An unauthorized biography of the vice president, based on the author's experiences as a Washington journalist and information from his contacts, explores and evaluates Gore's youth, political career, and future in public service.
This insightful and probing biography is the first to fully evaluate Al Gore's evolving political career. With frontline Washington experience, first-rate contacts, and unparalleled credibility, Zelnick delves into the following topics: -- Gore's hypocrisy on tobacco, from a beneficiary of tobacco money to a vocal anti-tobacco politician -- The true costs of Gore's "cosmic" environmentalism, and is it scientifically sound? -- His intimate connection with the Chinese campaign contribution scandal -- His flip-flopping of key issues, such as abortion, to gain party support and PAC money. Gore: A Political Life is sure to generate nationwide media attention -- especially when Gore heats up his campaign for the 2000 presidential election.