Character Is Destiny

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Character Is Destiny

Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember

By John McCain; Mark Salter

Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812974454, 311pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2007


In Character is Destiny, McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, righteousness in the face of iniquity, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. The tributes he pays here to men and women who have lived truthfully will stir the hearts of young and old alike, and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our destiny.

About the Author
Senator John McCain entered the Naval Academy in June of 1954. He served in the United States Navy until 1981. He was elected to the US House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and to the Senate in 1986. He was the Republican Party s nominee for president in the 2008 election.

Mark Salter is the author, with John McCain, of several books, including "Thirteen Soldiers" and "Faith of My Fathers". He served on Senator McCain s staff for more than fifteen years.