Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

Every day is extra

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2018.
Language:
English
Description
The Observer Book of the Year ''The war hero, senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate has plenty to write about - and to be right about'' The Guardian ''Frank, thoughtful and clearly written ... What lingers are not the parts but the whole; not the life, but the man'' New York Times ''Draws back the curtain on a life you thought you knew, but turns out to be a bit different ... surprisingly personal'' Washington Post Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry''s personal story . The title comes from a saying he and his buddies had in Vietnam. A child of privilege, Kerry went to private schools and Yale, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War . He commanded river patrols - swift boats - and was highly decorated, but he discovered that the truth about what was happening in Vietnam was different from what the government was reporting. He returned home disillusioned, became active against the war, and testified in Congress as a 27-year-old veteran who opposed the war. Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as Massachusetts lieutenant governor, and was elected to the Senate in 1984. His friendship with the Kennedy family gave him valuable contacts, but he earned his victory by campaigning hard. He would be re-elected four times. Kerry''s service in the Senate was distinguished. Unlike most senators, who travel on foreign junkets for "fact-finding missions," Kerry travelled to the Philippines and based on what he learned, helped to orchestrate the peaceful transition from Ferdinand Marcos to the duly elected Corazon Aquino government. He played an active role in the BCCI and Iran-Contra matters. In 2004 he ran for president against the incumbent, George W. Bush and came within one state - Ohio - of winning. In Every Day Is Extra he explains why he chose not to contest widespread voting irregularities in Ohio, fearing that after the 2000 election went to the U.S. Supreme Court, another challenge would undermine confidence in the voting system. Kerry returned to the Senate, endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in 2008, and when Clinton resigned in 2012 to run for the presidency, Kerry was confirmed as Secretary of State. In that position he tried - and like all his predecessors, failed - to find peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (he is critical of both sides but especially Prime Minister Netanyahu); dealt with the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS; negotiated the Iran nuclear deal; and signed the Paris climate accord. This is a personal book, sometimes angry, sometimes funny, always moving. Secretary Kerry describes some of the remarkable events of his life, such as discovering that his paternal grandfather committed suicide - something his father never told him - and that this grandfather was Jewish, not Irish (he changed his name to Kerry from Kohn, and also converted to Catholicism). His account of his experiences in Vietnam is riveting. His failed first marriage left a wound that never completely healed, but his second marriage, to Teresa Heinz , widow of a Senate colleague, has been an anchor in his life. He tells wonderful stories about the Kennedys and especially about Senate colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain . His story of his first real meeting with John McCain, another Vietnam veteran, is one of the most moving stories in the book; his respect for McCain is genuine and inspiring. Every Day Is Extra shows readers how arduous it is to run for president and how demanding the role of secretary of state is. Readers of this book, whatever their political persuasion, will come away grateful that we have public servants who are prepared to spend their lives in service to their country. They will also come away with a new appreciation of John Kerry, a man often portrayed as aloof and stiff, but as this book reveals, funny, warm, and dedicated .
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781471177347
9781501178955
9781508266853
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDdd1d0c10-4c56-6cef-26b4-61ff79976642
Grouping Titleevery day is extra
Grouping Authorjohn kerry
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-01 20:42:06PM
Last Indexed2020-12-04 04:19:35AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorKerry, John, 1943-
author_displayKerry, John
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
collection_santafeOn Order
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge
Main
Online OverDrive Collection
Santa Fe Public Library On Order
Southside
display_descriptionJohn Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life -- from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1966 and served in Vietnam. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war. Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor, and was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004, he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state -- Ohio -- of winning. Kerry returned to the Senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee and succeeded Hillary Clinton as secretary of state in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East, dealt with the Syrian civil war while combating ISIS, and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. Kerry tells stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.
format_category_santafeAudio Books
Books
eBook
format_santafeBook
eAudiobook
iddd1d0c10-4c56-6cef-26b4-61ff79976642
isbn9781471177347
9781501178955
9781508266853
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:60d6f136-4eba-4919-8c38-46ee0115f7c6-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
ils:.b15093414.i20179558MainBIO KERRY, J1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
ils:.b15093414.i20183641SouthsideBIO KERRY, J1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*co
ils:.b15093414.o3471172Santa Fe Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderl
ils:.b15093414.i2017956xLa FargeBIO KERRY, J1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lf
ils:.b15093414.o3499315Santa Fe Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderc
ils:.b15093414.o3471172Santa Fe Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderm
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2020-12-04T11:19:35.022Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_santafeBIO KERRY, J
ON ORDER
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
Santa Fe Public Library On Order
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Main Library (Curbside Pickup) On Order
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup) On Order
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup) On Order
primary_isbn9781471177347
publishDate2018
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:60d6f136-4eba-4919-8c38-46ee0115f7c6eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishSimon & Schuster Audio2018
ils:.b15093414BookBooksFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.EnglishSimon & Schuster, 2018.622 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:60d6f136-4eba-4919-8c38-46ee0115f7c6-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b15093414.i20179558On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b15093414.i20183641On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b15093414.o3471172On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b15093414.i2017956xOn Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b15093414.o3499315On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b15093414.o3471172On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetAutobiographies
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography
Kerry, John, -- 1943-
Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2004
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Biography
title_displayEvery day is extra
title_fullEvery Day Is Extra
Every day is extra / John Kerry
title_shortEvery day is extra
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Cabinet officers
Election
Foreign relations
Kerry, John
Legislators
Nonfiction
Politics
Politics and government
Presidential candidates
Presidents
Statesmen
Veterans
Vietnam War, 1961-1975