John McCain

1 The Restless Wave

Author : John McCain & Mark Salter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  United States  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2018-05-22
Description :  <b>In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most.</b><br /><br /><i>“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared. I have some things I’d like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may.”</i><br /><br /> So writes John McCain in this inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. Written while confronting a mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.<br /><br /> Always the fighter, McCain attacks the “spurious nationalism” and political polarization afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism and bi-partisanship. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump’s statements and policies. At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency.<br /><br /> <i>The Restless Wave</i> is John McCain at his best.

2 Faith of My Fathers

Author : John McCain & Mark Salter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1999-08-31
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES&#xa0;</i>BESTSELLER&#xa0;• 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.</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />A testament to the power of human endurance, <i>Faith of My Fathers</i> is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for&#xa0;<i>Faith of My Fathers</i></b><br /><br />“A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “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.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>Faith of My Fathers</i> may also appeal to those who flocked to <i>Saving Private Ryan</i> and kept Brokaw's <i>The Greatest Generation</i> near the top of the bestseller lists.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>Faith of My Fathers</i> 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. <i>Faith of My Fathers</i> teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.”<b>—William J. Bennett</b>

3 Attract the Girl: The Guide for Being the Man She Desperately Craves

Author : John McCain
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Psychology  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-10-12
Description :  How do I get that girl? Why isn’t she interested in me? How can I become a man that she craves for?<br /><br />Does conversation with women trouble you? Do you struggle to make her trust you enough? How do you build rapport and connection? How can you be the most interesting man she talked to? How can you acquire the personality that women truly desire?<br /><br />Do these questions bother you? Are you desperate for an answer?<br /><br />They certainly bothered me. For years, I had been looking for answers to those questions. I have read hundreds of books on women psychology. I have studied hundreds of dating tips and courses on the market.<br /><br />I was searching tirelessly for the answer, for my answer.<br /><br />And I have found it, and now I’m sharing it with you.<br /><br />In this book, you will learn:<br />The secrets of the devilishly attractive men.The alpha male body language that will charm her sock off.The killer personality that will make you her target.What is she looking for in the Nice Guys and the A**holes?How to talk to girls so that they can’t get enough of you.And many more tips and techniques to make her fall for you, hard.<br />But it’s not a book that will turn you into that man overnight. It’s a guideline for brave and passionate men who commit and act.<br /><br />So if you want to get a girlfriend, if you want to learn how to attract women; scroll up, get your copy and start your journey.<br /><br />P.S. In addition to my knowledge, a report is for you to download. It will help you immensely to further your study in the art of attraction. So act NOW.

4 Thirteen Soldiers

Author : John McCain
Genre :  Military  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-11-11
Description :  John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.<br /><br />As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to this subject. <i>Thirteen Soldiers</i> tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. You’ll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then there’s Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton “Tony” Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians.<br /><br />Each account illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War, and Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in an ambushed convoy. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing bravery, these thirteen soldiers embody the best America has to offer.

5 Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton

Author : Amy Shively Hawk & John McCain
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2017-03-13
Description :  <b>With a foreword by Senator John McCain.</b><br /><br />In 1967, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot James Shively was shot down over North Vietnam. After ejecting from his F-105 Thunderchief aircraft, he landed in a rice paddy and was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. For the next six years, Shively endured brutal treatment at the hands of the enemy in Hanoi prison camps. Back home his girlfriend moved on and married another man. Bound in iron stocks at the Hanoi Hilton, unable to get home to his loved ones, Shively contemplated suicide. Yet somehow he found hope and the will to survive--and he became determined to help his fellow POWs.<br /><br />In a newspaper interview several years after his release, Shively said, "I had the opportunity to be captured, the opportunity to be interrogated, the opportunity to be tortured and the experience of answering questions under torture. It was an extremely humiliating experience. I felt sorry for myself. But I learned the hard way life isn't fair. Life is only what you make of it."<br /><br />Written by Shively's stepdaughter Amy Hawk--whose mother Nancy ultimately reunited with and married Shively in a triumphant love story--and based on extensive audio recordings and Shively's own journals, <i>Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton</i> is a haunting, riveting portrayal of life as an American prisoner of war trapped on the other side of the world.

6 Why Courage Matters

Author : John McCain & Mark Salter
Genre :  Spirituality  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2004-04-13
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES&#xa0;</i>BESTSELLER&#xa0;•&#xa0;In this inspiring meditation on courage, Senator John McCain shares his most cherished stories of ordinary individuals who have risked everything to defend the people and principles they hold most dear.</b><br /><br /> “We are taught to understand, correctly, that courage is not the absence of fear but the capacity for action despite our fears,” McCain reminds us, as a way of introducing the stories of figures both famous and obscure that he finds most compelling—from the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Sgt. Roy Benavidez, who ignored his own well-being to rescue eight of his men from an ambush in the Vietnam jungle; from 1960s civil rights leader John Lewis, who wrote, “When I care about something, I’m prepared to take the long, hard road,” to Hannah Senesh, who, in protecting her comrades in the Hungarian resistance against Hitler’s SS, chose a martyr’s death over a despot’s mercy.<br /><br /> These are some of the examples McCain turns to for inspiration and offers to others to help them summon the resolve to be both good and great. He explains the value of courage in both everyday actions and extraordinary feats. We learn why moral principles and physical courage are often not distinct quantities but two sides of the same coin. Most of all, readers discover how sometimes simply setting the right example can be the ultimate act of courage.<br /><br /> Written by one of our most respected public figures, <i>Why Courage Matters</i> is that rare book with a message both timely and timeless. This is a work for anyone seeking to understand how the mystery and gift of courage can empower us and change our lives.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Why Courage Matters</i></b><br /><br />“[John] McCain the man remains one of the most inspiring public figures of his generation.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /><br />“Thrilling . . . John McCain’s profiles in courage offer inspiration. . . . A marvelous collection of stories featuring honest-to-God heroes.”<b><i>—Fort Worth Star-Telegram</i></b><br /><br />“Extraordinary . . . McCain proves how courage can change lives and improve the world.”<b>—New York&#xa0;<i>Daily News</i></b><br /><br />“[McCain] is open and candid, a refuge from spin and arrogance.”<b><i>—The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />“Wise words from a man who personifies courage.”<b><i>—The Sunday Oklahoman</i></b>

7 Intrepid

Author : Bill White, Robert Gandt & John McCain
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-09-30
Description :  <b>The first official history of the legendary aircraft carrier that fought in World War II and Vietnam and continues to serve as a major air and space museum in New York City<br /></b><br />The USS <i>Intrepid</i> is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, <i>Essex</i>-class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm’s way around the globe. During World War II, she fought her way across the Pacific—Kwajalein, Truk, Peleliu, Formosa, the Philippines, Okinawa—surviving kamikaze and torpedo attacks and covering herself with glory. The famous ship endured to become a Cold War attack carrier, recovery ship for America’s first astronauts, and a three-tour combatant in Vietnam.<br />&#xa0;In a riveting narrative based on archival research and interviews with surviving crewmen, authors Bill White and Robert Gandt take us inside the war in the Pacific. We join <i>Intrepid</i>’s airmen at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, in October 1944, as they gaze in awe at the apparitions beneath them: five Japanese battleships, including the dreadnoughts <i>Yamato</i> and <i>Musashi</i>, plus a fleet of heavily armored cruisers and destroyers. The sky fills with multihued bursts of anti-aircraft fire. The flak, a Helldiver pilot would write in his action report, “was so thick you could get out and walk on it.” Half a dozen <i>Intrepid</i> aircraft are blown from the sky, but they sink the <i>Musashi. </i>A few months later, off Okinawa, they<i> </i>again meet her sister ship, the mighty <i>Yamato</i>. In a two-hour tableau of hellfire and towering explosions, <i>Intrepid</i>’s warplanes help send the super-battleship and 3,000 Japanese crewmen to the bottom of the sea. <br /><br />We’re next to nineteen-year-old Alonzo Swann in Gun Tub 10 aboard <i>Intrepid</i> as he peers over the breech of a 20-mm anti-aircraft gun. He’s heard of kamikazes, but until today he’s never seen one. Swann and his fellow gunners are among the few African Americans assigned to combat duty in the U.S. Navy of 1944. Blazing away at the diving Japanese Zero, Swann realizes with a dreadful certainty where it will strike: directly into Gun Tub 10.<br /><br />The authors follow <i>Intrepid</i>’s<i> </i>journey to Vietnam. “MiG-21 high!” crackles the voice of Lt. Tony Nargi in his F-8 Crusader. It is 1968, and <i>Intrepid</i> is again at war. Launching from Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf, Nargi and his wingman have intercepted a flight of Russian-built supersonic fighters. Minutes later, after a swirling dogfight over North Vietnam, Nargi—and <i>Intrepid</i>—have added another downed enemy airplane to their credit.<br /><br />&#xa0;<i>Intrepid: The Epic Story of America’s Most Legendary Warship </i>brings a renowned ship to life in a stirring tribute complete with the personal recollections of those who served aboard her, dramatic photographs, time lines, maps, and vivid descriptions of <i>Intrepid</i>’s deadly conflicts. More than a numbers-and-dates narrative, <i>Intrepid</i> is the story of people—those who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, perished in her defense—and powerfully captures the human element in this saga of American heroism.

8 Character Is Destiny

Author : John McCain & Mark Salter
Genre :  History  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2005-10-25
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit</b><i><b>.</b><br /></i><br />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<br /> &#xa0;<br /> •&#xa0;Pat Tillman, whose patriotism obliged him to leave the riches and celebrity of the NFL for a soldier’s life in defense of his country<br /> • Winston Churchill, who, in a renowned eighteen-word remark, counseled schoolboys to “never give up”<br /> • the Catholic priest in Auschwitz who offered to take a condemned man’s place<br /> • a nun, formerly a comfortable Beverly Hills housewife, who works with prisoners in Mexico’s worst jails<br /> • George Washington, whose wisdom and hard-earned self-control helped him survive the chaos of war<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Character Is Destiny</i> is McCain’s moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Character Is Destiny</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An eclectic collection of heroes . . . [John McCain] will be remembered in a volume like this some day.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /><br /> “Uplifting . . . inspiring . . . The lessons of these people’s lives are as relevant to adults as to children.”<b>—<i>Minneapolis Star Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> “McCain can surprise you, and <i>Character Is Destiny</i> surprises in the diversity of its cast.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /><br />“McCain has made a declaration of values that liberals can embrace as readily as conservatives.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b>

9 The Official Senate Report on CIA Torture

Author : Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-01-06
Description :  <b>Now available to the public for the first time, the Senate's landmark torture report delivers a damning indictment on CIA interrogation practices.</b><br /><br />Finally declassified and released after five years in the making, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s torture program, which describes in excruciating detail what Obama has called “harsh methods . . . inconsistent with our values as a nation,” is now available to the American public—citizens who have a right to know the truth.<br /><br />Considered one of the most important government documents ever to be published, the torture report compiles the Senate committee’s findings of the CIA’s program to detain and interrogate terrorist threats in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, from 2001 to 2006 during the Bush administration. Among other controversial conclusions, the report has found that the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” were not effective in acquiring intelligence to avert terrorist threats. The study also shows that the CIA misled the public, Congress, the Department of Justice, and even the White House on the effectiveness and the scope and severity of their interrogation techniques. The exhaustive and disturbing account also provides grisly accounts on horrific practices that occurred in CIA black sites: prisoners experienced sleep deprivation in stressful positions for up to 180 hours; being stripped and shackled, hooded and dragged down a long corridor while being punched; waterboarding; and “rectal feeding.”<br /><br />Based on six million CIA documents and requiring $40 million to complete, the entire 6,000-page report still remains classified. Only 525 pages of summary have been published, with 7 percent of its content redacted, and it is now at the disposal of American readers who have the opportunity to learn what occurred during this dark chapter in modern American history. The Senate report delivers a scathing, shocking, and controversial judgment, and gives us much to think about in terms of our longstanding position on freedom, democracy, dignity, and human rights.

10 Hard Call

Author : John McCain & Mark Salter
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-08-14
Description :  At some point in our lives, we all face tough decisions and have to make that hard call. In this remarkable book, Senator McCain and Mark Salter use experiences of both extraordinary people and people in extraordinary circumstances to dramatically describe the anatomy of a great decision. Highlights include:<br />- Henry Ford's decision to sacrifice his company's competitive edge by reducing the work day and guaranteeing a minimum wage.<br />- Branch Rickey's decision to offer Jackie Robinson a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the face of public opposition.<br />- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 's decision to return to wartorn Liberia after receiving an economics degree from Harvard.<br />- General Fred Weyand's decision to redeploy fifteen of his battalions despite resistance from senior American military commanders in Vietnam.<br />- And much more.

11 Worth the Fighting For

Author : John McCain & Mark Salter
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2002-09-24
Description :  <b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER •&#xa0;Senator John McCain tells<i>&#xa0;</i>the story of his great American journey, from the U.S. Navy to his electrifying campaign for the presidency in 2000, interwoven with heartfelt portraits of the mavericks who have inspired him through the years.</b><br /><br /> After five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, naval aviator John McCain returned home a changed man. Regaining his health and flight-eligibility status, he resumed his military career, commanding carrier pilots and serving as the navy’s liaison to what is sometimes ironically called the world’s most exclusive club, the United States Senate. Accompanying Senators John Tower and Henry “Scoop” Jackson on international trips, McCain began his political education in the company of two masters, leaders whose standards he would strive to maintain upon his election to the U.S. Congress. There, he learned valuable lessons in cooperation from a good-humored congressman from the other party, Morris Udall. In 1986, McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate, inheriting the seat of another role model, Barry Goldwater.<br /><br /> During his time in public office, McCain has seen acts of principle and acts of craven self-interest. He describes both extremes in these pages, with his characteristic straight talk and humor. He writes honestly of the lowest point in his career, the Keating Five savings and loan debacle, as well as his triumphant moments—his return to Vietnam and his efforts to normalize relations between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments; his fight for campaign finance reform; and his galvanizing bid for the presidency in 2000.<br /><br /> Writes McCain: “A rebel without a cause is just a punk. Whatever you’re called—rebel, unorthodox, nonconformist, radical—it’s all self-indulgence without a good cause to give your life meaning.” This is the story of McCain’s causes, the people who made him do it, and the meaning he found. <i>Worth the Fighting For</i> reminds us of what’s best in America, and in ourselves.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Worth the Fighting For<br /><br /></i></b>“When [John] McCain writes of people and patriotism, his pages shine with a devotion, a loving awe, that makes&#xa0;<i>Worth the Fighting For&#xa0;</i>worth the shelling out for. . . . McCain the man remains one of the most inspiring public figures of his generation.”<b>—Jonathan Raunch,&#xa0;<i>The Washington Post<br /></i></b><br />“[An] unpredictable, outspoken memoir . . . a testimonial to heroism from someone who has first-hand knowledge of what it takes.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b>

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