The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations

The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations

In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life?and what matters most. I don?t know how much longer I?ll be here. Maybe I?ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they?ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I?ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, ra In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life?and...

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Title:The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations
Author:John McCain
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:The Restless Wave
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations Reviews

  • Amy
    Aug 30, 2018
    This book has been on my ?To Read? list since I first found out it was going to be published. Last week, when I saw that McCain was stopping his cancer treatment, I knew it was time to borrow a copy, because he was not going to be long for this world. I?ve known a lot of people w...
  • Pam Cipkowski
    Jun 12, 2018
    I always like to hear what John McCain has to say, and this book is no different. A lot of political war stories here, and a heavy dose of foreign policy (which made me yawn in a few spots), all injected with his usual sarcastic wit and bravado. Conversations about the 2008 campaign ...
  • Linda
    Aug 28, 2018
    Probably more like 3.5 stars. Strange that I started this book the day that John McCain died. He WAS optimistic while he wrote this book, admitting he didn't know if he would still be alive when the book was published, but he did expect to go back to the Senate. A pastiche of events ...
  • Tony
    Sep 07, 2018
    THE RESTLESS WAVE. (2018). John McCain and Mark Salter. ***. This is a collection of essays and memories by McCain related to events that occurred during his political career. There is nothing new here, and certainly nothing controversial. If you followed McCain at all during his poli...
  • Tom
    Sep 06, 2018
    This is the first audiobook that I have listened to and found that it was a great way to ease a 2 1/2 day road trip. I will definitely use audiobooks for the next trip. John McCain's story is well known and with his recent death has been retold many times. This book deals principall...
  • David Anthony Sam
    Jun 26, 2018
    Best to use John McCain?s own words and Hemingway?s: Before I leave I'd like to see our politics begin to return to the pur poses and practices that distinguish our history from the history of Other nations. I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than di...
  • notgettingenough
    Aug 27, 2018
    I do believe that John McCain has managed to put these two sentences together in his 'Farewell Speech' without the slightest trace of irony. "We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the proc...
  • Eric
    May 31, 2018
    John McCain implies throughout this book that he is not a gifted orator like Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama or other colleagues. If this is so, the talent must lie with his co-author, Mark Salter, because every chapter soars with passionate, evocative, eye-wetting prose. One small caveat is...
  • Lynn
    Jun 30, 2018
    Very well read by Beau Bridges. I highly recommend the audiobook for this one. John McCain reads the prologue and afterward and Beau Bridges reads the meat. This book highlights the great John McCain, not the one who pandered to the religious right running in a Republican primary. He s...
  • Matt Heavner
    Jul 14, 2018
    An interesting life - a good, broad look at the world from the view of McCain. A lot of explanation, but not an apologia. No regrets over Sara Palin. No love for Putin. Confusion about wtf is up with Trump. Interesting reflections on the Senate - with Kennedy, Udall, and others. ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 27, 2018
    I didn't grow up in a political household, politics, world views were rarely discussed. At least not in front of us children. Remember my mom swooning over the Kennedy's like many parents. That may be why I don't really affiliate with any political party. I tend to vote the issues and ...
  • Marilyn
    Jul 17, 2018
    Holy cow, did he ever travel. I can understand why he needed fact checkers to help him with dates and places. This is a compendium of Senator McCains time in the Senate. He obviously relished and enjoyed the experience. Apropos of the Presidents visit to Finland, Senator McCain mak...
  • Zulfiya
    Jun 28, 2018
    Let me start with this blunt confession aka disclaimer - I am a Russian immigrant, an agnostic, and a progressive, so hopefully, I am not biased too much with my four star review, but the book is not about me - it is about John McCain by John McCain, who is a very rare breed among Repu...
  • Book
    Jul 13, 2018
    The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations by John McCain and Mark Salter ?The Restless Wave? is a candid yet surprisingly understated political memoir from John McCain. No matter what side you are on the political spectrum, McCain?s love...
  • Peter Tillman
    May 12, 2018
    Here's an edited excerpt, published as an essay by the WSJ: ?Vladimir Putin Is an Evil Man? https://www.wsj.com/articles/john-mcc... "Three months later, in Putin?s first weeks as prime minister [1999], bomb explosions destroyed apartment buildings in three Russian cities, in...
  • Susan
    May 24, 2018
    I really enjoyed reading his personal thoughts and statements and reading about his experiences. However, it was way too much detailed information for me on each battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...
  • Marc Gerstein
    Jun 23, 2018
    I love political memoirs, whether from people I agree with or disagree with, like or don?t like, voted for or voted against. Considering the arc of his life, with much to be revered even by those with differing views, I thought this would be a winner. It is a powerful historic res...
  • Donald Powell
    Jun 03, 2018
    John McCain is truly a great man and a true American Hero in many realms. I thoroughly enjoyed reading his thoughts, his approach and his urgent plea for principles above personalities. His vision of governance is amazingly aligned with the founders and other great political thinkers. ...
  • Audrey Mckay
    Sep 15, 2018
    I can?t express how wonderful and heartbreaking it was to read this. ...
  • Cheryl
    May 26, 2018
    It was a memoir. He didn't shit on anyone and he didn't do a tell all. He wrote about his experiences around the world, he had nice things to say about Sarah Palin, he had not very nice things to say about Obama's decisions (understandable), and not very much to say about Trump (surpri...
  • Yaaresse
    Sep 14, 2018
    I'm sort of neutral about John McCain. I'm neither part of the fanclub that acts like he's a saint nor the haters who act like he's the Anti-Christ. (That might be the guy in the Oval office right now.) I probably would not have voted for him -- and refused to vote for him when he ha...
  • Ash Wilson
    Jun 06, 2018
    ?I don?t know how much longer I?ll be here. Maybe I?ll have another 5 years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they?ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I?ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. Bu...
  • Jean
    Jun 22, 2018
    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 ...
  • Ryan
    Sep 03, 2018
    I'd been meaning to read this book, but like others, I thought I had more time. I was on vacation sitting around a campfire when I heard the news that John McCain had passed and fortunately always bring a kindle to a campfire. I have two other McCain books on my bookshelf, still unr...
  • Ronald Aylward
    Jun 21, 2018
    I stopped at page 75. This is one of the most poorly written books that I have started to read. It is very ego centric as evidenced by the use of the personal pronoun ?I?. It is a steam of conscious type of writing that John may enjoy, but it is not worth reading. I am glad I r...
  • JerryDeanHalleck
    Jun 21, 2018
    The Louder he talked of honor, the faster we counted our spoons. This isn't a good book. Its boring and prose style is mediocre. You'll have to be a BIG McCain fan to enjoy reading it. First, if you're looking for great insights into the 2008 campaign, the US Senate, or McCain'...
  • Sherry Sharpnack
    Sep 05, 2018
    ?Here he lies where he longs to be; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.? ?Requiem? Robert L. Stevenson I assume this verse will be on John McCain?s tombstone, b/c it is so apt. Senator McCain served Arizona in the US Senate for 30 ye...
  • Deb Jones
    Jul 25, 2018
    Politically speaking, John McCain and I have often been on opposite sides of the fence. That has not kept me from appreciating what an intelligent and dedicated man he is. Having read The Restless Wave, I feel solid in that conviction in addition to realizing his great love for the Uni...
  • Jen Pennington
    Sep 16, 2018
    Without politicizing this in any way, in dark days, or days when I need perspective, I will come back to this book time and time again. Not only am I glad I read it, but I'm glad I bought it. It is rich with understanding and humanity, and feels like a hand on your shoulder - both stea...
  • skip thurnauer
    Jul 07, 2018
    In the introduction too The Restless Wave, "Accumulated Memories", McCain states that "We live in a land made from ideals, not blood and soil. We are custodians of those ideals at home, and their champions abroad." He goes on to say that America has done good in the world because we be...