Saving for the Future: My Life and the Alaska Permanent Fund

Saving for the Future: My Life and the Alaska Permanent Fund

by Dave Rose
     
 

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Dave Rose was a native-born New Yorker turned Alaskan who became the first director of the Alaska Permanent Fund, where he played a crucial role in managing the multi-billion-dollar savings account created by voters after discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay. Rose loved to tell stories. His childhood experiences were reminiscent of a Neil Simon play – warm and witty…  See more details below

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Dave Rose was a native-born New Yorker turned Alaskan who became the first director of the Alaska Permanent Fund, where he played a crucial role in managing the multi-billion-dollar savings account created by voters after discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay. Rose loved to tell stories. His childhood experiences were reminiscent of a Neil Simon play – warm and witty stories about an irrepressible Jewish boy from the Bronx. Rose moves to Anchorage with his bride, Fran. He takes a beating in a white-knuckle political brawl over civil rights. That was the end of his local political career, but not the end of his public service.

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"This is the warm, funny, and inspiring story of Dave Rose, who followed the American Dream and was living proof that smarts, courage, and integrity can be found in public service."  --Tony Knowles, Governor of Alaska 1994-2002

"This fascinating book tells how Alaska, suddenly having oil riches beyond its imagination, protected the money from free-spending politicians and shrewdly invested it in what became a $40 billion fund paying annual dividends to its citizens." --John Strohmeyer, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979047053
Publisher:
Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Dave Rose was the first director of the Alaska Permanent Fund, the first chairman of the Anchorage Assembly for the unified government of Anchorage, and possibly the first Jew to open a kosher New York-style delicatessen in Alaska. Rose was a charming, self-effacing, and charismatic spinner of tales whose personal warmth helped him overcome a wide range of challenges in government finance, the military, family, and community service. Charles Wohlforth is the author of numerous books and articles, and winner of more than two dozen national and regional awards for writing, including the 2004 Los Angels Times Book Prize. A friend of Dave Rose's since childhood, Wohlforth followed Rose's footsteps to the Anchorage Assembly, where he represented the city's downtown area from 1993 to 1999.

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