Salter has written many books with the late Senator McCain but in this one, it’s the real insider’s view. Kirkus described it one of best fly-on the wall political memoirs of recent memory—I would agree.
Reviewing the book, Jon Meacham said Franklin Roosevelt had Louis Howe and Harry Hopkins; JFK had Ted Sorenson and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.; and John McCain had Mark Salter. Not bad! Salter takes that position as a confidant, advisor, and chief of staff to share the story of a life and a time that anyone interested in history, politics, and global affairs will be thrilled to read and receive as a gift. The last two chapters remind us of what we are capable of as leaders, as citizens, and as a country. A perspective we desperately need!— Roxanne