book states that Winston Churchill defined "courage" as "the first
of human qualities…because it guarantees all the others."
After reading this book by Senator John McCain, you will see many
illustrations as to how much sense this statement makes.
McCain writes about the courage of several people, some are famous,
others are not. Whether some of these people were well known
or not, the one thing they all had in common was courage.
Senator McCain sums it up very well when he states "courage is not
the absence of fear but the capacity for action despite our
As you read each chapter, you will find the stories
very moving. Senator McCain has done an outstanding job of
writing the story of each person so that the memory will stay with
you for a long time. You will see how each of these
individuals had the courage to not worry about their own welfare but
to put the needs of others first. Another attribute
these people all had in common was "commitment".
is a compelling book to read and one you should buy. You will
not regret it!
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