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A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  99 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Book by Gingrich, Newt
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published June 13th 2011 by Regnery Publishing
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Brienne Shkedi
Nov 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Since there's a possibility Newt might be our next President I thought it'd be good to understand his views on American politics and issues. Less than 20 pages into the book, though, and I feel like I'm being lectured. I'm set on finishing since I still think it's important, but I seriously hope he finds himself a good speechwriter or else we risk the American pubic being lulled into a coma during his term in office.

Finally decided to give up. I don't feel like being lectured, and since it looks
Sally Winterton
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Should be a must read for all Americans. Well done Newt!
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is quite simply the best and clearest book on what makes this country exceptional that I have ever read. Gingrich is crystal clear. The book carries a patriotic message, but it isn't about blind patriotism or mindless patriotism. The American ideal is under constant assault, sometime from those who mean well, sometimes from those who don't. It is essential for Americans to understand what we have, what our Founders and subsequent generations fought for and achieved.

Obama said that he believ
Jim Gallen
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In “A Nation Like No Other” Newt Gingrich gives his views on American Exceptionalism, why America is different from all other countries, where it has strayed from its exceptional path, what it will take to get it back on track and why it is necessary that we do so. He treats the reader to a history lesson about a country built on the idea of freedom country that has fought to defend its ideals and that has voluntarily contributed more to the needy than any land in history. He blasts the Obama Ad ...more
Oct 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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I Love Newt’s vision for American Exceptionalism. I believe that the Ten Steps to Restoring (American) Exceptionalism can be used by any country that wants to move towards prosperity. Dr. Gingrich emphasizes on understanding the History of USA to Empowering our Citizens. He explains his vision through stories and examples. He speaks about philanthropy, volunteering, participating in local communities and teaching children. This is a book to pass along to our children and grand children. From the ...more
Jun 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Gingrich has great insight into what has made America so great. Combining examples from our nation's history with common sense, his view of the downward spiral our great nation is beginning resonnated with me. I agree with what he termed the "Obama Doctrine" of "leading from behind" (which seemed like an oxy-moron to me when Obama first coined it during a press conference regarding the recent hit-&-miss support of Libyan rebels against their tyrannical leader). Gingrich doesn't just "complai ...more
June Junebug
Dec 18, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: political
This is the worst book I've read this year. I expected no less. Everything that I wanted to say has already been said in most of the 1-star reviews on Amazon so I won't get into it. All you need to know is that he is a highly misinformed "historian" who likes to do nothing but use this opportunity to trash talk Obama. He has a very skewed view of everything and came off as racist, sexist, misogynistic, ableist, and just about every form of oppression against a marginalized group. The fact that p ...more
Sep 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: politics, own
I picked this up at Borders' clearance sale several months ago. A light and entertaining read. Nothing necessarily earth shattering; but interesting enough to keep my attention. I've gotten similar talking points from several other pundits, but I did find some new insights. I'm sure this book was quite strategic, being that Gingrich is running for POTUS. If he stands behind every one of his assertions then he is someone I could get behind. Gingrich is one of the sharpest political minds out ther ...more
E. Scott Harvey
Aug 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Gingrich has a knowledge and understanding of history, particularly the Reagan Era, that is second to none and quite useful in light of our country's present circumstances. Probably dry reading for those not into biographical sketches or history, I found it fast paced and enlightening.
F.Alan Reynolds
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the book in that it was chock full of American History facts. And the book does illustrate what a great country we live in. However I didn't enjoy the lecturing tone of the author especially on the topic of marriage, for soooo many reasons.
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a fellow Georgian I really like Newt! Common sense, traditional logic outlining our Founder's intent is represented in this book along with countless examples and a compilation of quotes supporting American exceptionalism make this an excellent read. God bless America!
Johanna Gail Tongco
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Newt Gingrich's view on America's political dynamics is supported in this book by how history turned United States of America as an exceptional country.
The book was written by dwelling on how history shaped the people and the government for centuries.
This is a good all-nighter book!
Jim Blessing
Mar 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: politics
This book was an amazing one-sided political diatribe that was completely distasteful.
Jonathan Minnick
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Why can't this guy be our president?
I really enjoyed reading something positive about America for a change. I've always been proud of my country and this book presented the evidence for that feeling.
Amanda Grannen
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you're into politics and history, this is a great read. Newt may get hounded in the media, but his values and ideals are true to what it really means to be an American. Loved the book!!!
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Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
About half-way through - most impressive! For all his faults, I wish he were president.
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Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. After he was elected Speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform ...more
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