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Character Is Destiny

Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember

Character Is Destiny( )
Author: McCain, John
Salter, Mark
ISBN:978-0-8129-7445-4
Publication Date:Oct 2017
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Senator John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. Among the heroes of exemplary character we meet are   * Pat Tillman, whose patriotism obliged...
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Book Details
Pages:496
Detailed Subjects: Self-Help / General
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
Psychology / Personality
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.18 x 7.99 x 1.02 Inches
Book Weight:0.8 Pounds
Author Biography
McCain, John (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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