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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing; First Printing edition (November 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159698158X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596981584
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover


PRAISE FOR BOBBY JINDAL

“From a massive oil spill off the coast of Louisiana to two major hurricanes, Bobby Jindal’s competent, no–nonsense, hands–on leadership has brought comfort to a state that had lost confidence in its leaders. Whether it’s ethics, education, or healthcare, Bobby has emerged as one of the most talented, reform-minded governors in the nation.”
—Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House

“Bobby Jindal’s principled leadership shows that conservative ideas applied to today’s problems can net real results. He is emerging as one of the nation’s most competent leaders.”
—Jeb Bush, former Governor, Florida

“I don’t agree with the guy on everything, but Governor Jindal has provided competent, honest, and personable leadership throughout some of Louisiana’s toughest times.”
—James Carville, Democratic Strategist

“If you are looking for a take–charge guy, a leader who understands the need for quick, strong, and decisive action, look no further than Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.”
—Sean Payton, coach of Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints

About the Author

BOBBY JINDAL was born in Baton Rouge to immigrant parents. A graduate of Brown University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, he has been a business consultant, a health care reformer, an education reformer, a congressman, and governor. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife Supriya and their three children.

Peter Schweizer and Curt Anderson also contributed to Leadership and Crisis. Peter Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of the New York Times bestseller, Do As I Say (Not As I Do). Curt Anderson served in the White House under President Reagan and is a long time friend of the Governor and Mrs. Jindal.


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This is an outstanding book, well written with intelligence and humor and loaded with facts.
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He is intelligent ambitious and a great leader for the state of Louisana.
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125 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Craig Matteson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on November 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
People who are running for President perform a similar dance. Their every word denies interest in running while leaving the door open for the country to invite them to run. Another thing they do is write a book. They want to present an official version of themselves and their views and explain why the country needs them. Bobby Jindal has given us a very well done introduction into who he is, where he comes from, what he has done, and what his views are about where America can and should go.

He front loads the material you are most likely to be interested in. The first chapter discusses the BP Oil spill and what he tried to do to protect Louisiana and how the Obama Administration actively got in the way. The second chapter talks about who he is and how he became governor of Louisiana. He is a Christian son of Hindu immigrants and was raised in Louisiana. Later in the book he describes his journey to his conversion to Christianity and how he relates to his family's devout Hindu roots.

He shows flashes of humor in the book. He notes that his father told him that he could grow up to be any kind of doctor he wanted. He is also frank about the famously failed teleprompter speech responding to Obama. Frankly, given our current President's utter dependence on that machine, I find Jindal's lack of talent with it a positive quality. And he takes pride in being "the most boring Governor in Louisiana's history".

Jindal did well in school and has been an achiever all his young life. Right now he is only 39 years old. He demonstrates his willingness to stand up for his ideas all his life no matter what those in authority thought. While at Oxford he took on Richard Dworkin and at Harvard he asked Larry Summers about the lack of intellectual diversity.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By SR Gray on December 3, 2010
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This is an outstanding book, well written with intelligence and humor and loaded with facts. It is no small miracle what Governor Jindal has accomplished in Louisiana in such a short time, but the emphasis of this book is about being an American and what that really means. If you love this country, read this book.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful By LEON L CZIKOWSKY on December 1, 2010
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This autobiography of Louisiana's Governor begins with an attack on President Obama for visiting his during the major oil spill and not once mentioning the spill. Obama discussed being asked to provide food stamps to those losing employment from the spill and was upset over public criticism. He felt Obama was more interested in having the press see him involved than actually providing solutions to containing the spill itself.

Jindal criticizes Federal plans on the oil spill. He thought the plan to burn marshes contaminated with oil was "crazy". He believes the Federal government failed to deliver enough resources. Jindal believes multiple actions are needed to control a spill, from placing sand bags to skimmers to constructing sand berms. He further believes the Federal government was slow to obtain funds from BP for containing the spill they caused. He further believes the Federal government failed to challenge the informaiton BP was providing and they should have been questioining their assertions.

Jindal concludes a central command from a remote locaiton can't properly oversee a crisis. This crisis led Jindal to create principals of leadership during a crisis.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By bearlyme on November 27, 2010
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In Bobby Jindal's new book, "Leadership And Crisis" he says this,
During political campaigns, both parties divide people's interests and concerns into neat little categories. Well-paid pollsters discern people's attitudes by splicing and dicing. They poll about healthcare, foreign policy, defense, the economy, and moral issues. Our political dialogue is conducted in much the same way. Pundits go on the cable networks and pontificate on some narrow subject, then give way to other pundits sharing their expertise on some other narrow subject.
But that is not how real life works. All these issues are interconnected. Like spokes in a wheel, they are all linked to one central hub: America's culture."
In other words: IT'S THE CULTURE, STUPID. Hello... is there anyone out there who can articulate a discourse where we begin to connect the dots. A deficit driven economy and abortion rights stem from the same source... THE CULTURE. To change the reckless path we're on, we MUST change the culture. How do we do that? Read "Leadership And Crisis".
Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection in any way to Bobby Jindal. I didn't know anything about him before I picked up this book. Having read it, I can enthusiastically endorse it as one powerful read. I`ve also read Newt Gingrich's "To Save America". Newt should read Bobby. This could be one powerful team (in any order). I'm just sayin...
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