|Author||John McCain, Mark Salter|
|Publisher||Hachette Book Group USA|
|August 14, 2007|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|LC Class||CT105 .M395 2007|
|Preceded by||Character Is Destiny|
|Followed by||Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War|
Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them is a book written by United States Senator John McCain with Mark Salter. Its theme is decision-making based on personal principles. The hardcover edition was released August 14, 2007, and the paperback edition was subsequently released on February 29, 2008.
McCain outlines a six-part structure for "hard calls," with several detailed anecdotes illustrating each of the six parts: 
- Awareness: Jackie Robinson "intruding" into all-white baseball; and Wernher von Braun, the rocket scientist.
- Foresight: Winston Churchill; Alexander Graham Bell; and Ronald Reagan when standing up to the Soviet Union.
- Timing: Boeing's production of the commercial jet aircraft; Gillette's invention of the disposable razor; and Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin meeting for the peace process.
- Confidence: Civil War General George B. McClellan; Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel; and the Apollo 11 astronauts.
- Humility: The founding of Liberia; Harry Truman; and Gerald Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon.
- Inspiration: The white commander of America's first black regiment; Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and Abraham Lincoln.
- Amazon.com's book reviews and description
- Barnes & Noble's editorial reviews and overview
- OnTheIssues.org's book review and excerpts
|This article about a political book is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|