Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PamV - LibraryThing
What a surprise this was! I am not a fan of John McCain, however, this was a fantastic family memoir. So many things that I was able to relate too; my father and uncles served in the military during WWII and my husband served in Vietnam. This is not a political book and I recommend it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rsplenda477 - LibraryThing
A very nice tribute by Sen. McCain to his father and grandfather. Pretty well-written, and you can tell it comes from the heart. A good read for those devotees of the Senator. Read full review