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John McCain: An American Hero

By John Perritano (Author)


Format Hardcover, Jacketed


John McCain: An American Hero

by John Perritano



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“Young readers will be moved by this biography of Arizona senator John McCain.” —Booklist
This insightful biography of John McCain helps young readers understand how a true American maverick has influenced the Senate—and our country’s politics—always on his own terms.
Known for his willingness to stand up to his own party, Senator John McCain has sometimes been called a "maverick." This fascinating biography covers McCain's life, from growing up as the son of a four-star admiral to his own time at the Naval Academy, his service as a pilot, and his experience as a prisoner of war. It explores McCain's 30 years as a senator, as well as his two bids for the presidency. Filled with photographs, and written in an engaging voice, John McCain will appeal to a generation of kids ages 8 and up eager to understand more about one of our nation's most iconic political forces.
“Young readers will be moved by this biography of Arizona senator John McCain. Born into a military family, he followed his illustrious father and grandfather into the U.S. Naval Academy, although he often flouted the rules. Deployed to Vietnam, McCain survived a deadly fire aboard his aircraft carrier in 1967. Much of the book describes the brutality he endured as a Vietnam POW from October 1967 to March 1973. The remainder recounts his term as a congressman and then as a senator for the past 30 years. His Republican Party presidential bids are briefly described. McCain is admired by many but considered difficult by others because he often stands up for his ideals, even when they go against fellow Republicans, including President Trump. The book ends with his terminal cancer diagnosis in 2017. McCain’s life as a POW is engrossing . . . readers will be inspired by his story.” —Booklist

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John Perritano is an award-winning journalist, writer, and editor from Southbury, CT. He has written numerous history books and biographies for young adults and adults, and his work has been published by Time/Life, National Geographic, Scholastic, and others. He holds a Master’s Degree in American History.

Pub Date: 5/22/2018

ISBN: 9781454931355

Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover, Jacketed

Pages: 192 pages, all in color

Trim: 7 x 9 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Biography

Age Range: 13 and up

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Carton Quantity: 30