John Ashcroft - Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice
Abridged Audio Book
John Ashcroft's service as attorney general began with turmoil: a loss to a deceased challenger in his senate reelection campaign and a tumultuous confirmation battle. Then, on September 11, 2001, his job was transformed into the greatest leadership challenge an attorney general has ever faced. Highly classified intelligence briefings, secret surveillance of terror cells, and war councils with President Bush gave Ashcroft a uniquely comprehensive--and uniquely chilling--view of the threats to American security. In NEVER AGAIN, Ashcroft breaks his silence about historic events that transpired during his term of office--including the largest terrorist attack in U.S. history, the enactment and defense of the Patriot Act, the Robert Hanssen spy scandal, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, and the recently discovered domestic surveillance program authorized by President Bush. In this provocative book, readers will meet the man behind the title and hear his take on the dangers to and within America from outside forces, and what he did to repair the serious breaches in our country's security. NEVER AGAIN is a fascinating and probing look at what Ashcroft believes will ultimately make America safe.
As a governor, senator, and attorney general, John Ashcroft never shied away from controversy, and he remains one of most polarizing figures of President George W. Bush's tenure. In NEVER AGAIN, Ashcroft offers opponents and supporters alike the rare opportunity to learn more about how 9/11, the Patriot Act, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, and other tragic and controversial events affected him politically and personally. Ashcroft addresses these issues and events candidly and without apology. He is a surprisingly animated reader, who allows his emotions to show. This straightforward style adds to the book's appeal, especially when Ashcroft offers his unfiltered perspective on how these events will impact American and global security in the short- and long-term.