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John McCain wishes Americans "lives as lucky as mine"

McCain on the "Straight Talk Express" in 2000. Photo: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

Out today, by Sen. John McCain and Mark Salter, his longtime aide and co-author, "The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations."

How it came together: Salter told me he'd fly down to Arizona, where McCain is seeing a procession of friends for final reminiscences, chat with the senator, then write a few chapters, and go back and read them with McCain.