Senator John McCain entered the Naval Academy in June of 1954 and served in the United States Navy until 1981. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and to the Senate in 1986. The Republican Party's nominee for president in the 2008 election, McCain was also the author of Faith of My Fathers, Worth the Fighting For, Why Courage Matters, Character Is Destiny, Hard Call, Thirteen Soldiers, and The Restless Wave. John McCain died in 2018.
Mark Salter is the author, with John McCain, of several books, including Faith of My Fathers and The Restless Wave. He served on Senator McCain's staff for almost twenty years.
"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 Ryanand 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