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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street; First Edition edition (October 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599956802
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599956800
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Ashcroft served as Attorney General of the United States from January 2001 to February 2005. Prior to his appointment, he served in the United States Senate and as the Governor of Missouri.

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As a governor, senator, and attorney general, John Ashcroft never shied away from controversy, and he remains one of most polarizing figures of President George W. Bush's tenure. In NEVER AGAIN, Ashcroft offers opponents and supporters alike the rare opportunity to learn more about how 9/11, the Patriot Act, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, and other tragic and controversial events affected him politically and personally. Ashcroft addresses these issues and events candidly and without apology. He is a surprisingly animated reader, who allows his emotions to show. This straightforward style adds to the book's appeal, especially when Ashcroft offers his unfiltered perspective on how these events will impact American and global security in the short- and long-term. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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He may be one of the most criticized men in politics but the book makes clear that doesn't bug him - he's just willing to do what's necessary to protect lives.
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The bad writing does its best to support nonsensical ideas.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Josephine A. Franks on January 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have just finished reading Ascroft's book. I couldn't put it down. It is a real spy thriller. We need more men like Mr. John Ascroft. He comes across as sincere, caring, patriotic, selfless, spiritual, intelligent and a true American. Nobody should have to put up with the kinds of attacks that he suffered through. I say God bless him and his family and give him some peace.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jee on February 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Must read for all Americans. Will help you understand
how it is that we were attacked on 911, what prevented
our law enforcement agencies from protecting us & how that
was rectified to a large extent by The Patriot Act
and the efforts of those entrusted with our protection
from future attacks. Even those concerned with our civil
should read this book so they can see that every effort
was made to protect our rights & at the same time, prevent
another such attack.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marvin Fretwell on September 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed John Ashcroft's account of what he did, and why. It is an easy, informative, and enjoyable read. In my mind I had rated the book very highly, and told my wife that the mainstream news media had not done him or the Patriot Act justice. But then I decided to look into the Patriot Act for myself -- because Ashcroft's accounting of what the Act does is so different than what the news media has claimed. My conclusion is that the news media was as shallow as usual, worthy of little attention as a source of real information; and John Ashcroft was a bit strong in some of his own assertions. I rated the book down a bit because of this overassertion, but it is still a book well worth reading.

Here is what I found on two key points:

1.) Ashcroft spends considerable time describing the problem of the "wall" between criminal and subversive surveillance operations, which he fought to tear down. However, that this wall even existed was found by the Federal Surveillance Court of Review to have actually been a long-held misinterpretation by government agencies. I don't see this new insight as either pro-Ashcroft or anti-Ashcroft. I was in Government long enough to know that such misinterpretations indeed happen.

It is a bit humorous (or not so humorous from another perspective) that the Attorney General of the United States can't get clear interpretations of the law from his scores of government attorneys!

2.) Ashcroft claimed that the Patriot Act still does not allow any undisclosed surveillance without FISA judicial consent. This claim is so counter to the news media's claims, I paid it special attention. It turns out that Ashcroft's claim is too strong in two particular areas:

a.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Frank Bosco on January 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a terribly important book written by a man in the epicenter of the national response to the awful attacks of September 11, 2001. Without rancour or bitterness (despite his vilification at the hands of the predominantly liberal press), John Ashcroft lays out in detail the events following 9/11 and his horrific discoveries of the ineptitude and blindness of the previous administration in combatting terrorism within our borders. It exposes Clinton's "At least I tried" admonition to Chris Wallace for the bald faced lie that it was.....We have recently returned to power in congress the party principally responsible (although certainly not solely so) for the inadequacies so meticulously detailed by the former Attorney General. I hope that this book gives them pause before attempting to turn back the clock.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Hoskins VINE VOICE on May 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Ashcroft was definitely NOT the most popular AG under definitely NOT the most popular President. Having said that, 9/11 changed everything and threw the Bush cabinet into turmoil and created a situation that would define the Presidency and the performance of the cabinet above everything else.

Ashcroft comes from a super conservative background. Strong Christian faith, down home, on the farm, meat and potatoes kind of upbringing so, in that light he was prime for Bush II to install into his cabinet.

An insight into Ashcroft's thinking comes in the book shortly after his AG appointment. He liked to start the workday by opening up his office to a discretionary RAMP meeting. RAMP is an acronym for Read, Argue, Memorize, Pray. Keyword here is Pray. When Ashcroft was confirmed as AG, part of his confirming questioned his ability to uphold the separation of church and state that is within the constitution. Ashcroft convinced those who questioned him that he knew the difference. Yet, he starts the day with, for want of a better name, prayer meetings. He claimed that those in attendance weren't favored over those who weren't and, conversely, those who weren't in attendance weren't passed over for those who were. He fails to see the symbolic nature of what he was doing by the act of praying in Government offices for all to see. Whether or not he rationalizes his act as discretionary and none favoring, by the very fact that he's using Government offices to hold prayer meetings is, in itself, a moral violation of the constitutional law. Pray at home, meet in the cafe an hour before work but don't blur the lines. It's just common sense.

Also, on that subject, whilst riding in a limo with Bush II, Bush asks him "I hear you're holding those prayer meetings in your office?".
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