Threshold Editions To Publish Karl Rove Memoir On March 9, 2010

NEW YORK, November 18, 2009 – Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced today that it will publish Karl Rove’s Courage and Consequence on March 9, 2010.  

The highly anticipated memoir from the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and architect of two successful presidential campaigns will recount his life in politics and service with his long-time friend President George W. Bush.

From a unique seat to view history, Karl Rove will pull back the curtain on the Bush administration, set the record straight on those controversial years, and show how tests of character affected him and his family. He lays out the facts, frankly responds to critics, passionately articulates his political philosophy and openly explains the reasons behind his decisions in campaigns and the White House.

Threshold Editions’ Executive Vice President and Publisher Louise Burke said, “Karl Rove is without a doubt one of the most influential political strategists in modern history, and Courage and Consequence will deliver to readers his unique experiences and insight, gained from a truly unique vantage point, as a key figure in the extraordinary events of recent times.”

Mary Matalin, Threshold Editions’ Editor-in-Chief, said, “Karl has always been in a league of his own in the world of electoral politics and now he creates a unique genre for historians, policy makers, political junkies and serious readers.” 

Karl Rove said, “Courage and Consequence is a candid and behind-the-scenes view of some of history’s turbulent and momentous years. It tells how Bush got to the White House and what happened during his consequential presidency. It’s a frank account of what I witnessed and my often-controversial role.”

Karl Rove is a Fox News contributor, writes a weekly op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, and is a Newsweek columnist.

Threshold Editions is an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

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