Elaine Povich presents John McCain: American Maverick

Thursday, June 7th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Award-winning Washington journalist Elaine S. Povich joins us to take us on a photographic journey of Senator John McCain, sharing personal stories from her extensive time following his Washington adventures as she presents John McCain: American Maverick.

As of January 3, 2018, John Sidney McCain III, one of the most influential statesmen of our time, will have served as a US senator for 31 years--11,324 days. This unofficial retrospective honors and pays homage to Senator McCain's astonishing journey--a story of courage, resilience, and leadership; irrepressibility, determination, and grit. Written by acclaimed journalist Elaine Povich, it covers his childhood as the son and grandson of admirals, his service as a naval aviator in Vietnam and subsequent harrowing five-year imprisonment in a POW camp, his congressional and senatorial careers, his family, his presidential campaigns, and perhaps his most important role yet, as an elder statesman willing to stand up for the nation. With more than 100 photographs, highlights from notable speeches, and inspiring quotes, this book is a moving tribute to a true American hero and icon.

About the author: Elaine S. Povich is an award-winning Washington journalist and author of three books, including John McCain: A Biography (Greenwood). She has reported from Washington for UPI, the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and, currently, Stateline. Povich is a recipient of the prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress, among other prizes. She is an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a member of the Gridiron Club, and is a past president of the Washington Press Club Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes journalistic history and issues.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:30pm
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45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
John McCain: American Maverick Cover Image
By Elaine S. Povich, Ken Burns (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781454930679
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling - May 2018

This lavishly illustrated volume--featuring a foreword by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns--provides a compelling look at the life and career of Senator John McCain from his early years to today, exploring his legacy, his impact, and his place in American history.