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  • - The Education of an American Maverick, and the Heroes Who Inspired Him
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    151,95 kr.
    Fragt 39,95 kr.

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    • 39,95 kr.
  • - Key Speeches of President-Elect Barack Obama, October 2002-November 2008
    af John McCain, [Then] President-Ele Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton
    128,95 kr.
    Fragt 39,95 kr.

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    • 39,95 kr.
  • - Increasing USAF International Flight Training to Enhance Coalition Interoperability
    af John McCain
    514,95 kr.
    Fragt 39,95 kr.

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    • 39,95 kr.
  • - Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    120,38 - 130,95 kr.
    Fragt 39,95 kr.

    #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 deathA 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 yearsMaybe 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.

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  • - The Way to a Braver Life
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    108,95 kr.

    NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER*;In this inspiring meditation on courage, Senator John McCain shares his most cherished stories of ordinary individuals who have risked everything to defend the people and principles they hold most dear. ';We are taught to understand, correctly, that courage is not the absence of fear but the capacity for action despite our fears,' McCain reminds us, as a way of introducing the stories of gures both famous and obscure that he nds most compellingfrom the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Sgt. Roy Benavidez, who ignored his own well-being to rescue eight of his men from an ambush in the Vietnam jungle; from 1960s civil rights leader John Lewis, who wrote, ';When I care about something, I'm prepared to take the long, hard road,' to Hannah Senesh, who, in protecting her comrades in the Hungarian resistance against Hitler's SS, chose a martyr's death over a despot's mercy. These are some of the examples McCain turns to for inspiration and offers to others to help them summon the resolve to be both good and great. He explains the value of courage in both everyday actions and extraordinary feats. We learn why moral principles and physical courage are often not distinct quantities but two sides of the same coin. Most of all, readers discover how sometimes simply setting the right example can be the ultimate act of courage. Written by one of our most respected public gures, Why Courage Matters is that rare book with a message both timely and timeless. This is a work for anyone seeking to understand how the mystery and gift of courage can empower us and change our lives.Praise for Why Courage Matters';[John] McCain the man remains one of the most inspiring public figures of his generation.'The Washington Post Book World';Thrilling . . . John McCain's profiles in courage offer inspiration. . . . A marvelous collection of stories featuring honest-to-God heroes.'Fort Worth Star-Telegram';Extraordinary . . . McCain proves how courage can change lives and improve the world.'New YorkDaily News';[McCain] is open and candid, a refuge from spin and arrogance.'The Washington Post';Wise words from a man who personifies courage.'The Sunday Oklahoman

  • - A Personal History of Americans at War
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    111,82 kr.

    A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nations major military conflicts, from the Revolution of 1776 through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to the experience of war. With Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. Youll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then theres Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton Tony Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians. Each story illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War; Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in a convoy ambush; and Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL, who smothered a grenade before it could detonate on his men in Iraq. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing valor in the face of unimaginable danger, these inspirational accounts of thirteen Americans who fought in various warsaptly reveal humanizing moments in such theaters of cruelty (Publishers Weekly).

  • - Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    91,95 kr.

    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)

  • - A Memoir
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    115,95 kr.

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER *;Senator John McCain tellsthe 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 momentshis 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 calledrebel, unorthodox, nonconformist, radicalit'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 makesWorth the Fighting Forworth 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

  • - Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    33,68 kr.

    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. "e;When I assess a decision,"e; McCain writes, "e;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."e; Hard Call is a testament to the people whose choices serve as a beacon for us all.

  • - A Family Memoir
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    99,95 kr.

    NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER*; 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 forFaith 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

  • - A Personal History of Americans at War
    af John McCain & Mark Salter
    206,95 kr.

    A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nations major military conflicts, from the Revolution of 1776 through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to the experience of war. With Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. Youll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then theres Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton Tony Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians. Each story illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War; Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in a convoy ambush; and Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL, who smothered a grenade before it could detonate on his men in Iraq. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing valor in the face of unimaginable danger, these inspirational accounts of thirteen Americans who fought in various warsaptly reveal humanizing moments in such theaters of cruelty (Publishers Weekly).

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