First Edition of McCain's Promise; Signed by David Foster Wallace

  • McCain’s Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking About Hope.

McCain’s Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking About Hope.

$2,000.00

Item Number: 4181

Boston: Back Bay Books, 2008.

First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by David Foster Wallace on the title page. In fine condition. Rare signed as Foster Wallace passed away only three months after the publication of this volume.

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. "Wallace conveys a geniuine disillusionment at the sham of the whole arrangement: the endless political posturing, the robotic news coverage...At the same time, he recognize's McCain's essential magnetism" (Steve Almond, Los Angeles Time Book Review).

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