Rose was a business and political leader in Alaska. He was the first director of the Alaska Permanent Fund, an endowment which grew to be the state’s main source of revenue. He also founded a successful investment firm.
Project: Saving for the Future, Epicenter Press, 2008.
Collaboration: Wohlforth credited ‘as told to’ for researching and writing the text. Rose died before publication.
“Dave was not a writer, but had stories to tell. Charles sat down with him over the course of many interviews to capture his memories, thoughts and personality. … Then he wrote a book that surprised even Dave with its wit and perceptiveness. Dave felt that Charles had truly captured his character and what he wanted to say far more articulately than he could have done himself. … Among Dave’s last acts was to approve the manuscript of the book, which he did with very few changes to Charles’ manuscript. It gave him immense satisfaction to pass on this legacy, and to have it so beautifully conveyed in the book… I strongly recommend Charles Wohlforth as a collaborating author in any capacity.”
Frances A. Rose (Dave Rose’s widow)