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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (77 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert C. Byrd, Senator Robert C. Byrd Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the months and years following September 11, Robert C. Byrd has viewed with alarm what he considers to be a slow unraveling of people’s liberties, when all dissenting voices were stilled and awesome power swung suddenly to the president to fight a war on terror. This path violates historical American principles—it shows no regard for the balance of power or the role of the congress: it invades our privacy, and it eliminates public participation in and understanding of government. Swept along, we have entered a war without proper consideration and rushed dangerous legislation through congress. Now is the time to regain the Constitution, to return to the values and processes that made America great. Byrd does not shrink from speaking the truth to an ever aggressive and imperial White House.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this important book a true patriot sounds the alarm about a runaway presidency.”

    Madeline Albright

  • “In truth, [Byrd’s] sermon should be taken seriously by anyone who believes that republican government ultimately rests on public debate and resolution regarding the highest acts of sovereignty.”

    Washington Post

  • “Illustrates what an impassioned advocate of civil liberties can do when he draws on five decades of legislative experience.”

    Boston Globe

  • “While it would be easy to fill a sizable bookcase with books published in 2004 that were highly critical of George W. Bush, few of those authors carry the gravity of Senator Robert Byrd…His thoughts are not snarky op-eds from a pundit; they are well earned, compellingly expressed, and come from a politician much more experienced than most.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Attacks on the Bush presidency have proliferated in recent months, but few critics bring to the argument the weight of Senator Byrd…Few combine his scholar’s understanding of constitutional government with the experience gained in his nearly half-century of Senate tenure…This volume is a searing criticism, informed by Byrd’s knowledge of history, leavened with his vast experience and written with his legendary rhetorical flourish.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The distinguished gentleman from West Virginia—whose service and tenure in the Senate are legendary—pulls tight his toga and renders withering scorn unto Caesar…Few students and practitioners of politics are better equipped to make such assessments. An outstanding broadside from a true patriot.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gerry Kelly | 2/2/2013

    " One of the great writing about the missteps of George W. Bush. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thom Dunn | 1/26/2013

    " Back-jacket endorsements from Howard Dean, A. M. Schlesinger, Jr., M. K. Albright, James Mcpherson, and Z. Brzezinski. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Valerie | 7/12/2012

    " Byrd is a very good writer, and his subject matter is eye opening. If every American had read this before they voted in the Bush-Kerry election, the U.S. would be on a very different path. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tommy | 7/5/2012

    " Nothing flashy here. Sen Byrd is a classy guy, as much as you can be as a resident of Capitol Hill. I respect his understanding of our history and why we must respect the values established in the Constitution, which is the dominant theme of the book. "

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