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Mamie Eisenhower Committee

 The Mamie Eisenhower Chairman: 

 Debbie Farmer, Washington Parish RWC,  2019-2021


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Send your MELP recommendations to the Literacy Committee.

Contact the Literacy Committee about bookplates.

The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project Committee is an extension to the LFRW literary program and is focused on book and video donations to school and public libraries in honor of the former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. 

Instituted in the early 1960s, the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) is the NFRW's longest running program.  Members/clubs can purchase and donate books from the NFRW MELP List (on the NFRW web site) to local schools and institutions.  Such donations promote literacy at all age levels. NFRW has formal bookplates to place in the front of each book donated so each club is recognized for its donation.

In 2012, the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project celebrated the Centennial of Ronald Reagan.  Additions to the MELP list are made periodically and the NFRW Mamie Eisenhower Project encourages recommendations from its members.


The MELP List for 2014-2015  see *Link below

   Mamie Eisenhower Literacy Project Book List for 2013-2014 Foundations of Freedom 

** The Declaration of Independence

** The Constitution of the United States of America

** The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton et al. Paperback.

Democracy In America, Volume 1, by Alexis de Toqueville. Paperback.

Democracy in America - Volume 2, by Alexis de Toqueville. Paperback.

The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A.

Hayek), Edited by Ronald Hamowy. Paperback. 2011.

The Second Amendment, by David Barton. Paperback. 2000.

Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution, & Religion, by David Barton. Paperback.


** The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the

21st Century, by Glenn Beck. Paperback. 2011.

Separation of Church & State: What the Founders Meant, by David Barton. Paperback.


** The Founders' Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and

the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It, by Larry P. Arnn. Hardcover. 2012.

Threats to Freedom 

** School for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky.

This is included for educational background,


to undermine our freedoms.

for donating to schools. It is important for understanding the techniques being used

** It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal

Freedom, by Andrew P. Napolitano. Hardcover. 2011.

** Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws, by

Andrew P. Napolitano. Hardcover. 2006.

** The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by

Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land, by Andrew P. Napolitano. Paperback. 2007.


A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law, by Antonin Scalia. Paperback.

(University Center for Human Values). Paperback. 1998.

** America's March to Socialism: Why we're one step closer to giant missile parades, by

Glenn Beck. Audio CD. 2009.

** One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges

Threaten Your Liberty, by Paul Rosenzwieg. Paperback. 2010.

** Search and Destroy, Why You Can’t Trust Google, Inc., by Scott Cleland. Hardcover.


** The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected

Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2), by Bruce Caldwell. Paperback. 2007.

** The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek),

edited by W. W. Bartley, III. Paperback. 1991.

** Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, by Mark R. Levin. Hardcover. 2012.

** Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, by Mark R. Levin.

Paperback. 2006.

** After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, by Mark Steyn. Hardcover. 2011.

** America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, by Mark Steyn. Paperback.


Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination? By Walter E.

Williams. (Hoover Institute Press). Paperback. 2011.

** Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism: Controversial Essays, by Walter E.

Williams. Paperback. 2008.

Economic Facts and Fallacies: Second Edition, by Thomas Sowell. Paperback. 2011.

** The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, by David Mamet.


The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck. Fiction. Hardcover. 2010.

** Red Army: The Radical Network That Must Be Defeated to Save America, by Aaron

Klein and Brenda J. Elliott. Hardcover. 2011.

Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity, by David Limbaugh.


** Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? By Patrick J. Buchanan.

Hardcover. 2011.

** How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think,

by Andy Andrews. Hardcover. 2012.

** Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy, by John H. Fund.

Paperback. 2008.

If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why

Your Life Depends on It, by Hugh Hewitt. 2004

Why Government Is the Problem (Essays in Public Policy), by Milton Friedman.

Paperback. 1993.

The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized

Control of the Democratic Party, by David Horowitz. Paperback. 2007.

How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Elections, by John H.

Fund. 2009.

Suicide of a Superpower: Will America survive to 2025, by Patrick Buchanan.

Hardcover. 2011.

** Indoctrination: How “Useful Idiots” Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American

Exceptionalism, by Kyle Olson. Hardcover. 2011.

The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn, by Diane

Ravitch. Paperback. 2004.

The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition, by M. Stanton

Evans. Paperback. 1996.

Defenders of Freedom 

Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court's Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice, by

Antonin Scalia. Hardcover. 2004.

Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots, by Thomas S. Kidd. Hardcover. 2011.

The Thomas Sowell Reader, by Thomas Sowell. Hardcover. 2011.

Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson, by

Amanda Smith. Hardcover. 2011.


Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, as You've Never Seen Him, by

Glenn Beck. Hardcover. 2011.

Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks, by Walter E. Williams. (Hoover

Institute Press). Paperback. 1995.

Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its

Aftermath, edited by George H. Nash. Hardcover. 2011.

7 events that made America and proved that the Founding Fathers were right along, by

Larry Schweikart. Hardcover. 2011.

Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World! by Andrew Breitbart.

Hardcover. 2011.

Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition, by Milton Friedman. Deluxe

Edition. Paperback. 2002.

The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic - A selected edition for the contemporary

reader, by Adam Smith. (Capstone Classics). Abridged. Hardcover. 2010.

1812: The Navy’s War, by George C. Daughan. Hardcover. 2011.

Killing Lincoln, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Hardcover. 2011.

Fighting for Freedom 


Own Game, by Timothy Daughtry and Gary Cassleman. Hardcover. 2012.

A Brief History of the Modern American Conservative Movement, by Lee Edwards.

Paperback. 2004.

Constitutionalism And The Rule Of Law In America, by Herman Belz. Paperback.


** Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World! by Andrew Breitbart.

Hardcover. 2011.

** First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity, by John B. Taylor.

Hardcover. 2012.

Leadership for America: The Principles of Conservatism, by Edwin J. Feulner.

Paperback. 2000.


** Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, by Mark R. Levin. Paperback.

More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew This Well, by Walter E.

Williams. (HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION). Paperback. 1999.

** Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It's Too Late, by James

Robinson and Jay W. Richards. Hardcover. 2012.

** Throw Them All Out, by Peter Schweizer. Hardcover. 2011.

** Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama, by David

Limbaugh. Hardcover. 2011.

First Principles: A Primer of Ideas for the College-Bound Student, by Hugh Hewitt.


Free to Choose: A Personal Statement, by Milton Friedman. Paperback. 1990.

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics,

by Henry Hazlitt. Paperback. 1998.

** Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, by Laura

Hildebrand. Paperback. 2010.

** Legacy of Ashes: History of the CIA, by Tim Weiner. Paperback. 2008.

** Full Black, by Brad Thor. (Fiction) Hardcover. 2011.

Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight, by Karl Rove.

Paperback. 2010.

The Educated Child: A Parent's Guide from Preschool through Eighth Grade, by William

Bennett. Paperback. 2000.

A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears, by William J. Bennett. Hardcover. 2010.

Liberty & Learning: Milton Friedman’s Voucher Idea at Fifty, edited by Robert C. Enlow

and Lenore F. Ealy. Paperback. 2006.

** The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America, by Daniel Hannan.

Hardcover. 2010.


Waking the Sleeping Giant: How Mainstream Americans Can Beat Liberals at Their

Encounter Books 

A series of 40+ page books that will enlighten and provide clarity for discussion on

Freedom at many levels. Please consider individual titles for book clubs. Consider

donating a series of titles to community groups/institutions/schools.

How the Obama Administration Threatens Our National Security, by Victor Davis

Hanson. 2009.

Why America Needs School Choice, by Jay P. Greene. 2011.

Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America, by Daniel DiSalvo. 2011.

How the EPA’s Green Tyranny Is Stifling America, by Rich Trzupek. 2011.

Why America Must Not Follow Europe, by Daniel Hannan. 2011.

How Obama Embraces Islam’s Sharia Agenda, by Andrew C. McCarthy. 2010.

How Obama Is Transforming America’s Military From Superpower To Paper Tiger, by

Jed Babbin. 2010.

How Barack Obama Is Endangering Our National Sovereignty, by John R. Bolton. 2010.

How Barack Obama Is Transforming America Through Immigration, by Mark Krikorian.


How the Obama Administration Has Politicized Justice, by Andrew C. McCarthy. 2010.

How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting the U.S. Economy, by Stephen Moore. 2009.

Freedom at Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State, by James L. Buckley.


The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth, and Power, by

Melanie Phillips. 2011.

Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or Be Ruled by Others, by

John Fonte. 2011.

The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life, by Kenneth Minogue. 2010.


Elected Officials on Freedom 

Core of Conviction: My Story, by Michele Bachmann. Sentinel. 2011.

** Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and

Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border, by Jan Brewer. Hardcover. 2011.

** Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington, by Rick Perry with forward by

Newt Gingrich. Hardcover. 2010.

** To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine, by Newt Gingrich.

Paperback. 2011.

** A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters, by Newt Gingrich.

Hardcover. 2011.

** No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, by Mitt Romney. Hardcover. 2011.

Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games, by Mitt Romney and Timothy

Robinson. Paperback. 2007.

** It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, by Rick Santorum.

Paperback. 2007.

To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American

Freedom, by Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser. Historical

Fiction. Hardcover. 2010.

The Battle of the Crater: A Novel, by Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, and Albert

S. Hanser. Historical Fiction. Historical Fiction. Hardcover 2011.

Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory, by Newt Gingrich,

William R. Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser. Historical Fiction. Hardcover. 2010.

The Revolution: A Manifesto, by Ron Paul. Paperback. 2009.

** Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom, by Ron Paul.

Paperback. 2012.

Decision Points, by George W. Bush. 2011.

** Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse, by Jim DeMint. Hardcover.


** Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America’s Slide into Socialism, by Jim DeMint.

Hardcover. 2009.


** Why We Whisper: Restoring Our Right to Say It’s Wrong, by Jim DeMint and J.

David Woodard. Hardcover. 2007.

Youth (Ages 9 and up)

The Book of Man, by William Bennett. Hardcover. 2011.

The Book of Virtues for Boys and Girls: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories, edited by

William J. Bennett. Hardcover. 2008.

It's How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values

to America's Finest, by Brian Kilmeade. Paperback. 2008.

The Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports, by Brian

Kilmeade. Paperback. 2005.

The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories, edited by William J. Bennett.

Hardcover. 1993.

Our Country's Founders, by William J. Bennett. Paperback. 2001.

Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me, by

Condoleezza Rice. Hardcover. 2010.

The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World, by Chris Stewart.

Hardcover. 2011.

A Time for Freedom, by Lynne Cheney. Paperback. 2005.

Stars and Stripes, The Story of the American Flag, by Sarah L. Thomson. Includes 9/11

in the story. 2003.

The Star-Spangled Banner, by Catherine A. Welch. 2005.

Oh, Say Can You See, America’s Symbols, Landmarks, and Inspiring Words by Sheila

Keenan. 2004.

The Constitution of the United States of America, Sam Fink. Hardcover. 2006.

The Founders: The 39 Stories Behind the U.S. Constitution, Dennis Brindell Fradin.

Hardcover. 2005.


We the People, The Story of Our Constitution, by Lynne Cheney. Hardcover. 2008.

Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence, by Russell Freedman

Paperback. 2002

The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence, Dennis Brindell

Fradin. Hardcover. 2003.

The Constitution of the United States of America, Sam Fink. Hardcover. 2006.

The Ballot Box Battle, Emily McCully. Paperback. 1998.

Harriet and the Promised Land, Jacob Lawrence

What To Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World,

and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley. Hardcover. 2008.

Children (Ages 6 and up)

The Children’s Book of Heroes, by William J. Bennett. Hardcover. 1997.

The Children’s Book of Virtues, by William J. Bennett. Hardcover. 1995.

The Little Red Hen (Folk Tale Classics), by Paul Galdone. Hardcover. 2011.

The American Flag (Symbols of Freedom), by Tristan Boyer Binns. 2001.

The Sneetches and Other Stories, Dr. Seuss

The Big Orange Splot , Daniel Manus Pinkwater




 For Adults and AP Students

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