Used copies of book by Ron DeSantis sell for premium price

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Alternatively, the book is sold on Kindle for $9.99.

Used copies of a 2011 book written by Gov. Ron DeSantis are selling today for a premium price on Amazon.

According to an Amazon pricing chart, the cost of the book from third-party-sellers was relatively stagnate until 2015 and then peaked in April 2019.

At its highest, the book in new condition sold for more than $500.00 by third party merchants on platforms such as eBay. At its lowest, the book sold for just below $10.

Notably, DeSantis had yet to hold an elected office at the time of the book’s publication. But the Governor’s meteoric rise in recent years has undoubtedly impacted the book’s price tag.

The 286-page book, Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama, is rated with 3.7 stars and has 11 mixed reviews on Amazon.

An overview of the reads: “The Age of Obama has sparked widespread public discontent, the formation of tea parties, and a renewed emphasis on the philosophy of the Founding Fathers. Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama shows why so many Americans have turned to the nation’s founding principles in response to Barack Obama’s self-described ‘transformational change’ agenda.”

“America is at a constitutional crossroads. Obama’s vision rests heavily on progressive thought and the plethora of left-of-center political influences that have informed his worldview, and portends a decidedly less exceptional America, an America more akin to governments throughout Europe, in which the state, rather than the individual, is supreme.”

Amazon’s featured ‘top positive review’ came from Lisa Bauer in 2019.

“A great review of history,” Bauer wrote. “And a scary look at reality and what is happening in our country.”

Amazon’s “top critical review” was written by John Trebilcock in 2018.

“Faux history,” Trebilcock wrote. “Poorly researched and faulty reasoning. Excusing the inexcusable to put a faux intellectual sheen on history twisted to serve modern political ends.”

The author’s bio highlights DeSantis’s Ivy League education and military service.

“Ron DeSantis received his bachelor of arts, magna cum laude with a major in history, from Yale University, and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School,” Barns & Noble’s website says. “He commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and deployed to Iraq during the 2007 troop surge on the staff of a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Iraq. He has also supported operations at the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.”

Alternatively, the book is on Kindle for $9.99.

According to financial disclosure forms, DeSantis reported his net worth as $291,449 as of December 2019.

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado covers news out of the Florida State Capitol. After a go with the U.S. Army, the Orlando-native attended the University of Central Florida and earned a degree in American Policy and National Security. His past bylines include WMFE-NPR and POLITICO Florida. He'd love to hear from you. You can reach Jason by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter at @byJasonDelgado.


  • Sonja Fitch

    July 11, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Lol. Duffus Desantis is a criminally negligent brainwashed goptrump sociopath! Wonder who wrote the book? How many are dying in Florida duffus Desantis?

  • DisplacedCTYankee

    July 11, 2020 at 7:36 am

    Yes, Guv DeMAGA, your “founding fathers” probably would have had Obama in chains, or worse.

  • S.B. Anthony

    July 11, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Probably bought it himself.

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