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McCain's Promise

Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking about Hope

McCain's Promise( )
Author: Wallace, David Foster
Foreword by: Weisberg, Jacob
ISBN:978-0-316-04053-2
Publication Date:Jun 2008
Publisher:Little Brown & Company
Imprint:Back Bay Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
Biography & Autobiography / Political
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.375 Inches
Book Weight:0.29 Pounds
Author Biography
Wallace, David Foster (Author)
Writer David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York on February 21, 1962. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was working on his master's degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona when he published his debut novel The Broom of the System (1987).

Wallace published his second novel Infinite Jest (1996) which introduced a cast of characters that included recovering alcoholics, foreign statesmen, residents of a halfway house, and high-school tennis stars. He spent four years researching and writing this novel. His first collection of short stories was Girl with Curious Hair (1989). He also published a nonfiction work titled Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present. He committed suicide on September 12, 2008 at the age of 46 after suffering with bouts of depression for 20 years.

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