Synopses & Reviews
John Kerry has had a remarkable life and is one of the most respected public servants in America today, having come to the forefront of national consciousness as a veteran speaking out against the Vietnam War just after he returned from the front lines. He is one of the most powerful leaders of the Democratic Party and with a fierce landmark presidential campaign looming before the 2004 election could one day become the most powerful man in the world.
As an outsider among insiders in the U.S. Senate, John Kerry has never been afraid to battle the political establishment and fight the fights that need fighting. Now, in A Call to Service, Kerry formally introduces himself to the nation. In a book rich with autobiographical details that explain the experiences behind the ideas, Kerry offers his vision for America.
"Should he secure the nomination, Kerry promises to run on a platform of ideas. This book shows that he has a lot of them to offer." Publishers Weekly
Author's proceeds from the book will go to charity.
About the Author
John Kerry is now in his fourth term as U.S. senator from Massachusetts. In 1997 he wrote The New War, a book on the fight against global crime and terrorism.
Table of Contents
Why I Am Running for President 1
The Challenge of Protecting America and Promoting Its Values and Interests 33
The Challenge of Expanding Our Common Wealth 65
The Challenge of Creating World-Class Schools 97
The Challenge of Creating a Modern Health-Care System 123
The Challenge of Defending the Environment and Achieving Energy Independence 147
The Challenge of Reviving Democracy and Citizenship