Richard Rosenbaum (www.richardrosenbaum.com), a central figure in Republican politics in New York and nationally for decades, offers firsthand insights to behind-the-scenes events that have been the backbone of history the past half century in his new book: No Room for Democracy: The Triumph of Ego Over Common Sense, published by RIT Press.
Beginning with a foreword by Henry A. Kissinger, No Room For Democracy walks readers through Rosenbaum’s unique life—which started in 1931 as a Jewish boy growing up in a predominately gentile community and suffering from the rare disease alopecia (the premature loss of hair). The book takes readers through Rosenbaum’s time as a college boxing star to Nelson Rockefeller’s right hand man and an integral part of the Republican Party nationally.
Rosenbaum will host a book signing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, Barnes & Noble, 3349 Monroe Ave., Rochester, N.Y.
No Room For Democracy puts readers front and center of key events in our nation’s modern political history – events that Rosenbaum both witnessed and affected:
Henry A. Kissinger says of No Room For Democracy, “As Dick’s personal story unfolds, we also see the reshaping of American politics, as a tide of conservatism washes over the liberal wing of the Republican Party. We follow him through serious issues of governance to incidents that are uproariously funny. We feel the adrenalin rush that comes from a tough political battle, and the quieter problems of facing personal adversity. Dick Rosenbaum’s enormous energy, hearty laugh, and shiny baldpate made him a presence known to thousands in political circles across the country. His rise from humble beginnings, overcoming personal challenges and prejudice to become the ultimate political insider is a story as lively as the man. A keen analyst of the political process, no one better understands the workings of government and the minds of those attracted to it. No Room For Democracy is a plum pudding of fascinating stories, financiers and high-fliers, spiced here and there with high jinks and chicanery.”
Rosenbaum’s Career Highlights:
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