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Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom Hardcover – April 1, 2014


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Forum (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804138109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804138109
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Rarely have timeless conservative values been articulated and defended with this sort of clarity and vigor.  And rarely does one come across an individual like Allen West, whose personal code is one that, if we were all to emulate it, would make us stronger as a nation. Guardian of the Republic is a book to savor--entertaining, fearless, and fun."
-Mark Levin, New York Times bestselling author of The Liberty Amendments and host of the nationally syndicated “The Mark Levin Show”
 
 “Allen West is an interesting and impressive man, and he tells a gripping and fascinating tale. Read it. You’ll learn about war, politics, America…and life."
--William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard
 
Guardian of the Republic is a refreshing account of one man’s journey— through obstacle and opportunity and aided by faith and family—to become a warrior for the future of the American Republic. Allen West’s story is rooted in education, self-reliance and a relentless sense of purpose. He strips away the pretenses of liberalism and reminds us what’s at stake if we continue to make the wrong choices. Most inspiringly, he offers readers an invitation to stand strong on behalf of those values that have defined generations of Americans.”
--Michael Steele, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee
 
"Those familiar with Allen West already understand why he is one of the most controversial and compelling figures in American public life. This potent little book will show all others that the passionate reactions to his principled work are based on substance, not just style."
--Michael Medved, host of the nationally syndicated “The Michael Medved Show”

“Thorough in his analyses, Allen West in Guardian of the Republic offers a unique perspective on our country.  Informed by his dedicated military and public service, West provides a compelling defense of the conservative values he believes must guide the debate as we confront the political, economic and social challenges that face our nation.”
--Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense and New York Times bestselling author of Known and Unknown and Rumsfeld’s Rules


"Guardian of the Republic is not simply the title of this powerful book.  It's what the Founders demanded of each of us: to be sentinels for freedom.  Allen West is such a soldier.  From the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to the combat of Capitol Hill and beyond, he has fought tirelessly and fearlessly for the American idea This is a passionate clarion call to restore that idea---"the last best hope of earth," in the words of Lincoln---before it's too late." ---Monica Crowley, Ph.D. Fox News Channel, news analyst, Host, nationally syndicated radio show, "The Monica Crowley Show"
New York Times bestselling author, What The (Bleep) Just Happened?

About the Author

ALLEN WEST was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia--in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military members in his family. During his twenty-two year Army career he commanded troops and deployed to several combat zones. He was elected to Congress in 2010, representing the 22nd district of Florida for one term. A frequent commentator on Fox News and a sought after speaker, he lives with his family in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  Michele Hickford is a writer and communications strategist. She has held senior positions at Turner Broadcasting and USA Networks, and served as Congressman West's Director of Outreach and campaign Press Secretary.

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A very well written book.
Wisconsin Jim
It does not matter what your views are you need to read his book and think about what it really is going to take to trun this country around and get us back on track.
Darrell Gregg
What most impressed me is his unwaivering commitment to preserving out Liberties as our founding father's layed them out in the Constitution.
Rock Hound TX

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72 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Miguel Faria TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 1, 2014
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This is the American dream lived and eloquently recounted by an American hero, Republican U.S. Representative from Florida, Allen West. This is the story of a principled and uncompromising, unsung but authentic American hero. He has done the talk and gone the walk a s a conservative statesman. Here is a man who understands the root derivation of the word "republican" and stands by its meaning and convictions, notwithstanding many other "Republicans" and even "Democrats" do not know the meaning of the labels under which they campaign and "serve"!

Guardian of the Republic by Allen West explains how these conservative core values became part and parcel of West's political philosophy. It also explains why he continues to fight against all odds, so that others too can reach the American dream, not necessarily in politics or the military, as he did (West also led troops and reached the rank of Lt. Colonel), but in all societal endeavors, in commerce, the professions, and all walks of life. Here is the story of a statesman, who is willing to fight against big government and for constitutional freedoms, even if it means going against the grain of the Obama administration and the entrenched liberal establishment in politics, the media, the popular culture, and academia.

I recommend this book for all Americans and to all people who want to understand the workings of American government and society today, as told by American Representative who has served his constituents faithfully and with conviction, balancing the two acts, as advocated by a founder of the conservative movement, Edmund Burke. I recommend this book to Democrats as well as Republicans, perhaps understanding West's conservatism would increase understanding between the two parties.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Eric J. Benefield on April 15, 2014
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Allen West is an American success story and a great patriot. Every American should read this book to remember what men who live their values look like.
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45 of 58 people found the following review helpful By CHRIS on April 1, 2014
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LOVE COL.ALLEN WEST HE IS A GOOD MAN AND HONORABLE ONE TOO,LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS BOOK CAN'T WAIT FOR HIM TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.UNLIKE MOST OFFICERS HE CARES ABOUT HIS MEN AND WOULD DO ANY THING FOR THEM ,HE PUTS HIS MEN FIRST LIKE HE PUTS THIS COUNTRY, GOD BLESS YOU COL. WOULD FOLLOW YOU ANYWHERE!!!!
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34 of 44 people found the following review helpful By John D. Waters on April 2, 2014
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Hooray for the first book from Allen West, Patriot. Even though the read is quick,it is a very inspiring book and a road map for the restoration of America. It's the unvarnished truth and while it may be a tough pill to swallow, if we can get back on track together and be the shining city on the hill as we once were. My hope is that Allen West either run for President or he takes a position off power such as Secretary of State or Secretary of Defense.
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36 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Robert Marshall on April 2, 2014
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Col. West does an excellent job of tying the intent of our founding fathers toward the constitution through their exchange of letters we know as the Federalist Papers. He lets us see some of earliest upbringing which set the stage for his future leadership role. I feel he should be a roll module for future generations to learn from and hope he continues to serve our country in the future. Sir,I salute you. Semper fi
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By T. K. Marion on April 22, 2014
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All you need to know about Colonel West appears on page 45. He wrote: "If it is about the lives and safety of my men, I would walk through hell with a gasoline can."
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Charles Pratt on April 23, 2014
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An inspirational story of a great patriot. We need more leaders like him. He would make a great president for the US.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. Nowell on April 5, 2014
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Allen West believes as I do. This book puts into words thoughts I have had about our country. And he offers solutions to getting this country back on track. I highly recommend this book!!
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