This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

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by Herman Cain
     
 

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When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins.

If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talking man of the people with blunt assessments of what America needs. Originally overlooked by mainstream politicos and media, Herman Cain is truly a candidate from

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When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins.

If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talking man of the people with blunt assessments of what America needs. Originally overlooked by mainstream politicos and media, Herman Cain is truly a candidate from “outside the Beltway,” but no longer one who is being ignored.

BUT WHO IS HE?

While Herman Cain has been the host of a popular conservative Atlanta-area radio talk show called The Herman Cain Show, a different name originally captured American interest. As CEO, Herman Cain transformed Godfather’s Pizza from a company teetering on the verge of bankruptcy into a household word. Cain—as those with an interest in commonsense solutions to political problems will remember—is also famous for using the language and logic of everyday business to expose the fallacies inherent in Clinton assumptions about “Hillarycare” during a 1994 televised town hall meeting.

WHAT IS HIS STORY?

Herman Cain’s rise is the embodiment of the American dream. His parents, Luther and Lenora Cain, made a living the only way black people could in the ’40s and ’50s. Luther held down three jobs, including being a chauffeur; Lenora cleaned houses. They had two big dreams: to buy a house and to see their sons graduate from college. With dedication and hard work, they made both these dreams come true. In this thrilling memoir, Herman Cain describes his past and present . . . and the future he is determined to create, a future that will put our country back on track. His message resonates because he describes the American reality, and his down-to-earth personal tale of hope and hard work is both unforgettable and inspirational.

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What is it in my DNA that years ago prompted me to forgo the ease of cruise control and take on the enormous challenge of doing my part toward making America a better place for my granddaughter and the generations to come?

Why do I, a son of the segregated South, refuse to think of myself as a “victim” of racism?

What is it that motivates me to insist on defining my identity in terms of “ABC”—as being American first, black second, and Conservative third?

Just who is Herman Cain? And how did I get this way?

Just a hint: it may have had something to do with lessons learned from my parents, Lenora and Luther Cain, Jr.

—From This Is Herman

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"A characteristically defiant memoir." —Politico
Kirkus Reviews
An unlikely presidential candidate introduces himself to the nation. If nothing else, many readers will agree that Herman Cain is, in many ways, a remarkable man. He has set high goals for himself and consistently achieved them because he was willing to "work a little harder, and a little longer." He grew up in the segregated South, but his enterprising father never let him use racial barriers as an excuse for failing to pursue his dreams with dogged determination. His business acumen is beyond question; he has been president and CEO of several large corporations and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is an ebullient and rousing public speaker with a strong religious faith and love for America. However, his debut book shows that Cain is neither a skilled writer nor a deep thinker, as he might readily admit. The text rolls on like unedited oral history--imagine Cain on his porch reminiscing about a long career in business, shaking his head in wonder at how it all turned out. There are a few odd, embarrassing sections, as well--e.g., the chapter on his fascination with the number 45, or his "Leadership History" table going back to high school. Of course, this is a campaign biography, written to motivate the reader to imagine the author as CEO of the United States. While Cain tries to make a virtue of his lack of ready answers on every conceivable issue, his political positions never go deeper than conventional pieties like his wish "to create reasonable regulations that cut down on bureaucracy while helping business to succeed" and conservative slogans like "replace Obamacare with a patient-centered free-market approach." His famous "9-9-9" program does not even make an appearance. The resulting impression is of a well-meaning and well-spoken man with enormous self-confidence and a vision inspiring to many, but no real sense of the depth and complexity of our foreign and domestic issues, and no practical knowledge of how to accomplish effective change within our political system. A featherweight campaign autobiography that is too revealing of the candidate's limitations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451666137
Publisher:
Threshold Editions
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Herman Cain was raised in an impoverished family in segregated Georgia. Inspired by the work ethic and character of his parents, Herman attended Morehouse College and then earned his Master’s from Purdue University. He returned to Atlanta to work for the Coca-Cola Company, then Pillsbury, where he soon became vice president. From there, he served as Vice President for Burger King and then went on to become the CEO of the near-bankrupt Godfather’s Pizza chain, which he returned to solvency in just fourteen months. Herman also served as CEO and President of the National Restaurant Association. He was the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and most recently hosted a radio talk show, The Herman Cain Show, which he gave up to pursue the presidency.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"this is herman cain" is very hard to put down.this is an amazing book it is part autobiography were mr cain shows how he got to be so successful and his upbringing and were he learned the value of money and how he was one of the few people who would go on to the universitys from his family he also shares many of his leadership lessons and his background bussiness and how he was able to take control of many corporations and make a profit for them as well as what it takes to get this country turned around. this book will offer encouragment as well as making a difference in the 2012 election. great gift idea for a friend or family member.
gaming_grandma More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cain writes as he speaks...Pithy and fascinating. While autobiographies can be boring, this one is not. In one page he condenses his experiences on the Federal Reserve, multiple boards and volunteer organizations. He begins by discussing his early life which would have been difficult but was good because of his very functional family. His ambition, confidence and drive are admirable. A fast and interesting read.
Eddie Tracey Mcdaniel More than 1 year ago
I have always liked Herman Cain because he is a man of God and seemed to say things that made a lot of sense. This book confirmed what I thought about him. I am convinced more than ever he should be and will be the next President of the United States!
PapaJohnJA More than 1 year ago
I found this to be an easy read and very informative concerning Cain's business background and his journey to success. You also learn that Herman Cain can make you laugh and at the same time making you feel inspired. It did not have as much information concerning his different positions on current issues and nothing about his thoughts on foreign affairs. I like a lot of the information in the book and it does give you a picture of exactly who Herman Cain is and some of the things he thinks are important. I would't use this book only as a source of research on Herman Cain; but, it is a good place to start. If you want to be an informed voter, you need to read this book.
pinkribbon More than 1 year ago
As a cancer survivor I can relate to Mr. Cain's journey and his faith in God. As a citizen, I want nothing more than to have this extraordinary man as our next President.
Janiebabes More than 1 year ago
I bought this because I became a supported of Mr. Cain since the first presidential debate. It is a very inspirational read which gives one insight into the man. He grew up from humble beginnings in the segregated south, but had involved parents that expected nothing less than his best. Using a superior mind and not willing to accept racial stereotypes which were rampant at that time, Mr. Cain got a good education, perservered and became very successful at everything he did. Definitely a good life lesson no matter who you are!
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sisPA More than 1 year ago
Interesting man.
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haymom More than 1 year ago
Great read, Herman Cain a great American!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Herman Cain and I wanted to know more about him. This book did tell me something about his years growing up, his ascendance to management and CEO, and other interesting facts about him. HOWEVER, I was seeking something much more substantive. The little he wrote about his policies were contained in the appendices and were no more than the rhetoric you hear at the debates. I was very disappointed in this book. And to top it off, it is very poorly written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so motivating! Makes me feel like i can do anything
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He writes like he speaks, very straight forward. No beating around the bush. It is a good positive message of an American success story.
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