Character is Destiny, Signed by John McCain, First Edition, Later Printing, 2005

McCain, John, with Mark Salter. Character is Destiny: Inspiring Stories We Should All Know. New York: Random House, 2005. First edition, later printing. Signed by McCain. Octavo. In publisher’s black spine over blue boards. Original blue pictorial dust jacket. Presented in a new, archival cloth slipcase. 

Presented in a signed printing of John McCain’s Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories We Should All Know. This is a first edition, later printing, published in 2005 by Random House, in New York. The book is signed “John McCain” in black ink on the title page. The book is in the publisher’s black spine over blue boards and original blue pictorial dust jacket. It is presented with a new, archival cloth slipcase, with an inlaid photograph of McCain on the front. 

In Character is Destiny, Senator John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. The book revisits the stories of Pat Tillman, a star for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, who died as a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan; a Catholic priest in Auschwitz who offered to take a condemned man's place; and Winston Churchill.  Other historical figures range from Thomas More and George Washington to Joan of Arc.

Senator John McCain (1936-2018) entered the Naval Academy in June of 1954 and served in the United States Navy until 1981. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and to the Senate in 1986. The Republican Party’s nominee for president in the 2008 election, McCain was also the author of Faith of My Fathers, Worth the Fighting For, Why Courage Matters, Character Is Destiny, Hard Call, Thirteen Soldiers, and The Restless Wave.

Mark Salter is the author, with John McCain, of several books, including Faith of My Fathers and The Restless Wave. Salter served on Senator McCain’s staff for almost twenty years.


Very good condition. Octavo.  In the publisher's black gilt lettered spine over blue boards. Original blue pictorial dust jacket, with new Mylar for protection. Dust jacket has some light bumping but overall is in good condition. "Autographed Copy" sticker on front of dust jacket, in bottom right corner. Signed in black ink on the title page. Signature is legible. Interior pages are very clean. Presented with a new archival blue cloth slipcase, with McCain’s photograph inlaid on the front.

Slipcase dimensions: 9 7/8" H x 8 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D; Book dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 8 3/8" W x 1 1/8" D.

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