Faith of My Fathers : A Family Memoir by John McCain and Mark Salter (1999, Hardcover)

Faith of My Fathers : A Family Memoir by John McCain and Mark Salter (1999, Hardcover)
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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.

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.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0060957867
ISBN-13 9780060957865

Key Details
Author John McCain, Mark Salter
Number Of Pages 368 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2000-08-22
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2000
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 11.3 Oz
Height 0.8 In.
Width 5.3 In.
Length 8 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 00-044879
LC Classification Number E840.8.M467A3 2000
Dewey Decimal 973.90922
Dewey Edition 22

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