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John F. Kerry : the complete biography by the Boston Globe reporters who know him best / Michael Kranish, Brian C. Mooney & Nina J. Easton.

Kranish, Michael. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO KER-J KRA-M (Text) 34304000347985 Adult - Biography Available -

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  • Physical Description: xxviii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [2004]

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-423) and index.
Summary, etc.:
From Publisher's Weekly: Last year, Boston Globe reporters working on a multipart series uncovered the stunning news that John Kerry's paternal grandfather was Jewish. This book, an expansion of that series, doesn't find any smoking guns about the presumptive Democratic candidate for president. But it does offer a detailed and at times critical biography of the Massachusetts senator. Relying on years of reporting, the authors trace Kerry's itinerant boyhood as the son of a Foreign Service officer and his later years at prestigious St. Paul's, where early on he demonstrated intellectual seriousness and ambition. This ambition is one of the themes of Kerry's life as presented here. The biography shows Kerry's somewhat bumpy ride as a politician and his strength more as an investigator-on Iran-Contra-than as a legislator. The book, written in the lucid, straightforward prose one expects from a newspaper writing team, is especially strong on Kerry's college and Vietnam years, detailing the sense of service felt by Kerry and his fellow Skull-and-Bonesmen at Yale, and Kerry's doubts about the Vietnam War even before he went over to serve. The authors take critical issues head-on: they explore questions over Kerry's first Purple Heart and his leaving Vietnam before his service was over, as well as the Nixon administration's targeting him as an enemy. Kerry supporters may find the tone a bit harsh, but all who are interested in the 2004 election will benefit from this major serious examination of a man who would be president. 27 photos.
Subject: Kerry, John, 1943-
United States. Congress. Senate > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Presidential candidates > United States > Biography.

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