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SUMMARY Why Courage Matters The Way to a Braver Life 108 Ü “Courage” Winston Churchill explained is “the first of human ualities because it guarantees all the others” As a naval officer POW and one of America’s most admired political leaders John McCain has seen countless acts of bravery and self sacrifice Now in this inspiUcing the stories of figures both famous and obscure that he finds most compelling from the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Sgt Roy Benavidez who ignored his own well being to rescue eight of his men from an ambush in the Vietnam jungle; from 1960s civil rights leader John Lewis who wrote “When I care about something I’m prepared to take the long hard road” to Hannah Senesh who in protecting her comrades in the Hungarian resistance against Hitler’s SS chose a martyr’s death over a despot’s mercyThese are some of the examples McCain turns to for inspiration and offers to others. Good inspirational individual stories of courage interspersed with difficult to follow philosophical dialog

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To help them summon the resolve to be both good and great He explains the value of courage in both everyday actions and extraordinary feats We learn why moral principles and physical courage are often not distinct uantities but two sides of the same coin Most of all readers discover how sometimes simply setting the right example can be the ultimate act of courageWritten by one of our most respected public figures Why Courage Matters is that rare book with a message both timely and timeless This is a work for anyone seeking to understand how the mystery and gift of courage can empower us and change our liv. This is book that everyone should read It is a collection of story of courage that chronicles not just the good but the cost that some people pay for leading a courageous life I carry this book with me every where I happen to go

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Why Courage Matters The Way to a Braver Life“Courage” Winston Churchill explained is “the first of human ualities because it guarantees all the others” As a naval officer POW and one of America’s most admired political leaders John McCain has seen countless acts of bravery and self sacrifice Now in this inspiring meditation on courage he shares his most cherished stories of ordinary individuals who have risked everything to defend the people and principles they hold most dear“We are taught to understand correctly that courage is not the absence of fear but the capacity for action despite our fears” McCain reminds us as a way of introd. Excellent book I thought he would speak only of his capture however he spoke not only of his but also the bravery of John Lewis Navajo leaders Manuelito and Barboncito Jewish freedom fighter Hannah Senesh and Burmese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi I would read this book again