Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush

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PublicAffairs, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 253 pages
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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. 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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Review: Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush

User Review  - Jarrett Ray - Goodreads

The authors are liberals, but they nonetheless cover a lot of ground. The background of how Rove transformed Texas is particularly interesting. Read full review

Review: Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush

User Review  - Mary Newcomb - Goodreads

This is the story of Karl Rove, the brains behind George W Bush. It is fascinating and important reading. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Lou Dubose is the co-author, with Molly Ivins, of Shrub: The Short But Happy Political. He was the editor of the Texas Observer for eleven years and worked as policies editor of The Austin Chronicle.

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