John McCain (1936-2018)

John McCain was an American politician and naval officer who served as a member of the House of Representatives and ran for President, but lost to Barack Obama in 2008. Throughout his long naval career, he was an aviator during the Vietnam War getting involved in some of the most intense battles that left him with lifelong disabilities. During the 1980s, he served two terms in the House of Representatives and 2 terms as a US Senator representing Arizona.

Among other accomplishments, McCain was known for being vocal about today’s political issues such as health care, the war in Iraq, and the current policies of President Donald Trump.

Here are a small selection of books written by John McCain as well as others that are related. You can find all these titles on our library shelves.

13 Soldiers – John McCain & Mark Salter
An evocative history of Americans at war through the personal accounts of 13 remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dirty Sexy Politics – Meghan McCain
McCain, one of the Republican party’s most outspoken young members writes about her experiences on the presidential campaign trail with her father, John McCain, how the party has veered so far off track, and why she is still a Republican.

Faith of My Fathers – John McCain & Mark Salter
The powerful story of a war hero. As 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.

Game Change – John Heilemann & Mark Halperin
From two of the best political reporters in the country comes the gripping inside story of the historic 2008 presidential election.

The Restless Wave – John McCain
A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain covering everything from 2008 up to the present.

Worth the Fighting For – John McCain & Mark Salter
The story about McCain’s great American journey from the U.S. Navy to his electrifying run for the presidency, interwoven with heartfelt portraits of the mavericks who have inspired him through the years, including Ted Williams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Marlon Brando.

-Claire

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