The War Room: Political Strategies for Business, NGOs, and Anyone Who Wants to Win (Paperback)

The War Room: Political Strategies for Business, NGOs, and Anyone Who Wants to Win By Warren Kinsella, Jean Chrétien (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Warren Kinsella, Jean Chrétien (Foreword by)
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The term war room, in political parlance, was coined by the team of U.S. strategists (specifically James Carville) who worked for Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in the early 1990s. In a nutshell, a war room is a political command centre where a candidate's strategists and media officers work to counter attacks by opponents while gathering research to mount an offensive in an ongoing, immediate fashion.

Warren Kinsella's The War Room profiles and analyzes some of the best political warriors and spinners around. He employs personal anecdotes, political wisdom culled from his extensive experience on Liberal Party federal and provincial election campaigns, historical examples from other Canadian and American campaigns, and generous amounts of humour to deliver a book about what it takes to survive challenges not just in politics but in any kind of business or non-governmental agency, whether it sells music, movies, cars, or computers, or raises money to preserve the environment, combat cancer, or save animals.

About the Author

Warren Kinsella was a special assistant to Jean Chretien and was chief of staff in several federal ministries. His previous books include Unholy Alliances; the national bestseller Web of Hate; a bestselling novel, Party Favours; Kicking Ass in Canadian Politics; and Fury's Hour: A (Sort-of) Punk Manifesto. He lives in Toronto.

Praise For…

"Warren Kinsella's new book ... is a must-read for anyone interested in political campaigning in Canada." "Warren is a wordsmith, so The War Room is an easy, breezy read." "I wish I'd had the chance to read The War Room before I became Stephen Harper's campaign manager; it might have saved me from many mistakes and months of painful learning on the job."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781550027464
ISBN-10: 1550027468
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2007
Pages: 304
Language: English