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Title John F. Kerry : the complete biography by the Boston Globe reporters who know him best / Michael Kranish ... [and others].

Published New York : Public Affairs, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.931092 KERRY/ KRAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxviii, 448 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Family Tree 1 -- 2 Youth 15 -- 3 Yale 35 -- 4 In Training 58 -- 5 Swift Boat No. 44 71 -- 6 Days of Hell 93 -- 7 War Protester 110 -- 8 Carpetbagger 141 -- 9 Decade in Exile 161 -- 10 Lieutenant Governor 178 -- 11 Litmus-Test Liberals 191 -- 12 Give Peace a Chance 209 -- 13 Gypsy Years 235 -- 14 Ghosts of Vietnam 254 -- 15 New Era 276 -- 16 Battle of the Titans 299 -- 17 Nation at War 325 -- 18 Search for the Presidency 348.
Summary On January 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. Who is the man now headed 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, antiwar protester. A lanky sixty-year-old who quenches his thirst for danger with high-speed sports. A senator with a reputation as an investigator and foreign policy expert. A man married to one of the wealthiest women in America. But beyond this broad picture, Kerry is something of a mystery to the public, largely because of a complex and riveting personal and professional history chronicled in this book.
John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography, the first full and indepth 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 explores his background, his service in the military (including previously undisclosed details), 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.
Other author Kranish, Michael.
Subject Kerry, John, 1943-
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 1586482734