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Greenwood PL - Greenwood BIOGRAPHY Kerry (Text) 36626103981841 2nd Floor New Adult Available -

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  • ISBN: 1471177343
  • ISBN: 9781471177347
  • ISBN: 1501178954
  • ISBN: 9781501178955
  • Physical Description: 622 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
    regular print
    print
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018]

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Childhood -- Bright college years -- Raising my right hand -- War -- The war at home -- Finding my way -- The old Senate -- Holding Washington accountable -- Making peace -- A time of transition -- Cancer and comebacks -- Within a whisper -- Dusting myself off -- New President, broken Senate -- Mr. Chairman -- Diplomacy in a dangerous world -- Getting caught trying -- Preventing a war -- The open wound -- Protecting the planet.
Summary, etc.: John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life -- from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1966 and served in Vietnam. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war. Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor, and was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004, he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state -- Ohio -- of winning. Kerry returned to the Senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee and succeeded Hillary Clinton as secretary of state in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East, dealt with the Syrian civil war while combating ISIS, and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. Kerry tells stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.
Subject: Kerry, John 1943-
Statesmen United States Biography
Cabinet officers United States Biography
Presidential candidates United States Biography
Legislators United States Biography
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Veterans United States Biography
Presidents United States Election 2004
United States Politics and government 20th century
United States Politics and government 21st century
United States Foreign relations 20th century
United States Foreign relations 21st century
United States Politics and government 21st century
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Political
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biography.
Autobiographies.

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