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Worth the Fighting for A Memoir Read ☆ 104 ´ In 1999 John McCain wrote one of the most acclaimed and bestselling memoirs of the decade Faith of My Fathers That book ended in 1972 with McCain’s release from imprisonment in Vietnam This is the rest of his story about his great American journey from the US Navy to his electrifying run foLf interest He describes both ex tremes 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 US and Vietnamese governments; his fight for campaign finance reform; and his galvanizing bid for the presidency in 2000Writes 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 Worth the Fighting For reminds us of what’s best in America and in ourselve. Welllllll this book had its interesting parts but I can't say I was too enthralled with it Took me forever to read it seems The chapters that I liked most were the ones that were actually about McCain with the exception of the chapter on his involvement with the Keating Five I thought that chapter would clear a few things up but instead it was long and confusing and about halfway through I just felt like I was reading words I couldn't WAIT for it to be over with The other chapters are about people real and fictional who McCain finds inspiring The guy really seems to fancy himself some sort of amateur biographer It wasn't the best written book ever but it wasn't bad He does fess up to his poor temper and some other uestionable character traits and actions He talked a little bit about his maverick title and it was interesting to know that at one point in his career he really was a maverick going against the Republicans so much that one time the Democrats in the Senate gave him a standing ovation Somehow I doubt that would happen today

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In 1999 John McCain wrote one of the most acclaimed and bestselling memoirs of the decade Faith of My Fathers That book ended in 1972 with McCain’s release from imprisonment in Vietnam This is the rest of his story about his great American journey from the US Navy to his electrifying run for the presidency interwoven with heartfelt portraits of the mavericks who have inspired him through the years Ted Williams Theodore Roosevelt visionary aviation proponent Billy Mitchell Marlon Brando in Viva ZapataFor Whom the Bell Tolls who showed McCain the ideals of heroism and sacrifice stoicism and redemption and why certain causes despite the costs are Worth the Fighting ForAfter five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam naval aviator John McCain returned home a changed m. I read this book after having come to understand that many of Hitler's worst atrocities were predicted by him in Mein Kompf If the people had read that book they would not have been surprised or able to credibly fake it when the atrocities were occurring Now I make no comparison between Hitler and John McCain That bit of knowledge simply made realize that it should be both very interesting and important to read books written by leaders of your country and of the candidates who are trying to obtain the presidency This is the third of the three major candidates' book that I have read having covered Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton earlier in the yearAnd I was well impressed by the book Both by its content and by its writing It is an insightful account of a fascinating man's political career And it seems strikingly genuine and honest When he writes about someone who he thinks is a jackass he writes it in just that language There are anectdotes of getting fistfights with other Senators in the Capitol building partying with Charles Keating visiting Barry Goldwater in his deathbed One of the reviews on the back of the book says that the book is packed with extraordinary indiscretions for a still practicing politician and it proves true to my ears as well When he writes about considering a run for the presidency he mentions how exciting it is to him personally But the book also carries a strong and valid message about the importance of integrity and of patriotism McCain's brand of which I really uite like5stars for the book even if I won't be voting for the candidate A good strong competent and wise man he is and it shows in his book and I credit him or my image of him for the fact that even though I do not agree with him politically on some crucial issues I respect his views on even those issues and I do hope he continues his exemplary public service for our country I just hope he does it from the Senate;

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Worth the Fighting for A MemoirAn 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 US Congress There he learned valuable lessons in cooperation from a good hud congressman from the other party Morris Udall In 1986 McCain was elected to the US Senate inheriting the seat of another role model Barry GoldwaterDuring his time in public office McCain has seen acts of principle and acts of craven se. I am immersed in Worth Fighting For” John McCain Book 2 and while Book 1 has me a self identified “McCainiac” Book 2 begins with rather sober remembrances of governmental figures and hard times in the House and Senate Controversial issues that have plagued John McCain’s campaign are answered here in his own words with the thinking and behind the scenes play by play recounted There are some important chapters in here about Bob Dole Theodore Roosevelt and other historical leaders The Vietnam POWs left behind drama is thoroughly explored I feel like I now have a better understanding of events that occurred in the years before I was truly cognizant of politics in America Several of Senator McCain’s 7 children are servinghave served our nation with the Navy and Marines and as civic volunteers He and his wife have adopted one of Mother Teresa’s orphans McCain is clearly a conservative pro life Republican personal friends with Ronald Reagan Yet he is not afraid to cross the street to get things done or stir things up He is a let’s get this done kind of a guy who clearly enjoys his place in history a lifetime of public service Saved from death countless times John McCain’s life reveals the Lord’s hand in his destiny his life spared for just this precise moment in history He is I believe the only candidate with the leadership charisma and character powerful enough to thwart the gathering dark forces of anti life that define the Democratic Party Like the inherently talented naval aviator Maverick in Top Gun John McCain flies dangerously in defense of our Nation He believes that America is worth fighting for President John McCain It’s time to buzz the tower“We are blessed to be Americans not just in times of peace and prosperity but at all times We are part of something providential a great experiment to prove to the world that democracy is not only the most effective form of government but the only form of moral government And through the years generation after generation of Americans has held fast to the belief that we were meant to transform history” “I may yet become the man I always wanted to be” Senator John McCain“Become who you were born to be” ElrondhttpwwwjohnmccaincomHomeLogged