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Inventing Al Gore : a biography

Author: Bill Turque
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, xiv, 2000.
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"Inventing Al Gore unveils the motivations, ideals, and idiosyncracies of one of Washington's most inscrutable men. Bill Turque, who covered both of Gore's vice presidential campaigns and the Clinton White House, draws on extensive access to Gore's key advisers, friends, and family. He unmasks a man who in private can sing and dance to George Strait's music but in public measures every comment and gesture with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turque, Bill.
Inventing Al Gore.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, xiv, 2000
(OCoLC)606257480
Named Person: Al Gore; Al Gore; Albert Gore, Politiker.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Turque
ISBN: 0395883237 9780395883235 0618131604 9780618131600
OCLC Number: 42888106
Description: xiv, 448 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Nashville, November 3, 1970 --
"Well, Mr. Gore, Here He Is" --
Never an Unhappy Noise --
Al Gorf --
"Gore, Albert A." --
Men on Horseback --
Saving Private Gore --
"I Must Become My Own Man" --
Carthage Campaigner --
Bland Ambition --
Strange Blend --
Lyric Opera --
The Warm Puppy Principle --
Rolling Alamo --
Into the Ashes --
Gore in the Balance --
The Dowry --
Double Date --
Veep --
To the Edge and Back --
Moneychangers in the Temple --
"One of Our Greatest Presidents" --
Epilogue: Separation Anxiety.
Responsibility: Bill Turque.
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"Inventing Al Gore unveils the motivations, ideals, and idiosyncracies of one of Washington's most inscrutable men. Bill Turque, who covered both of Gore's vice presidential campaigns and the Clinton White House, draws on extensive access to Gore's key advisers, friends, and family. He unmasks a man who in private can sing and dance to George Strait's music but in public measures every comment and gesture with legendary caution. As Turque details, Gore's great political albatross - a lack of empathy - was hatched during his lonely childhood as the product of ambitious political parents who groomed him for the presidency. Turque's keen analysis also uncovers the genesis of Gore's questionable fund-raising and of a political platform laden with worthy but emotionally safe planks such as bioethics, global warming, and the Internet. In addition, Inventing Al Gore illuminates how personal tragedies have shaped his political life and the influence that women, from his mother to Naomi Wolf, have had on his career."--Jacket.

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