In 1967, US Air Force fighter pilot James Shively was shot down over North Vietnam. After ejecting from his F-105 Thunderchief aircraft, he landed in a rice paddy and was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. For the next six years, Shively endured brutal treatment at the hands of the enemy in Hanoi prison camps. Bound in iron stocks at the Hanoi Hilton, unable to get home to his loved ones, Shively contemplated suicide. Yet somehow he found hope - and he became determined to help his fellow POWs survive.
The second presidential debate between Republican nominee Senator John McCain and Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama took place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 7, 2008. This town hall style debate was open to all topics and Tom Brokaw moderated.
Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain addressed supporters and the nation about yesterday's election. Senator McCain announced that he has conceded the presidential election to Senator Barack Obama. Senator Barack Obama, the president elect, declared victory in his address to supporters at Grant Park in Chicago. (November 4, 2008)
"Hope and Graciousness"
The third presidential debate between Republican nominee Senator John McCain and Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama took place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on October 15, 2008. The focus of this debate was domestic and economic issues and CBS's Bob Schieffer moderated.
The first presidential debate between Republican nominee Senator John McCain and Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama took place at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, on September 26, 2008. The focus of this debate was foreign policy and national security. PBS's Jim Lehrer was the moderator.
This memoir is the story of what McCain learned from his grandfather and father, and how their example enabled him to endure those hard years. It is a story of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. Ultimately, Faith of My Fathers is a story of fathers and sons, what they give each other and what endures.
"The Meaning of Character"
John McCain, the senior United States Senator from Arizona and the nominee of the Republican Party in the 2008 presidential election, speaks on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, September 4, 2008.
John McCain and Mark Salter have written three acclaimed best sellers, 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 and guidance.
"If you are a teenager in need of a lecture..."
John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of 13 remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Stories of courage"
"Courage," Winston Churchill explained, is "the first of human qualities...because it guarantees all the others." As a naval officer, P.O.W., and one of America's most admired political leaders, John McCain has seen countless acts of bravery and self-sacrifice. Now, in this inspiring meditation on courage, he shares his most cherished stories of ordinary individuals who have risked everything to defend the people and principles they hold most dear.
"Great Read with no Politics"
"It was OK, but not outstanding."
In this insightful study, John McCain and Mark Salter examine the qualities that define great decisions. They also identify inspiring people who have engaged in difficult decision-making. Ranging from the political judgments made by Abraham Lincoln to the athletic trials faced by swimmer Gertrude Ederle, each chapter of Hard Call illustrates an exceptional choice made in challenging circumstances.
In 1999 John McCain wrote one of the most acclaimed and best-selling 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 US 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.
"Moving on in Vietnam, but Remembering Its Lessons" is from the May 24, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by John Kerry, John Mccain and Bob Kerrey and narrated by Kristi Burns.
There is a point in everybody's life at which a tough decision will have to be made - a hard call. For inspiration and direction, we can look to the remarkable individuals in John McCain and Mark Salter's book, which dramatically describes the anatomy of a great decision.
Maverick Senator John McCain has always been famous for his candor, humor, and integrity. Now, in his latest book, McCain interweaves the stories of the leaders who influenced him (especially Billy Mitchell, a general who went against Navy brass to pioneer the creation of the U.S. Air Force) with chapters from his own life story. Hear about his last days in the navy; his first run for Congress; his education as a U.S. Senator; and his electrifying run for the Presidency in 2000.
"Maybe he'd be a good president, but ..."
Tonight on the program, Senator John McCain discusses today's announcement that the Senate Arms Services Committee will focus heavily on cybersecurity.
Next, a conversation on election-related hacking from Russia with journalists David Sanger and Michael Isikoff.
We continue with Major Garrett of CBS News and Phillip Rucker of The Washington Post, reporting on the latest picks for President-elect Trump's cabinet.
This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.