McCain's Promise

McCain's Promise : Aboard the Straight Talk Express

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In February 2000 John McCain was widely perceived as the voice of hope in American presidential politics: the "anti-candidate," the harbinger of change, the straight talker whose vigor and apparent authenticity were winning him support among disaffected voters from both parties and especially from young Americans. David Foster Wallace, commissioned by Rolling Stone to profile the candidate, reported back from the front lines in a characteristically potent blast of journalistic brio. McCAIN'S PROMISE 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 P.O.W., the campaign finance reformer, the American hero, the candidate, the man.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 8mm | 138g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316040533
  • 9780316040532
  • 508,629

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"Bracingly insightful."--New York Times Book Review "Pankaj Mishra "
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About David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace is the author of two novels; three story collections; and two nonfiction collections. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and numerous other awards. He died in September 2008.
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