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A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America Hardcover – June 30, 2015
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About the Author
In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected the thirty-fourth U.S. Senator from Texas. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Ted won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office. Before joining the Senate, he was the solicitor general of Texas. Ted and his wife, Heidi, live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters, Caroline and Catherine.
Top Customer Reviews
The middle of the book is very slow with extensive details on law school events and legal trials, followed by insight into his various campaigns for office. I assume lawyers will be fascinated with the extent of his success at a young age. This part of the book could be considered an informal and impressive resume', should a president be looking for a Supreme Court justice or Attorney General.
But then came the concise summary of his battles that he has fought since becoming a senator from Texas. His strong will and disregard of the norms that have long been established by the political leadership in the Senate were essential. Most freshmen senators quickly sell their vote for committee assignments and power, but he did not. It has been epic and our nation owes both this man and Mike Lee a debt of gratitude for their tenacious fight on our behalf….for the balance of powers, the Constitution and the rule of law in this country! He prepared a report detailing 76 acts of lawlessness by the administration.Read more ›
Fortunately, Cruz has written a revealing book that tells much about himself, his hard journey as a Cuban immigrant son, and the source of his political philosophy — but like everything Cruz does, this tome will no doubt get under the skin of liberal (an even some establishment "conservatives" critics) who will attack it for political reasons and its uncompromising honesty.
Despite his ivy league education and high level of constitutional and legal knowledge, this polymath and precocious statesman remains down to earth and close to his humble roots. His honesty and sincerity permeates the book. He dreams of what it could be but does not flinch at telling the truth of government corruption and inanity. He exposes the political corruption in Washington and the double game the politicians play to remain in power and deceive the American people, including the establishment of his own party, an establishment that does not want to rock the political boat and want to continue politics as usual. The book simply is an informative eye-opener!Read more ›
Most of the book is devoted to Cruz’s family background, early years, academic career at Princeton and Harvard Law School, and career thus far (culminating in his election as a US senator in 2012). It’s an authentic account, including triumphs, defeats, and some incidents that must have been a bit embarrassing to disclose. And while it’s true that Cruz has spent most of his life in intellectual endeavors, he does have some administrative experience under his belt – notably as solicitor general for the State of Texas.
The picture that emerges from the book is of a man who is highly intelligent, disciplined, and driven to succeed. Cruz cares about principles and will go to great lengths to uphold them. Not blessed with athletic ability (his story of playing tennis with Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Rehnquist’s other two clerks is hilarious) or a naturally outgoing personality, he has struggled at times with personal relationships.
In political terms, Cruz is a solid conservative. He has often angered other Republicans for refusing to “go along to get along.” Thus, the atmosphere at a Senate Republican lunch on February 11, 2014 turned acrimonious after Cruz objected to a proposal to forego a filibuster of a bill to raise the debt ceiling.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading this book. Certainly is an eye opener as to some tactics of our current congress and how it operates. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Thank you for sharing your story. I believe we will all regret not getting to know you prior to the 2016 primary process.Published 6 days ago by Robert S.
Don't believe all the crap you've HEARD about Ted Cruz being a liar. The people saying that are the LIARS. Read morePublished 9 days ago by C. Coleman
Total Bush insider born in Canada and not eligible to be president. Sad so many self-professing Christians back this closet Mormon fraud.Published 16 days ago by Craig
If you want to see what a decent human being reads like, read this book because we need more Teds in all areas of government. We need more Teds in business too. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Book Lover