Here are the best books to buy the conservative in your life

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Following Donald Trump and Republicans' historic victory in the 2016 election, holiday shopping this year might be a little difficult for the conservative in your life. With the GOP now in control of the House, Senate, and the presidency--what exactly do you get the person who already has everything?

Books! That's right, help your favorite GOPer celebrate their team's sweeping ascension to power by giving them the gift of prose. Whether they were #MAGA from the start, or vowed #NeverTrump, it doesn't really matter at this point; America is seeing red, and now's your chance to make sure the country is well read.

Take a look at the best books for the conservative in your life:

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

The story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world--and did. This novel is the setting for the author's philosophy of Objectivism.

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Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency by Bill O'Reilly

From the bestselling team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power -- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down.

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Conservative Heroes by Garland S Tucker

Author Garland S. Tucker III tells the story in this lively look at fourteen champions of conservative thought—some well known, others hardly remembered at all. 

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Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith

In this extraordinary volume, Jean Edward Smith presents a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America’s thirty-fourth president. 

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Democracy in America and Two Essays on America
In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was Democracy in America, a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America.

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No Apology: Believe in America

In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential―not just for our own well-being, but for the world's. Nations such as China and a resurgent Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and violent Islamism continues its dangerous rise. In the face of such challenges, America need not apologize for its liberties, but must use them wisely.

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The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers are a collection of eighty-five articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in favor of ratifying the United States Constitution. First appearing in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers, this collective body of work is widely considered to be among the most important historical collections of all time. 

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How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) by Ann Coulter

The instant New York Times bestseller, shows why Ann Coulter has become the most recognized—and controversial—conservative intellectual in years. 

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Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.

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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America

 The Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation. These three documents are the basis for our entire way of life. Every citizen should have a copy.

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.”

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Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.

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The Conscience of a Liberal BY: Paul Krugman

Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has created his finest book to date, a work that weaves together a nuanced account of three generations of history with sharp political, social, and economic analysis.

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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure.

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The New New Rules BY Bill Maher

From the New York Times bestselling author and host of HBO’s Real Time, Bill Maher’s latest collection of political riffs and savagely funny suggestions for preserving sanity in an insane world. 

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Listen, Liberal BY Thomas Frank

From the bestselling author of What’s the Matter With Kansas, a scathing look at the failures of liberal politics, a book that helps explain the shocking outcome of the 2016 presidential election

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg BY: Irin Carmon

“The authors make this unassuming, most studious woman come pulsing to life. . . . Notorious RBG may be a playful project, but it asks to be read seriously. . . . That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to [its] storytelling and panache.”— Jennifer Senior, New York Times

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Between the World and Me BY: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)

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Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power BY: Michael Kranish, Marc Fisher

A comprehensive biography of Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the presidential election campaign. Trump Revealed will be reported by a team of award-winning Washington Post journalists and co-authored by investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher.

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