McCain: The Essential Guide to the Republican Nominee: His Character, His Career and Where He Stands

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Mark Silva
Triumph Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 127 pages
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John McCain's life experiences say more about the outlook that he carries to his campaign for the presidency than any scripted speech ever will. This is a son and grandson of admirals, veterans of the great world wars, and a scarred and decorated veteran of the Vietnam War; held and tortured for five and a half years after his bomber was shot down over Hanoi. He came home to launch a two-decade career in Congress, rising to positions of power and ultimately, in his second bid for the White House, claiming the nomination of the Republican Party. Should he win this election, McCain, at 72, will become the oldest American ever elected to a first term

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Contents

Contents McCains Heroes
18
Prisoner of War
31
His Second Life
38
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Mark Silva is the White House correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and has covered presidential campaigns and politics for two decades. The Chicago Tribune is the most read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and is currently the eighth largest newspaper in the United States by circulation.

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