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Overview The governor of Arkansas tackles the 12 most controversial and important political issues that divide America today as he presents his vision to restore America's greatness with the right kind of leadership and a clear direction.
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Studio: Center Street
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2008
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 159995155X ISBN13 9781599951553 UPC 9781599951553
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More About Mike Huckabee
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is the host of the number one rated weekend hit "HUCKABEE" on the Fox News Channel, and is heard three times daily across the nation on the "Huckabee Report" on the Citadel Media Network, it is the fastest growing new program on the Citadel Media Network in years.
He is the author of 7 books, the most recent, A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit was a regular on the New York Times Bestseller list for many weeks. This is his second book on the New York Times Bestseller List joining Do The Right Thing, which was released in 2008.
After his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, in which he finished second to John McCain, he formed HuckPac to assist Conservative Republicans running for office nationwide and has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists in all 50 states.
From 1996-2007, Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was a nationally recognized leader; honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his accomplishments. Governing Magazine named him as one of its 'Public Officials of the Year' for 2005, Time Magazine honored him as, "....one of the five best governors in America....", and later in the same year, Huckabee received the American Association of Retired Person's Impact Award. In 2007, he was presented with the Music for Life Award by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), for his commitment to music education. He served as the Chairman of the prestigious National Governors Association as well as the Education Commission of the States and the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission.
A significant part of his early adult life was spent as a pastor and denominational leader. He became the youngest president ever of the Arkansas Southern Baptist State Convention, the largest denomination in Arkansas. Huckabee led rapidly growing congregations in Pine Bluff and Texarkana. He said those experiences gave him a deep sense of the problems faced by individuals and families.
Huckabee's efforts to improve his own health have received national attention. Diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2003, he lost 110 pounds. Barely two years later, he had completed four marathons: The 2005 and 2006 Little Rock Marathons, the Marine Corps Marathon and the ING New York City Marathon. As a result of his accomplishments, The Road Runners Club of America named him its 'Southern Region Runner of the Year' and USA Track & Field has named him their 'Athlete of the Week' for the country.
Huckabee completed his fourth book on living a healthy lifestyle, Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork: A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle. This 12-stop program is a no-nonsense approach to health through lifestyle change rather than a simple diet and exercise plan.
Huckabee, 54, is an avid musician and is bass player in his rock-n-roll band, Capitol Offense, which has opened for artists such as Willie Nelson and the Charlie Daniels Band. He has played the House of Blues in New Orleans, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO; two Presidential Inauguration Balls, and two Republican National Conventions. He is featured each week in the musical segment of his Fox News Channel show with the Fox house band, "The Little Rockers."
The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in Florida. They have three grown children: John Mark, David and Sarah.
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A Must Read! Nov 2, 2008
Mike Huckabee is one smart man! He is very proactive in his thinking and very upbeat in his writings. Every chapter leaves you with ideas that, not only can this Nation be a better place, but how YOU can make it a better place. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT PRESIDENT! I hope he tries again.
FROM HOPE TO HIGHER GROUND May 27, 2008
I knew very little about Mike Huckabee until he started his run for President of the USA. I think he has some great insights for our future as a great nation. This book shows so many of his great ideas. I vote for Mike Huckabee in our primary and would have voted for him in our general election, but he did not make it.
I'm still voting for Huckabee Mar 11, 2008
Even though he left the race, I am going to write this man's name in the ballot. I want to be able to tell my posterity that I voted for him. In his book "From Hope to Higher Ground," Mike Huckabee tells his story: he came from nothing and became something. He has lived the American dream. Imbued with humor, Huckabee informs the reader of his no-nonsense opinions and I happend to agree with his common-sense and wise words. He details where America has fallen, where it is great, and how it can be the best. I suggest everyone read this book, it is full of practical advice, interesting andectotes and thoughtful observations. "Faith, family, freedom" was his campaign motto, and you can definately see those values in his accessible, engaging book. I heart Huckabee!
Not as bad as I had expected Feb 29, 2008
My reading this book was the result of a book group assignment. I would never, ever vote for Mike Huckabee, but found him to be a decent, although misguided, person. He has a great sense of humor and his 12 Action Steps at the end of each chapter, are generally good ideas, things that all of us would consider reasonable. There were some editing mistakes and it seems clear that he wrote this book when he knew he was going to run for the Presidency, but readers will get a clear view of what a Huckabee administration would be like. Now, if we could just get him to accept the concept of evolution......
Need this guy for President... Feb 23, 2008
This book is a fascinating look at the thought process of the most interesting, normal guy running for president. He comes from common middle-class roots, can find common ground with 80% of America,and has inspiring yet common-sense solutions to complex problems. He's not easy to label or pigeon-hole, but this book helps the reader understand the way he thinks, and why. Even those areas that the reader doesn't agree with Huck, you are left respecting WHY he thinks that way, creating a civil disagreement that is rare & sorely missed in today's political arena where everything is partisan. He doesn't gloss over the issues, nor does he provide band-aid fixes to every little ailment our nation has, but sees the role of a leader to LEAD and inform, not to cram law down the throats of the "little people" whether they like it or not. His style is engaging, persuasive, and winsome, and makes you like him even if you don't like his politics. A rare statesman, indeed.