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John McCain (1936–2018)

Autor/a de Faith of My Fathers

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John Sidney McCain III was born in the Panama Canal Zone at Coco Solo Naval Air Station on August 29, 1936. In 1954, he entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He fought in the Vietnam War as a naval aviator and was a prisoner of war (POW) beginning on October 26, 1967. In March 1968, mostra'n més he was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years. He was a POW for five and a half years before being released on March 14, 1973. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981. He moved to Arizona and began a career in politics. He won two terms in the U. S. House of Representatives, from 1983 to 1987, followed by six terms in the U. S. Senate. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. In 2015, he became chairman of the Armed Services Committee. He wrote numerous books with his aide Mark Salter including Worth the Fighting For; Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life; Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember; Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them; 13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War; Faith of My Fathers; and The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations. He died from brain cancer on August 25, 2018 at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de John McCain

Faith of My Fathers (1999) 1,141 exemplars
Why Courage Matters (2004) 264 exemplars
Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir (2002) 247 exemplars
Active Measures 2 exemplars

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Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975 , Volume 2 (1998) — Col·laborador — 262 exemplars
Pearl Harbor : the day of infamy : an illustrated history (2001) — Introducció — 171 exemplars
The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time (2005) — Pròleg — 137 exemplars


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The three-star rating is supposed to mean "I Liked It". In this case, it means I liked half of it - the first half. After that it got a bit repetitive and lingered on points that I didn't find compelling. If McCain gets elected President today, I'd recommend you read this book (and probably his other for more of his biographical background). If not, then don't worry about it, because he'll just be the maverick senator from Arizona again.
zot79 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
Got this book from my mom from the CCHS library. Read in the spring of 2023 in our upstairs guest room of the Del Mar house. Quick easy read that gave a lot of insight on the McCain family I had no previous knowledge of. Especially enjoyed learning about the experiences and devoted service of his father and grandfather. I also learned a lot more about his time as a POW and the incredible struggles he went through. The book has an excellent title that ties in with the overall purpose of the book. Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn about Senator McCain.… (més)
SDWets | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Apr 16, 2023 |
This is John McCain's opinion on many issues that America is dealing with today. It is his swan song about various topics that he wants to let the reader are important him. I thought that chapter 6 was interesting, in this chapter he deals a little about immigration.
foof2you | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Sep 8, 2021 |
Militaristic with a view toward bolstering soldiers with soldier-stories.
Includes political subtext: war is an agreeable front-line action option to solve major political problems.
He is kind and understanding to non-soldier styles of bravery, but applies battle terms for all styles of courage.
Smoothly written, not halting.
ZanaDont | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 5, 2020 |


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