Mrs. Christopher’s Monthly Recommendation

Mrs. C’s Pick for November

The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations is a 2018 book by American politician John McCain and his frequent collaborator and former staff member Mark Salter. It is a personal memoir looking at McCain’s last ten years or so in the Senate, and his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama.  As such it is the final volume of an autobiographical trilogy that also comprises Faith of My Fathers (1999) and Worth the Fighting For (2002).  It also covers his work on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

The work’s title comes from the second line of the naval hymn “Eternal Father, Strong to Save“, reflecting McCain’s career as a naval aviator.