McCain experienced episodes of torture and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. It is a serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military. The military culture is unique. The best word to describe McCain: Hero.
Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own. I had read his memoir a few months ago and I have the greatest admiration for Senator McCain because of his service and sacrifices for his country. Maybe he was and maybe he wasn't. Very, very, very fearless, roughed. John McCain is one of the most admired leaders in the United States government, but his deeply felt memoir of family and war is not a political one and ends before his election to Congress. I feel more comfy with McCain so he got the nod. At the same time i disagree wholeheartedly with his conclusions about Vietnam.
It does, however, give anyone who wants to understand John McCain an excellent background on his family, their history, values, mannerisms and relationships. I'm not really interested in the details of military service, or war time stories, but this book is much more than that. Faith of My Fathers is about what McCain learned from his father and grandfather, and how their example enabled him to survive. In particular, McCain highlights one young man who he says never wavered in his commitment to the Code and died for his efforts. When his captors realized McCains impressive military legacy, they offered him early release. In 1982, McCain was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served two terms.
Entertainment-0 Stars Education- 1 Star Readability- 1 star Innovation- 0 Stars Inspiration- 0 Stars I read this book to get an impression of what John McCain is like. Let me emphasize the fact that I do not plan on reading it because I like him, support him, or agree with his views in fact, I feel quite the opposite , but to learn more about him. Again this would seem to be an exception to the code. My goal was to read a McCain and Obama book by the time of the election. Anything political in his book refers to Vietnam.
I can relate to much of his early family history. But, it took him too long to get to the stories of his sacrifice for our country. McCain chaired the Senate Commerce Committee and opposed pork barrel spending. He was undoubtedly the toughest man I will ever know. The beginning of the book dealt with a lot of McCain's ancestry. How we see ourselves and how others see us are usually quite different.
I had mixed feelings about McCain going into this book. The washrags were treasures and one of the few things that allowed the prisoners to maintain some degree of humanity under awful conditions. The book is just about five hours. McCain showed great courage and honor during his 5. I had read his memoir a few months ago and I have the greatest admiration for Senator McCain because of his service and sacrifices for his country. I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible.
After what he went through, one can understand why McCain was and is so vehemently opposed to torture. This is a sobering and glorious book that you won't be able to put down. His family was very big on military and fighting for your country. As prisoner and later Senator McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. We regularly check this is a fully automatic process the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you.
Later as a prisoner he openly lies to the enemy. To be fair to both presidential candidates, I also plan to read Barack Obama's autobiography, not because I like or support him, but because I want to know more about him. His family was very big on military and fighting for your country. McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and followed his father and grandfather—both four-star admirals—into the U. This has made us even more uncertain about our faith in democracy and we are deserting our moral beliefs in our Constitution here at home.
Ultimately, Faith of My Fathers shows us, with great feeling and appreciation, what fathers give to their sons, and what endures. I wanted to read this book to learn a bit more about John McCain. In all of history you cannot find a better one. I admire patriots, especially humble ones. Senator currently and the author of this book, followed his father and grandfather into military service as a naval aviator. I know John McCain was in the Navy, not the Air Force, but I was curious to know more about life as a military pilot. And while I recommend this sort of reading to my sea-loving father and my military husband and father-in-law, it can get a bit tedious to someone with no military background.