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Senator Tom Coburn is a former business owner and practicing physician. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994. A true citizen legislator, he honored his self-imposed term limits pledge and left Congress in 2001. The author of Breach of Trust, a congressional exposé, he returned to public service in 2004 after a successful campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Physician and former Congressman Tom Coburn is a passionate man, with equally ardent views about Congress, the Constitution, and his faith. Characterized by some as a maverick, Coburn examines Washington from a perspective rarely heard. He believes, for example, that Congress should restrict its activities to the letter of the Constitution, and his self-limited three terms in Congress were based on his view that career legislators are bad for the country. Coburn's memoir is interesting, although many points he presents as novel are well known. BREACH OF TRUST is surprisingly entertaining, although Coburn's extreme views will certainly infuriate many readers. Richard Fredricks reads with a twangy voice that is generally effective. Unfortunately, at times he reads far too fast, requiring the listener to exert some effort just to keep pace. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Better than expected. There is some very good stuff here that is still relevant today. Would have liked some more depth and pages.Published 12 months ago by elco
I wish we could replace 60 Senators with Coburn type people. He is what I call a real leader. One day, I hope Americans select a Coburn type person to lead the country.Published on April 9, 2013 by Jon Ramos
A great foundational work on what conservative politics should be. I don't remember finding anything I disagreed with in the book that was recommended to me by Jane C. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Warren Rosenbaum
If you're interested in better understanding the good and not so good involved in the workings of our government, this is a must read. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Tony R
I found this book to be most interesting, especially since it was written by a former insider. The book merely confirmed some of the things I had already observed. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by joyce
THough this book was written several years ago it is still relevant because some of the same people are still involved and some of the same behavior continues. Read morePublished on December 9, 2011 by wood
Every time I am tempted to drink the elixir of the latest politician who says he/she is the next Ronald Reagan, I pull out Dr. Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Dr. Tom Coburn is a true hero for our Republic. With a Washington that is completely out of control, Coburn explains what is wrong. Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by ironman96