Books by David Osborne

Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fervent manifesto for school diversity and autonomy."
An advocate for charter schools proposes bold changes in public education. Read full book review >
THE COMING by David Osborne
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An epic story sure to be a hit with readers interested in the American western expansion."
Nonfiction author Osborne (The Price of Government, 2004, etc.) has written a historical novel beginning with the Lewis and Clark expedition and ending with the decimation of the Nez Perce tribe. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"There will be reason to cheer if transforming bureaucrats into entrepreneurs improves the results of public policy, but this conclusion depends on producing actual benefits to citizens, not enthusiastic cheerleading from management mavens. (Author tour)"
An upbeat but unpersuasive advertisement for solving the problems of government through public management reform. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Required reading for burned-out civic reformers, and stirring stuff for socially concerned businesspeople."
An inspiring, well-organized exposition of ten principles that appear to offer hope for renewal in an era of government decline. Read full book review >