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Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

Senator John McCain learned about life and honor from his grandfather and father, both four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy. Both their careers and their courage helped prepare McCain for the biggest challenge of his life when, as a naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. When his captors realized McCain's impressive military legacy, they offered him early release. In what has now become a legendary act of heroism, McCain refused the offer and was subsequently tortured, held in solitary confinement, and imprisoned for more than five years.

Faith of My Fathers is about what McCain learned from his father and grandfather, and how their example enabled him to survive. Told with humility, grace, and humor, it is a story of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. It is a story to inspire and instruct, one that shows what fathers give to their sons, and what, ultimately, endures.

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The Navy veteran and U.S. senator describes the military careers of his grandfather and father, his own experiences as a POW in Vietnam, and his political career.

Synopsis:

Based on what McCain has learned from his grandfather and his father--how their example enabled him to endure hardships as a Vietnam War POW--"Faith of My Fathers" tells the stories of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. "A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological, under brutal circumstances. . . . Hard to top and impossible to read without being moved".--"USA Today". Photos throughout.

About the Author

After a career in the U.S. Navy and two terms as a U.S. representative (1982-1986), John McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and re-elected in 1992 and 1998. He was a Republican candidate in the 2000 presidential campaign. Mark Salter has worked on Senator McCain's staff for eleven years, and has been his administrative assistant since 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060957865
Subtitle:
A Family Memoir
With:
Salter, Mark
Author:
by John McCain and Mark Salter
Author:
McCain, John S.
Author:
McCain, John
Author:
Salter, Mark
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Family
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Legislators -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20000822
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.29 in 24.32 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Navy veteran and U.S. senator describes the military careers of his grandfather and father, his own experiences as a POW in Vietnam, and his political career.
"Synopsis" by , Based on what McCain has learned from his grandfather and his father--how their example enabled him to endure hardships as a Vietnam War POW--"Faith of My Fathers" tells the stories of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. "A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological, under brutal circumstances. . . . Hard to top and impossible to read without being moved".--"USA Today". Photos throughout.

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