Faith of my fathers: A Family Memoir

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Conservative Republican presidential candidate John McCain offers a conveniently-timed biographical account of his years fighting, bonding with fellow soldiers, and suffering capture during the Vietnam War. He tirelessly credits his father and grandfather, both WWII naval officers whose stories he also tells, with his own accomplishments.
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display_description NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain's deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers.
John McCain's grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy's greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain's father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War.
It was in Vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. Recognized as the son of a top commander, McCain was tortured and imprisoned for five and a half years. Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. What McCain learned from his grandfather and father enabled him to survive those hard years.
A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact.
Praise for Faith of My Fathers
"A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved."USA Today

"A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir . . . impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge."Kirkus Reviews

"A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military."Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Faith of My Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw's The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists."Library Journal

"Faith of My Fathers is the powerful story of a war hero. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own."—William J. Bennett
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subject_facet Fathers -- United States -- Biography, Grandfathers -- United States -- Biography, Legislators -- United States -- Biography, McCain, John S. -- (John Sidney), -- 1911-1981, McCain, John Sidney, -- 1884-1945, McCain, John, -- 1936- -- Family, McCain, John, -- 1936- -- Religion, United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography, United States. -- Navy -- Biography
title_display Faith of my fathers
title_full Faith of My Fathers A Family Memoir, Faith of my fathers / John McCain ; with John McCain
title_short Faith of my fathers
title_sub A Family Memoir
topic_facet Biography, Biography & Autobiography, Family, Fathers, Grandfathers, History, Legislators, McCain, John, McCain, John S, McCain, John Sidney, Nonfiction, Politics, Religion