Surrender Is Not an Option
- Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad
- Narrated by: John Bolton
- Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-01-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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A fascinating chronicle of the career of a distinguished lawyer and diplomat, Surrender Is Not An Option is sure to become a staple for everyone interested in international affairs.
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By David on 11-29-07
A Straight Speaking Diplomat
Here is a fact that will irritate some. John Bolton is the most refreshing voice in Washington. That's right. He is strong, principled, and sincere. He has the additional virtue of being right most of the time. I mourned the fact that he was pushed out of his job at the UN -- a place he was sorely needed. We all know who we have to thank for that.
This book is at least something of a comfort for those of us who want to hear unfiltered truth about our foreign policies. In this book you will learn how that the ABM Treaty was hopelessly antedated and a stumbling-block for dealing with unstable nations that have WMDs. You will cheer when North Korean ships are boarded and found to be carrying missle parts under loads of innocent cargo. You will learn of the duplicity of some of our so-called friends; their cynical use of international organizations for personal aggrandisement and big money deals. You will see the real twists and turns of a world gone mad in the face of diplomacy. But, even with this, John Bolton remains our stalwart defender of truth and morality. His plain and unornamented voice rings true in this audio recording. John deserves our respect and admiration. I only wish now that he would quit writing books and get back into government.
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By boot scooting lover on 05-06-17
I was pleasanlty surprised by some of the insights highlighted by Mr. Bolton. It still makes me wonder why we are part of the UN as it seems useless and the people running it are spineless. We need more people in the world like Mr. Bolton who are willing to hold themselves and others accountable.