I enjoyed reading the history of the McCain men in the military which the first half of this book describes, but the last half of the book covering John McCain's military career and subsequent POW experience was much more compelling.

Although he gave a quite a few details about his time in a Vietnam POW camp, I would have liked more of the book devoted to that topic rather than his partying while in military schooling and as a young soldier.

There is no doubt that he is a hero along with all those who were in the same circumstances as POWs. I would have liked to know more about his experiences in Vietnam and what it took for McCain and his military brothers to survive (both physically and mentally) as captives.

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