John McCain

Easton Press John McCain books

Worth Fighting For: A Memoir - signed first edition - 2002
Why Courage Matters - signed first edition - 2004
Faith of My Fathers - signed first edition - 2005
Character is Destiny - signed limited edition - 2008

3 volume set - 2005 - including titles:
Why Courage Matters (signed)
Worth Fighting For
Faith of My Fathers

John McCain American Maverick 1936 - 2018 by Elaine S. Povich


John McCain biography

John McCain, born on August 29, 1936, was a towering figure in American politics, renowned for his integrity, courage, and dedication to public service. Born into a family with a long military tradition in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, McCain's upbringing instilled in him a strong sense of duty and patriotism. His father, John S. McCain Jr., and grandfather, John S. McCain Sr., were both highly decorated admirals in the United States Navy. Following in his family's footsteps, McCain attended the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1958. He then embarked on a distinguished military career, serving as a naval aviator and earning numerous honors, including the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and the Purple Heart. McCain's time in the military was not without hardship; he endured over five years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam after his plane was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War. His resilience and bravery in the face of captivity became legendary, earning him widespread admiration and respect.

After his release from captivity in 1973, McCain continued his military service before retiring from the Navy in 1981 with the rank of captain. He then turned his attention to politics, running for and winning a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 1982. In 1986, he was elected to the United States Senate, where he served with distinction for over three decades, representing the state of Arizona. Throughout his political career, McCain was known for his principled stance on issues ranging from campaign finance reform to national security. He earned a reputation as a maverick within the Republican Party, often willing to reach across the aisle to find bipartisan solutions to pressing challenges. McCain's willingness to stand up for his beliefs, even in the face of opposition from his own party, earned him admiration from colleagues on both sides of the political spectrum.

In addition to his legislative accomplishments, McCain twice ran for the presidency of the United States. He secured the Republican nomination in 2008, selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate, but ultimately lost the general election to Barack Obama. Despite the defeat, McCain's campaign was marked by his grace, humility, and unwavering commitment to his country.

John McCain passed away on August 25, 2018, after a battle with brain cancer. In the wake of his passing, he was mourned by people from all walks of life, with tributes pouring in from across the political spectrum. McCain's legacy as a statesman, war hero, and champion of bipartisanship continues to inspire future generations of leaders, serving as a reminder of the power of service, sacrifice, and integrity in public life.


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