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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Through inspiring, brief portraits of men and women whose exemplary actions reflected their character, John McCain reminds us that values are not merely abstract words--in times of crisis, they make a difference. CHARACTER IS DESTINY is organized under several large units, such as Honor, Purpose, Understanding, and Creativity; within each, McCain presents men and women who exemplify virtues such as honesty, self-control, or curiosity. The sketches include: Ferdinand Magellan, Sojourner Truth, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa (the only entrant under Love/selflessness and compassion) and Pat Tillman, representing citizenship, who left a lucrative football career to fight in the Iraq War.
John McCain himself faced a time of trial, and gave his best. In his memoir, FAITH OF MY FATHERS, he told how, as a prisoner in North Vietnam, the lessons he learned as a youth and the example of others helped him through. CHARACTER IS DESTINY, written with Mark Salter, is intended for both adults and young people, who always need models.
- Family + Relationships, Self Improvement, Psychology
- General, Family Relationships
- August 7, 2007
- August 7, 2007
- John McCain, Mark Salter