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Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett

by Mike Huckabee

"I wrote these letters so that long after I'm gone, you'll know that I loved you, had great hopes for you, and wanted to give you my best advice on living in this tough world. If I can't be there with you, I hope my letters will act as a sort of reminder of me--as if I'm standing there beside you, whispering in your ear, and putting my arm around your shoulder. " Mike Huckabee has worn many hats through­out his life: pastor, politician, governor, presidential candidate, talk show host, rock bassist, pundit, husband, and father. But since his first grandchild was born, he's found that the role of grandfather is more satisfying than just about any of the others. Huckabee wanted to give something to his grand­son, Chandler, that would last forever. He began drafting a series of letters to Chandler recounting heartwarming stories from his past and the bittersweet lessons learned along the way. With the birth of his granddaughter, Scarlett, just a year later, Huckabee was further inspired to convey his love and wisdom. Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett touches on the time­less topics of faith, love, family, overcoming adversity, and staying true to your values in the face of failure and temptation. For instance, Huckabee tells how being forced to pick up pecans from the trees in his yard taught him the value of hard work. ("We were told that if we wanted to eat that night and sleep in a bed instead of in the yard, we'd pick up the pecans. ") Years later he learned the real meaning of love after watching a friend care for his dying wife who could no longer recognize him. ("He loved her not because he enjoyed it or found pleasure in it, but because he had promised that he would never leave her until death parted them. And here he was, keeping that promise, faithful to the end. ") Like his bestseller A Simple Christmas, Dear Chan­dler, Dear Scarlett isn't about politics. It's a deeply personal, heartfelt, inspirational book that can be enjoyed by anyone. As Huckabee writes: "Although my advice comes from my personal experience and I'm writing with my grandkids in mind, I hope any parent, grandparent, child, or grandchild can take away some­thing valuable from these letters. I'll try not to be too obnoxious, but don't worry, if you ever sit next to me on a plane, I'll still be happy to show you all the photos of Chandler and Scarlett I have on my phone. " .

Do the Right Thing

by Mike Huckabee

When Governor Mike Huckabee entered the Republican presidential race, he was the ultimate dark horse, with almost no money, no consultants, and no name recognition beyond Arkansas. The so-called experts were highly amused by this former small state governor from blue-collar roots who also played bass in a rock band. He wouldn't have a prayer against the well-connected and financially wired pros like Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson. But Huckabee had one big advantage: a common sense message that connected with millions of people, and not just his fellow evangelical Christians. He spoke about family values, fair taxes, and helping hard-working, middle-class Americans in a tough economy. And to the dismay of some Republicans, he talked about fighting Wall Street greed and K Street corruption. Huckabee shocked the country by winning the all-important Iowa caucuses and seven other states, while spending far less than the other major candidates. He created an army of passionate volunteers and small donors, transforming his campaign into a true movement that will endure long after Election Day. Do The Right Thing is Huckabee's amazing story, in his own words--from making commercials with Chuck Norris to meeting a Michigan woman who insisted on donating her wedding ring. But this is more than just a campaign memoir. It's a vision for a smarter, fairer type of politics--"vertical politics"--that focuses on common sense solutions for education, health care, the economy, and many other issues. It's not about right versus left; it's about taking America up rather than down. Huckabee also shows how the Republican Party can heal its divisions--between social and fiscal conservatives, the wealthy and the middle class, the religious and the secular--and become a true majority party again. .

Do the Right Thing

by Mike Huckabee

When Governor Mike Huckabee entered the Republican presidential race, he was the ultimate dark horse, with almost no money, no consultants, and no name recognition beyond Arkansas. The so-called experts were highly amused by this former small state governor from blue-collar roots who also played bass in a rock band. He wouldn't have a prayer against the well-connected and financially wired pros like Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson. But Huckabee had one big advantage: a common sense message that connected with millions of people, and not just his fellow evangelical Christians. He spoke about family values, fair taxes, and helping hard-working, middle-class Americans in a tough economy. And to the dismay of some Republicans, he talked about fighting Wall Street greed and K Street corruption. Huckabee shocked the country by winning the all-important Iowa caucuses and seven other states, while spending far less than the other major candidates. He created an army of passionate volunteers and small donors, transforming his campaign into a true movement that will endure long after Election Day. Do The Right Thing is Huckabee's amazing story, in his own words--from making commercials with Chuck Norris to meeting a Michigan woman who insisted on donating her wedding ring. But this is more than just a campaign memoir. It's a vision for a smarter, fairer type of politics--"vertical politics"--that focuses on common sense solutions for education, health care, the economy, and many other issues. It's not about right versus left; it's about taking America up rather than down. Huckabee also shows how the Republican Party can heal its divisions--between social and fiscal conservatives, the wealthy and the middle class, the religious and the secular--and become a true majority party again.

Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America

by Mike Huckabee

Huckabee has a common-sense message that connects with millions of Americans and not just his fellow conservative Christians. He speaks about family values, fair taxes, and helping middle-class Americans in a tough economy.

From Hope To Higher Ground: My Vision for Restoring America's Greatness

by Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and was the second longest-serving governor in the country. He and his wife, Janet, have three grown children - John Mark, David, and Sarah. The author of Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork, Huckabee enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and playing bass guitar in his band, Capitol Offense.

God, Guns, Grits, And Gravy

by Mike Huckabee

The New York Times Bestseller!<P><P> In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses?<P> Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Stories of everyday Americans surviving tough times, reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become...these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty.<P> At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations.<P> With a wry eye for the ridiculous and a clear-eyed look at the most controversial issues of our time, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy is Mike Huckabee at his very best.

Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork

by Mike Huckabee

A leaner Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee shares his secrets for creating better health habits that last a lifetime.

A Simple Christmas

by Mike Huckabee

"Every Christmas, I still think about that guitar and the sacrifice it represented. And I hope I don't forget to think about the greatest sacrifice of all, God's gift of Himself. " Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, competition, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee (who was a pastor before getting into politics), that was never God's intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious of all. Now Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories--often funny, sometimes deeply moving--that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill. If you're looking for a little clarity, sanity, and inspiration at this insane time of year, you're sure to enjoy A Simple Christmas. .

A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit

by Mike Huckabee

The first Christmas was a simple one. So simple that it had all the makings of a first-class disaster. It's a miracle it turned out well at all. In fact, that's the whole point. It really remains, a miracle - the greatest miracle of all time.

A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!)

by Mike Huckabee

The New York Times bestseller that offers clear solutions to the key issues facing our nation. <P> Armed with little money but a lot of common sense, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee surprised the nation by coming in second during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. He connected with millions of voters by calling for a smaller, simpler government that would get out of the way when appropriate.<P> Now he's written a book that sums up the twelve things we really need from Washington to get the country back on the right track. These twelve essential truths can help us tone down the partisan rancor and return to the simple principles of the Founding Fathers: liberty, justice, personal freedom, and civic virtue.<P> Huckabee is one of the country's most popular Republicans, and his voice will carry for years to come.

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