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Salter, Mark

Overview
Works: 20 works in 146 publications in 4 languages and 16,033 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Miscellanea  Anecdotes  Drama 
Classifications: E840.8.M467, B
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Most widely held works by Mark Salter
Faith of my fathers by John McCain( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 3,783 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
Why courage matters : the way to a braver life by John McCain( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reflection on courage presents a collection of stories of surpassing bravery and selfless devotion to duty and offers portraits of individuals--both famous and unheralded--who confronted adversity and triumphed
Worth the fighting for : a memoir by John McCain( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,828 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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At some point in our lives, we all face tough decisions and have to make that hard call. In this book, Senator McCain and Mark Salter use experiences of both extraordinary people and people in extraordinary circumstances to 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.--From publisher description
Character is destiny : inspiring stories every young person should know and every adult should remember by John McCain( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of moral and ethical lessons presents a collection of profiles of individuals who exemplify such qualities and values as diligence, forgiveness, humor, confidence, and honesty
Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war by John McCain( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John McCain's ... history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"--Amazon.com
Hard call great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them by John McCain( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,179 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.--
Why courage matters by John McCain( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this inspiring meditation on courage, John McCain shares his favorite stories of people who have faced adversity and triumphed. For anyone who has ever wondered where courage comes from and how certain individuals are able to find the resolve to take great risks, McCain offers stories of fortitude and bravery. "I have spent time in the company of heroes," McCain writes, "and I was raised on tales of surpassing courage and selfless devotion to duty. I have seen and heard of Americans who overcame extraordinary challenges on behalf of their country in struggles almost mythic in their dimensions." An empowering audiobook that will strengthen the spirit of anyone who hears it, Why courage matters is a testament to the power of the human spirit"--Container
Faith of my fathers by John McCain( Recording )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 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
Faith of my fathers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the memoir by Senator John McCain and Mark Salter, Faith of my Fathers chronicles the younger years of Senator McCain's life, beginning as a hotshot Navy pilot through his five years of captivity as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam
Character is destiny [inspiring stories every young person should know and every adult should remember] by John McCain( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Worth the fighting for a memoir by John McCain( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McCain writes about the people who have influenced him and about his own life
Character is destiny : true stories every young person should know and every adult should remember by John McCain( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of moral and ethical lessons parents and children presents a collection of original profiles of individuals who exemplify important virtues and values
13 soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war by John McCain( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McCain's evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Why courage matters : stories of bravery in action by John McCain( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reflection on courage presents a collection of stories of surpassing bravery and selfless devotion to duty and offers portraits of individuals--both famous and unheralded--who confronted adversity and triumphed
Hard call : the art of great decisions by John McCain( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 158 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
Trudnye reshenii︠a︡ by John McCain( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Russian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At some point in our lives, we all face tough decisions and have to make that hard call. In this book, Senator McCain and Mark Salter use experiences of both extraordinary people and people in extraordinary circumstances to 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.--From publisher description of English version
HARD CALL by John McCain( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard call great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them by John McCain( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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
 
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Faith of my fathers
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Марк Сэлтер

مارک سالتر

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Why courage matters : the way to a braver lifeWorth the fighting for : a memoirHard call : great decisions and the extraordinary people who made themCharacter is destiny : inspiring stories every young person should know and every adult should rememberHard call great decisions and the extraordinary people who made themWhy courage mattersFaith of my fathersFaith of my fathers