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    John Bolton(Author)

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A former ambassador to the United Nations explains his controversial efforts to defend American interests and reform the U.N., presenting his argument for why he believes the United States can enable a greater global security arrangement for modern times. 150,000 first printing.

"Intelligent, shrewd, direct, and fascinating, John Bolton's new book bears a remarkable resemblance to the man himself."-- Senator John McCain "This book about the challenges we face should be a wake-up call for America and the world."-- Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 "John Bolton defends the values of all who cherish and fight for freedom against the terrorists, their enablers, and their appeasers."-- Natan Sharansky "Thoughtful and thought provoking...John can always be counted upon to provide a sharp and candid assessment of global issues."-- James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State "A vivid narrative of the making of America's foreign and defense policies...by a man who was there. John Bolton is a major national asset."-- Robert H. Bork, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute "No one understands the enemies of America and the threat to our survival better than Ambassador John Bolton...This is a must-read book."-- Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 "An exceptionally well-written account of Ambassador Bolton's experiences in that most obtuse of all human institutions -- The United Nations...The story he tells is sometimes amusing, sometimes frightening, but never dull."-- Lawrence S. Eagleburger, 62nd U.S. Secretary of State John Bolton was appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005, and served until his appointment expired in December 2006. He was nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for playing a major role in exposing Iran's secret plans to develop nuclear weapons. An attorney who has spent many years in public service and held high-level positions in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, Bolton is currently a Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a commentator for Fox News Channel. He lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

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  • PDF | 496 pages
  • John Bolton(Author)
  • Threshold Editions; 1st Threshold Editions Hardcover Ed edition (November 6, 2007)
  • English
  • 9
  • Politics & Social Sciences

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  • By Diane M. Evans on October 12, 2014

    I really like and enjoy John Bolton's view points and added dimension to military stories.He's very knowledgeable.

  • By W. Colucci on March 12, 2017

    If anyone wants to learn anything regarding how our diplomatic corps works or yet the internecine ways of the DC Beltway works this is requiredreading!Most informative and well written

  • By Ronald L. Peterson on February 23, 2013

    John Bolton's book "Surrender Is Not An Option" should be required reading for all persons in or considering entry into the U.S. Department of State. Actually, it should be required reading for all Americans who want our coutry to be strong, independent and free of the United Nations. John not only identifys the problems that we endure through our interactions with other UN nations, but the self-inflicted embarassments we endure by our own State Department's blunders. It is not an easy read due to the many players and organizations that must be kept sorted out, but definitely a worthwhile read. I highly recommend it.

  • By Readalots on March 27, 2008

    Ambassador John Bolton's "Surrender Is Not An Option" (2007 488 page hardback) is an eye-opening history from his public service career with the Bush State Department and the United Nations. Although the book presents few sources (keeping it from earning all five stars) it is informative with eight pages of black and white period photographs and 29 pages of index.Lawyer Bolton's narrative is an eyewitness account from Barry Goldwater to George W. Bush. His Reagan administration work helped to prepare him for the Bush years (beginning as an undersecretary to Colin Powell until appointment as US Ambassador to the United Nations).The retired Ambassador describes, with precision, various people and events that shaped history from 2000 to 2006. He has immense respect for Bork, Buckley, Powell, Rumsfeld, Cheney, McCain, and Bush (disliking, particularly, Annan, Eliasson, and career diplomats). Bolton says that US's closest friends at the UN ("Turtle Bay") are Israel, Palau, and the Marshall Islands. Canada is often a go-between among hostile nations. Britain and France at home with the UN's "culture of inaction" often vote for appeasement. On all issues Russia adopts its former Soviet politics while China remains an unknown, but predictable, factor.Bolton, at the UN epicenter, understands the Human Rights Council to be always "directed against Israel", supports Japanese efforts for Security Council permanent membership, and witnesses Kofi Annan's deviousness, incompetence, and corruption during the Food for Oil scandal. Although he supported, and worked for, Ban Ki-moon's UN Secretary Generalship in late 2006, Bolton ends the book concerned for the South Korean's ability to change the UN's determined culture of passive inactivity.This recommended book is a good, but long, read. Hopefully, Bolton will write more history of the United Nations.

  • By stephen s chandler on December 20, 2014

    A complete overview of the multifaceted world status

  • By Guest on December 28, 2007

    Ambassador Bolton's book provides a rational, objective, look into the labyrinthine bureaucracy of the UN. Essential reading for those who want to have a front-row seat at the making of history.

  • By Mart on February 23, 2014

    A great patriot I could never disagree with when I listen to him on TVPragmatic with insight on all political subjectsA national treasure all moronic liberal americans do not even realise, let alone appreciate


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