Best Selling Audio Books by John McCain

John McCain is the author of Faith of My Fathers (2016), Character Is Destiny (2017), Worth the Fighting For (2002), Why Courage Matters (2008) and other 51 books.

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Faith of My Fathers

release date: Oct 04, 2016
Faith of My Fathers
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

Character Is Destiny

release date: Oct 10, 2017
Character Is Destiny
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. 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 • 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 • Winston Churchill, who, in a renowned eighteen-word remark, counseled schoolboys to “never give up” • the Catholic priest in Auschwitz who offered to take a condemned man’s place • a nun, formerly a comfortable Beverly Hills housewife, who works with prisoners in Mexico’s worst jails • George Washington, whose wisdom and hard-earned self-control helped him survive the chaos of war Character Is Destiny 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. Praise for Character Is Destiny “An eclectic collection of heroes . . . [John McCain] will be remembered in a volume like this some day.”—The Washington Post Book World “Uplifting . . . inspiring . . . The lessons of these people’s lives are as relevant to adults as to children.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “McCain can surprise you, and Character Is Destiny surprises in the diversity of its cast.”—Houston Chronicle “McCain has made a declaration of values that liberals can embrace as readily as conservatives.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Worth the Fighting For

release date: Sep 24, 2002
Worth the Fighting For
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells 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. 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. 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. 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. Worth the Fighting For reminds us of what’s best in America, and in ourselves. Praise for Worth the Fighting For “When [John] McCain writes of people and patriotism, his pages shine with a devotion, a loving awe, that makes Worth the Fighting For worth the shelling out for. . . . McCain the man remains one of the most inspiring public figures of his generation.”—Jonathan Raunch, The Washington Post “[An] unpredictable, outspoken memoir . . . a testimonial to heroism from someone who has first-hand knowledge of what it takes.”—The New York Times

Why Courage Matters

release date: Jul 15, 2008
Why Courage Matters
A reflection on courage presents a collection of stories of surpassing bravery and selfless devotion to duty and offers portraits of individuals--both famous and unheralded--who confronted adversity and triumphed.

Hard Call

release date: Aug 14, 2007
Hard Call
America''s most inspiring politician pays tribute to men and woman who have exhibited composure, wisdom and intellect in the face of tough decisions. John McCain draws from experiences of both extraordinary people and people in extraordinary circumstances, culling lessons about the process and nature of judicious and effective decision-making. Acclaimed authors John McCain and Mark Salter describe the anatomy of great decisions in history by telling the remarkable stories of men and women who have exemplified composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of life''s toughest decisions. They identify six qualities typically represented in the best decisions: Awareness. Timing. Foresight. Confidence. Humility. Inspiration. These qualities are personified by the exceptional individuals in this book, each of whom made a hard call, including: Henry Ford''s decision to sacrifice his company''s competitive edge by reducing the work day and guaranteeing a minimum wage; Branch Rickey''s decision to offer Jackie Robinson a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the face of public opposition; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf ''s decision to return to wartorn Liberia after receiving an economics degree from Harvard; General Fred Weyand''s decision to redeploy fifteen of his battalions despite resistance from senior American military commanders in Vietnam. Woven into these stories are John McCain''s own views on the process and art of decision-making and examples of the hard calls we face in our lives. "When I assess a decision," McCain writes, "I want to know all I can about the character of the decision maker before I examine the properties of the decision, its outcome or how it was arrived at." Hard Call is a testament to the people whose choices serve as a beacon for us all.

The Restless Wave

release date: May 21, 2019
The Restless Wave
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “History matters to McCain, and for him America is and was about its promise. The book is his farewell address, a mixture of the personal and the political. ‘I have loved my life,’ he writes. ‘All of it.’ The Restless Wave is a fitting valedictory for a man who seldom backed down.” —The Guardian (US) “A book-length meditation on what it means to face the hard challenges of long life and the sobering likelihood of imminent death…A reflection on hardship, a homily on purpose, a celebration of life — and a challenge to Americans to live up to their values and founding principles at a time when both are in jeopardy.” —The Boston Globe In this candid political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life and what matters most. “I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years…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.” 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. 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 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 tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service and offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency. The Restless Wave is John McCain at his best.

Airport Revenue Diversion

release date: Sep 01, 1999

Thirteen Soldiers

release date: Nov 17, 2015
Thirteen Soldiers
"John McCain''s ... 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"--Amazon.com.

Obama Vs. McCain

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Obama Vs. McCain
This book lists every legislation considered by the U.S. Senate between January 6, 2995 and May 22, 2008 and shows you how Senator Obama and Senator McCain voted on each of these issues.

The Official Senate Report on CIA Torture

release date: Jan 06, 2015
The Official Senate Report on CIA Torture
Now available to the public for the first time, the Senate''s landmark torture report delivers a damning indictment on CIA interrogation practices.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.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.”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.

Forging A Military Youth Corps

Forging A Military Youth Corps
Statistics regarding unemployment, crime, drug use, literacy levels and various neighbourhood conditions point to a human crisis of major proportions. This report examines developing a military youth corps program to provide a life foundation and job training for those who drop out of school.

Are Our Military Forces Going Hollow?

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Free Air Time

release date: Jan 01, 2003

High Definition Television

release date: Nov 01, 1997
High Definition Television
Hearing held to examine the extent and significance of possible changes in the kinds of programming TV broadcasters may be preparing to offer TV viewers as they implement digital broadcasting service. Witnesses: Robert Decherd, Chmn., pres. and CEO, A. H. Belo Corp., for the Nat. Assoc. of Broadcasters; Reed Hundt, Chmn., FCC; Larry Irving, Assoc. Sec. for Commun. and Info., Nat. Telecomm. and Info. Admin.; Preston Padden, pres., ABC TV Network; David Smith, pres., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.; and W. J. "Billy" Tauzin, chmn., Subcomm. on Telecomm., Trade and Consumer Protection, U.S. House of Representatives.

An Analysis of the McCain Health Care Proposal

release date: Jan 01, 2008

Air Bags Safety

release date: Sep 01, 1997
Air Bags Safety
Hearing to explore the recent actions of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Witnesses include: James E. Hall, Chairman National Transportation Safety Board; accompanied by Barry M. Sweedler, Director, Office of Safety Recommendations and Elaine B. Weinstein, Chief, Safety Studies Division; and Ricardo Martinez, M.D., Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Transition to Hdtv

release date: Sep 01, 1998
Transition to Hdtv
Discusses in depth the challenges and technical problems involved in the transition to digital TV. Witnesses and letters: Elizabeth Murphy Burns, Pres., Morgan Murphy Stations, and member of the Board, Assoc. for Maximum Service TV; Joseph Collins, chairman and CEO, Time Warner Cable; Brian Lamb, chairman and CEO, Circuit City Stores, Inc.; Gregory Schmidt, VP, new development and general counsel, LIN TV Corp., on behalf of the Nat. Assoc. of Broadcasters; Robert Perry, Dir. of Marketing, Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics Amer., Inc.; Gary Shapiro, Pres., Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Assoc.; William Kennard, FCC.; and Decker Anstrom, Nat. Cable TV Assoc.

Address ... [before] the Oregon Citizens Alliance

release date: Jan 01, 1993

Ready Tomorrow

release date: Jan 01, 1996

Examination of Cable Rates

release date: Aug 01, 1998
Examination of Cable Rates
Focused on the seemingly relentless increase in the rates consumers pay for cable TV service. Witnesses: Peter A. DeFazio, Oregon Congressman; Charles Ergen, chief executive officer, EchoStar Communications Corp.; Russell D. Feingold, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin; Leo J. Hindery Jr.; president, Tele-Communications, Inc.; Gene Kimmelman, co-director, Consumer''s Union; Trent Lott, U.S. Senator from Mississippi; James O. Robbins, president and chief executive officer, Cox Communications, Inc.; and Billy Tauzin, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana.

Business Practices in the Professional Boxing Industry

release date: Aug 01, 1998
Business Practices in the Professional Boxing Industry
Witnesses: James Binns, Counsel for the World Boxing Assoc., and President of WBA-N.A.; Patrick C. English, Counsel for Main Events; Cedric Cushner, boxing promoter; Frederic G. Levin, attorney and negotiator for Roy Jones, Jr., light heavyweight champion; Ray Jones, Jr., light heavyweight champion; Greg Sirb, pres., Assoc. of Boxing Commissions, and exec. director of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. Statements and letters: U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings of South Carolina; Robert Pitofsky, Fed. Trade Commission; Dennis C. Vacco, Attorney General, State of NY.

Building a Better America

release date: Jan 01, 1999

Key to the Amphipods of Virginia Marine Waters

Restoring American Power

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Restoring American Power
This paper offers a general blueprint to begin rebuilding and reshaping our military. It is not cheap—roughly $430 billion of new money above the Obama administration''s defense budget for the next five years, which is already more than $100 billion above the budget caps in law. The cost of further inaction, however, is worse: We will irreparably damage our military''s ability to deter aggression and conflict.
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