Once Upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America’s Big Three: GM, Ford, and Chrysler. A story into the depths of the auto industry as Obama and his czar stole from the owners of GM and Chrysler and financed, through taxpayers, the UAW. How Ford passed up the Obama bailouts and succeeded on its own. An inside look at the riveting bargaining between the UAW president, the US president, via the czar, and the automotive presidents.
John Adams by David McCullough. A riveting and well written history of our second president and one the of the writers of the Declaration of Independence. A history that not only tells us of who John Adams was, but also Abigail and his children, Thomas Jefferson, and so many more. Adams and Abigail wrote many letter between them and to others and all are captured here. Including a future president, the son of John, John Quincy. A ver entertaining and enlightening read.
America’s Forgotten History Part One. Foundations. 2009 By Mark David Ledbetter. I just finished Part One and highly recommend it. We’ve all read American history before, but I doubt none like this one. Much research has gone into Mr. Ledbetter’s story as I’ve learned many little known facts about the individuals, the organizations, the groups, and the citizens at the begining of our country. We learn the motives, the skills, or lack thereof, of politicians. We learn the cause and effects of minor incidents that affected our history. Part One takes us from 10 years before the Revolution to ten years after the War of 1812. Enjoy a great read.
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty 2012 by Daron Acemoglu & Ames A. Robinson. A well written explanation of the contrast between extractive and inclusive societies and how they result in abstract poverty or low poverty. The authors describe the difference between authoritarian and free governments. The book opens with a stark contrast of life in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The authors show how an open society, the rule of law, and a willingness to allow creative destruction, is definitive in creating economic development.
Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy 2011 by David Freddoso. The story of the Obama government’s bailout out of Wall Street and the auto manufactures. How Obamacare came to be. The growth of all government and the wasteful stimulus paid for by the taxpayers. How big labor benefited from the White House. And the growing power of Obama. The author exposes the truth behind the early days of the Obama administration.