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John Kerry

Biography

John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is a former Secretary of State and five-term US Senator. Kerry is the author of EVERY DAY IS EXTRA, A CALL TO SERVICE: My Vision for a Better America, THE NEW WAR and the bestselling THIS MOMENT ON EARTHHe is currently a Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs at Yale University, as well as the inaugural Visiting Distinguished Statesman for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, have two daughters, three sons and seven grandchildren.

John Kerry

Books by John Kerry

by John Kerry - Memoir, Nonfiction

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. A five-term US senator, Kerry was the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state of winning. He returned to the Senate, chaired the 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.