New York, NY: Random House, 2002. First Trade Edition. Quarter blue paper with matching blue paper over boards and titling on the spine in silver gilt. SIGNED by both authors "John McCain / Mark Salter" on 2008 Republican National Convention Bookplate. This is the convention at which McCain was nominated for President. 6" x 9.25", pp. xxvi, 4 - 396. Clean, tight, no defects noted.
John Sidney McCain III (1936 - 2018) was the senior United States Senator from Arizona at the time of his passing. He was the Republican nominee for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 at the bottom of his class. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, McCain served two terms. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, winning re-election easily five times, most recently in 2016. McCain secured the Republican nomination for President in 2008 but was defeated by Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the general election. Fine / fine. Item #2637
"Americans have made their widespread dissatisfaction with managed health care insurers known to every single member of Congress. It is an issue that annually ranks among the highest public concerns." (p 350).