SOLD OUT Karl Rove will be In Conversation at Rainy Day Books about The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters

SOLD OUT at NEW LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops

SOLD OUT EVENT OVERVIEW:  Karl Rove, New York Times Bestselling Author, Political Columnist and Commentator, will be In Conversation with Steve Kraske about Karl's New Book The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Karl Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000-2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004 2007. He now writes a weekly op-ed for The Wall Street Journal and is a Fox News contributor. Before he became known as The Architect of President Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns, Rove was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that was involved in over seventy-five campaigns for Republican candidates for president, governor and senator, as well as handling non-partisan causes and non-profit groups.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  a fresh look at President William McKinley, whose 1896 campaign ended a bitter period of political gridlock and reformed and modernized his party, thereby creating a governing majority that dominated American politics for the next thirty-six years. The 1896 political environment resembles that of today: A rapidly changing electorate affected by a growing immigrant population, an uncertain economy disrupted by new technologies, growing income inequality, and contentious issues the two parties could not resolve. McKinley found ways to address these challenges and win, which is why his campaign is so relevant to our politics now. McKinley, a Civil War hero who preferred The Major above any other title he was given, changed the arc of American history by running the first truly modern presidential campaign. Knowing his party could only win if it grew beyond its base, he reached out to diverse ethnic groups, including openly seeking the endorsement of Catholic leaders and advocating for black voting rights. Running on the slogan The People Against the Bosses, McKinley also took on the machine men who dominated his own party. He deployed campaign tactics still used today, including targeting voters with the best available technology. Above all, he offered bold, controversial answers to the nation s most pressing challenge how to make a new, more global economy work for every American and although this split his own party, he won the White House by sticking to his principles, defeating a charismatic champion of economic populism, William Jennings Bryan. The 1896 election is a compelling drama in its own right, but McKinley's strategies offer important lessons for both political parties today.

SOLD OUT DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT at NEW LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

SOLD OUT EVENT FORMAT:  Karl Rove will be In Conversation with Steve Kraske about Karl's New Book The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Reservation is required to participate in the Booksigning.

SOLD OUT ADMISSION PACKAGE.  Author Autographed Hardcovers of The Triumph of William McKinley may be Ordered by clicking on the Link below and/or by calling Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for The Triumph of William McKinley is Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  All Orders will be processed immediately.  Books and Tickets will be available for In-Store pickup beginning Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of The Triumph of William McKinley by Karl Rove.

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