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Worth the Fighting For - The Education of an American Maverick, and the Heroes Who Inspired Him-logo

Worth the Fighting For - The Education of an American Maverick, and the Heroes Who Inspired Him

John McCain

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In 1999, John McCain wrote one of the most acclaimed and bestselling memoirs of the decade, Faith of My Fathers. That book ended in 1972, with McCain's release from imprisonment in Vietnam. This is the rest of his story, about his 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-Ted Williams, Theodore Roosevelt, visionary aviation proponent Billy Mitchell, Marlon Brando in Viva Zapata!, and, most indelibly, Robert Jordan. It was Jordan, Hemingway's protagonist in For Whom the Bell Tolls, who showed McCain the ideals of heroism and sacrifice, stoicism and redemption, and why certain causes, despite the costs, are . . . Worth the Fighting For 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 ex-tremes 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 moments-his return to Vietnam and his efforts to normalize relations between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments; his fig

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Salter

Length:

5h 9m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:24