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Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge Paperback – August 26, 2014
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“Governor Walker’s principled leadership and common-sense reforms are moving Wisconsin in the right direction.”
“He had the courage to take it on, even when it got ugly, and he never stopped.”
—Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina
“Results matter. And that, more than anything else, explains why Scott Walker won.”
—Stephen Hayes, The Weekly Standard
"Most books by incumbent politicians are not worth the paper they never should have been written on. If, however, enough voters read Walker’s nonfiction thriller, it will make him a — perhaps the — leading candidate for his party’s 2016 presidential nomination."
—The Washington Post
About the Author
MARC THIESSEN is the former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a columnist for The Washington Post, and the author of Courting Disaster. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Pamela, and their four children.
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Top Customer Reviews
Heard nothing but lies and garbage about Walker from day ONE from my Local, but I havent heard any command to do this from my Union (but they did illegally threaten me to sign the recall petition, AND left all around work on breakroom tables and work benches, using company email to tell us to sign it - which was also against company policy. Upon NOT signing it, I was followed around after ALL work I did, and reported to Human Resources for a "safety violation" which NEVER HAPPENED, and was almost fired while I was an apprentice. Who is the one causing people to lose jobs now? I pay Union dues for this?
I've voted for Walker AND voted for him again in the recall. All I hear is how the Union says we'll be a "right to work state" and we'll all be part-time employees. What a crock of horse apples.
I will be donating a dollar to Scott Walker for EVERY negative and fake review of this book, so please, KEEP IT UP.
IBEW Southeast Wisconsin.
First, Walker has a co-author (Marc Theissen) with real writing chops. This book is readable. Those who have struggled through the dreck of politicians' books know how rare that is.
Second, it is interesting. Since it focusses almost entirely on the events surrounding the budget/union battles in Wisconsin, there is actual action and activity. Even those who strongly oppose Walker would find this insiders account interesting (though probably infuriating).
As a result, this is a book that is worthwhile.
Two things will annoy most any reader (but not surprise those who read politicians' books) the first is the constant refrain about "Vision". Everyone has a vision, that theme could have been dialed back. The second is the price. I know this is a hardcover but it still a lot to pay for such a work. In retrospect, I'd have been happier reading it on kindle or waiting for in store discounting.
I would love to see a book that would match this from the other side's point of view. There are several books about the Act 10 battles. This is a good addition but I think Marty Beil (Wisconsin AFSCME head) should write his account.
Look for reviews that cite page numbers or specifics, not the content that has been taken out of context and linked on the union's Facebook page.
So big labor has been posting all over in attempt to get all of it's cronies to come here and vote 1-star.
That my friends, is why the votes are either 1, or 5 stars. Not much in-between.
Unintimidated tells the story of the opposition he faced, and defeated, from extreme elements of the left, and how his conservative policies have made WI a better and more prosperous state.
For so many years it seems politicians in both parties did only what was popular and not what was right. Well, Governor Walker is proof that doing what is right can be popular after all. This book will serve as an insight to Scott Walker and the rationale behind the decisions he's made.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Horrible read, almost as if it was written by a college drop out. Save yourself some money and read the comics instead. What an idiot!Published 1 month ago by Shifty Nifty
Worthwhile reading. I like to hear how news events unfurled from the person making the news; especially from one who is interested in becoming President of the USA.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Governor Scott Walker has done a fantastic job of laying out why he did what he did, and in showing how successful his measures have been. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tommy
Great book if you want to know how the under-belly of the Democrat Party operates busing in rent-a-mobs and union thugs. It is hard to believe this is modern day America! Read morePublished 4 months ago by William Alerding
An excellent book! I am sad that Scott Walker decided to drop out of the Presidential race. He is a very brave and strong man who, I believe, could contribute so much to getting... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joy Kelley
I suppose it's a little late for this review since he's dropped out, but no time like the present to give our two cents.
Typical political biography. Read more
The book was great. Too bad he dropped out of the 2016 campaign.Published 4 months ago by doowopden