2008 Presidential Election Biographies

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2008 Presidential Election Biographies

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The complete stories of 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain are revealed in this 2-part volume. Stubbornly independent and famously outspoken, John McCain fought the odds to become the 2008 Republican candidate for President. Following in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather, McCain graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958. But his career as a naval aviator came to an end when he was shot down while flying a bombing mission over Hanoi. By the time he arrived at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," McCain was near death. He spent the next five and a half years in prison before his release in 1973. In 1981, McCain embarked on a career in politics, which has taken him from the House of Representatives to the U.S. Senate and now, a run for the highest office in the land. When he called himself "a skinny kid with a funny name" at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, his political star was already on the rise. By the time he decimated the competition in 2004 race for the Illinois Senate, he was the bona fide golden child of a Democratic party desperately in need of a winner. And President. In many ways, the story of Barack Obama is a uniquely American tale of the 21st century, where racial lines are blurry and the most interesting chapter is just the beginning.moreless

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