In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his lifeand what matters most.I dont know how much longer Ill be here. Maybe Ill have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, theyll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe Ill be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But Im prepared for either contingency, or at least Im getting prepared. I have some things Id 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 tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trumps statements and policies. At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency.The Restless Wave is John McCain at his best....
|Title||:||The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations|
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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations Reviews
Poignant, passionate, and unfailingly patriotic, McCain recalls the causes he’s dedicated his life to and appeals—both directly and indirectly—for his readers to take up the standard. I don’t agree with all of his positions, but I admire and respect McCain’s fervor, sincerity, fidelity to his causes, and, most of all, his love for his country and his fellow Americans. I found it a little disjointed at times with a few errors the editors missed.
I stopped at page 75. This is one of the most poorly written books that I have started to read. It is very ego centric as evidenced by the use of the personal pronoun “I”. It is a steam of conscious type of writing that John may enjoy, but it is not worth reading.
I am glad I rented from the library. Did not cost me anything.
McCain's life is fascinating to be sure, and I do not disagree that he is a hero on many levels, not just his military service and surviving his long time as a prisoner of war, but for the things he has fought for in his political life. I have sometimes disagreed with his opinions, and certainly with his choice of Palin as VP, but he has always (almost - lost a little over Palin) been someone I have respected, all of which makes this a terrific book, and not just a little sad, knowing he is at t ...more
This is a memoir of McCain's political life from the 2008 Republican Primary through the present day. He is candid in his regret of choosing Sarah Palin over Joseph Liebermann as his running mate in 2008, but remains gracious to and even defends Palin's performance.
Like any political memoir, McCain can be self-congratulatory and even a little self-righteous. He also never really opens up personally. Still, the book is great insofar as it contains the authentic candor that has made McCain a resp ...more
In the spirit of transparency, I did not support John McCain when he ran for president. However, over the years I have become a fan of his, despite not always agreeing with every policy position he has taken throughout his long career in government. This book describes perfectly why John McCain is a man to be respected, trusted and emulated in so many ways. He discusses the importance of working across the aisle to get things done for the American people, the importance of the United States supp ...more
“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another 5 years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe 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 America ...more
I’m a Democrat but have always had respect for John McCain. After reading this book, I have even more respect for him as a politician, presidential candidate, senator, and a man who fights for his convictions. He believes in fairness and speaking his mind. His life has not been easy, but he has maintained a positive outlook and has done so much for so many. I enjoyed reading this book immensely and getting to know John McCain even more. Anyone in politics or contemplating a life of service shoul ...more
Beau Bridges does a great job reading this memoir (I listened to the book), John McCain voices the Foreward and Afterword. This is John McCain's farewell, a memoir recounting his work both globally and domestically. Offering both hope for the future but also a warning about what might occur if politicians continue down their partisan paths. He is what all politicians should arrive for. He is a man of integrity, dedicated to working for Americans. A man who understands the role America must play ...more