Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember, by John McCain with Mark Salter.

Signed by both authors: John McCain & Mark Salter

Hard Cover with Dust Cover - 2005 First Edition, First Printing.


This book comes from the personal library of Ken Mehlman (see "about" info below)/   

Mark Salter Inscription Reads:
"To Ken with respect and gratitude - Mark Salter"
John McCain Inscription Reads:
"T. Ken - With Admiration, Appreciation & Respect - John McCain"
The back side of both signature pages have marker bleed thru.

Hardcover in un-clipped dust jacket. Dust Jacket shows light shelf wear. Book is in excellent condition.


About Ken Mehlman:

Source Wikipedia:

Mehlman held several national posts in the Republican Party and the George W. Bush Administration. In 2000 he was appointed Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs. Mehlman managed Bush's 2004 re-election campaign, and was 62nd Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2005–07. In 2007, Bush appointed Mehlman to a five-year term on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

In 2010, Mehlman came out as gay in an interview with journalist Marc Ambinder, making him one of the few prominent openly gay figures in the Republican Party. After coming out, Mehlman advocated for the recognition of same-sex marriage.



John McCain and Mark Salter have written three acclaimed best sellers, but Character Is Destiny may be their most influential and enduring book yet, a work for parents to share with their children and for Americans of all ages to read for inspiration and guidance.

McCain has been called "one of the most inspiring public figures of his generation" by The Washington Post. In Character Is Destiny, he shows us why, by telling the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, righteousness in the face of iniquity, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest.

In Character Is Destiny, we meet heroes of exemplary character. This book is John McCain's moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies.

Character Is Destiny, by John McCain with Mark Salter

SKU: S-028