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Is John McCain For Real?

That's the question David Foster Wallace set out to explore when he first climbed aboard Senator McCain's campaign caravan in February 2000. It was a moment when Mccain was increasingly perceived as a harbinger of change, the anti-candidate whose goal was to inspire young Americans to devote themselves to causes greater than their own self-interest. And many young Americans were beginning to take notice.

To get at something riveting and unspinnable and true about John Mccain, Wallace finds he must pierce the smoke screen of spin doctors and media manipulators. And he succeeds-in a characteristically potent blast of journalistic brio that not only captures the lunatic rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign but also delivers a compelling inquiry into John McCain himself: the senator, the POW, the campaign finance reformer, the candidate, the man.

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FPE, October 10, 2008 (view all comments by FPE)
Upon reading this originally in Rolling Stone during John McCain's first run for high office, I was taken by both the subject and the writer. Reading it again makes me think about what could have been, for both subject and author.
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ISBN:
9780316040532
Author:
Wallace, David Foster
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Foreword by:
Weisberg, Jacob
Foreword:
Weisberg, Jacob
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Political Science : Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Political Science : Government - Executive Branch
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Political Science : Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Presidents
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Presidential candidates
Subject:
McCain, John - Press coverage
Subject:
McCain, John - Political and social views
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
8.16x5.59x.40 in. .30 lbs.

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