Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Architect of George W. Bush's Remarkable Political Triumphs

Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Architect of George W. Bush's Remarkable Political Triumphs

by Carl M. Cannon, Lou Dubose, Jan Reid
     
 

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The Washington Post Bestseller - Now Updated with Five New Chapters and a New Epilogue

Unlike President George. W. Bush, Karl Rove, his chief political adviser, is rarely "misunderestimated." Many of the president's opponents see Rove's hand in everything the president does. His friends, and the president himself, are just thankful he's on their side, and always

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The Washington Post Bestseller - Now Updated with Five New Chapters and a New Epilogue

Unlike President George. W. Bush, Karl Rove, his chief political adviser, is rarely "misunderestimated." Many of the president's opponents see Rove's hand in everything the president does. His friends, and the president himself, are just thankful he's on their side, and always has been. From their earliest days in Texas, Rove saw and tapped the potential of George W. Bush. "Political hacks like me wait a lifetime for a guy like this to come along," Rove said of the future president.

The authors of Boy Genius fill readers in on the man, his methods, and his plans for the Republican majority for a fascinating, entertaining look at the Man Who Would be Kingmaker, an investigation that debunks myths as it reveals facts, and the story of exactly how American politics works now. From allegations of bugging his own office back in Texas, to shadowy dealings with Swift Boat veterans in the last election, Rove has played politics all the way to the highest levels, and though it sometimes isn't pretty, it works.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Never swallows the liberal clich that the Bush presidency is a sort of TV-age regency, in which Rove serves as guardian to a telegenic but incompetent ward....Vivid examples of Rove's campaign-trail savior-faire.
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Fresh even to political junkies...Offers plenty of...juicy details.
Austin American-Statesman
Quite effectively ... chronicles the bespectacled bookworm's rise to behind-the-scenes power.... A detailed analysis of the strong-arming, grassroots organizing, and mega-fund raising that Rove masterminded to solidify Bush's power in Washington.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786749461
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
06/17/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,046,131
File size:
998 KB

Meet the Author

Carl M. Cannon is a staff correspondent of The National Journal. Lou Dubose is the co-author, with Molly Ivins, of Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush. He was the editor of the Texas Observer for eleven years and worked briefly as politics editor of The Austin Chronicle. Jan Reid is an award-winning novelist and magazine journalist. His most recent book is a much-praised memoir of Texas and Mexico, The Bullet Meant for Me. He is a veteran observer and analyst of Texas politics.

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