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Every Day Is Extra

著者: John Kerry
ナレーター: John Kerry
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カテゴリー: 洋書, Biographies & Memoirs

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John 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 for four years - a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history.

Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry’s candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the US 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 combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.

Every Day Is Extra is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life. Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.

Few books convey as convincingly as this one the life of public service like that which John Kerry has lived for 50 years. Every Day Is Extra shows Kerry for the dedicated, witty, and authentic man that he is, and provides forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world.

©2018 John Kerry (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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  • J. S.
  • 2018/09/05

Well-written, and a completely engaged performance

I'm already a John Kerry supporter from back in 2004, and I know a lot about his life, but even I was surprised by how riveting the book is so far (I'm in chapter 5) and how genuine and engaged Kerry's reading performance is. He reads as if he is reliving every moment and remembering all the happy times and also the times of terrible grief (his father's death, the death of friends in the war). I can sense the sincere dedication that went into writing this memoir and the commitment that led him to read all 28 hours of it for Audible. Not everyone does that! And all this for one credit. One of my best purchases here so far.

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  • Jean
  • 2018/10/07

Excellent Memoir

I enjoy reading biographies and learning about people’s lives and how they accomplished their careers. John Kerry (1943- ) tells the story of his life in great detail. He starts off with the history of his grandparents and moves on from there. I had not realized that Kerry was from patrician New England roots. He attended private schools in Switzerland and the USA. He learned to speak a number of languages.

The book is well written. Kerry devoted his entire career to public service. He provided great details about his life, but I wish he had provided more in-depth insight into people he worked with such as Obama, Hillary Clinton and his friend, John McCain. The memoir does provide an inside look at what happened during his time in the Senate and as Secretary of State. I particularly enjoyed the last part of the book about his time as Secretary of State. I was familiar with his service in Viet Nam as I had read “Tour of Duty” by Douglas Brinkley. If you enjoy memoirs I recommend this book to you.

The book is very long at almost twenty-nine hours or 600 pages. I enjoyed listening to Kerry narrate his book. Hearing the person tell their own story seems to bring an intimacy to the book.

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  • Judy Hanks
  • 2018/10/17

Great narration

John Kerry can have another career as a narrator. Many times when I hear that the author is the narrator, I am turned off and usually avoid buying the book, but I did want to hear what Mr Kerry had to say. I'm glad I did.

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  • patty koch
  • 2018/09/06

Most memoirs are fiction but this one is authentic

We, my husband and I, are partial towards John Kerry having 1st noticed him during the height of the Vietnam War when he testified before congress. His quote, "Who wants to be the last man to die for a mistake" linger as heroic.

The audible version is a beautiful telling of living a life of privilege from a young boy to senior statesman. We see him as a great American Patriot. Our political process has prevented him from becoming president but presidential he is.

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  • A. MELLO
  • 2018/10/16

It's an honor to have Mr. John Kerry as narrator

This book is quite extensive and it gets better towards the end. The last chapters are simply awesome, the author gives his message. The fact of being narrated by Mr. John Kerry is a plus. The experience of driving on my daily long comutes and feeling like United States Secretary of State was my passanger telling his biography :)

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  • Looking4theMiddleGround
  • 2019/01/02

We can solve our problems

great story. filled with facts.filled with hope. filled with the details of the Halls of power.

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  • Robert M.Plevel
  • 2018/12/25

Fantastic

Very enlightening of a great career and what it takes to be Secy of State..outstanding.

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  • Francis A. Flores
  • 2018/12/23

Great story by a great American.

John Kerry is an example to us all. He, like John McCain, share the passion for a better world and expresses it clearly in the story described in this book. We need more Kerry’s in this world.

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  • Stephen
  • 2018/12/08

Kerry is a man of integrity

I really enjoyed this memoir of John Kerry's life. He is a man of principle and integrity. He acknowledges his mistakes and shortfalls while learning from them in an effort to continue the fight. His recounting of his early privileged childhood, to his days at boarding school to his Vietnam experience feel truthful and certainly shaped who he is as a man. The stories about his time in the US Senate stress the importance of relationship building and learning from his seniors. These lessons served him well as secretary of state and his amazing work on the Iran treaty along with the climate accord. It will be interesting to see what this courageous man does with his extra days.

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  • Michael Friedman
  • 2018/12/02

A Wondeful Autobiography

This is an excellent autobiography of an amazing public servant. John Kerry was a child of privilege, but unlike many others dedicated himself to making our country and the world a better place. His unique skills, work ethic, adherence to science and history and vision have affected millions of people including Americans for the better. He would have been a wonderful president.
I am a big fan of Dwight Garner of the NY Times, but I seriously disagree with his conclusion that this book is “reassuringly dull for long stretches” and that the second half of the book may require the propping of eyelids for non-wonks. It is precisely when Secretary Kerry enters the Senate, joins the Foreign Relations Committee and then becomes Secretary of State that the book takes off. For the first time he shifts to an issue by issue history as opposed to a chronological tale and then his work and results are immense. His ability to meet, know, understand and entice world leaders is astounding fueled by his sense of history, the brilliant people he engages for help and his understanding of the limitations of the leaders’ countries or supporters. His long relationship with Netanyahu, his meetings and interactions with al-Sisi, Bahar Al-Assad, al Saud, Putin, Ban Ki-moon, Xi Jinping and others are amazing. To name just a few accomplishments, his hard work led to the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran nuclear deal, work on Ocean conservation as well as dealing with the fight against ISIS by Iraq, the removal of much of Syria’s illegal gases, the Ukrainian crisis caused by lying Russia, aid to civilians in Gaza, complex negotiations with Congress especially on the Paris treaty, renewed relations with Cuba, the successful negotiation of elections and power sharing in Afghanistan, negotiations for electoral honesty in Brazil, Venezuela, among other issues. He readily acknowledges not all of his efforts have been successful such as the Israeli/Palestinian peace accord, but from my perspective it was not for lack of trying and given the opportunity to change the previous dynamics, as with China’s cooperation with the Paris Climate Accord, Secretary Kerry’s instincts were revolutionary and often astoundingly successful.
This is a wonderful book and in Audible is read by Secretary Kerry with his occasional wonderful Bostonian accent (pahk for park). Yes, he is not detailed about his children, grandchildren and wives, but that is for a good reasons and does not diminish his astounding public life. He is an excellent writer with an amazing story to tell.

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