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Download McCain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (516 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Foster Wallace Narrator: Henry Leyva Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 John 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Benjamin Montero | 2/13/2014

    " Fantastic, extremely insightful, typical (sadly untypical for majority of humanity) DFW brilliance "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Augie | 2/11/2014

    " if you like self conscience reportage in the style of your favorite twenty one year old rolling stone writer- go for it. there's enough here to make you forget that the subject is a serious political figure who represents a generation of encrusted yet important men who still hold the stakes in the rich man's croquet game of the american political world. wallace is like, post modern and like, real happy with himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary | 2/9/2014

    " Find out why not to vote for McCain "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Meaney | 2/4/2014

    " Interesting look at John McCain via David Foster Wallace. It's nothing too earth-shattering, but it's nice to hear another perspective on the campaign trail. (Adapted from a much shorter Rolling Stone article.) "

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