Mitt Romney takes aim at President Obama in his new book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness." 

According to Romney aides, the title refers to what Romney describes in the book as Obama's habit of traveling the globe and apologizing for America.

"Never before in American history has its president gone before so many foreign audiences to apologize for so many American misdeeds, both real and imagined," Romney says in the book, which doesn't hit the shelves until March 2, but Fox News has obtained a copy.

"There are anti-American fires burning all across the globe; President Obama's words are like kindling to them," he continued.

"President Obama, always the skillful politician, will throw in compliments about America here and there. But what makes his speeches jump out at his audiences are the steady stream of criticisms, put-downs, and jobs directed at the nation he was elected to represent and defend."

The former Massachusetts governor, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is seen among political experts as a frontrunner for the 2012 GOP nomination. His new book is heavy on economic policy and national security, with advisers describing it as a serious book with substantive prescriptions for the big issues of the day.

Romney also goes after Obama and Democrats in Washington for out of control spending.

"We must rein in our trillion-dollar deficits, solve our looming entitlement liability program, and show an unwavering commitment to stop spending what we do not have," he writes.

"New expensive programs and entitlements must be off the table," he says. "If we do not bring government finances under control, our recovery will be long and slow, and we will risk another downturn precipitated by a severely weakened dollar."

Romney also rips the "all-Democrat" stimulus package that was passed in early 2009, saying it "will accelerate the timing of the start of the recovery, but not as much as it could have had it included genuine tax-and job-generating incentives."

Romney also criticizes the Wall Street bailout fund, known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program, or TARP.

"I understand why so many people were and remain outraged at the emergency measures," he wrote. "They are offended by the idea of a bailout, and they don't much like Wall Street either. The suspicion of bailouts is entirely sound."

But Democrats have fired back at Romney, calling him hypocritical for criticizing spending now, while supporting the bailout in the fall of 2008.

In the book Romney also draws a distinction between former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's proposal and his successor Timothy Geithner's implementation.

"Secretary Paulson's proposal was not aimed at saving sick Wall Street banks or even at preserving jobs on Wall Street," he wrote. "It was intended to prevent a run on virtually every bank and financial institution in the country. It did in fact keep our economy from total meltdown."

"But TARP as administered by Secretary Timothy Geitner [sic] was as poorly explained, poorly understood, poorly structured, and poorly implemented as any legislation in recent memory," he added. "Even to this day, the American people have not been given a clear explanation of how the funds were used… It should be shut down."

Romney also warns that the "boomer" generation is in danger of being known as "this nation's worst generation - because we will force our children and their children to bear the brunt of our recklessness and the willful neglect of the problems we created."

Jake Gibson is a producer working at the Fox News Washington bureau who covers politics, law enforcement and intelligence issues.