Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a much-talked-about potential 2016 presidential candidate, offers fourteen lessons from our nation’s past and discusses how they can be used to restore American courage, faith, and wisdom.
In American Will, Governor Jindal brings to life some of the greatest lessons in our nation’s history and explores how they have defined our current state of affairs—including the exciting story behind the Louisiana Purchase, the conflict between the Federalists and anti-Federalists, Reagan vs. Nixon’s welfare fight, and how the Cold War was nearly lost. Each event relates back to a moment in Governor Jindal’s career where he had to make an important decision for the people of Louisiana.
Among the many topics covered in this book are elective wars overseas, the size of government, church and state, freedom of religion, American exceptionalism, the nature of our enemies, and the consequences of a divided Republican Party. These important issues continue to define our country’s legacy, and Governor Jindal will use his strong sense of history, purpose, and direction to guide his decisions now and in the years to come.
The next great turning point in American history will be the 2016 presidential election. Will we elect a follower or a leader? Will we pick a cynic or a statesman? Will we choose a politician or a problem solver? American Will’s dramatic tales illuminate the courage, faith, and vision that we need in 2016—and the government folly, corruption, and myopia that jeopardize our future.
Governor Bobby Jindal is the fifty-fifth governor of Louisiana.
Prior to serving as Governor, Jindal represented the first district of Louisiana in the 109th and 110th United States Congresses. While in Congress, Governor Jindal was elected Freshman Class President and served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the House Committee on Homeland Security, and the House Committee on Resources. He also served as Assistant Majority Whip.
Governor Jindal served as Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President George Bush. Prior to his White House service Governor Jindal was appointed President of the University of Louisiana System, the 16th largest higher education system in the country.
Governor Jindal has also served as the Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare and was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH).
A graduate of Brown University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Governor Jindal was a business consultant with McKinsey and Company before entering public service.
He was born in Baton Rouge to immigrant parents and still resides in Baton Rouge with his wife Supriya and their three children.