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Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! Unknown Binding – 2008

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Wake Up America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great--and Why We Need Them More Than Ever by Eric Bolling
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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (2008)
  • ASIN: B0028IFF9S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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By D. Buxman TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 20, 2008
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I've never read a book by Jesse Ventura, and while I followed his term as Governor of Minnesota with some interest, I never really delved into his political philosophy. To put it bluntly, Jesse Ventura is a No-B.S., straight shooter who has a genuine concern about our recent loss of the virtues that made our country great. When I say "virtues," I'm not talking about the pseudo-morality that masks fundamentalist zealotry these days, I'm talking about American Virtues like freedom of speech, freedom of thought and the right to be left alone to live your life without the government telling you what to do. In an entertaining and thought-provoking manner, the author explains his experiences in office and exposes the two-party system for what it is; Corrupt and Rotten to the Core. The idea of voting Republican or Democrat gives us the illusion of choice without meaningful difference or informed debate. Jesse Ventura proves that you don't have to be a political insider to make a difference in this country. If you're tired of the status quo in American Politics, pick up this book and get a breath of fresh air and a jolt of motivation to make a difference. I'd give it ten stars if I could.
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Jesse is rested, refreshed, reinvigorated, ready to handle the "media jackals" (his phrase), and it sounds like he's ready to make a run. His wife has recovered her physical health, and the family has now survived a mayorship, a governorship, and all the public clamor and whatnot that sticking to true independence brings. He's the greatest political maverick of this generation. You may not agree with a lot of what he says, but he will fight you most gracefully and graciously. He's no crybaby, and he's ready even to "play the bad guy" if that's what it takes to get some true debate going again. HE KNOWS HIS STUFF!! I think he would make a fantastic president -- if he's not assassinated first. He's laying his life on the line here. Are we ready?

The book is a great page turner as Jesse rocks and rolls from one controversial subject to the next. He's assisted in his writing by acclaimed environmental and investigative journalist Dick Russell (o.k. I'll use "ghostwriter). And wife Terry gets to insert pages from her journal throughout this work, very effectively. It's wonderful to see a real team marriage, a couple who have nothing to hide.

I'm plugging this book everywhere I go!
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This is my first Jesse Ventura book and I am deeply impressed. This man is the real deal, honest, straight-up, with plenty of common sense. His ideal running mate is not John McCain or Robert Kennedy Jr. but rather the star of The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the Nation's Most Ordinary Citizen. I would gladly serve these solid citizens in a staff capacity.

The book lacks an index, while offering plenty of balanced outrage. This is a serious person who sees all that is wrong with America, and who would have no problem agreeing with the authors of Running On Empty: How The Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It; or Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders.

A few of my notes from this captivating book and personality:

+ "Special interests have a stranglehold on our reality. Nobody is being told the truth."

+ Castro told him JFK assassination was an inside job. See
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Rarely is there a book written, and I read hundreds of them, that is more fact-filled or interesting than this one. He is very thoughtful of his wife and her problems which is to be greatly admired. It's a book that is hard to put down for sure. It's good to see someone of his status very concerned about the United States and what is happening as many of us are! Politics such as it is now I can't recommend or discourage him from running for president. The first battle is to get an honest voting system sad to say. I think he would be good no doubt. Blessings and best wishes to you and your family Jesse in whatever you decide to do.
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This book is REQUIRED READING for serious Americans. Rarely does a politician as unique as Jesse Ventura gain access to the real corridors of power. What he has to say about it is something every individual who cares abouth the future really needs to hear and understand. In many other countries, an option on the ballot at every election is None Of The Above, which is a vote of No Confidence by people who do care about their country enough to vote, but not for the available candidates. They could not allow that in the US because None Of The Above would win most of the elections and force the entire system into question! Only a virtuous rogue warrior like Jesse Ventura could beat that choice. Read this and learn why!
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