Leadership and Crisis (Google eBook)

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Regnery Publishing, Nov 15, 2010 - Political Science - 256 pages
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Tested by Fire

Bobby Jindal has been tested as few politicians have. And from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster to Hurricane Katrina, he’s shown an astounding ability to beat the odds (and beat the bureaucrats) to get things done.

Then again, Jindal is not your typical politician. The son of Indian immigrants, a Christian convert from Hinduism, and a Rhodes Scholar, Jindal presided over Louisiana’s healthcare system at age 24, headed the University of Louisiana system at 27, became a U.S. congressman at 33, and was elected governor of Louisiana at 36.

Throughout his meteoric career, Jindal has dealt with some of the worst crises of our times, from natural disasters in his home state to out-of-control spending in Washington, D.C. His secret: the common sense solutions that bureaucrats (and politicians) ignore in favor of government–as–usual.
In Leadership and Crisis, Jindal reveals:


How the Obama administration spent too much time worrying about public perception and not enough on actually fighting the oil
How the federal government actually impeded Louisiana’s efforts to stem the flood of oil
Why the bureaucratic incompetence during Hurricane Katrina was even worse than you know
How Bobby Jindal took on Louisiana’s infamous culture of corruption
His own journey from Hinduism to Christianity, from student at Oxford to Governor of Louisiana, from policy wonk to instant midwife when he had to deliver his third child himself


Filled with behind–the–scenes stories from the oil–slicked beaches of Louisiana to the corridors of power in the U.S. Capitol, Leadership and Crisis offers an insider’s view into one of the worst environmental disasters our nation has suffered—and into one of the most unique success stories of American politics.

  

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Review: Leadership and Crisis

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Wow! I definitely enjoyed this book. I admired Bobby Jindal before I read this, and now admire him even more. He hits all the key issues of the day, and addresses them in a way only a conservative could. Read full review

Review: Leadership and Crisis

User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

This book is written by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal whom I talked with when he came to Santa Barbara. He is a really nice guy who has helped his State immensely. He writes about the BP oil spill ... Read full review

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Contents

DISASTER IN THE GULF
1
WHO DAT?
25
YELLOW PAGES
39
TO EDUCATE A CHILD
59
FIRSTTIME CANDIDATE
79
CESSPOOL OR HOT TUB?
95
IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
113
CONVERTS AND IMMIGRANTS
129
PROPELLING AMERICA FORWARD
199
OF LIFE AND LOGIC
215
SAVING MEDICARE
233
FREEDOM ISNT FREE
245
ITS THE CULTURE STUPID
261
Now What?
275
Acknowledgements
285
Notes
287

THE MOST BORING GOVERNOR IN LOUISIANAS HISTORY
143
DO WE REALLY WANT TO BE LIKE EUROPE?
155
REAL CHANGE
175

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About the author (2010)

BOBBY JINDAL was born in Baton Rouge to immigrant parents. A graduate of Brown University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, he has been a business consultant, a health care reformer, an education reformer, a congressman, and governor. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife Supriya and their three children.

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