Karl Rove, bestselling author of Courage and Consequence and visionary behind the Republican Party’s last two presidential victories, has written a historical book with important lessons that can be applied to today’s political environment. The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters is published one year before the next presidential election, coinciding with the beginning of the primary season in which over a dozen candidates are vying for the Republican nomination. The book offers a fresh look at the 1896 race between Democrat William Jennings Bryan and the man who defeated him and became the 25th president of the United States, Republican William McKinley.
Matched in the general election against the dynamic and charismatic Democrat William Jennings Bryan, McKinley took the riskier course of accentuating his large differences with Bryan and offering bold and controversial answers to the nation’s most pressing challenges. He succeeded because he knew he had to run a different kind of campaign.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters
Author: Karl Rove
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: November 24, 2015
Hardcover ISBN: 9781476752952; Price: $32.50
eBook ISBN: 9781476752976
Audio book CD (unabridged) ISBN: 9781442396401; eAudio book ISBN: 9781442396418