The Restless Wave

Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
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Author(s): John McCain, Mark Salter
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD36036
Released: May 22, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508244462
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "History matters to McCain, and for him America is and was about its promise. The book is his farewell address, a mixture of the personal and the political. 'I have loved my life,' he writes. 'All of it.' The Restless Wave is a fitting valedictory for a man who seldom backed down." —The Guardian (US) "A book-length meditation on what it means to face the hard challenges of long life and the sobering likelihood of imminent deathA reflection on hardship, a homily on purpose, a celebration of life — and a challenge to Americans to live up to their values and founding principles at a time when both are in jeopardy." —The Boston Globe In this candid political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life and what matters most. "I don't know how much longer I'll be here. Maybe I'll have another five yearsMaybe I'll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I'm prepared for either contingency, or at least I'm getting prepared. I have some things I'd like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may." So writes John McCain in this inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. Written while confronting a mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Always the fighter, McCain attacks the spurious nationalism and political polarization afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism and bi-partisanship. He recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump's statements and policies. At the same time, he tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service and offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency. The Restless Wave is John McCain at his best.

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eAudio
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Author(s): John McCain, Mark Salter
Narrator(s): Beau Bridges, John McCain
Product Number Z100136599
Released: May 22, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508244479
eBook
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Author(s): John McCain, Mark Salter
Product Number EB00712904
Released: May 22, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501178016

Professional reviews

"In his most recent collaboration with his one-time chief of staff, Arizona Senator John McCain provides an updated memoir structured around moral, historic, and philosophical lessons. This series of reflections on an imperfect life provides an introduction and afterword voiced by the author. While his voice sounds tired and well worn, it does create an accurate sensibility of a man battling a deadly form of brain cancer, the same type that ultimately took Senator Ted Kennedy's life. At the heart of his beliefs, even when they have been subject to change, is a belief in the uniqueness of the American Spirit. Beau Bridges's narration appropriately captures the tone and timbre of McCain's vocal qualities while injecting a dose of boyish charm. Although both supporters and critics of this political figure may not fully agree with these musings on his past and our future, it is likely that some insights will be gained. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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