John McCain: A Biography

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 188 pages

A rebel and risk-taker from childhood, John McCain--son and grandson of admirals--nevertheless chose to follow the traditional path marked out for him in the military. Nearly six years in a North Vietnamese prison tested his resolve and proved his extraordinary resilience and will to survive. Coming to Congress, McCain found that making his way in politics demanded a different set of survival skills, and he grew accustomed to the corridors of power while striving to keep his independence. This lively biography traces McCain's unlikely ascent to the verge of attaining the nation's highest office while never ceasing to challenge himself and others to serve a cause greater than self-interest.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Son and Grandson of Admirals
1
Annapolis
13
Chapter 3 Before Combat
19
Intercepting a SAM
27
Chapter 5 Prisoner
33
Chapter 6 Coming Home
47
Chapter 7 Navy Senate Liaison
53
Chapter 8 Running for Congress
61
Chapter 13 Regaining His Reputation
93
Chapter 14 Vietnam Revisited
99
Chapter 15 Maverick
105
Running for President 2000
115
Chapter 17 A Senator with Sway
125
Campaign 2008
133
Chapter 19 Mr President?
139
Epilogue
145

Chapter 9 Congressman
67
Senator
75
Chapter 11 Loyalty and Politics
81
Photo essay
85
Chapter 12 The Keating Five Scandal
85
Speeches
151
US Presidential Elections Since 1860 Major Candidates
171
Selected Bibliography
179
Index
185
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About the author (2009)

ELAINE S. POVICH is a freelance journalist and veteran Washington correspondent who has reported for Newsday and the Chicago Tribune, among other newspapers, and written feature articles for many magazines and journals, including Kiplinger's Retirement Report, the AARP Bulletin, and Fortune Small Business. The author of Nancy Pelosi: A Biography (Greenwood Press, 2008), she is a member of the Gridiron Club and past president of the Washington Press Club Foundation.

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