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The American Boomerang: How the World's Greatest 'Turnaround' Nation Will Do It Again Hardcover – July 1, 2014
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Nick Adams―the de Tocqueville traveler of our times―has captured the essence of why America is destined to remain great. In The American Boomerang, Nick reminds us why the virtues of exceptional America are steadfast in nature, that the challenges we face merely temper our reserve to continue our search for freedom and a civil society.(Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D, founder and former president of the Heritage Foundation)
Nick Adams is the antidote to all the doubts the Left has sown among us about America's mission. From across the Pacific, he has come to know us well, and love us. In a vivid and readable book, he proves that sometimes a spectator sees more of the game."(Dick Morris, former adviser to President Bill Clinton)
Foreigners, starting with Alexis de Tocqueville, have shown a unique understanding of the United States and what it means to be an American. Now Nick Adams, a young Australian, writes in this tradition, of old-fashioned American patriotism and courage―which aren't actually old-fashioned at all.(Michael Barone, Washington Examiner)
The American Boomerang should be compulsory reading for every American. It is a call to action, and an outside voice reminding us of our promise in the world. It reasserts the American virtues we have recently begun to abandon, like faith and freedom. Adams' conservative insight is invaluable and irresistible.(Ben Shapiro, Editor-at-Large, Breitbart.com)
Why is this place we call America, at this time, the exception to the historical rule? Read American Boomerang to be reminded of the qualities that have made America the most prosperous, free, and benevolent nation in human history, and pass it on to those who may have forgotten.(Dan Bongino, author of Life Inside the Bubble)
It’s the locker room at half time and the home team is listless, confused, and playing lousy. But Nick Adams has a powerful pep talk for Team USA that is just the kind of bracing, snap-out-of-it, kick-in-the-pants that a great nation needs to get back in the game to win. American Boomerang is more than a sorely needed love letter from Down Under―it’s a timely, wise, and heartfelt plea to America to embrace its inherent exceptionalism.(Jack Fowler, publisher of National Review)
The American Boomerang is an exquisitely clear insight into our nation's story. Adams is an eloquent voice for conservatism, bringing intelligence and optimism about America's future. In clear and forceful prose, he makes a case that those who may one day lead our nation would be remiss to ignore.(Nick Desatnick, Editor-in-Chief, Dartmouth Review)
Nick Adams is right on target in his new book, The American Boomerang. He recognizes that the source of American exceptionalism is the people and not the government. This should be an encouragement for people from every nation of the world who seek freedom and prosperity.(Benjamin S. Carson Sr MD - Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins Medicine; President and CEO American Business Collaborative, LLC)
Speaking of great works, I recommend reading Nick Adams’ new book, The American Boomerang, which has just been published on July 4.(Chuck Norris Chuck Norris)
About the Author
Allen West 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.
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Top Customer Reviews
R L Smith
I laughed a bit when I heard him referred to as "The Modern-Day DeToqueville." It's true. He visited America, spent time with the people, and understands what makes America special.
This is a book that will remind Americans who seem to have forgotten what makes America the great hope of the world.
Mr. Adams loves America and her values. He understands the Constitution and it's uniqueness and in particular, why it works so beautifully. He knows how dangerous it is for our politicians to ignore it, or worse, try to change it all together.
This book should be required reading for every school kid and their teachers. It wouldn't hurt for the increasingly progressive media, who benefit so much from freedom of the press, to read it too.
We Americans are failing our own country. Mr. Adams believes we can still turn that around. I really hope he's right.
With an American turnaround as he has carefully outlined, Adams believes the global impact will be felt in every nation of the world. That American boomerang will require the hard work and determination of all her citizens pulling together as they did when they first settled this land and have done many times through countless crises since. It not only can be done, it must be. I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone serious about understanding our unique American culture and heritage and desiring to see this change in direction in the near future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good book. A non-American make you feel good about being an American!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
-Refreshing to see pride in becoming an American
-Belief that this country is and can be great
-Saying what needs to be said with disregard to offending... Read more
This book was awesome. It made realize how great the United States is and how badly we need to go back to the values of our founding fathers. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Teresa L. White
Great book about what makes USA special, written by a well-travelled foreigner.Published 5 months ago by Happy in Cleveland
Familiar with his basic points before I purchased the book. Lots of people believe Michael Brown had his hands up and was surrendering to Officer Wilson. Read morePublished 11 months ago by William N. Kerney
Enthusiasm from a young writer, has his heart in the right place.
I hope he is right but personally I think with dedollarization and the tyranny of the feminists and... Read more