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Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove's Secret Kingdom of Power Hardcover – September 4, 2012
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Bush I provided Rove with an early lesson in 1973 - Rove had run for the position of Chairman of the Young Republicans, the outcome was unclear, and its resolution had been appealed to Bush I, then RNC Chairman. Someone then leaked information that Rove's seminars for Republicans consisted of teaching dirty tricks - Bush I assumed Rove's opponent did this, awarded the position to Rove, penned a very angry letter to Rove's opponent, and made Rove his special assistant.
Rove quickly apprenticed himself to Lee Atwater, considered the then master of 'dirty tricks' such as 'push polls,' fliers that misdirected opposition voters, etc.
Early in his career, Rove focused primarily on Texas judicial elections. At the time, the Texas Supreme Court was held 9-0 by Democrats - businessmen didn't care because Democrats were largely conservative.Read more ›
I got my copy at the library and will mention one typo in which Unger mistakenly uses 2010 as the date for Bush v. Gore which was 2000, the only editing error I noticed.
As other reviewers mention here, Unger does go over some of the earlier actions by Rove before coming into present time. Though, I read Bush's Brain, I find Unger's perspective helpful because more information is available and because Unger has pretty much detailed the entire ecosystem and career.Read more ›
I read the book faster than usual as it was easy reading and riviting.
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Chilling book. These were my fourth copies purchased, I give them out to friends to read and pass on. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Terri Sanders
This book takes a complete tour of the workings of Rove from when he was in college up until his days in and around the White House. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Frederick S. Goethel
Unger is a fantastic writer, and this is a must for anyone following the shady trajectory of Karl Rove's career.Published 19 months ago by Guest
Great book. Learned a lot about Boss Rove and his evil ways. I would recommend this book to any one who likes politicsPublished on June 5, 2014 by Michael P Herzog
An expose of the seamy underbelly of American politics in the 21st century, that makes me wish I had more than one vote.Published on April 28, 2014 by Cameron
if you want to be politically savvy, this book is for you. excellently researched. eye opening. scary. know what you're up against.Published on January 25, 2014 by Catherine Martell
Craig Unger continues to provide an invaluable service to America by revealing those who would destroy our democratic processes. Exhaustively researched.Published on December 16, 2013 by Kindle Customer