John McCain


Born
in Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama
August 29, 1936

Died
August 25, 2018

Website

Genre


John Sidney McCain III was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.

McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and followed his father and grandfather—both four-star admirals—into the U.S. Navy. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. While McCain was on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war u
...more

Average rating: 3.94 · 12,985 ratings · 1,543 reviews · 67 distinct worksSimilar authors
Faith of My Fathers: A Fami...

by
3.88 avg rating — 3,898 ratings — published 1999 — 27 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Restless Wave: Good Tim...

by
4.07 avg rating — 3,223 ratings — published 2018 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Why Courage Matters: The Wa...

by
3.57 avg rating — 669 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Character Is Destiny: Inspi...

by
3.91 avg rating — 464 ratings — published 2005 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Worth the Fighting for: A M...

by
3.46 avg rating — 349 ratings — published 2002 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hard Call: Great Decisions ...

by
3.54 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2007 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Thirteen Soldiers: A Person...

by
3.54 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Senator John McCain's Conce...

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Vegan athlete cookbook: Hig...

3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Arlington National Cemetery...

by
4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by John McCain…
“In prison, I fell in love with my country. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans enjoyed and took for granted. It wasn't until I had lost America for a time that I realized how much I loved her. ”
John McCain, Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

“Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone.”
John McCain, Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite our fears.”
John McCain

Polls

Who do you want to win the 2008 United States presidential election?

Barack Obama, Democratic Party candidate
 
  3149 votes, 70.2%

John McCain John McCain, Republican Party candidate
 
  1038 votes, 23.1%

Someone else (tell us who in comments below)
 
  121 votes, 2.7%

Bob Barr Bob Barr, Libertarian Party candidate
 
  65 votes, 1.4%

Ralph Nader Ralph Nader, Independent candidate
 
  61 votes, 1.4%

Cynthia McKinney Cynthia McKinney, Green Party candidate
 
  51 votes, 1.1%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author