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 John McCain: Faith of My Fathers
  
Faith of My Fathers
by John McCain (with Mark Salter)
Faith of My Fathers is a memoir that chronicles John McCain's experiences in the Vietnam War, but it also explores the values he learned from his grandfather and father, both four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy. It is not a political memoir, but rather a story of heroism and the ways that fathers shape their sons. Published in 1999, Faith of My Fathers became a television movie in 2005.

Excerpt from Faith of My Fathers:
 
[Before being captured in Vietnam], I thought glory was the object of war, and all glory was self-glory. No more. For I have learned the truth: there are greater pursuits than self-seeking. Glory is not a conceit. It is not a prize for being the most clever, the strongest, or the boldest. Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely, and who rely on you in return. No misfortune, no injury, no humiliation can destroy it.
 
This is the faith that my commanders affirmed, that my brothers-in-arms encouraged my allegiance to. It was the faith I had unknowingly embraced at the Naval Academy. It was my father's and grandfather's faith. A filthy, crippled, broken man, all I had left of my dignity was the faith of my fathers. It was enough.
This is the faith that my commanders affirmed, that my brothers-in-arms encouraged my allegiance to. It was the faith I had unknowingly embraced at the Naval Academy. It was my father's and grandfather's faith. A filthy, crippled, broken man, all I had left of my dignity was the faith of my fathers. It was enough.
 

Reviews:

"The most engrossing book to appear in a long time from a presidential candidate....McCain's memoir is too good to be dismissed as simply another campaign book. It is a serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military."
 - Publishers Weekly

"Faith of My Fathers is a gripping story of character and courage character passed down from generation to generation by sterling examples of family bonds and devotion to duty; courage that ultimately comes from within, as John McCain learned in the brutal prison camps of North Vietnam. This is a sobering and glorious book that you won't be able to put down."
 - General Colin L. Powell (retired)
 
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