No Apology: The Case For American Greatness by Mitt Romney
About Mitt Romney’s book — No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
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Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: March 2, 2010
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Editorial Review from Amazon.com:
On his first presidential visit to address the European nations, President Obama felt it necessary to apologize for America’s international power. He repeated that apology when visiting Latin America, and again to Muslims worldwide in an interview broadcast on Al-Arabiya television.
In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential—not just for our own well-being, but for the world’s. Governments such as China and a newly-robust Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and radical Islam continues its dangerous rise. Drawing on history for lessons on how great powers collapse, Romney shows how and why our national advantages have eroded. From the long-term decline of our manufacturing base, our laggard educational system that has left us without enough engineers, scientists, and other skilled professionals, our corrupted financial practices that led to the current crisis, and the crushing impact of entitlements on our future obligations, America is in debt, overtaxed, and unprepared for the challenges it must face.
We need renewal: fresh ideas to cut through complicated problems and restore our strength. Creative and bold, Romney proposes simple solutions to rebuild industry, create good jobs, reduce out of control spending on entitlements and healthcare, dramatically improve education, and restore a military battered by eight years of war. Most important, he calls for a new commitment to citizenship, a common cause we all share, rather than a laundry list of individual demands. Many of his solutions oppose President Obama’s policies, many also run counter to Republican thinking, but all have one strategic aim: to move America back to political and economic strength.
Personal and dynamically-argued, No Apology is a call to action by a man who cares deeply about America’s history, its promise, and its future.
Mitt Romney’s Tour Dates — Book Signings, Speeches, and Media Appearances:
As tour dates are confirmed, they will be posted here. Check back frequently to see if Mitt Romney is coming to your area! Also, try to show up at least a half hour early when you attend any of the events.
March 2nd — Romney to make appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, ABC’s “The View”, Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” program, and CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” ALL on the day of No Apology’s debut.
March 3rd — Huntington, NY — Book Revue — Speech and Book Signing 7:00 Signing
March 4th — Framingham, MA — BJ’s Wholesale Club- Book Signing 11:00 AM
March 5th — Washington D.C. — National Press Club — Speech and Luncheon 1:00
March 7th — West Palm Beach, FL — Palm Beach Republican Club, Marriot West — Speech and book signing 5:00
March 8th — West Palm Beach, FL — The Forum Club, Cravis Center — Speech 12:30
March 9th — Naples, FL — Barnes & Noble — Book Signing 6:00
March 10th — Birmingham, MI — Borders — Book Signing 7:00
March 11th — Grand Rapids, MI — Woodland Mall Barnes & Noble — Book Signing Noon
March 12th — Sacramento, CA — Borders — Book Signing Noon
March 13th — Salt Lake City, UT — Salt Palace — Speech and Book Signing 7:00 PM
March 16th — Phoenix, AZ — Borders — Book Signing 7:00 PM
March 17th — Houston, TX — World Affairs Council, Weston Galleria — Speech 6:00 PM
March 18th — Dallas, TX — National Center for Policy Analysis — Lecture and Book Signing 12:30
March 18th — Plano, TX — St. Andrew United Methodist Church — Speech 7:00 PM
March 19th — Costa Mesa, CA — Barnes & Noble, OC Metro Pointe — Book Signing 7:00 PM
March 20th — Marine Corps, Camp Miramar, CA — Book Signing
March 24th — Chicago, IL — Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn — Conversation 6:00 PM
March 25th — Toronto, CANADA
March 26th — Orlando, FL — The Villages, Lake Miona Recreation Center — Speech & Book Signing 7:00 PM
March 29th — Des Moines, IA — Des Moines Central Library — Noon — Book Signing
March 29th — Ames, IA — Iowa State University 7:00 PM
March 30th — Atlanta, GA — Emory College — Speech 7:00 PM
March 31st — Nashville, TN — University Bookstore — Book Signing 7:00 PM
March 31st — Nashville, TN — Langford Auditorium — Speech — IMPACT: The Future of Capitalism — American Capitalism in the World
April 1st — South Carolina — South Carolina Federation of Republican Women — Book Signing
April 3rd — Sea Island, GA — AEI World Conference — Speech
April 5th — Vero Beach, FL — Distinguished Lecture Series, Riverside Theater — Speeches 4:00 & 6:00
April 7th — Manchester, NH — Barnes and Noble — Book Signing 2:00
April 7th — Manchester, NH — St. Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics — Speech and Book Signing
April 9th — Bloomington, MN — The Freedom Foundation — Private Roundtable, Public Speech, and Book Signing
April 14th — Los Angeles, CA — Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, Hillcrest Country Club — Speech 6:00 PM
April 15th — Los Angeles, CA — Claremont College — Speech 6:00 PM
April 20th — Scottsdale, AZ — Restaurant Leadership Conference — Speech 7:30
April 26th — Las Vegas, NV — Financial Executives International Conference, Caesars Palace — Speech 9:30 AM
April 26th — Las Vegas, NV — Nellis Air Force Base — Book Signing 4:00
April 30th — Ashland, OH — Ashland University — Speech 7:00
May 3rd — Champions Gate, FL — National Ski Areas Association, Omni Resort — Speech 8:00 AM
May 4th — Henderson, NV — Deseret Book — Book Signing 6:00 PM
May 5th — Las Vegas, NV — Armada Healthcare Event — Book Signing 10:00 AM
May 20th — Las Vegas, NV — Skybridge SALT Conference — Speech 5:00 PM
May 27 — Denver, CO — Alliance for Choice in Education, Marriot City Center — Speech Noon
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Romney’s Book — No Apology in the News:
No Apology: The Case For American Greatness Recording
No Apology: The Case For American Greatness Preview Read by Mitt Romney
Here is the audio of the first chapter being read by Mitt Romney:
Thanks be to Nate Gunderson at Mitt Romney Cental, we have Transcript of Mitt Romney’s audio introduction of the book:
Running for President of the United States is an extraordinary experience. New profound friendships are unquestionably the greatest reward. They will last a lifetime. And there were moments of laughter, such as when Ann got up from a collapsed stage in Dubuque Iowa, dusted herself off and later ad-libbed, “Well, I fell on dubutt in Dubuque.” There were times of exhilaration. Winning the Michigan primary, the state where I was raised and where my dad had served three terms as Governor was one of them. Then there were the inevitable ‘lessons learned’. My dad, George Romney, use to say of his 1968 presidential campaign that it was like a mini-skirt: short and revealing. Mine was a little longer, but just as revealing.
I’ve run for office three times, losing twice and winning once. Each time when the campaign was over I felt I hadn’t done an adequate job communicating all that I intended to say. Some of that is because debate answers are limited to 60 seconds, ads are 30 seconds, and lengthy position papers are rarely read at all. This book gives me a chance to say more than I did during my campaign.
That being said, my interest in writing the book goes back well before my political life. My career in the private sector exposed me to developments abroad, and conditions at home, that were deeply troubling. At the same time, I saw that most of us were not aware of the consequences of blithely continuing along our current course. We’ve become so accustom to the benefits of America’s greatness that we cannot imagine any significant disruption of what we have known.
I was reminded of a book I had read when I was in France during the late 1960’s. Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber was a journalist and a business person, and from his perspective he became convinced that France and Europe were in danger of falling far and irretrievably behind the United States. His book, The American Challenge, stirred his countrymen to action and helped to galvanize Pan-European economic and political collaboration. While I am sufficiently realistic to recognize that this volume is highly unlikely to have as great an impact as did his, it is my hope is that it will affect the thinking and perspectives of those who read it.
Thus, this is not a collection of my positions on all the important issues of the day. In fact, a number of issues that I care about are not included. This is not a policy book that explores issues in greater depth than do scholars and think-tanks. I treat topics in a single chapter that others have made the subject of entire volumes. Nor is this an attack piece on all the policies of the Obama administration. Criticism is unavoidable, however, with policies which I believe are the most harmful to the future generations of America.
This is a book about what I believe should be our primary national objective: to keep America strong, and to preserve its place as the world’s leading nation. It describes the course I believe we must take to strengthen the nation in order to remain prosperous, secure and free. There are some who may question the national objective I propose. I make no apology for my conviction that America’s economic and military leadership is not only good for America, but also critical for freedom and peace across the world. Accordingly, as I consider the various issues before the nation, I evaluate our options largely by whether they would make America stronger or weaker.
In my first chapters I consider geo-political threats and lessons from the history of great nations of the past. In subsequent chapters I describe domestic challenges to our national strength and propose actions to overcome them. My final chapter is intended to provide a means for future Americans to gauge whether we have been successful in setting a course that will preserve America’s greatness throughout the 21st century. It describes, as well, the source of my optimism for America’s future.
These are difficult times. Homes have lost value, nest eggs have been eroded, retirees have become anxious about their future, and millions upon millions of Americans are out of work. Inexcusable mistakes and failures precipitated the descent that has hurt so many people, but even as we endure the current shocks we know that this will not go on forever. We know that because America is a strong and prosperous nation the economic cycle will eventually right itself, and the future will be brighter than the present. While I will touch upon today’s difficulties my focus is on the growing challenges to the foundations of our national strength. How we confront these challenges will determine what kind of America, and world, we will bequeath to our children and grand-children. This is a book about securing that future of freedom, peace, and prosperity in the only way possible: by strengthening America. A strong America is our only assurance that prosperity will follow hardship, and that our lives and liberty will always be secure.
The strength of the nation has been challenged before: at its birth, during the civil war, in the peril of world wars. It is challenged again today. In our past Americans have risen to the occasion by confronting the challenge honestly, and by laying their sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. We must do so again.