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Publisher's Summary

A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain - his most personal book in years - covering everything from 2008 up to the present. 
In a time when Washington, DC and the country are more polarized than they have been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his 40 years in politics, McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever. 
The Restless Wave begins in 2008, with McCain's presidential campaign, and then follows the senator during his time as a senior Republican lawmaker through the Obama administration, when the country was tested at home and abroad. McCain shares his experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington. He also discusses the vital challenges from abroad: Russia, NATO, the campaign to defeat ISIS, and our ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, among others. Candid, pragmatic, and always fascinating, John McCain holds nothing back in his latest memoir. 
©2018 John McCain, Mark Salter (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Diane Peresie on 05-29-18

A true patriot

I am a Democrat and disagree with many of John McCain ‘s opinions and decisions; that being said, I have never doubted that the INTENT of those opinions and decisions were, to him, in the best interest of the people and country. He is a caring person, no doubt. Many who have strongly disagreed with him he lists as good friends such as Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton , Barak Obama and many others “across the isle. “.

This book points out his extensive knowledge of foreign countries and the nuances that make them tick...a knowledge sorely lacking in the current leaders.

As for being a hero...not many of us could endure nearly 6 years of imprisonment and come thru with enough brain power to go on and serve the country for many more years. He is a true hero.

This book is McCain’s good bye. I hope he has more time. We desperately need more people with his guts...even if we disagree sometimes.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 06-22-18

Excellent

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The book covers his campaign for presidency to the current time. I found some of his observations and comments about people such as Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Obama, both Bushes and high military command most interesting. Toward the end of the book he also had some comments about Trump. In this book what came through to me loud and clear was that McCain’s priority is the country and all else is secondary. Prior to reading this book I had read “Faith of My Father’s A Family Memoir” by McCain; doing this was most helpful in understanding McCain in this current book. I highly recommend this book.

I read the book as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. The book is just over fourteen hours. McCain read the forward but the actor, Beau Bridges, narrated the book.

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By Snuzies on 06-02-18

Moving

This is a fantastic book, I strongly recommend it.
I am not someone who shares the same political views as McCain, however, this book gave me a lot of food for thought and reinforced how important bipartisanship is in this truly divisive age. It was interesting a moving. When Barrack Obama won the presidency I was glad, I was young and thought McCain would be the worst President ever! I was proved wrong by this book, McCain is a thoughtful and honourable man.

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By Allan Hviid Jensen on 05-31-18

A reasonable man

Interesting insights from a life of dedication and service. He treats opponents fairly but is correctly hard with enemies of free people like Putin, Yanukovych and Lukashenko. I find JM an honorable man and straight shooter and I sorely wish other elected representatives would listen to his words of wisdom and seek the art of the compromise, looking to solve problems, not tout partisan ideas. America and the world needs it. Beau Bridges narrates it excellently so that you quickly think it is JM himself speaking directly to you.

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