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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert David Novak  

Pen Name:  Robert D. Novak, Robert Novak, Evans and Novak, Robert David Sanders Novak

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: February 26, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois

Died: 2009 in Washington, D.C.


-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Novak
-- Robert David Novak on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=robert++david+novak


Illinois Connection

*Born in Joliet, Illinois*Attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I) from 1948-1952*He teamed up with Rowland Evans to create the "Evans-Novak Political Report". Novak's column is syndicated by the ''Chicago Sun-Times''

Biographical and Professional Information

*Over his career, Bob Novak has become well-known as a columnist (writing ''Inside Report'' since 1963) and as a television personality (appearing on many shows for CNN, most notably on three former programs, ''The Capital Gang'', ''Crossfire'', and ''Evans, Novak, Hunt, and Shields'').


Published Works

  • The Agony of the GOP,1964, Macmillan, 1965
  • (With Rowland Evans,Jr.) Lyndon B. Johnson, The Exercise of Power, New American Library, 1966
  • (With Evans) Nixon in the White House, The Frustration of Power, Random House, 1971
  • (With Others) The Mass Media and Modern Democracy, Rand McNally, 1974
  • (With Evans) The Reagan Revolution, An Inside Look at the Transformation of the U.S. Government, Dutton, 1981
  • Completing the Revolution, A Vision for Victory in 2000, Free Press, 2000
  • The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington, Three Rivers Press, 2008


Selected Titles At Your Library

Nixon in the White House :
ISBN: 0394462734. OCLC Number:

Random House,. New York :. [1971]

Critical evaluation of achievements and failures of President Nixon's first two years in office by two syndicated columnists of moderately conservative views.

The Reagan revolution /
ISBN: 052518970X. OCLC Number:

Dutton,. New York :. ©1981.

Completing the revolution :
ISBN: 0684827468. OCLC Number:

Free Press,. New York :. ©2000.

The conservative pundit and television personality maps out a strategy for the Republican nominee to win the 2000 persidential election.

The prince of darkness :
ISBN: 1400052009. OCLC Number:

Three Rivers Press,. New York :. ©2007.

"In this sweeping memoir, Novak offers a full account of his involvement in the Valerie Plame CIA leak affair, while also telling the story of his remarkable life and career, a singular journey through a half century of stories, scandals, and personal encounters with Washington's most powerful and colorful people. Novak has been a Washington insider since the days when the place was a sleepy southern town and journalism was built on shoe leather and the ability to cultivate and keep sources (not to mention the ability to hold one's liquor). He has covered every president since Truman, known (personally and professionally) virtually all the big movers and shakers in DC, and broken a number of the biggest stories. Here, he puts it all into perspective. He also reveals the extraordinary transformations that have fundamentally remade Washington, politics, and journalism--and his own role in those transformations.--From publisher description.