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America Awakens to Sen. Jim DeMint’s ‘Great American Awakening: Two Years That Changed America, Washington, and Me’
New Book From Leading Senate Conservative Receives High Praise and Top Billing Across Media
July 4, 2011 - Washington, D.C. – From New York Times best-selling author Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), The Great American Awakening: Two Years That Changed America, Washington, and Me is quickly becoming the most talked-about book of the summer. Since the book’s publication on July 4, Sen. DeMint has appeared on major television programs, including CNN American Morning, MSNBC Morning Joe, Fox News The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Hannity, Fox News Happening Now, Fox News The Judge Fox News Sunday and Fox News Live. National radio includes interviews scheduled with Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Medved, Laura Ingraham, Kilmeade & Friends, BBC Americana, radio tours with ABC, United, Fox and much more. In addition, the Associated Press, USA Today and the Daily Caller have published stories and interviews with Sen. DeMint on The Great American Awakening.
“I’m so grateful that The Great American Awakening is hitting a chord with the American people, whose passion and optimism for our country’s future is a continual source of inspiration for me,” said Sen. DeMint. “I wrote this book so that Americans everywhere who rose up in 2010 can know that the fight isn’t over, and that there are still members of Congress willing to carry on the fight to stop the destructive liberal agenda.”
In The Great American Awakening: Two Years That Changed America, Washington & Me, Sen. DeMint tells the behind-the-scenes story of those two momentous years that transformed a nation—from the 2008 elections that decimated the GOP, to the 2010 resurgence of conservatives in the form of the Tea Party movement. In his riveting account, the leading Senate conservative details why Congress fell back on old habits of big budgets and unaffordable programs, preferring to ignore the millions of disgruntled Americans were who were angry, restless, and – most importantly – awake.
Sen. DeMint’s book is “a timely look at the birth of the [Tea Party] movement and his role in galvanizing American support to fight big spending and corruption in government leading up to the watershed elections of 2010,” writes the Daily Caller.
With a foreword by Senator Marco Rubio, The Great American Awakening is one lone senator’s attempt to “expose the ‘Washington establishment’ as a powerful system of inertia that protects the status quo.” As Sen. DeMint writes, it was this establishment which had caused the most harm to our nation, and the one least aware of how its actions had awoken the passions of the American people.
With the insight that only he can deliver, Sen. DeMint captures all the intrigue that elapsed between the inauguration of Barack Obama and the triumph of the Tea Party in 2010 in one volume that is already sending shockwaves through the halls of Congress and across America.
Top Media Coverage For The Great American Awakening:
Associated Press: “DeMint chronicles tea party’s rise, says 2012 elections might be GOP’s last chance in new book”
USA Today: “Sen. DeMint: Tea Party is 'great awakening' for GOP”
The Daily Caller: “Jim DeMint on the birth of the Tea Party movement”
CNN American Morning: “Senator Jim DeMint: Debt negotiations a 'matter of national survival'”
MSNBC Morning Joe: “Sen. DeMint: Biden talks just burning up the clock”
Fox News Happening Now: “Lawmakers Fight to Balance Budget”
Fox News Live: “‘The Great American Awakening’”
About the Author
Jim DeMint was elected senator of South Carolina in 2004 and then chairman of the Senate Steering Committee in 2006. For standing up against wasteful spending in Congress and saving Americans about $17 billion, Wall Street Journal editor Steve Moore called DeMint the “taxpayers’ greatest ally.” DeMint was also ranked as the Senate’s most conservative member by National Journal and as the #1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayers Union. The senator and his wife, Debbie, have four grown children, are doting new grandparents, and live in Greenville, South Carolina.
High Praise for The Great American Awakening
“[DeMint’s] latest book is a riveting account about the fight for fiscal sanity in Congress. It’s essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why so many Americans clued in and got involved with the Tea Party Movement in the last election. Senator Jim DeMint was a huge part of this, and I only hope he is as involved in the 2012 race for the White House as he was in this past election.”
-Sean Hannity, host of the nationally syndicated Sean Hannity Radio Show and Hannity on FOX News
“After the elections of 2010, I was asked if I had any advice for incoming Congressmen and Senators. My advice was, “Be principled and do what you say you are going to do. If you ever need guidance, just follow the lead of Senator Jim DeMint.” The Tea Party trusts very few of our leaders and Senator DeMint is one of them. He is a shining light because he is principled, does not waiver from his values and is as conservative as they come.”
-Amy Kremer, chairman of Tea Party Express
“Jim DeMint is a hero of the Tea Party movement because he’s shown the leadership that the movement, and the American people, are desperate to see. He has given Tea Partiers real political clout because he’s been unafraid to challenge the status quo, both on the Senate floor and with his Senate Conservatives Fund. But perhaps even more than that, he’s given people hope by showing that with courage and dignity, and firmness of principle, change for what is right can and will happen.”
-Ned Ryun, president of American Majority
About The Great American Awakening
Release Date: July 4, 2011
Publisher: Fidelis Books
Web Site: www.JimDeMint.com