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Karl Rove

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Karl Christian Rove was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives. Since leaving the White House, Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to his White House appointments, Rove was a Republican political consultant and strategist. Rove is credited with the successful 1994 and 1998 Texas gubernatorial victories of George W. Bush, as well as Bush's 2000 and 2004 successful presidential campaigns. Rove has also been credited for the successful campaigns of John Ashcroft (1
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Churchill by Paul  Johnson
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Rollicking, fast-paced, brilliant. Best short bio I’ve every read of one of the 20th century’s greatest figures by a man who knew the great man. Like anything Paul Johnson writes, well worth reading. And if you haven’t read Paul Johnson, begin with t ...more
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Newton and the Counterfeiter by Thomas Levenson
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Fascinating story of how Sir Issac Newton saved England’s currency and economy and ran to ground the nation’s most accomplished counterfeiter.
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A wonderful volume on one of America’s more consequential and lesser-known presidents who was a mixture of Reagan vision and Carter micro-management. Polk died days after relinquishing office, but had accomplished all three big goals he set for his t ...more
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If you haven’t read any Kagan before, better to start with his majestic Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy.
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A tough book by a former White House colleague, it will make you very angry and maybe even very afraid.
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New York Times science writes tells of ten unique, powerful experiments whose outcome revealed big secrets and brought about major changes in what we know and how we live.
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Within just a few months, two slim, brillant volumes from a great writer. "What did Jesus teach?...The only way to grasp his teaching is to read all the Gospels repeatedly, until permeates the mind." "The Christianity he bequeathed has not been tried ...more
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U. S. Grant by Joan Waugh
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Waugh skillfully details how Grant has been seen throughout American history, rising in importance as a symbol of the desire of many Americans for peace, reconciliation and unity after the Civil War. Really good and well written.
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Science just before the hinge point where it ceased to be dominated by solitary (and often self-trained) idealists and romantics.
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“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
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Spotlighted Book Discussion Poll I - October 26, 2011

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