John F. Kerry

John F. Kerry

Hardcover(Large Print)



This will be the only complete biography available for voters who want a thorough and objective look at the current frontrunner in the Democratic race for the presidency.

On Jan. 27, 2004, Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts accomplished one of the most spectacular turnarounds in modern American politics when he capped a surprise win in the Iowa caucus with a victory in the New Hampshire primary. The 2004 Democratic presidential nomination is now (in the words of Robert Novak) "John Kerry's to lose." Who is the man leading in the race to become the Democratic Party's nominee for president in 2004? And what kind of political leader is he?

The outlines of John Kerry's life are familiar: A decorated Vietnam veteran who became an influential, if unlikely, anti-war protester. A lanky 60-year-old who quenches his thirst for danger with high-speed kiteboarding, windsurfing, piloting, motorcycling, and, in some cases, driving. A senator with a reputation as an investigator and foreign policy expert. A man married to one of the richest women in America. But beyond this broad picture, Kerry is something of a mystery to the public, largely because of a complex yet riveting personal and professional history outlined in this book.

John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography , the first full and in-depth book about the candidate's life, is based on a highly regarded series on Kerry published in the Boston Globe, plus years of additional reporting. It will explore his background, his service in the military (including significant experiences omitted from Douglas Brinkley's bestselling Tour of Duty), his early legal and political career, his legislative record and the remarkable turnaround in his political fortunes during the 2004 election cycle. This incisive, frank look at Kerry's life, and at his strengths and liabilities, is important reading for anyone interested in the presidential campaign.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786268153
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 08/23/2004
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 595
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

1Family Tree1
4In Training58
5Swift Boat No. 4471
6The Days of Hell93
7War Protester110
9Decade in Exile161
10Lieutenant Governor178
11Litmus-Test Liberals191
12Give Peace a Chance209
13Gypsy Years235
14Ghosts of Vietnam254
15New Era276
16Battle of the Titans299
17Nation at War325
18The Search for the Presidency348
A Note on the Sources393

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