Mon Sept 17, 7 pm
Recommended by Rich Smith
Let’s be honest. Every day probably feels a little extra for John Kerry, who might qualify as the least "extra" man on the planet. When he ran for president in 2004, voters said they'd rather die from George W. Bush's warmongering than die from boredom under Kerry. They were dumb to think that way, but they weren't 100 percent wrong. In any event, the five-term senator from Massachusetts did turn out to be an incredibly effective secretary of state under President Barack Obama, and he had a front-row seat to some of the largest political and military disasters (and victories) in contemporary history. His memoir covers all of that, and, of course, serves as a "forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership," according to press materials.
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