A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Fight to Stop It
Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg
"Mike Gravel lived up to my initial impression of him as perhaps the only member of the Senate who took his oath to the Constitution more seriously than his political standing in the club. This is a rich feast of accumulated wisdom." —Daniel Ellsberg, from the Foreword
In this candid portrait, former two-term senator from Alaska and current presidential candidate Gravel expounds on his views of the military-industrial complex, the imperial presidency, postwar US foreign policy, and corporate America; critically assesses figures he worked with, such as Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy; and reveals the private life behind the public persona. When he isnt being actively silenced, Senator Gravels voice is generally acknowledged to be the most refreshing and honest of all the 2008 presidential candidates.