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Character is Destiny
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Character is Destiny
Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember
John McCain and 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 listen to for inspiration and 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 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.
In CHARACTER IS DESTINY we meet heroes of exemplary character. This book is John McCain's moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies.
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John McCain and 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 listen to for inspiration and 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 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.
In CHARACTER IS DESTINY we meet heroes of exemplary character. This book is John McCain's moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies.
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  • 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.
    Arthur Morey has acted in a number of productions, both Off-Broadway in New York and Off-Loop in Chicago. He's won several Earphones Awards and has been repeatedly listed by AudioFile Magazine as a Best Voice over the years.
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  • AudioFile Magazine John McCain's introduction gives interesting insights into his character and the family that produced it. Likewise, the lives of the 34 individuals McCain and co-author Mark Salter explore are all worthy of study and imitation. Their selections range across history and around the globe, demonstrating that good character is universal. Unfortunately, while adults might wade through the clunky writing and frequent clichés, it's unlikely that many young people will make it very far in this collection. Arthur Morey's narration is clear and serious, but unfortunately, it fits the collection's style, which means it sounds stuffy and preachy at times. Morey does little to bring out the humor of a figure like Thomas More or the quiet bravery of Gandhi. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine
  • AudioFile Magazine Here is a series of stories that illuminate such virtues as courage, integrity, enthusiasm, and loyalty. A person who epitomizes each virtue is profiled, and his or her story is told. McCain's narration, although a bit didactic in tone, has a grandfatherly quality, and if listeners are ready to learn the moral, they'll be treated to a well-told story. Pat Tillman's, Mother Teresa's, and Oseola McCarty's are a few stories that are told. McCain speaks from experience when he tells his own story and urges listeners to use these people as models for character and follow their paths. Young adults are encouraged to listen; however, adults will be more receptive. D.L.M. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine
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