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Salter, Mark

Overview
Works: 17 works in 87 publications in 4 languages and 9,776 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Miscellanea  Guidebooks 
Classifications: E840.8.M467, B
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Most widely held works by Mark Salter
Faith of my fathers by John McCain ( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 3,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John McCain is one of the most admired leaders in the United States government, but his deeply felt memoir of family and war is not a political one and ends before his election to Congress. With candor and ennobling power, McCain tells a story that, in the words of Newsweek, "makes the other presidential candidates look like pygmies." John McCain learned about life and honor from his grandfather and father, both four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy. This is a memoir about their lives, their heroism, and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. John McCain's grandfather was a gaunt, hawk-faced man known as Slew by his fellow officers and affectionately, as Popeye by the sailors who served under him. McCain Sr. played the horses, drank bourbon and water, and rolled his own cigarettes with one hand. More significant, he was one of the navy's greatest commanders, and led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet in key battles during World War II. John McCain's father followed a similar path, equally distinguished by heroic service in the navy, as a submarine commander during World War II. McCain Jr. was a slightly built man, but like his father, he earned the respect and affection of his men. He, too, rose to the rank of four-star admiral, making the McCains the first family in American history to achieve that distinction. McCain Jr.'s final assignment was as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. It was in the Vietnam War that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. When Vietnamese military officers realized he was the son of a top commander, they offered McCain early release in an effort to embarrass the United States. Acting from a sense of honor taught him by his father and the U.S. Naval Academy, McCain refused the offer. He was tortured, held in solitary confinement, and imprisoned for five and a half years. Faith of My Fathers is about what McCain learned from his grandfather and father, and how their example enabled him to survive those hard years. It is a story of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. Ultimately, Faith of My Fathers shows us, with great feeling and appreciation, what fathers give to their sons, and what endures
Worth the fighting for : a memoir by John McCain ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, naval aviator John McCain returned home a changed man. Regaining his health and flight-eligibility status, he resumed his military career, commanding carrier pilots and serving as the navy's liaison to what is sometimes ironically called the world's most exclusive club, the United States Senate. Accompanying Senators John Tower and Henry "Scoop" Jackson on international trips, McCain began his political education in the company of two masters, leaders whose standards he would strive to maintain upon his election to the U.S. Congress. There, he learned valuable lessons in cooperation from a good-humored congressman from the other party, Morris Udall. In 1986, McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate, inheriting the seat of another role model, Barry Goldwater." "During his time in public office, McCain has seen acts of principle and acts of craven self-interest. He describes both extremes in these pages, with his characteristic straight talk and humor. He writes honestly of the lowest point in his career, the Keating Five savings and loan debacle, as well as his triumphant moments - his return to Vietnam and his efforts to normalize relations between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments; his fight for campaign finance reform; and his galvanizing bid for the presidency in 2000"--Jacket
Hard call : great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them by John McCain ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At some point in our lives, we all face tough decisions and have to make that hard call. In this remarkable book, Senator McCain and Mark Salter use experiences of both extraordinary people and people in extraordinary circumstances to dramatically describe the anatomy of a great decision. Highlights include: - Henry Ford's decision to sacrifice his company's competitive edge by reducing the work day and guaranteeing a minimum wage. - Branch Rickey's decision to offer Jackie Robinson a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the face of public opposition. - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 's decision to return to wartorn Liberia after receiving an economics degree from Harvard. - General Fred Weyand's decision to redeploy fifteen of his battalions despite resistance from senior American military commanders in Vietnam. - And much more
Hard call great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them by John McCain ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McCain pays tribute to men and women who were important examples of composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of tough decisions, in a volume that cites the examples of such figures as Henry Ford, Branch Rickey, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Faith of my fathers by John McCain ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A memoir about what John McCain learned from his grandfather and father, and how their example enabled him to survive the most difficult challenge of his life, during his service in Vietnam
Worth the fighting for a memoir by John McCain ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John McCain writes about the people who have influenced him and about his own life
Worth the fighting for : the education of an American maverick and the heroes who inspired him by John McCain ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reminder of what's best in America
Hard call : the art of great decisions by John McCain ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senator John McCain and Mark Salter describe the anatomy of great decisions and the six qualities often present in the people who make them: awareness, timing, foresight, confidence, humility, and inspiration. These characteristics are personified by the exceptional individuals in this book, each of whom made a hard call
Faith of my fathers : a family memoir by John McCain ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jiang men hu zi : yi ge rong yu chuan cheng de gu shi by John McCain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HARD CALL by John McCain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polen by Mark Salter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard call : great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them (LP) by John McCain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proč je důležitá odvaha : cesta ke statečnějšímu životu by John McCain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard call the art of great decisions by John McCain ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In [this book,] Senator John McCain and Mark Salter describe the anatomy of great decisions and the six qualities often present in the people who make them: awareness, timing, foresight, confidence, humility, and inspiration. These characteristics are personified by the exceptional individuals in this book, each of whom made a hard call. -Back cover
Worth the fighting for the education of an American maverick and the heroes who inspired him by John McCain ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
After five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, naval aviator John McCain returned home a changed man. Regaining his health and flight-eligibility status, he resumed his military career, commanding carrier pilots and serving as the navy's liaison to what is sometimes ironically called the world's most exclusive club, the United States Senate. From there to his election to the U.S. congress and eventually the Senate, this is the story of McCain's American odyssey, and the values he learned from an intriguing array of heroes, including baseball legend Ted Williams, President Theodore Roosevelt, Congressman Morris Udall, Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson, and visionary aviation proponent Billy Mitchell. -Back cover
Worth the figting for by John McCain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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German (1)
Czech (1)
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