Power Plays: Win or Lose--How History's Great Political Leaders Play the Game (Paperback)

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Dick Morris is one of the frankest and most incisive political observers in America today. A fiercely intelligent presidential advisor and a popular columnist and political analyst for the Fox News Channel, Morris now brings his brilliant strategic mind to this fascinating survey of the most dramatic political moves in history.

Morris identifies five types of power play and focuses on politicians whose careers have skyrocketed after implementing one of them successfully -- or foundered in the wake of misjudgment. He chronicles both the wildly effective and the disastrous, from ideologues like Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill, who stood on principle and waited for their moment to shine, to the disavowal of environmental issues that, he argues, cost Al Gore the presidency in 2000. The result is an irreverent and enlightening playbook that holds lessons equally valuable to the planning of a political campaign, a business venture -- or even George W. Bush's War on Terror.

About the Author


Dick Morris was born in Monmouthshire, South Wales, and enjoys sailing, travelling, listening to music, and photography. He will try to write anything he thinks will be a good story. (I try to write the sort of books I want to read...) Those currently available on Amazon include: The Curse, a thriller described by one agent as "Ingenious, chilling...," The Castle, where three friends take a wrong turning in vampire country and find themselves in a nightmare scenario; and The Investigators, in which boy genius and amateur detective Lucas Voigt meets Sherlock Holmes and Wyatt Earp and comes face to face with Jack the Ripper...
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060004446
ISBN-10: 0060004444
Publisher: ReganBooks
Publication Date: June 17th, 2003
Pages: 384
Language: English