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Easton Press, John McCain "Why Courage Matters" Signed First Edition [Sealed]
Easton Press McCain Why Courage Matters Signed

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As New (Sealed). The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.

Publisher: Easton Press
Binding: Full genuine leather
Edition: Signed Limited Edition
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.5"

Stock Status:In Stock

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Product Code: EP314

Personally signed by John McCain on a special dedication page.

Easton Press guarantees the signature to be authentic. Includes COA and collector notes.

Easton Press, Norwalk. Ct., John McCain "Why Courage Matters: A Braver Way to Life" Signed First Edition. Signed and numbered on a special dedication page. Personally signed by Presidential nominee John McCain. A beautiful leather-bound collectible heirloom for your library. A wonderful gift for the politician.

As new, still sealed in the original shrink-wrap. A wonderful collectible book for your library and would make a great gift for someone special.

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

Senator McCain approaches the investigation of courage from a position of unease at how diluted a commodity it has become in our society, and at how shallowly the label is applied. In offering anecdotes of individuals whose actions embody the rarity of true courage, his well-drawn examples range from Navajo leaders to Colorado River explorers to Jewish freedom fighter Hannah Seneshand Burmese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize-recipient Aung San Suu Kyi. He reflects on the wellsprings of courage, defining it as conscious self-sacrifice "for the sake of others or to uphold a virtue," encompassing actions that may be spurred by honor, outrage, a sense of duty, one's conscience, or moral obligation. He is self-critical and careful to avoid personal aggrandizement, but coaches readers to believe that one can use "fear [as] the opportunity for courage," and, by tackling modest daily challenges, increase the probability of summoning deeper reserves when needed. The book is not a primer but is, rather, a declaration of why striving for courage is fundamentally important as an attribute of character. The anecdotes are the most crisply written portions; the text becomes less taut and more hazy when addressing abstractions such as the qualities and types of courage, but focus and momentum are usually restored, often by a signature McCain sound bite.

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