Every Day is Extra by John KerryHe returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war. Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor, and was elected to the Senate in , eventually serving five terms. In he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state—Ohio—of winning. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington. Few books convey as convincingly as this one the life of public service like that which John Kerry has lived for fifty years.
John Kerry on "Every Day is Extra" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair
Every Day Is Extra
The Observer Book of the Year 'The war hero, senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate has plenty to write about - and to be right about'The Guardian 'Frank, thoughtful and clearly written What lingers are not the parts but the whole; not the life, but the man' New York Times 'Draws back the curtain on a life you thought you knew, but turns out to be a bit different The title comes from a saying he and his buddies had in Vietnam. A child of privilege, Kerry went to private schools and Yale, then enlisted in the U. Navy during the Vietnam War. He commanded river patrols - swift boats - and was highly decorated, but he discovered that the truth about what was happening in Vietnam was different from what the government was reporting. He returned home disillusioned, became active against the war, and testified in Congress as a year-old veteran who opposed the war.
The title comes from a saying he and his buddies had in Vietnam. Navy during the Vietnam War. His friendship with the Kennedy family gave him valuable contacts, but he earned his victory by campaigning hard. Bush and came within one state — Ohio — of winning. Supreme Court, another challenge would undermine confidence in the voting system. This is a personal book, sometimes angry, sometimes funny, always moving. His account of his experiences in Vietnam is riveting.
Remember boredom, sweet boredom? It is bland the way upper-class food used to be bland. It reminds you why Kerry would probably have made a very good president. It also reminds you why he lost. Is he running for president in ? His loss to George W.
Every Day Is Extra and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Every Day Is Extra Hardcover – 4 Sep John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life--from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator,
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J ohn Forbes Kerry served nearly three decades in the Senate, four years as secretary of state, and did a tour of duty as a naval combat officer in Vietnam. He also landed within three points of beating George W Bush in , the smallest winning margin for an incumbent president since Woodrow Wilson. Like the ex-senator himself, Every Day is Extra is informed, informative and at times overly self-indulgent. Still, he provides essential accounts of his time as a truly heroic but wrongly maligned Swift boat officer, and as the secretary of state who was the prime mover of the Iran deal and the Paris climate accord. Born privileged if not rich, Kerry spares little in describing his personal Arcadia. Yet Kerry is a case of true self-sacrifice.