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Review of Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations
4.30 stars Very Good Form 210 Reviews
Reviewed on: February 03, 2020 Author:
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$5 - $29

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  • New York Times best seller
  • Revealing into United Nations policy making
  • Nonfiction book


  • May be politically biased
  • A dense read
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This is the summary of consumer reviews for Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $5 - $29.

The memoir "Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations" by John Bolton is a 512-page review of the former National Security Adviser and former ambassador's life within politics in the United States. The detailed and in-depth account of his public and international life gives readers insight into the life of a politician, negotiator, decision maker, and foreign correspondent. Bolton dives deep into decisions he made while in office, why he made choices he did, and how his view on the world shifted following each of his big decisions. The historical account of his stories are nonfiction, and the point of view of a high-up source makes it a valuable and informative read.

Customers say the book is informative and is great to read to learn more about history and specifically the duties of a United States ambassador to the United Nations. Customers say they appreciate the historical accuracy, as well as the honest storytelling from the former ambassador. Some also say the book helps to educate those who are interested in international relations, as well as for those who could use to learn more about international foreign policy.

Some do not like Bolton's storytelling techniques, and some are biased against him for his role in the Trump administration. However, it is important to focus on the content rather than external influences. Based on the text alone, readers say Bolton writes clearly, concisely, and is interesting and informative.

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Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations
This book is easier to read.
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
2.50 stars
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I'm surprised at John Bolton's new book.
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2.00 stars
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I admire John's general approach to diplomacy, but this book is somewhat written from a biased political prism.
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1.00 stars
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This well documented book is fascinating reading and an eye-opener.
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.50 stars
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John Bolton is one of the smartest, most honest men in this great country, America.
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
2.00 stars
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Bolton is a clear writer.
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.00 stars
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A book of treasonous statements against trump.
Review Group #: 7 Rating :
2.00 stars
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A great book all Americans should read!
Review Group #: 8 Rating :
3.00 stars
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John Bolton's book, "Surrender isn't an Option," provides a detailed, some might say mind-numbing, insider look at the inner workings of the State Department and the United Nations.
Review Group #: 9 Rating :
4.00 stars
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