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“This guy Walker is one of the gutsiest, toughest, strongest, [most] committed guys I have seen in Republican politics in a long time.”

Rush Limbaugh


“Governor Walker’s principled leadership and common-sense reforms are moving Wisconsin in the right direction.”

Paul Ryan


“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

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

SCOTT WALKER is the governor of Wisconsin and a leader in the Republican Governors Association. He was previously the county executive of Milwaukee County and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Before that, he worked for the American Red Cross and IBM. He and his wife, Tonnette, have two sons and live in Wauwatosa.


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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel; Updated edition (August 26, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595231110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595231116
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (931 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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481 of 613 people found the following review helpful By V S on November 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Union electrician here, I *will* be BUYING this book RIGHT NOW & will edit my post later.

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.
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34 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Wisconsin Badger on December 1, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Most books written by politicians are horrible. They are often written by someone considering a run for the presidency. They follow a standard bio format that runs toward self-hagiography. Usually these kind of books are virtually unreadable. This is different.

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.
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355 of 479 people found the following review helpful By Jane Black on November 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
How unions encourage people to write fake reviews for this book "dont-waste-a-second-reading-it-union-pushes-flunkies-to-post-negative-reviews-of-scott-walkers-book".. Most of the reviews on here are phony and from Union thugs
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Strident Conservative on December 3, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Gov. Walker is a true success story on how genuine conservatives can not only win, but make a difference that matters to the future of America. His commitment and integrity are above reproach, and he is a shining example of what the conservative movement can accomplish.

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.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Peggy S Bailey on December 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Like our Governor, the people who actually read this book remain unintimidated by the hoards of union shills who were told to come give the book a bad review without reading it. For those of us who lived through this insanely expensive nightmare of the public unions temper-tantrum, we applaud our Governor for the hard work, the hardships, and the fight to make Wisconsin a fiscally responsible state.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By benjamin r grambsch on December 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I love what Gov. Walker has done for this state and I am looking forward to reading this book. My review is to balance the fakes from the deranged badgers from the unions.
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283 of 389 people found the following review helpful By Karen Rosa on November 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I haven't read it, but think you should know that most of these reviews are written by people who have not yet read the book (negative and positive reviews). A union Facebook page is calling on its members to negatively review the book in hopes of lowering the overall rating - even cheering that it went from 2.5 stars to 2 stars ([...]). That's pretty sickening. Review the book on its content, not your political affiliation.

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.
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73 of 99 people found the following review helpful By J. Fonzsworth on December 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
As a former union employee of the now defunct GM plant in Janesville
When I was 27 years old I was what they called an 86'er (1986 hiring). Even at that tender age I was dumbfounded at the massive waste in labor costs and declared it unsustainable and on a course for bankruptcy. It took longer than I expected but I was proven correct. Scott Walker has gotten it right too.
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