Notes from the Trail: Presidential Politics from the Inside Out

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Rodale Books, Aug 19, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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The modern race for the presidency has become a national sport. We've seen the baby-kissing, the barbecues, and the photo-ops; news cameras have taken us inside Iowan living rooms leading up to the caucuses, and they've given us a bird's-eye view of the grand halls of political conventions. But what is it like to be on the inside of this spectacle? What happens when the candidate is your closest family member?
In her account of her father's bid for the presidency, Alexandra Kerry brings us inside the bubble. Her words and images lend an intimacy to our often overblown politics as she sheds light on some of the contradictions, ironies, and saving graces of our electoral process and our country.

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In 2004, Alexandra Kerry, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, joined her father on the campaign trail. From the precincts of Iowa and New Hampshire to the Democratic National ... Read full review

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ALEXANDRA KERRY is a graduate of Brown University and earned an MFA from The American Film Institute. She is the cofounder of the Act II Theater Company, has directed and created short films as well as a television pilot, and is also developing her first feature film. She currently lives in New York City.

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