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Man of the People. The Life of John McCain

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 politics. 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 biography.

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ISBN: 9780471432364

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Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander (born 1955) is a political writer, playwright, and former talk radio host. He has authored several biographies and was the co-host of the Batchelor and Alexander radio program on New York's WABC radio from 2001 to 2003.


A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Alexander is a former reporter for Time magazine and Rolling Stone. He has also written nonfiction for the New York Times Magazine, New York, The Nation, and The Village Voice. He was a fellow at the Hoover Institution in the fall of 2002. [http://www.hoover.org/bios/mediafellows?year=0000&c=y]

Alexander is the editor of "Ariel Ascending: Writings About Sylvia Plath". He has written biographies on Plath, James Dean, J.D. Salinger, and John McCain. His most recent book is "Machiavelli’s Shadow", about the career of political consultant Karl Rove.


Alexander and John Batchelor began broadcasting "Batchelor and Alexander" on WABC in New York on the night after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. ABC News asked the pair to host the show until Osama bin Laden was either killed or captured. [http://www.johnbatchelorshow.com/about.cfm] On September 8, 2001, John Batchelor and Paul Alexander were broadcasting on WABC radio under a show name different from their subsequent, formal program; the September 8 show was a serious discussion on both Al-Qaeda and the unanswered U.S. government response to the USS Cole bombing [http://www.emergency.com/2002/ERRI_9-1.pdf] .

Batchelor and Alexendar began first as a Sunday and then later as a Saturday evening show on WABC. The Saturday show started in the summer of 2001, basically to discuss conspiracies. The first show featured the JFK assaination. A subsequent show, discussed the conspiracy surrounding the downing of TWA Flight 800.

The Jerusalem Post has an audio archive of "Batchelor and Alexander" segments from 2002 and 2003 that deal with Israel and the Middle East. [http://info.jpost.com/C002/Supplements/AmericasVoices/ba_01.html]

Alexander left the show in December 2003 to pursue work as a playwright.


Alexander is the author of the plays "Strangers in the Land of Canaan" and "Edge," a one-woman show based on his Sylvia Plath biography. He also directed "Edge" and developed it at the Actors Studio with the actress Angelica Torn.


* "Ariel Ascending: Writings about Sylvia Plath" (1985) (ISBN 978-0060153335)
* "Rough Magic: A Biography of Sylvia Plath" (1991) (ISBN 978-0670818129)
* "Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean" (1994) (ISBN 978-0670849512)
* "Death and Disaster: The Rise of Warhol's Empire and the Race for Andy's Millions" (1994) (ISBN 978-0679432739)
* "Salinger: A Biography" (1999) (ISBN 978-1580630801)
* "Man of the People: The Life of John McCain" (2002) (ISBN 978-0471228295)
* "The Candidate: Behind John Kerry's Remarkable Run for the White House" (2004) (ISBN 978-1573222938)
* "Machiavelli's Shadow: The Rise and Fall of Karl Rove" (2008) (ISBN 978-1594868252)

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