We are pleased to announce the Omniquest selection for summer semester 2015, titled, Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom by LTC (R) Allen B. West. LTC West is a Trustee of Northwood University and is a strong proponent of the very values we at Northwood believe, teach and live. As one of the many reviews of this book states, “This is the American dream lived and eloquently recounted by an American hero, Republican U.S. Representative from Florida, Allen West. This is the story of a principled and uncompromising, unsung but authentic American hero. He has done the talk and gone the walk as a conservative statesman. Here is a man who understands the root derivation of the word “republican” and stands by its meaning and convictions….Guardian of the Republic by Allen West explains how these…core values became part and parcel of West’s political philosophy. It also explains why he continues to fight against all odds, so others too can reach the American dream, not necessarily in politics or the military, as he did (West also led troops and reached the rank of Lt. Colonel), but in all societal endeavors, in commerce, the professions, and all walks of life. Here is the story of a statesman, who is willing to fight against big government and for constitutional freedoms….”
LTC West’s book is a compelling read and is especially important in this time when so many of our values are called into question. It speaks directly to our Code of Ethics, and we know you’ll find its message resonates with the Northwood Idea.