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Rove has been involved with the Bush family for nearly 30 years and has worked on every one of George W.'s campaigns. In great detail, the book shows how Rove led Bush, a "reluctant political warrior," all the way to the White House. The portrait of Bush and Rove's relationship is fascinating. Though opposites in many respects, they are an unusually effective political team. But where Bush seemed to fall into politics, Rove has been preparing for his current job all of his life, and Bush has served as a vehicle for Rove's considerable ambitions, the authors contend. "Without Karl Rove, there would be no President George W. Bush," they write. Moore and Slater look deeply into Rove's past to offer copious evidence of his political genius, his tenacity, and his remarkable success rate in getting his clients elected. The facts also portray Rove as unethical, vindictive, and a chronic abuser of power. Loaded with revealing anecdotes and inside information, this is essential reading for anyone looking to understand not only the Bush administration, but how politics really work. --Shawn Carkonen
Buy this book, because the masters of deception are still out there, still fundraising, and still working for corporate America. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sarah Steele
Rove is a miserable example of what a human being is about.Published 8 months ago by American Citizen
Had some good stories and interesting cases but far too tedious and dry. Full of "politi-speak" without weaving a very interesting or compelling life story. Read morePublished 16 months ago by phil glass
The book indicates how manipulative and dishonest Karl Rove is.
I liked the book as it re veiled how George W. Bush became President in a quasi competent way. Read more
Karl Rove is Karl Rove. He is an excellent, but thoroughly devious, political strategist. You make a mistake not getting to know about him, especially some of his past antics and... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Madison
Consummate book on Rove. I enjoyed it. It was a compelling read. didnt know these reviews had a word limit.Published on October 15, 2013 by maalik simmons
This is the only book I know of that reveals the real reason that Bush opted to start the Iraq War. He was not a Neocon determined to please Israel. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Diatonic
I bought this only so I could lament that I overpaid for Bush's Brain since it cost a whole penny.Published on October 4, 2011 by Braunvieh Bart
I strongly dislike Mr. Rove, and was hoping for even more evidence to bolster my opinion.
The book opens with a hymn of praise for Mr. Rove's skill at dirty tricks. Read more