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Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember


Publisher:Random House



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Inside Front Dust Cover: John McCain & Mark Salter have written three acclaimed bestsellers, but "Character is Destiny" may be their most influential and enduring book yet - a work for parents to share with their children, and for Americans of all ages to read for inspiration & guidance. McCain has been called "one of the most inspiring public figures of his generation" by "The Washington Post". In "Character is Destiny", he shows us why, by telling the stories of his celebrated historical figures & lesser-known heros whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph the odds, righteousness in the face of iniquity, hope in adversity, & sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. In "Character is Destiny" we meet: - Pat Tillman, whose patriotism obliged him to leave the riches & celebrity of the NFL for a soldier's life in defense of his country - Winston Churchhill, 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 These are just a few of the heroes of exemplary character whose portraits McCain offers here. Inside Back Dust Jacket: "Character in Destiny" is John McCain's moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, & whose stories will stir the hears of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies. After a career in the U.S. Navy and two terms as a U.S. representative, John McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and reelected in 1992, 1998, and 2004. He & his wife, Cindy, reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Mark Salter has worked on Senator McCain's staff for more than fifteen years & is the co-author.

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