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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. Joe Biden
Promises to Keep
Sen. Sam Brownback
From Power to Purpose
Sen. Hillary Clinton
Living History
Pres. Bill Clinton
My Life
Sen. Chris Dodd
Letters from Nuremberg
Sen. John Edwards
Ending Poverty in America
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Sen. Mike Gravel
Citizen Power
Gov. Mike Huckabee
From Hope to Higher Ground
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Dennis Kucinich
A Prayer for America
Sen. John McCain
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama
The Audacity of Hope
Rep. Ron Paul
A Foreign Policy of Freedom
Gov. Bill Richardson
Between Worlds
Gov. Mitt Romney
Rep. Tom Tancredo
Mortal Danger
Sen. Fred Thompson
Government at the Brink

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Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life, by John McCain with Mark Salter

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Click here for 14 full quotes from John McCain in the book Why Courage Matters.
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Civil Rights
   Fear did not restrain Dr. King to resist repression.
   John Lewis was as courageous as anyone could ever hope to be.
Foreign Policy
   Suu Kyi and the people of Burma will rule themselves someday.
Homeland Security
   We don't have as much to fear as we had in the past.
   Those who gave their lives deserve to be remembered.
Principles & Values
   Courage is the capacity for action despite our fears.
   Humility from surviving veterans is remarkable.
   Just government is derived from the consent of the governed.
   We need moral courage to be honest all the time.
   Do the thing you think you cannot do.
   The allure of pride affects adults like it affects children.
   We are indebted to those who shed blood for us.
   It's love that makes courage necessary.
War & Peace
   The cause of the Iraqi war was just.

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