Even before publication, this extraordinary book -- the personal and political manifesto of America's new Speaker of the House -- has already ignited a firestorm of controversy, sparking a national debate and generating a week of headlines from coast to coast.
After 17 years in Congress, Newt Gingrich's day has finally arrived; since becoming Speaker of the House, he has appeared on the cover of both Time and Newsweek. A nation desperate for renewal is clamoring to hear his message: Our precious institutions can be rescued from decay only through personal motivation and faith.
This tidal wave of interest began with the American people, who turned the U.S. House of Representatives upside down in the November 1994 election, delivering a clear message to the Federal government and empowering the first Republican-dominated Congress in 40 years.
To Renew America draws on the Speaker's impressive command of American history to demonstrate how we can renew our civilization "culturally, educationally, economically and politically." This renewal depends on recovering the five key elements that have been all but entirely lost from the national life: personal strength, entrepreneurial free enterprise, the spirit of invention and discovery, commitment to quality and the lessons of American history.
To Renew America is an epochal statement that resonates with the political outlook that Newt Gingrich has championed for a quarter century. But it is much more: richly personal and anecdotal, the book reveals the private person behind the compelling public persona, showing Newt Gingrich as a man very much of his own time and generation.
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About the Author
books, including the bestsellers Gettysburg, Contract with America, and To Renew America. He is the CEO of The Gingrich Group and an analyst for the Fox News Channel. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gingrich, speaking from experience and insight, delivers an accurate critique of the modern American welfare state. His suggestions to preserve, or perhaps rejuvenate, the American way are so simple it is a wonder they elude so many. A must read for anybody remotely cognizant of the subversive if not deliberate actions of today's big government politicians. If the only reason you can give for not liking Newt is a recital of left wing propoganda, then take a deep breath of objectivity, and open your mind to the real world, because this book will challenge your percpetion of reality.
A very well written book, an easy read. This book gave me an inside look into the policy initiatives that Newt Gingrich would love to enact, if only he had the chance. A great political science discussion piece, this book definitely provokes new thought. If only we could do half of what Newt suggests in this book! So many people would be helped, our country stronger, etc.