not available through Amazon Marketplace–where it says “# used and new available from $”-- and I recommend that you get them elsewhere through AAABookSearch.com; AbeBooks.com; Alibris.com; and or Powells.com or any other vendor out there you come across with the book desired. Amazon Marketplace is my first choice for getting the super majority of books on this list in very good condition for a good price.

It took me years to compile these lists for you. Every American and non-American should get this whole list and read everything on it from cover to cover. This is my pleasure reading and I hope it will be yours too."
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)
"Nice way to ease into American history with this great book with black-and-white pictures of the great President Abraham Lincoln."
President Who? Forgotten Founders
President Who? Forgotten Founders
"A book about the important, but little known, first ten presidents of the United States under the Articles of Confederation prior to George Washington."
Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America
Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America
"Excellently argued. Great book to outline comtemporary policies in the United States and the faults with United Nations and elitism."
Great Political Wit: Laughing (Almost) All the Way to the White House
Great Political Wit: Laughing (Almost) All the Way to the White House
"Great introduction to most of our presidents through their humor."
Great Presidential Wit (...I Wish I Was in the Book): A Collection of Humorous Anecdotes and Quotations (Lisa Drew Books)
Great Presidential Wit (...I Wish I Was in the Book): A Collection of Humorous Anecdotes and Quotations (Lisa Drew Books)
"Senator Dole’s excellent follow-up to his “Great Political Wit” book. Again, good way to ease into American history at a fun and informative level."
The Greatest Speeches of Ronald Reagan
The Greatest Speeches of Ronald Reagan
Reagan In His Own Voice
Reagan In His Own Voice
"Foreshadows ReaganÂ’s policies that he implemented in the 1980s. Hours of informative and witty addresses."
An American Life
An American Life
"The great Ronald Reagan himself telling his life story on this audio book. Nice to hear his voice again!"
Inside the Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital
Inside the Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital
"How the contemporary political scene is at Washington, D.C. through the eyes of a very interesting newspaper columnist. Lots of trivial political tidbits are in this book."
Our Sacred Honor -- The Stories, Letters, Songs, Poems, Speeches, and Hymns That Gave Birth to Our Nation
Our Sacred Honor -- The Stories, Letters, Songs, Poems, Speeches, and Hymns That Gave Birth to Our Nation
"Dr. Bennett assembles letters and more written by George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Rush, among others. Very very interesting book and a great way to get into what makes America tick."
American Ideals and Other Essays
American Ideals and Other Essays
"Good follow-up to Bennett’s book. Includes Roosevelt talking about his time as a New York Police Commissioner and in the Assembly; book reviews by Roosevelt, a rebuttal to William Jennings Bryan in a magazine; and more."
The strenuous life; essays and addresses, by Theodore Roosevelt
The strenuous life; essays and addresses, by Theodore Roosevelt
"Another political gem by Theodore Roosevelt. Includes his essays and speeches on the ideals for American boys and is another peek into American values. Nice follow-up to his American Ideals book. Very worthwhile to track down."
Stories in His Own Hand: The Everyday Wisdom of Ronald Reagan
Stories in His Own Hand: The Everyday Wisdom of Ronald Reagan
"Reagan’s skill at telling stories to get the point across he is making. At the end, three of Reagan’s favorite (clean) jokes are included as well of a few of his newspaper columns that he wrote while an actor."
Reagan's Path to Victory: The Shaping of Ronald Reagan's Vision: Selected Writings
Reagan's Path to Victory: The Shaping of Ronald Reagan's Vision: Selected Writings
"Reagan criticizes Presidents Ford and CarterÂ’s policies, as well as lays out his own. Reagan is proven to be the one-man conservative think tank he was never portrayed as by the liberal press."
Conservative Like Me: Restoring American Politics, Piety & Patriotism From the Ground Up
Conservative Like Me: Restoring American Politics, Piety & Patriotism From the Ground Up
"A short researched book that goes into contemporary issues."
The Compassionate Conservative: Seeking Responsibility and Human Dignity
The Compassionate Conservative: Seeking Responsibility and Human Dignity
"Extremely well-researched on issues in book. Goes to the root of problems with overbearing American government."
Contract with America
Contract with America
"This is the actual policy book of it that came out at the time. 1990s welfare reform and balancing the annual budget came from here."
The Freedom Revolution: The New Republican House Majority Leader Tells Why Big Government Failed, Why Freedom Works, and How We Will Rebuild America
The Freedom Revolution: The New Republican House Majority Leader Tells Why Big Government Failed, Why Freedom Works, and How We Will Rebuild America
"Great writing. Goes into more detail about the Contract as well as a chapter on the Flat Tax."
Restoring the American Dream: What We Pledge to Do Now To Strengthen the Family, Balance the Budget, Replace the Welfare State
Restoring the American Dream: What We Pledge to Do Now To Strengthen the Family, Balance the Budget, Replace the Welfare State
"It’s phase II of getting America on the right track. Policies proposed and laws passed to this day come from the Contract With America."
To Renew America
To Renew America
"Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s behind-the-scenes on the Contract With America."
The Enduring Revolution: How the Contract with America Continues to Shape the Nation
The Enduring Revolution: How the Contract with America Continues to Shape the Nation
"Shows how the Contract came to be from ideas to the famous press conference on the Capital Steps to how it has impacted contemporary policy in politics."
Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America
Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America
"Visionary proposals are gone into on domestic programs including great ideas for the medical business as well as Social Security reform."
Armey's Axioms:  40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith, and Life
Armey's Axioms: 40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith, and Life
"Armey’s book is full of great tips about how the political scene works and what is needed in yourself to succeed."
At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends
At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends
"This is former President Eisenhower’s book about his life. It is very very interesting and well written. He talks about his military career before World War II when he was a frequent coach for Army games, and more."
Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America
Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America
"This book is a really great read to understand the formation of Reagan’s and modern day Republican policy ideas. On nuclear weapons, Reagan’s policy resembles that of Eugene V. Rostow on S.A.L.T. II."
The Roosevelt Policy: Speeches, Letters and State Papers, Relating to Corporate Wealth and Closely (v. 1)
The Roosevelt Policy: Speeches, Letters and State Papers, Relating to Corporate Wealth and Closely (v. 1)
"This book covers Theordore Roosevelt rhetorically pushing for federal regulation of interstate commerce through a proposed Department of Commerce and Labor."
Power and Responsibility: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt
Power and Responsibility: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt
"Harbaugh’s book is one of the best on Theodore Roosevelt. It covers all the major public service jobs he held from New York Assembly man to post presidency in some detail Roosevelt’s environmental policy with Gifford Pinchot as his chief forester basing his book on lots of research. Very well written and informative book on the former president."
The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (American Presidency Series)
The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (American Presidency Series)
"Concentrates on legistation he pushed for and events that happened during his time in office. Interesting book."
Theodore Roosevelt, Icon of the American Century
Theodore Roosevelt, Icon of the American Century
"Nice collection of pictures and more in the book. Together with the Morris’s book next it looks like a set with this book as the workbook to it, except it is full of pictures."
Theodore Rex: 1901-1909
Theodore Rex: 1901-1909
"The book covers the major accomplishments and events of RooseveltÂ’s presidency with a feeling of being there to witness them."
Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit
Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit
"This is a great book about Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency with very good leadership pointers sprinkled throughout. Strock’s book is a great review of some of Roosevelt’s presidency."
Revolution: The Reagan Legacy (HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION)
Revolution: The Reagan Legacy (HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION)
"This is one of the greatest books in detail about how President Reagan generally operated the White House behind the scenes. I am recommending the updated and expanded paperback version from 1990."
Reagan on Leadership : Executive Lessons from the Great Communicator
Reagan on Leadership : Executive Lessons from the Great Communicator
Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency
Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency
The Greatest Communicator: What Ronald Reagan Taught Me About Politics, Leadership, and Life
The Greatest Communicator: What Ronald Reagan Taught Me About Politics, Leadership, and Life
Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
"This book follows The case against SALT II: A Commentary report by Eugene V Rostow (PDF) To supplement this book by Paul Lettow, at http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/nsdd/ read declassified National Security Decision Directives (NSDD) #32, 75, 153, 165, 195, 210, 214, 232, 233 and 311. Also President Reagan’s own January 16, 1984 address to the nation."
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (New edition/issue)
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (New edition/issue)
Reaganomics: An Insider's Account of the Policies and the People
Reaganomics: An Insider's Account of the Policies and the People
"This is a College level book. It is very informative and sometimes technical chartwise. A good thorough overview of the Reagan economic policy and good forward thinking ideas."
2 list items are no longer in our catalog.

Kavitsky College of Political Science II by Joyce Kavitsky


The list author says: "This list is continued from 'The fictitious Kavitsky College of Political Science'. The philosophy of my lists is best described below by Robert Charles in his commentary 'Reagan, Reaganomics and the future' that was published February 6, 2006 in the Washington Times:

Ronald Reagan, it has been said, was elected on six words: Strong defense, smaller government, less regulation. With that, came a moral compass, happy nature, septuagenarian's sure stride and an unwavering will to make the world safer for freedom and America's destiny.
The hopes and worries of America cluster in constellations. Here are six:
(1) National security -- including a "strong defense" in the context of stable international relations, integrity at our borders, and post-September 11, 2001, protection.
(2) Role of government -- including a return to "smaller government" and "less regulation."
(3) A sound economy -- including a healthy trajectory for job growth, trade relations and reduced taxes.
(4) The family -- including respect for the institution, a return to parental and individual responsibility, and healthy, well-educated, drug-free children.
(5) A sustainable environment -- including methodical, nonhysterical measures to protect what we value for those who will follow.
(6) Being American -- including greater effort at teaching civic duty, appreciating America's noble past, celebrating true sacrifice, harmonizing race relations and reaffirming our core identity as idealists -- all of us.
We must see world leadership options between isolationism and democracy-promoting intervention. Strength without idealism is weakness."
Reagan's Federalism
Reagan's Federalism
"Good book about the federalism policies Reagan had for moving various programs from federal control to state control through block grants."
Victory: The Reagan Administration's Secret Strategy That Hastened the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Victory: The Reagan Administration's Secret Strategy That Hastened the Collapse of the Soviet Union
"Excellent and very engaging book about the economic sanctions against Russia in the 1980s as well as assistance from the Mujahedin in Afghanistan and Solidarity in Poland."
Fighting Back: The War on Terrorism - From Inside the Bush White House
Fighting Back: The War on Terrorism - From Inside the Bush White House
The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush: 10 Commonsense Lessons from the Commander in Chief
The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush: 10 Commonsense Lessons from the Commander in Chief
Team Bush : Leadership Lessons from the Bush White House
Team Bush : Leadership Lessons from the Bush White House
Misunderestimated: The President Battles Terrorism, John Kerry, and the Bush Haters
Misunderestimated: The President Battles Terrorism, John Kerry, and the Bush Haters
The Foreign Policy Of George W. Bush: Values, Strategy And Loyalty
The Foreign Policy Of George W. Bush: Values, Strategy And Loyalty
Black in the White House: Life Inside George W. Bush's West Wing
Black in the White House: Life Inside George W. Bush's West Wing
Rebel in Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush
Rebel in Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush
Strategery: How George W. Bush Is Defeating Terrorists, Outwitting Democrats, and Confounding the Mainstream Media
Strategery: How George W. Bush Is Defeating Terrorists, Outwitting Democrats, and Confounding the Mainstream Media
Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice
Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice
Have Faith in Massachusetts: A Collection of Speeches and Messages (1919)
Have Faith in Massachusetts: A Collection of Speeches and Messages (1919)
The Price of Freedom: Speeches and Addresses
The Price of Freedom: Speeches and Addresses
Foundations of the Republic
Foundations of the Republic
"This book is followed by 'Calvin Coolidge Says: Dispatches Written by Former-President Coolidge and Syndicated to Newspapers in 1930-1931' (Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/Calvin-Coolidge-Says-Dispatches-Former-President/dp/B000I2A24O/ref=sr_1_2/102-0423128-3856157?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1189288875&sr=1-2"
Calvin Coolidge: A Biography in Picture Postcards
Calvin Coolidge: A Biography in Picture Postcards
Calvin Coolidge: The Quiet President
Calvin Coolidge: The Quiet President
Coolidge: An American Enigma
Coolidge: An American Enigma
Peace with Justice Selected Addresses of Dwight D Eisenhower
Peace with Justice Selected Addresses of Dwight D Eisenhower
The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower As Leader
The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower As Leader
Colonial America: A History, 1565 - 1776
Colonial America: A History, 1565 - 1776
The People the Sovereigns
The People the Sovereigns
The Monroe doctrine; an interpretation. by Albert Bushnell Hart
The Monroe doctrine; an interpretation. by Albert Bushnell Hart
"A really interesting book on the history of when the Monroe Doctrine from Presidents James Monroe to Theodore Roosevelt was used."
The Decline of Thrift in America: Our Cultural Shift from Saving to Spending
The Decline of Thrift in America: Our Cultural Shift from Saving to Spending
Follow the Leader:  A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, DC
Follow the Leader: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, DC
"A pictorial book showing the attractions in our capital as well as life living there with the Doles while Bob Dole was the Senate Majority Leader and was running for President."
Making Government Work: A Conservative Agenda for the States
Making Government Work: A Conservative Agenda for the States
"A must-read policy book. Excellent ideas. Every incumbent or person running for office at the state, federal and local levels should read this book and implement the proposals in it."
Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today
Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today
"Another good policy book."
Women Who Make the World Worse: and How Their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining Our Schools, Families, Military, and Sports
Women Who Make the World Worse: and How Their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining Our Schools, Families, Military, and Sports
"Excellent book. OÂ’Bierne goes into how the feminist movement has destroyed our society."
Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days
Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days
"Good book for all ages. Shows traditional America at its most innocent. SlobodnikÂ’s paintings capture the way of life in the United States before the technology age saturated society."
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, And Other Foreign Menaces To Our Shores
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, And Other Foreign Menaces To Our Shores
"Michelle Malkin makes the case for stricter immigration laws to be enforced and illegal aliens to be deported."
Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security, and the War on Terror
Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security, and the War on Terror
"Covers some of the background of American immigration laws."
In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security
In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security
"Tancredo offers solutions and background on the illegal alien crisis. Well-written."
The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger With Mexico and Canada
The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger With Mexico and Canada
"A very researched book that, besides informative, is angering and frightening about how bureaucrats want to completely merge the United States in with Canada and Mexico to form a North America Union to rival the European Union."
Assimilation, American Style
Assimilation, American Style
"Interesting book that makes the case for American assimilation."
What's So Great about America
What's So Great about America
"Great book by an immigrant turned citizen from India on the unique characteristics found in the United States. Explains Islamic countries hate us because we are able to live our own lives without being dictated too."
Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive Freedom, Morality, and Justice
Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive Freedom, Morality, and Justice
A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
Power to the People
Power to the People
The Evangelical President: George Bush's Struggle to Spread a Moral Democracy Throughout the World
The Evangelical President: George Bush's Struggle to Spread a Moral Democracy Throughout the World
Lincoln's Constitution
Lincoln's Constitution
One list item is no longer in our catalog.

Kavitsky College of Political Science III by Joyce Kavitsky


The list author says: "This list continues after 'Kavitsky College of Political Science II' and concludes my reading list. To get a PDF of Eugene V. Rostow's 'The Case Against SALT II' contact me at Kavitsky1@verizon.net

See also:

The fictitious Kavitsky College of Political Science by Joyce Kavitsky
http://amzn.com/l/R3LANXCHGQVNI0
Kavitsky College of Political Science II by Joyce Kavitsky
http://amzn.com/l/R2VFBU4SN9FYP4"
America: The Last Best Hope Volumes I and   II Box Set
America: The Last Best Hope Volumes I and II Box Set
Politickles: Limericks Lampooning the Lunatic Left
Politickles: Limericks Lampooning the Lunatic Left
The Reagan Diaries Unabridged: Volume 1: January 1981-October 1985 Volume 2: November 1985-January 1989
The Reagan Diaries Unabridged: Volume 1: January 1981-October 1985 Volume 2: November 1985-January 1989
LIBERTY AND TYRANNY
LIBERTY AND TYRANNY
"Mark Levin's book is a great wrap-up of the policy books on my list."
Decision Points
Decision Points
"Excellent wrap-up of President George W. Bush's administration by the man himself."
The Reagan Years: The Official Documentary of the Reagan Presidency
The Reagan Years: The Official Documentary of the Reagan Presidency
The Essential Ronald Reagan (Video Tape)
The Essential Ronald Reagan (Video Tape)
Ronald Reagan - The Great Communicator (Complete Set) [VHS]
Ronald Reagan - The Great Communicator (Complete Set) [VHS]
The Declaration of George W. Bush - Sept. 20, 2001 [VHS]
The Declaration of George W. Bush - Sept. 20, 2001 [VHS]