Karl Rove's Recomended Reading List

Washington insider Ben Domenech brings us Karl Rove’s recommended reading list:

*Conceptual Blockbusting, A Guide to Better Ideasby James L. Adams
*Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky
*Storming the Gates by Dan Balz and Ron Brownstein
*Our Country by Michael Barone
*The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
*The Classic Guide to Better Writing by Rudolf Flesch and A. H. Lass
*How to Write, Speak and Think More Effectively
by Rudolf Flesch and Salvatore Raimondo
*Why Johnny Can’t Read: and What You Can Do About It by Rudolf Flesch
*The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
*The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
*The Dream and the Nightmare by Myron Magnet
*Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
*Marketing Warfare by Al Ries and Jack Trout
*Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by William L. Riordon
*The Responsive Chord by Tony Schwartz
*The Art of War by Sun-Tzu
*Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits by Robert Townsend
*The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season - oh, and watching golf too).

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  • hi! a good list indeed. well some of the books are not available in india. i m looking for The Classic Guide to Better Writing by Rudolf Flesch and A. H. Lass
    can i receive a complementary copy for you….if yes thanks.

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