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Book of Black Heroes

 

Political Leaders Past and Present,  Gil L. Robertson, Book Review, Civil War, Reconstruction, Black HistoryBook of Black Heroes

Political Leaders Past and Present

by Gil L. Robertson, IV

Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams

Just Us Books

Paperback, $12.95

80 pages

ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9

Book Review by Kam Williams

“The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War…Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans…

Many [Black] political leaders emerged during this period, using their political power and influence to push for equality and justice for all Americans… Unfortunately, the Reconstruction period was short-lived, lasting only from 1865-1877.

States in the South… passed laws that essentially took away the citizenship rights of African-Americans… These legislative measures were called Jim Crow laws.

It would take nearly 100 years and … the Civil Rights Movement before African-Americans would again be guaranteed the right to vote and hold elected office… A new generation of Black political leaders is active today.

[This book] will acquaint readers with leaders of the past and will introduce new ones… Through their stories, I hope others, especially young people, will be inspired to become leaders in their own right.”   

— Excerpted from the Introduction (pages ix-x)

Despite the historic election of Barack Obama as the first African-

American president, the American Dream still eludes the majority of blacks in the country. Meanwhile, plenty of TV pundits point to Obama as proof that the U.S. has arrived at a post-racial reality where skin color is irrelevant.

However, since millions of blacks continue to suffer from a host of woes associated with the inner city, they remain in critical need of political leadership. That is the contention of Gil Robertson, author of Book of Black Heroes: Political Leaders Past and Present.

His timely tome is composed of biographies of about four-dozen African-American icons who have served in the political Political Leaders Past and Present,  Gil L. Robertson, Book Review, Civil War, Reconstruction, Black Historyarena over the past century and a half. The enlightening opus’ aim is not only to educate but to inspire the next generation of selfless torchbearers.

Many of the luminaries profiled are household names, such as President Obama, Representatives John Lewis and Maxine Waters, and Senator Cory Booker. Others members of Congress are rising stars in their respective parties, ranging from Democrats Kamala Harris and Keith Ellison to Republicans Tim Scott and Mia Love.

Along the way, we learn that Ellison converted from Catholicism to Islam while in college and that Harris is of Jamaican and East Indian extraction. Some of the most fascinating entries are about little-known leaders from the Reconstruction Era, like Pinckney Pinchback who served as Governor of Louisiana for 15 days, and Hiram Revels who was elected to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate in 1870.

Overall, a priceless primer on the intrepid, political pioneers who have spearheaded the African-American fight for equality.

To order a copy of Book of Black Heroes: Political Leaders Past and Present, visit: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1933491213/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

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331 Innings

 

331 Innings

by Peter Brav

Zappyness Media

Paperback, $7.25

164 pages

ISBN: 978-1-544237947

Book Review by Kam Williams

“331 Innings is a powerful tale narrated by elderly, Nebraska native Jack Schram, a lifelong witness to the folly of war and hypocrisy. Jack tells of the bullying encountered by his nephew’s teenage son, John, born with physical disabilities. It hasn’t been any easier for John’s close friend, Sarah Jenkinson, harassed at school since moving to the area a few years ago…

Will John continue to cast his lot with two older ne’er-do-wells… or find a better path? In a time when people ask what is going wrong with our children and ourselves and tragedies abound all over the globe, this is truly an inspirational story.” 

— Excerpted from the Bookjacket

331 Innings  is the latest offering from Peter Brav, the gifted author of a number of baseball-themed novels, including “Sneaking In” and “The Other Side of Losing.” His new book represents a bit of a departure in that it is a coming-of-age tale which only makes occasional references to America’s pastime.

The opus’s title was inspired by Brav’s creation of the longest game ever played in Nebraska, a weeks-long contest attended by Jack Schram. The 84 year-old widower is the omniscient narrator of an engaging bildungsroman revolving around his late brother’s grandson, John.

At the point of departure, we learn that Jack has been serving as the 16 year-old’s surrogate father for about a decade, ever Jack Schram, inspirational, Peter Brav, Nebraska, bullying, book review, physical disability, powerful talesince the day his immature dad skipped town with another woman. John was more than a handful for his mom, Becky, between his  learning disabilities and a spinal deformity that not only left him a head shorter than his pals but with a cranium oddly cocked off to one side.

All of the above left the lad an easy target for bullies at school. But John considers himself lucky to have forged solid friendships with several classmates: Steve, the North High Lions’ pitching star, computer geek August, slacker Aaron, and Sarah, the girl of his dreams he harbors a secret crush on.

Trouble is, he also associates with Ted and Jake, a couple of delinquent dropouts four years his senior. They tempt John to venture to the dark side, much to the chagrin of the impressionable teen’s great-uncle.

The action unfolds in a humble, Cornhusker community littered with colorful characters who frequent down-home haunts like Mom’s Diner and the Sun Don’t Shine saloon. The plot thickens when a traumatized Sarah takes down her Facebook page after being mercilessly teased. Will John prove that chivalry is not dead and come to the aid of his beleaguered BFF-in-distress? And will her anonymous tormentors ease up or further escalate their tactics?

A sobering, modern morality play contemplating the degenerating state of human interaction in the 21st Century.  

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The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

 

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1469632535/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20The President’s Kitchen Cabinet
The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

by Adrian Miller

University of North Carolina Press

Hardcover, $30.00

292 pages, Illustrated

ISBN: 978-1-4696-3253-7

Book Review by Kam Williams

“[This opus] vividly tells the stories of the African-Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. [The author] brings together the names and words of 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation’s history…

A treasury of information about cooking techniques and equipment, the book includes 20 recipes for which black chefs were celebrated. Surveying the labor of enslaved people during the antebellum period and the gradual opening of employment after Emancipation, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet highlights how food-related work slowly became professionalized and the important part African-Americans played in that process.” 

— Excerpted from the Bookjacket

In 2013, Lee Daniels released The Butler, a biopic loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, who worked in the White House for 34 years. Serving every president from Truman to Reagan, he worked his way up from pantry man to maitre d’ by the time he retired in 1986.

All the First Families’ meals have been prepared by a predominately-black staff, and that little-known legacy is the subject Adrian Miller / Photo by Tim Ryanof The President’s Kitchen Cabinet. The book was written by Adrian Miller, author of “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine.” Miller also served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton.

This new opus is a compelling combination of history and cookbook, as it is not only filled with fascinating anecdotes and photos, but includes a score of mouth-watering recipes you just might like to try out yourself. Besides the aforementioned Allen, among the dozens of White House waiters and chefs revisited here is Daisy McAfee Bonner who prepared a cheese souffle for FDR on the day he died.

Among the dishes this critic found tempting were Grilled Salmon with Farro, Hawaiian French Toast, Baked Macaroni with Cheese, and Jerk Chicken Pita Pizza. A veritable treasure trove chock full of enough top secret culinary fare to whip up a state dinner for your friends and family.

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Volume 2 of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – You Do NOT Want to Miss This

 

Volume 2 of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – You Do NOT Want to Miss This

Book Review by Amy Lignor

What began in an unforgettable Volume 1—living Jerry Hall’s story and dealing with the heart-wrenching issues of the Viet Nam* War—continues here. The action of battle, fraught with the Jerry Hall, Viet Nam War, moral dilemmas, learning lessons, personal heartbreak, war, book reviewunending horrors that the “unwanted veterans” dealt with, grows even more painful. And as war comes closer to an end, what should have been peaceful thoughts of returning home alive are painfully absent.

Jerry Hall experiences moral dilemmas. Although wanting to avenge death, he still feels the weight of the world on his shoulders. Killing sometimes seems too easy; yet for the enemy, warfare has nothing to do with morality. Learning lessons the hard way, the reader is taken out in the rain-soaked landscape every day, at times screaming at Jerry and telling him not to question what’s right, because if he thinks too long the only one zipped in a body bag will be him.

Personal heartbreak unravels at home, as Jerry attempts airstrikes on suspected V.C. camps while thinking of his beloved son going blind. His brain becomes muddled with anger and alcohol as he says farewell to his annoying captain while a new squadron commander comes aboard. Father William offers up humor and friendship, and a new man arrives (referred to as Walrus), and the loyalty that grows between these men keeps the reader engrossed.

Individual war stories are told, as well as visits with the family who are waiting for the day “Daddy” can come back home. Readers learn that the cockpit was Jerry’s sanctuary—a place where he could think while flying above the madness. In fact, he wanted nothing more than to ride out the rest of the war peacefully. He came to understand that certain people down below were a lot like him. Their families, too, had been ripped apart. Destroyed by the foreign occupation, they now stare at craters where rice paddies used to be.

An assignment back to the States arrives, and the slow trickling of his final days add to Jerry’s nightmares. The ending of this memoir is not something you would guess as you begin Volume 1. Changes certainly occurred for Jerry Hall upon returning home. Perhaps the best lesson to take away from this memoir is the fact that we can change for the better. Perhaps it’s the fact that Jerry Hall crossed many lines, yet somehow found the power within himself to cross back over. But whatever the case may be, the downside remains that war has not become obsolete.

*Americans typically write Vietnam as one word. The Vietnamese use two, Viet Nam, when referring to their country. Out of respect, Jerry Hall chose this version.

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Keep Walking in Prayer… Until You Can\’t Come Back

 

Keep Walking in Prayer... Until You Can't Come Back, Reverend Dorothy Scott Boulware, Book Review, by Kam WilliamsKeep Walking in Prayer… Until You Can’t Come Back

by Reverend Dorothy Scott Boulware

Xulon Press

Paperback, $10.99

104 pages

ISBN: 978-1-4984-7454-2

Book Review by Kam Williams

“By way of introduction, I’m a Baptist Methodist Pentecostal Evangelical non-denominational retired pastor, retired newspaper editor, former minister of music, former fingerprint technician, wife of 47 years, mother of four, grandmother of five, great-grandmother of one.

I began reading the Bible at four and soon after preached my first sermon… I believe, if we can think of prayer as relationship transaction rather than requests submitted, answers received, yes or no; if we can embrace that prayer begins with the Lord and pulls us in, then we can relax and let Him do His thing…

In this book, we’ll embrace the reality of our relationship, acknowledging that God always hears us when we pray… There’s not much more precious than the feeling of being heard. I could never have made it without knowing God has my back and I have God’s ear.

And I want everyone who wants it to have a similar expectation. I’m in a sweet spot on the journey and understand the journey is the prize rather than episodic outcomes that match my will. That’s all.” 

— Excerpted from the Introduction (pages x-xii)

Do you believe in the power of prayer? If you are a person of faith, you might appreciate the case eloquently made for precisely that proposition in this enlightening opus by Reverend Dorothy Scott Boulware. The author has been preaching practically her entire life, having started at the age of four when she surprised her family with her first sermon.

“How can you say you love God who you haven’t seen and hate your brother who you see every day?” she asked back then. “You’re a liar and the truth ain’t in you.”  And the precocious youngster matured into a sage sister who’s been selflessly ministering to anybody who would who listen ever since.

And in her new opus, “Keep Walking in Prayer… Until You Can’t Come Back,” Reverend Boulware

Keep Walking in Prayer... Until You Can't Come Back, Reverend Dorothy Scott Boulware, Book Review, by Kam Williams
Author Reverend Dorothy Scott Boulware

shares plenty of insightful pearls of wisdom she’s accumulated over the years. The title was ostensibly inspired by Genesis 5:23-24, a Biblical passage about how Enoch (Methusaleh’s father) maintained a constant companionship with the Lord.

The book basically consists of a mix of the author’s personal anecdotes and testimonies from folks she has interacted with in the course of living a life well lived. Perhaps its most poignant entry involves a heartfelt remembrance of “The Day God Showed Up” to help Reverend Boulware’s homeless son who was on trial despite having been the victim of stabbing. Against seemingly-insurmountable odds, he prevailed in court with the help of a very well-prepared public defender.

Overall, this passionate how-to memoir has a moving message which might be best communicated by this quote: “While we don’t have the power to control outcomes… we do get to rest in the assurance that we are always and forever heard whenever we communicate with the Father.” Can I get an Amen?

To order a copy of Keep Walking in Prayer… Until You Can’t Come Back, visit: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1498474543/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20  

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The South Side

 

The South Side, A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, by Natalie Y. Moore St. Martin's Press, Book ReviewThe South Side

A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

by Natalie Y. Moore

St. Martin’s Press

Hardcover, $27.99

270 pages

ISBN: 978-1-137-28105-2

Book Review by Kam Williams

“Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emmanuel have touted Chicago as a ‘world-class city.’ The skyscrapers, the billion-dollar Millennium Park, Michelin-rated restaurants, pristine lake views, [the] vibrant theater scene, and stellar architecture tell one story.

Yet swept under the rug is another story: the stench of segregation that permeates and compromises Chicago… It’s clear that Chicago is defined by it.

In this intelligent… narrative, Chicago native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city’s South Side… [his book] highlights the impact of Chicago’s historic segregation–and the ongoing policies that keep the system intact.”

— Excerpted from the Bookjacket

It was recently reported that Chicago lost more millionaires last year than any other American metropolitan area. What I found particularly fascinating is the fact that the Windy City’s black millionaires are participating in the mass exodus, too. The reasons for fleeing most frequently cited are the rise in racial tensions and the skyrocketing crime rate.

This development made the idea of reading “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation”

The South Side, A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, by Natalie Y. Moore St. Martin's Press, Book Review
Author: Natalie Moore

all the more appealing. This intriguing examination of the city’s black community was written by Natalie Moore, a native who was raised in Chatham, a solidly middle-class African-American enclave.

Moore, a reporter for WBEZ, the city’s NPR radio station, puts both her journalistic and memoir writing skills on display here, fashioning an opus that mixes history lessons with many of her own personal reflections. In a chapter devoted to her childhood in Chatham, she recounts her father speaking of a de facto “black tax.” This segregation tax exacted a heavy toll from folks living in African-American neighborhoods as reflected in public safety concerns, higher-priced goods and lower home values.

Nevertheless, the author bristles when the term “Chiraq” is used in reference to the South Side. In a chapter entitled “We are not Chiraq” she explains that she feels the conflating of Chicago and Iraq is racist because “it plays on fear” by suggesting that the black community is a war zone. Consequently, people who don’t live on the South Side tend to internalize the negative images of it being incessantly disseminated by the media.

Overall, an alternately anecdotal and academic analysis making a misunderstood and marginalized-sector of Chicago more accessible.   

To order a copy of The South Side, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1137280158/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

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Heretic

 

Heretic

Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Harper Collins Publishers

Paperback, $15.99

288 pages

ISBN: 978-0-06-233394-0

Book Review by Kam Williams

“Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues that… Islamic extremists… are driven by a political ideology embedded in Islam… She makes a powerful case that a religious reformation is the only Heretic, Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, book reviewway to end the terrorism, sectarian warfare, and repression of women and minorities that each year claim thousands of lives throughout the Muslim world…

Hirsi Ali shows there is no denying that some of Islam’s key teachings–not least the duty to wage holy war–inspire violence not just in the Muslim world but in the West as well. [She] believes that a Muslim Reformation–a revision of Islamic doctrine aimed at reconciling the religion with modernity–is  [necessary] to bring the religion out of the 7th Century and into the 21st.”

— Excerpted from the Bookjacket

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali native who settled in Holland where she was eventually elected to the Dutch Parliament. Disenchanted with the state of Islam, she wrote the script for Submission, a movie chronicling the religion’s misogyny and culture of violence against women.

Instead of stimulating a healthy debate of the issue, the picture’s release only enraged radical Islamists who issued a fatwa leading to the 2004 assassination of the film’s director, Theo Van Gogh. A mullah also issued a fatwa against Ayaan, marking her as deserving death for participating in the blasphemous project.

Over the intervening years, jihadists the world over have become even more emboldened, evidenced by beheading of Christians just for being Christian and murdering cartoonists for making fun of the prophet Muhammad. To her credit, the fearless Ayaan has remained an outspoken critic of a primitive faith seemingly stuck in the Middle Ages which has failed to keep up with the times.

In Heretic, she asserts that “Islam is not a religion of peace,” before calling for some “fundamental alterations” to its core concepts. She fervently believes that a modernization of its tenets is necessary to avert the holy war with the West looming over the horizon.

Ayaan specifically indicts President Obama for repeatedly downplaying the ISIS threat while promoting Islam as a “peaceful religion.” She vehemently disagrees and  says his denial has only served to embolden the terrorists determined to hijack the religion.

However, according to the author, it is not Obama’s job alone to turn the tide. “The fundamental problem,” she insists, is the deafening silence of “the majority of otherwise peaceful and law-abiding Muslims.”

The solution? Ayaan proposes five amendments to the religion, starting with reexamining

Heretic, Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, book review
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

belief in the Quran as the immutable word of God. She also wants her fellow Muslims to drop their obsession with the afterlife which makes them so easy to recruit as suicide bombers. And she calls for a rejection of Sharia law, a code she claims keeps Muslims stuck in the 7th Century.

It’s anybody’s guess whether these controversial suggestions will be received as a viable blueprint for a kindlier, friendlier Islam or as the polarizing ravings of a disaffected turncoat. Regardless, at least Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a breath of fresh air as a brave, moderate Muslim with the gumption to kickstart a conversation most would prefer to avoid at all costs.

To order a copy of Heretic, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062333941/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

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The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Isis

 

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Isis

by Robert Spencer

Regnery Publishing   

Paperback, $19.99

384 pages

ISBN: 978-1-62157-453-8

Book Review by Kam Williams

“The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Isis contains everything people of the free world need to know about the Islamic State. Islam is the foremost threat to freedom, and to every free person, in the world today. This book shows how ISIS plans to The Complete Infidel's Guide to Isis, by Robert Spencer, book review, the Islamic State, freedom threatsow murder and mayhem in our countries, how it is setting out to realize those plans, why it is so appealing to Islamic youths in the West, and above all, how it can and must be stopped.”

— Excerpted from Preface by Geert Wilders (pg. i)

Donald Trump created quite a stir with his recent remarks advocating a moratorium on Muslim entry into the United States. Everybody knows that what’s behind the suggestion is not a hatred of all Muslims, but rather a growing concern about whether ISIS might strike again here.

The Islamic State is a brutal, regime of radical Islamists who rule a region of Iraq and Syria with an iron fist. The media-savvy savages post much of their dirty work on the internet. Apparently, they are proud of the fact that they stone homosexuals, behead Christians who refuse to convert, torture females caught with their heads uncovered, and immolate their enemies.

But does it pose a threat to the West? That is the question eloquently addressed in The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Isis,

The Complete Infidel's Guide to Isis, by Robert Spencer, book review, the Islamic State, freedom threat
Author: Robert Spencer

an informative opus by Robert Spencer, the best-selling author of 14 books. Don’t be duped by his timely tome’s lighthearted title, for his tone is invariably dead serious in nature.

For instance, in a chapter entitled “ISIS Comes to America,” he quotes extensively from the terror group’s June 2014 manifesto. The 9 specific threats issued therein include “Every American citizen is a legitimate target for us,” “Every American doctor working in any country will be slaughtered,” and “Any company in Arab countries which employs Americans is a legitimate target for every Muslim.”

Other chapters discuss the caliphate’s checkered history, ISIS’ irresistible recruiting methods, whether it is consistent with the tenets of Islam, and its to-do list, to name a few topics. Overall, a valuable tool for anyone trying to separate fact from fiction about the radical jihadists promising to unleash hell all across this country.

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To order a copy of The The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Isis, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1621574539/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 

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A Bold Perspective: Courage & Empowerment to Take on Life’s Adversities

 

A Bold Perspective: Courage & Empowerment to Take on Life's Adversities, Tina Marie, Rashon D. Fuller, Book ReviewA Bold Perspective:
Courage & Empowerment to Take on Life’s Adversities

by Tina Marie and Rashon D. Fuller

Zero Gravity Publishing   

Paperback, $18.00

262 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9963425-0-6

Book Review by Kam Williams

“At the onset of tragedy, I made myself a promise. If God allowed me my footing and gave me the strength to walk on, then I would. Every morning, I had breath and mobility, so I got up… and I journeyed on. However, after 16 years of motion and anguish, I realized that I had reached my breaking point…

Moments later, a phone call altered my course. A woman, whom I did not know, ignited a spark as she spoke words of assurance into my life. ‘God said that He has not forgotten about you. He is going to restore you. But first you must share your story.’ I chose to trust the process.”

— Excerpted from the Introduction (page 1)

Ordinarily, a parent isn’t supposed to bury a child, but God might have made an exception in the case of Tina Marie Fuller. A Bold Perspective: Courage & Empowerment to Take on Life's Adversities, Tina Marie, Rashon D. Fuller, Book ReviewShe was impregnated at the age of 16 by a boy who wasn’t really ready to be a father. In fact, he already had a new girlfriend.

And to add insult to injury, Tina was subjected to the sight of the lovebirds on a daily basis, since they all attended Cleveland Heights high school. Then, while baby Kevin was still a toddler, he was hit by a car when he wandered into traffic while in the custody of a couple of friends of his dad, Mylon.

Tina rushed to the hospital where she was informed by the attending physician that her little boy was not only comatose, but brain-dead to boot. “You are about to witness a miracle!” she responded, convinced that a combination of prayer and faith would work.

But when Kevin passed away anyway, Tina was inconsolable and went into a shock that would last for over a decade and a half. She finally began to heal after meeting and marrying Rashon Fuller, a partner who gave the grief-stricken mom a new
lease on life.

Today, the loving couple embarked on a journey which has led to their sharing a career where they motivate and counsel folks
also facing overwhelming adversity. Together, they have co-authored “A Bold Perspective,”

a combination opus which opens with a moving memoir mostly recounting Tina Marie’s aforementioned ordeal. The second half of the book divides its time between fill-in-the-blanks exercises, spiritual devotions and a health regimen, including a 14-day vegetarian cleansing diet.

A worthwhile self-help tome where a child’s untimely death has ultimately served as the inspiration for his mother’s epiphany.

To order a copy of A Bold Perspective, visit:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0996342508/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20
 

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Time to Get Tough – Make America Great Again

 

Time to Get Tough, Make America Great Again, by Donald Trump, Book ReviewTime to Get Tough

Make America Great Again

by Donald Trump

Regnery Publishing

Paperback, $16.99

240 pages

ISBN: 978-1-62157-495-8

Book Review by Kam Williams

“I wrote this book because the country I love is a total economic disaster right now… Every day in business, I see America getting ripped off and abused. We have become a laughingstock, the world’s whipping boy, blamed for everything, credited for nothing, given no respect…

To take one example, China is bilking us for hundreds of billions of dollars by manipulating and devaluing its currency… The Chinese… are hell bent on bankrupting our nation, stealing our jobs, spying on us to steal our technology, undermining our currency, and ruining our way of life.

If we’re going to make America #1 again, we’ve got to have a president who knows how to get tough with China… We need a president who knows how to get things done, who can keep America strong, safe and free, and who can negotiate deals that benefit America, not the countries on the other side of the table…

America can do better… That’s why I decided to write this book… I have answers for the problems that confront us… Let’s make America great again!”

Excerpted from Chapter One (pages 1-8)

Who knew that when Donald Trump threw his hair into the ring, that the bombastic billionaire would not only suck all the air out of the room by monopolizing the news cycle 24/7, but become the prohibitive favorite to win the Republican nomination? If you haven’t made your mind up about who has got your  vote, or if you just can’t get enough of Trump, you might want to check out Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again, his basic blueprint for overhauling the country.

The book isn’t exactly new, but rather an update of the best-seller of the same name published in 2011. It reads like a fleshed-out version of the stump speech Trump’s been delivering extemporaneously all across the country. And it’s quite refreshing to hear him stick to the issues without taking potshots at a fellow candidate’s looks, energy level or poll numbers.   

The chapter headings, ranging from “Take the Oil” to “Tax China to Save Jobs” to “Repeal Obamacare” to “It’s Called Illegal Immigration for a Reason,” give you a good idea which of his favorite topics he’s about to launch into. For instance, in the one about immigration he touts a 5-point plan which includes building a 20′ high wall.

In fact, he advocates erecting “three walls separated by 75-yard no man’s lands for border agents to zoom up and down in vehicles.” He also suggests using “cameras, radio systems, radar and pole-topped lights,” to boot.  Besides the Trump position papers, the strategically re-released tome features photos of the author with his family and luminaries like Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, Joan Rivers and televangelist Joel Osteen. Oh, plus shots of Trump skyscrapers and golf courses.

The unapologetically right-wing, political platform of the narcissistic counterpuncher who would be president.

To order a copy of Time to Get Tough, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1621574954/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20    

Source:  Baret News