A captivating look at one of America's most prominent and
fascinating public figures
Bestselling author, war hero, presidential candidate, champion of
the most politically sticky issue to rock Washington since
Watergate-campaign finance reform- there may be no better known
senator than John McCain. From Democrats to Republicans, many
Americans relate to John McCain's straight-talking form of
In Man of the People: The Life of John McCain, political journalist
Paul Alexander offers the only objective, in-depth account of this
remarkable politician's journey-from Naval Academy student to
Presidential hopeful. Readers will follow McCain from his rich Navy
roots through his twenty-one year tour in the Navy, and then behold
as he evolves into one of our country's most distinguished yet
controversial political leaders. With insider access, Alexander
flushes out the personal history to present a candid portrait of
the political evolution of McCain. From the WWII hero grandfather
who aggressively helped destroy the Japanese military machine to
McCain's growth from Navy plebe to Reagan foot soldier, Alexander
uncovers what makes McCain tick, how he evolved into a politician
with a cause that has endeared him to Democrats and antagonized the
Republican party leadership.
Political insider, radio talk show host, and well-known journalist
Paul Alexander followed McCain from the Presidential campaign trail
to stumping for campaign finance reform. McCain's life is not only
the story of the most compelling politician since Ronald Reagan but
also the history of the transformation of American politics over
the last thirty years. Through McCain's personal history-from
Vietnam veteran to Reagan go-to guy to a key figure in the Keating
S&L crisis to military campaign critic, Alexander pulls back
the public curtain to reveal the private man. In doing so, he
exposes military machinations, Vietnam controversy, POW torture,
mental depression, and political intrigue. John McCain continues to
push the political system, thus capturing the attention of the
American public. The straightforward, no-nonsense style that has
become his hallmark shines through every page of this telling
1. Admiral McCain.
2. Anchors Away.
4. Coming Home.
5. The Congressman From Arizona.
6. One Hundred Kings.
7. The Senator From Arizona.
8. Presidential Politics.
9. "The Dirtiest Race I've Ever Seen".
10. The Best Man.
11. Man of the People.