Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

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Harper Collins, Aug 22, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages

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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
10
Section 4
27
Section 5
47
Section 6
52
Section 7
63
Section 8
79
Section 16
182
Section 17
189
Section 18
205
Section 19
216
Section 20
232
Section 21
239
Section 22
258
Section 23
289

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
153
Section 15
177
Section 24
300
Section 25
313
Section 26
322
Section 27
329
Section 28
337
Section 29
343
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About the author (2000)

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.

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