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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

Author: David Foster Wallace; Jacob Weisberg
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Back Bay paperback edView all editions and formats
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Offers a close-up look at John McCain and his campaign for president in 2000, exploring both the candidate's personality and the posturing, spin, and media manipulation of presidential elections.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wallace, David Foster.
McCain's promise.
New York : Back Bay Books, 2008
(OCoLC)760072131
Named Person: John McCain; John McCain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Foster Wallace; Jacob Weisberg
ISBN: 9780316040532 0316040533
OCLC Number: 225874601
Notes: "... originally published in December 2005 under the title Up, Simba in David Foster Wallace's nonfiction collection Consider the lobster, and was published in a heavily edited form in Rolling Stone in April 2000"--T.p. verso.
Description: xx, 124 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: David Foster Wallace ; foreword by Jacob Weisberg.
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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 Read more...

 
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