Best Andrew Ferguson books
The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
Best price for this book: $ 20.97
Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College
Best price for this book: $ 8.19
Once a straightforward process, applying to college has evolved into a multi-year ordeal and spawned a multi-billion dollar cottage industry of freelance counselors, tutors, essay coaches, interview advisers, and political activists. In Crazy U, Ferguson spends time with the most sought-after private counselor, provides a pocket history of higher education in America, looks at the growth of the college marketing industry, and asks: Why the hell does college cost so much, and how can my kid get in?
Writing with humor and humility, Ferguson chronicles his perilous journey through this seemingly impenetrable, hall-of-mirrors process where, it seems, even the slightest misstep could derail his son’s future. Crazy U doesn’t divulge the secrets of getting accepted to a dream school, but it will help readers maintain a measure of sanity as they enter the trenches of college admissions.
Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America
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Fools' Names, Fools' Faces
Best price for this book: $ 55
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government
P. J. O'Rourke
Best price for this book: $ 8.06
Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students
Best price for this book: $ 5.95
THE BRILLIANT AND CONTROVERSIAL CRITIQUE OF AMERICAN CULTURE WITH NEARLY A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT
In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal of contemporary America that “hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy” (The New York Times) and has not only been vindicated, but has also become more urgent today. In clear, spirited prose, Bloom argues that the social and political crises of contemporary America are part of a larger intellectual crisis: the result of a dangerous narrowing of curiosity and exploration by the university elites.
Now, in this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, acclaimed author and journalist Andrew Ferguson contributes a new essay that describes why Bloom’s argument caused such a furor at publication and why our culture so deeply resists its truths today.
Ghosts of War: A History of World War I in Poems and Prose
Best price for this book: $ 10.13
The Christmas Virtues: A Treasury of Conservative Tales for the Holidays
Best price for this book: $ 14.23
The Christmas season is a minefield of terrors: The family get-togethers with weird uncles, the sloppy office parties, the annoying 10-page Look-at-Us holiday letters—and we haven’t even mentioned the Black Friday mobs and that wretched Alvin and the Chipmunks song that plays every 90 minutes on Pandora, whether you like it or not. Rum-pah-pah-pum.
And don’t forget the PC police lurking around every corner looking to beat the last bits of joy and comradery out of our society. Merry Christmas? Really?
But it doesn’t have to be this way. 'Tis the season to recapture the wonder of Christmas, in our hearts and in our homes and even out in the public square. The Christmas Virtues is a humorous companion for, and guide to, navigating the trials and tribulations of the holiday season. It’s a reminder of how we can embrace the joy, hope, and love of Christmas—of the real Christmas.
And a call for us to stand up for Christmas because America needs it now, more than ever.
So sit back and enjoy the following tales by your favorite authors:
- Rob Long’s "The Christmas Spirit: In Defense of Ebenezer Scrooge.”
- P. J. O’Rourke’s “The Commercialization of Christmas: God Moves (The Merchandise) in a Mysterious Way.”
- Andrew Ferguson’s “Jingle Bell Rock: Taking the Christ Out of Christmas Songs”
- Matt Labash’s “Home for the Holidays: The Trials and Tribulations of Family.”
- Stephen F. Hayes’ "here Comes Santa Claus: The Wonder of Christmas Morning."
- Toby Young’s “The ghosts of Christmas: Holidays Past and Present”
- Jonah Goldberg’s “The War on Christmas: It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular.”
- Christopher Buckley’s “Saint Joseph: The Forgotten ‘Father Christmas.’”
- Kirsten Powers’ “The first Noel: Christmas with Jesus.”
- James Lileks' "Boxing Day and the Christmas Hangover."
- And More
Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
Best price for this book: $ 13.99
The Dadly Virtues: Adventures from the Worst Job You'll Ever Love
Best price for this book: $ 9.78
The Dadly Virtues is a tongue-in-cheek collection of encouragement and guidance for any stage of fatherhood, from pacifying babies to prepping for senior prom, from cutting the cord to getting the first, “Best Grandpa” t-shirt. P.J. O’Rourke sets the stage with the chapter, “What Do Men Get from Fatherhood? Besides What They Put In …” and then is followed by:
•Matthew Continetti’s, “Newborn Terror: The Moment You Realize that ‘Bundle of Joy’ Is a Euphemism for Something Very Different.”
•Stephen F. Hayes’ “Siblings: The Best Gift You’ll Ever Give Your Kids.”
•Jonah Goldberg’s “Get Your Kid a Dog: The Moral Case for Pets.”
•Tucker Carlson’s “In Praise of Adventure: How to Fill a Child’s Life with Excitement and Danger (without Getting Them Killed).”
•Michael Graham’s, “Dating: Enjoy the Movie and Please Keep the Impregnation to a Minimum.”
•Christopher Caldwell’s “College: It’s Not as Bad as You Think; It’s Worse.”
•Andrew Ferguson’s “Emerging Adults and Empty Nesters: Just When You Had Fatherhood All Figured Out.”
•Toby Young’s “The Dark Side: Bad Parenting and the Things We Think, but Do Not Say.”
•Joseph Epstein’s “Thanks, Grandpa: Grandfatherhood and the Spirit of the Age.”
Father-to-be, two-time-dad, or granddad, each essay will make you laugh and, at the same time, reinforce your commitment to the virtuous—the dadly—life.