I’ve actually had Man of the People: The Maverick Life and Career of John McCain by Paul Alexander for a couple of weeks now, but am just getting around to posting it.
“Among the many legends who have made America great stands John McCain. Man of the People, Revised and Updated lyrically tells his quintessentially American story: a seemingly ordinary man doing extraordinarily heroic and selfless things–out of a pure devotion to his country. This dynamic biography shows why it’s easy to imagine him among the ranks of Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Reagan, who led America with such daring and wisdom. McCain’s life is so organically American, so true to the legacies of the leaders who preceded him, that the greatest chapter of his story is still to be written.”
—Monica Crowley, panelist, The McLaughlin Group; host, The Monica Crowley Show
“John McCain is a real man. By that I mean he has faults and weaknesses like anybody else. But he has supplemented those with a ferocious courage and intensity. Paul Alexander brings McCain’s life to life in a way the reader will never forget.”
—Bill O’Reilly, anchor, The O’Reilly Factor
“Man of the People, Revised and Updated is nothing short of the definitive text on what makes John McCain tick. The complexity of this man is not well understood–unless you read this book. Alexander’s must-read chapter on the infamous 2000 South Carolina primary–‘The Dirtiest Race I’ve Ever Seen’–is the most comprehensive telling to date of that sad moment in our politics.”
—Craig Crawford, Washington journalist, cqpolitics.com
“If I were looking for a politician to clean the corporate pigsty, it would be John McCain. In Man of the People, Paul Alexander artfully captures the drive, the integrity, and the tenacity that make John McCain such a one-of-a-kind politician.”
— Arianna Huffington, cofounder and Editor in Chief, The Huffington Post
You gotta love that last one.
A new edition revised for the 2008 races, published by Wiley.