Book Review: Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel

Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath is not what I would call a typical prepper book, if there is such a thing, instead it is a serious look at a very plausible scenario and the ways in which it is and is not being addressed by both government and the private … Read more

Book Review: The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System by James Rickards -Copy

The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System is one of those topical books that come along every once in a while just at the time you are starting to think about the subject at hand.  I must admit that I probably have a little bit of confirmation bias in my review … Read more

Book Review: The Survival Medicine Handbook, 2nd ed. by Joseph & Amy Alton

Since most people are neither EMTs nor doctors a medical reference guide for use in survival situations is a must have. You cannot go much wrong with The Survival Medicine Handbook: A guide for when help is NOT on the way 2nd ed. by Joseph and Amy Alton. I had the first edition and have … Read more

Book Review: Build the Perfect Survival Kit by John D. McCann 2nd Edition

Build the Perfect Survival Kit by John D. McCann is notable not for its kit instructions and lists in the later chapters but rather for its descriptions and assessments of the items that go into said kits in the early chapters of the book. The book itself is 254 pages and the text is divided into … Read more

Book Review: Don’t Hurt People & Don’t Take Their Stuff by Matt Kibbe

Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto by Matt Kibbe is a thinking man’s book, which is probably why the people that would benefit most from reading it probably won’t.  If you are sucking the government teat and leeching your existence off others then you are not reading it.  Those of us … Read more

Book Review: Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You by Greg Gutfeld

Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You  is a refreshing and sometimes humorous take on modern liberalism, why it is a failed ideology, and how it is destroying the very fabric of American society.  Greg Gutfeld is familiar to many conservatives from being the host of Red Eye and being a guest on … Read more

Book Review: The Great Degeneration by Niall Ferguson

This review first appeared on my history blog Battles & Book Reviews on August 6th, 2013.  I am putting it up here because I think this book is important enough that every informed person should read it. If there is one book in the realm of history or political science any informed person needs to read this year … Read more

Book Review: Don’t Hurt People & Don’t Take Their Stuff by Matt Kibbe -Copy

Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto by Matt Kibbe is a thinking man’s book, which is probably why the people that would benefit most from reading it probably won’t.  If you are sucking the government teat and leeching your existence off others then you are not reading it.  Those of us … Read more