Mccain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual…

by David Foster Wallace
Foreword by Jacob Weisberg

Little, Brown And Company | June 1, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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Is John McCain "For Real?"

That''s the question David Foster Wallace set out to explore when he first climbed aboard Senator McCain''s campaign caravan in February 2000. It was a moment when Mccain was increasingly perceived as a harbinger of change, the anticandidate whose goal was "to inspire young Americans to devote themselves to causes greater than their own self-interest." And many young Americans were beginning to take notice.

To get at "something riveting and unspinnable and true" about John Mccain, Wallace finds he must pierce the smoke screen of spin doctors and media manipulators. And he succeeds-in a characteristically potent blast of journalistic brio that 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 POW, the campaign finance reformer, the candidate, the man.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.38 in

Published: June 1, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316040533

ISBN - 13: 9780316040532

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Mccain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual…

by David Foster Wallace
Foreword by Jacob Weisberg

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.38 in

Published: June 1, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316040533

ISBN - 13: 9780316040532

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Is John McCain "For Real?"

That''s the question David Foster Wallace set out to explore when he first climbed aboard Senator McCain''s campaign caravan in February 2000. It was a moment when Mccain was increasingly perceived as a harbinger of change, the anticandidate whose goal was "to inspire young Americans to devote themselves to causes greater than their own self-interest." And many young Americans were beginning to take notice.

To get at "something riveting and unspinnable and true" about John Mccain, Wallace finds he must pierce the smoke screen of spin doctors and media manipulators. And he succeeds-in a characteristically potent blast of journalistic brio that 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 POW, the campaign finance reformer, the candidate, the man.

About the Author

David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel,The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a masters of fine arts from University of Arizona in 1987 and briefly pursued graduate work in philosophy at Harvard University. His second novel,Infinite Jest, was published in 1996. Wallace taught creative writing at Emerson College, Illinois State University, and Pomona College, and published the story collectionsGirl with Curious Hair,Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,Oblivion,the essay collectionsA Supposedly Fun Thing I''ll Never Do Again,andConsider the Lobster. He was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers'' Award, and was appointed to the Usage Panel for The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He died in 2008. His last novel,The Pale King, was published in 2011.

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"Compelling...A patient and thoughtful meditation on what McCain''s military past-specifically, his five-plus years as a prisoner of war-means about his moral fiber."-Kevin Canfield, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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