RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 495880789 LA English T1 Courage and consequence : my life as a conservative in the fight A1 Rove, Karl., PB Threshold Editions PP New York YR 2010 SN 9781439191057 1439191050 9781416591863 1416591869 9781439166581 1439166587 AB From the moment he set foot on it, Karl Rove has rocked America's political stage. He ran the national College Republicans at 22, and turned a Texas dominated by Democrats into a bastion for Republicans. He launched George W. Bush to national renown by unseating a popular Democratic governor, and then orchestrated a GOP White House win at a time when voters had little reason to throw out the incumbent party. For engineering victory after unlikely victory, Rove became known as "the Architect." Because of his success, Rove has been attacked his entire career, accused of everything from campaign chicanery to ideological divisiveness. In this frank memoir, Rove responds to critics, passionately articulates his political philosophy, and defends the choices he made on the campaign trail and in the White House.--From publisher description.