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Author: John Bolton Narrator: John Bolton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9780743569712
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The Straight-Talking Former Ambassador Takes Listeners Behind the Scenes at the State Department and the UN.

A veteran of three Republican administrations and a nominee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, John Bolton reveals how the U.S. can lead the way to a more realistic global security arrangement for the twenty-first century and identifies the next generation of threats to America.

With no-holds-barred candor, he recounts his appointment in 2005 as Ambassador to the United Nations, his headline-making Senate confirmation battle, and his sixteen-month tenure at the United Nations. Bolton offers keen insight into such international crises as North Korea's nuclear test, Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and much more. Recounting both his successes and frustrations he also exposes the operational inadequacies that hinder the U.N.'s effectiveness in international diplomacy and its bias against Israel and the United States. At home, he criticizes the pernicious bureaucratic inertia in the U.S. State Department that can undermine presidential policy.

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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Intelligent, shrewd, direct, and fascinating, John Bolton’s new book bears a remarkable resemblance to the man himself.” 

    Senator John McCain

  • “This book about the challenges we face should be a wake-up call for America and the world.” 

    Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 

  • “No one understands the enemies of America and the threat to our survival better than Ambassador John Bolton…This is a must-read book.” 

    Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 

  • “A remarkably informative account of how our government works to formulate and execute foreign policy.” 


  • A New York Times Bestseller

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About the Author

John R. Bolton was appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States ambassador to the United Nations in 2005 and served until his appointment expired in December 2006. He was nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for playing a major role in exposing Irans secret plans to develop nuclear weapons. An attorney who has spent many years in public service and held high-level positions in several Republican administrations including those of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Bolton is currently a senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, a commentator for the Fox News Channel, a frequent op-ed contributor for the Wall Street Journal and National Review, and a counselor to the law firm Kirkland and Ellis. He lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.