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While serving as a U.S. senator from Wisconsin for nearly two decades, most notably as a member of the prestigious Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees, Feingold, knowledgeable and influential, enjoyed an ideal vantage point from which to analyze the nation’s approach to both global and domestic affairs. As a private citizen, Feingold now reflects on his tenure in office, focusing specifically on years following the attacks of 9/11, and looks ahead. He warns of a growing complacency regarding international politics and terrorism and bemoans the fact that Americans are myopically more willing to focus on the trivialities of popular culture and media-fueled controversies than matters of long-term substance. With precise recommendations in areas as diverse as citizen-advocacy programs and foreign-language education, Feingold offers a thoughtful prescription for elected officials and voters alike, and he invokes a passionate plea for every American to realize the momentous connections between ourselves and others around the world so that our nation is better able to proactively meet future challenges. --Carol Haggas
Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
"In While America Sleeps, Russ Feingold takes us behind the scenes in the Congress in the time leading up to and following 9/11. In thoroughly analyzing the good decisions and the many dangerous mistakes that were made after the attacks, Senator Feingold gives us insights that should help Americans support policies that keep us and our liberties secure. This book will alarm you, entertain you, enlighten you, and prepare you as citizens to engage in the national debate about a crucial part of our foreign policies." –Senator Bob Kerrey
“While we hail from different political parties and most often disagree about the issues of the day, I have never met a more decent or honest public servant than Russ Feingold. We don’t often hear about Members of Congress with the courage of their convictions, but Russ lived that quality every day in the U.S. Senate. We waged many battles together for campaign finance reform, and I am honored to call him my friend. In his new book, While America Sleeps, Russ illuminates some of the challenges our nation faces in the post-9/11 era with his trademark integrity and independence.” –Senator John McCain
“Great senator! Great book!” –Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs
“Feingold offers a thoughtful prescription for elected officials and voters alike, and he invokes a passionate plea for every American to realize the momentous connections between ourselves and others around the world so that our nation is better able to proactively meet future challenges.” –Booklist
“Sage, sensible words by a leader who can now point to how right he was.” –Kirkus
“[Feingold’s] shockingly reasonable and carefully considered responses, as well as his respect for, and collaboration with, such Republican colleagues as John McCain and John Ashcroft, will make progressives, Wisconsinites, and other frustrated Americans nostalgic for the days of a more thoughtful, productive Congress.” –Publishers Weekly
Based on the "accolades" achieved by Mr. Feingold I would have anticipated an intriguing, historical assessment of America since 9/11 - which is one time frame Mr. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wilbur Wright
What a great advocate for our constitution and our country. Compared to many of his fellow congress members, he exhibited courageous but not always popular common sense and a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by njtibb
Another blame Bush, praise Obama and the Democrats for their enlightenment. Expected more from Mr. Cross the Isle.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
A Lotta good facts and history that people should remember. A good read but a little long-winded. Remembrances of a good senatorPublished 18 months ago by Paul T. Pichler
The former senator from Wisconsin hit the nail on the head when he said the Patriot Act was going to greatly challenge liberty. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Johnny Danger
This was written form a lifetime of experience. An honest hard working man of the people and for the people. It is a real wake up call from a person to be highly respected.Published 22 months ago by chloe manz
Intelligent, riveting, value-driven, full of good humor, and currently relevant. I first checked this book out of our univ. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Reader
This book is an insiders look at the effect 9/11 had on this country. This book reflects Russ Feingold's style: plainspoken, intelligent, and dedicated. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by M. G. Ohm
A good book with learning a lot of Knowledge and Science.
We should have more this kind Politician stand up in front of American. Read more