John McCain

John McCain : An Essay in Military and Political History

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Looking critically at the military and political halves of John McCain's career, John Karaagac has fashioned a political analysis of McCain that breaks the mold of traditional biography. The book is divided into a series of interpretive essays that highlight themes of political interest throughout McCain's career, providing not only an investigation into a figure whose personal history caught the American imagination, but also a penetrating look into electoral politics. As a work of military history and a critical study of McCain's life, Karaagac's book will appeal to political historians and to anyone interested in a substantive examination of the American political more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 521.64g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739101714
  • 9780739101711

About John Karaagac

John Karaagac is the author of Between Promise and Policy: Ronald Reagan and Conservative Reformism (Lexington Books, 2000).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Slew Chapter 2 The Early Years Chapter 3 The Academy Years Chapter 4 Flight Chapter 5 Hanoi Chapter 6 McCain and the Meaning of Vietnam Chapter 7 Home Chapter 8 From the House to the Senate Chapter 9 Moral Hazards: McCain and the Keating Five Chapter 10 Lines of Fire: McCain and Tobacco Legislation Chapter 11 McCain and Foreign Policy Chapter 12 McCain and the Politics of Reform Chapter 13 Conclusion: With Honor and Ambitionshow more