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Brave Decisions

Moral Courage from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm

Brave Decisions( )
Author: Maihafer, Harry J.
Foreword by: McCain, John
Publication Date:May 1995
Publisher:Potomac Books, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $9.95
Book Description:

His regiment trapped in a Panamanian cholera epidemic, quartermaster Captain Ulysses S. Grant must decide whether to risk his career and his family's already shaky financial future by ignoring strict regulations and hiring mules himself, or waiting for an Army-approved company agent. Warned of a hostile reception on the Japanese mainland immediately after the surrender, General Douglas MacArthur must either bring bodyguards or make a show of confidence by arriving unarmed, thus...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Public Policy / Military Policy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.4 x 9.52 x 0.98 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds
Author Biography
Maihafer, Harry J. (Author)
John Sidney McCain III was born in the Panama Canal Zone at Coco Solo Naval Air Station on August 29, 1936. In 1954, he entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He fought in the Vietnam War as a naval aviator and was a prisoner of war (POW) beginning on October 26, 1967. In March 1968, he was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years. He was a POW for five and a half years before being released on March 14, 1973. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981.

He moved to Arizona and began a career in politics. He won two terms in the U. S. House of Representatives, from 1983 to 1987, followed by six terms in the U. S. Senate. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. In 2015, he became chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

He wrote numerous books with his aide Mark Salter including Worth the Fighting For; Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life; Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember; Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them; 13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War; Faith of My Fathers; and The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations. He died from brain cancer on August 25, 2018 at the age of 81.


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