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Faith of My Fathers : A Family Memoir
Faith of My Fathers A Family Memoir
Author: John McCain, Mark Salter
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 impres...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060957865
ISBN-10: 0060957867
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Pages: 368
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3.7 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
This is the powerful story of a war hero and his memoirs. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. He was a prisoner of war in a brutal prison camp in North Vietnam.
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Helpful Score: 4
Wonderful book! You really get to know McCain's character with this book.
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Helpful Score: 4
I enjoy reading about people, and though this was a memoir, not a biography, John McCain wrote quite a bit about the people in his life. He described his grandparents and parents, his grandfather's and father's military careers, his childhood and schooling, his experiences at the Naval Academy and the "Code of Honor", his first wife and their children, and most dramatic and fascinating...his years as a POW. The writing flowed easily, like a life story being told in a very natural chronological order. The hardest part for me was the descriptions of military strategy and battles, something I'm not normally interested in and found tedious. However, they were necessary to the story. On the whole, I liked the book and thought it good.
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Senator and one-time presidential candidate John McCain devotes roughly one-third of this multi-generational family biography to his grandfather and father, both of whom had distinguished military careers in the Pacific. McCain describes his youth and his own military career, which included serving in the Vietnam war, where he was shot down and held as a prisoner of war, experiencing years of torture and deprivation. He also discusses the values and ideals instilled in him by his family. The memoir closes after McCain's release and return home in 1973.
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If you want the ultimate meaning of character under adversity then do not even think of passing this one by. Great story, great men and great meaning.
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The Arizona senator's family memoir.
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McCain's war record, especially his imprisonment in North Vietnam, can excuse any political intent in writing this book with help.


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