Author: Matt Welch
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2007-10-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
John McCain is one of the most familiar, sympathetic, and overexposed figures in American politics, yet his concrete governing philosophy and actual track record have been left curiously unexamined, mostly because of the massive distractions in his official biography, but also because of his ingenious strategy of talking ad infinitum to each and every access-craving media person who happens by. The more he has spouted, the less journalists have bothered trying to see through the fog. McCain gives the public what it wants but can't find -- a flesh-and-bones political portrait of a man onto whom people are forever projecting their own ideological fantasies. It is a psychological key for decoding his allegedly ‘maverick' actions. McCain will quickly lay out in overlapping detail the root cause of the senator's worldview: his personal transformation from underachieving punk to war hawk uber-patriot, in which he used the "higher power" of American nationalism to save his life and soul. McCain looks behind the war hero, behind the maverick reformer. Journalist and pundit Matt Welch brings to this project an investigative eye and a coolly analytical mindset to provide Republicans, Democrats and Independents a picture of the man.
Author: Joseph F. Merrill
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2019-02-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 97: November 7, 1935 N unusual question for the Star to ask is carried in this head ing, does one say? We quite agree. But the question itself is not unusual. It is implicitly, if not explicitly, asked by 99 of every one hundred persons, not members of the Church, whom we can get interested in the subject of Mormonism. And to give answer to the question is the purpose, mainly, of the missionary service of the Church. We wish all members in the European missions would keep this fact in mind and act accordingly. The travelling elders are obligated to be carriers of the message as a major activity and therefore are not free to accept invitations, usually warmly given, to spend much of their time visiting among the saints. To decline these invitations because of the important business of finding investigators is painful to the elders, but duty before pleasure is an injunction they all re member. The elders enjoy visiting in the homes of the saints, but they have come to do the will of the Master rather than to follow their own inclinations. Will the saints not help them and not feel offended when duty requires them to be about their business? But an invitation to a saint's home to meet non members will be accepted, if possible, with a'lacrity. So much by way of introduction - a rather long one, we admit. Some little time ago we read a book entitled The Future Life, A Symposium. Its contents were made up of 12 radio addresses given by ten well-known writers and speakers. After reading the book we felt it was a pity the world did not know - nor care, apparently - that Mormonism has a message which, if accepted, would transform it from darkness into light, from agonizing doubts into joyful certainties. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.