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Paperback Faith of My Fathers : A Family Memoir Book

ISBN: 0060957867

ISBN13: 9780060957865

Faith of My Fathers : A Family Memoir

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Senator John McCain learned about life and honor from his grandfather and father, both four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy. Both their careers and their courage helped prepare McCain for the biggest challenge of his life when, as a naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. When his captors realized McCain's impressive military legacy, they offered him early release. In what has now become a legendary act of heroism,...

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An Inspiring American Story

John McCain's autobiography is a stirring account of perseverance and family values that is ultimately a tribute to the will of humanity to prevail. If only more fathers would give their sons the lessons that John Sr. instilled in John, our world would be a better place. If only more men had the unwavering self-confidence that John had as a POW, we could all live inspired. John McCain shows us that we can grow as people if we learn to do what's right in the end. After all, he wasn't perfect, but he learned to hold his head high and make his life as perfect as it could be with what he had. Outstanding, altogether.

Yesterday's pain impacts tomorrow's service to generations

Dealing with the realities of today and the promise of tomorrow we often forget yesterday. As a young army wife with a husband that served two tours in Nam and the mother of a Gulf era veteran reading this book rekindled the memories of the struggle of that horrible time. We do ourselves a dis service if we forget that war. John McCain's description of his captivity is an inspiration that will help me with my focus on our role of peackeeper in this world. I wore his bracelet and prayed for him as a POW, said a thanksgiving prayer when the POWs came home.Now I say thank you for writing a book that won't forget this war of yesterday as we pray that our sons and daughters will never face this ordeal.

An outstanding book no matter what your politics

My wife read this book and kept after me to read it too. At first I did not want to read it because I thought it was another book by a man with a political agenda. After I finally picked it up I could not put it down -- this book is very good. This book reminds me of Baa Baa Blacksheep (A book about a pilot from a different war who was shot down in the Pacific and faced hard times as a POW). Both books tell it like it is. McCain does not try to pretend that he is a saint and candidly tells of his errors in life. The book, however, is about more than McCain it is also about his remarkable family and, more importantly, about his fellow POWs. McCain does not try to pretend that he was America's best POW. In fact, he seems upset by feelings that he was treated better than the other POWs because of his father's rank. While McCain plays down his own acts, he describes in detail the extraordinary acts of heroism of his fellow POWs. If you read this book for no other reason, you should read it for the stories that describe how our fighting men honored themselves and this country by refusing to cooperate with the enemy.

Amazed by an honest man

Amazing book. Not only did John withstand Vietnamese torture for five years, but also dealt with personal tragedy upon his arrival back in the States. This is a true success story based on the principals on which this country was founded. John McCain has my vote for President of this great country not only because of his experience, but more importantly because of his character. We should be so lucky to have a man of his convictions in the White House. God bless you, John. You make me proud to be an American again!

Faith of My Fathers

It takes a lot for me to sit still long enough to read a book, but to read this one in one sitting, is quite a reflection on the material. John McCain, tells it all, not taking himself seriously, is very humble in his self assesment of the horrors of the Vietnam prisons...One thing that shines thru in the book, is his love of America, and of our freedom...John has earned our respect, and this book is well worth wont put it down....God Bless JohnMcCain....
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