Norman schwarzkopf, commander of the Allied Forces in the Gulf War. Only rarely does history grant a single individual the ability, admiration, moral force, and intelligence to command the respect, personal charisma, and affection of an entire nation. He set his star by a simple motto: duty, honor, country.
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With Schwarzkopf: Life Lessons of The BearSmithsonian Books #ad - Lee's vibrant, witty narrative brings his more than forty-year relationship with Schwarzkopf to life. He was also on the verge of getting kicked out. Readers get an inside look at west point culture; they see Schwarzkopf's bristling anger with his rebellious pupil as well as his tenacity, intellect, and moments of surprising emotional warmth; and they watch as Lee starts to absorb his teachings.
Nearing the bottom of his class due to his penchant for playing poker and reading recreationally instead of studying engineering, he was assigned a new professor: then-Major Norman Schwarzkopf. In with schwarzkopf, lee passes along the lessons he learned so future generations can hear Schwarzkopf's important teachings.
With Schwarzkopf: Life Lessons of The Bear #ad - Norman schwarzkopf, and his firsthand account of how Schwarzkopf shaped his life. With schwarzkopf is Gus Lee's remembrance of his mentor and friend H. As he left west point and took on more professional and personal roles, Lee approached every crisis or difficult decision by channeling his mentor. Schwarzkopf's deeply principled nature and fierce personality took hold of the wayward cadet, and the two began meeting regularly and discussing what it meant to be a scholar, a soldier, and a man.
Over the years, schwarzkopf's instilled values, wise counsel, and warm conversations shaped Lee and brought the two together in an unlikely friendship. In 1966, lee, was bright, athletic, a junior-year cadet at West Point, and popular.
My American JourneyBallantine Books #ad - My american journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. At a time when americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, General Powell's passionate views on family, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future.
. He overcame a barely average start at school. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. Praise for my american journey“the stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces. Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, My American Journey is a book well worth reading.
My American Journey #ad - San diego union tribune“colin powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary. The detroit News. The rest is history—vietnam, the pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface.
It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America.
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General tom franks embodies those qualities: strength, energy, a keen mind, experience, honor, good humor, and a deep loyalty to his troops and to his country. Yet his vision was proven on the ground: Within three weeks, Baghdad had fallen. American Soldier is filled with revelation. Tom franks is truly a soldier's soldier.
American Soldier #ad - Secretary of defense donald rumsfeld the commander in chief of the united states Central Command from July 2000 through July 2003, General Tommy Franks made history by leading American and Coalition forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq -- the decisive battles that launched the war on terrorism. In american Soldier, he captures it all.
He speaks frankly of intelligence shortcomings that endangered our troops, and of the credible WMD threats -- including eleventh-hour warnings from Arab leaders -- that influenced every planning decision. Now, franks offers the first true insider's account of the war on terrorism that has changed the world since September 11, drawing on his own recollections and military records declassified for this book, 2001.
When war comes, you look for certain special qualities in the people you'll be working with. When president bush focused world attention on the threat of Iraq, Franks seized the moment to implement a bold new vision of joint warfare in planning Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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My Share of the Task: A MemoirPortfolio #ad - And coalition forces in Afghanistan, he stationed himself forward and frequently went on patrols with his troops to experience their challenges firsthand. A compelling account of his impressive career. The wall street journal '"This is a brilliant book about leadership wrapped inside a fascinating personal narrative.
Walter isaacson, author of steve jobs Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the U. S. In this illuminating new York Times bestseller, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his career. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm.
My Share of the Task: A Memoir #ad - He describes the many outstanding leaders he served with and the handful of bad leaders he learned not to emulate. General mcchrystal is a legendary warrior with a fine eye for enduring lessons about leadership, courage, and consequence. Tom brokaw general stanley mcchrystal is widely admired for his hunger to know the truth, his courage to find it, and his humility to listen to those around him.
Army. He and his wife, Annie, live in Virginia. Even as the commanding officer of all U.
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to LeadRandom House #ad - In the third part, mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war's grim realities with political leaders' human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic. Call sign chaos is a memoir of lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general.
In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.
Call sign chaos is the account of jim mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. He makes it clear why america must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars.
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead #ad - In the first part, mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. Along the way, the importance of allies, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation.
Mattis divides his book into three parts: direct leadership, executive leadership, and strategic leadership.
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. The ancient sources for the life and times of zenobia are sparse, much as are the sources for two other famous women who challenged Rome, and the surviving literary works are biased towards the Roman point of view, Cleopatra and Boudica. Pat southern's book is a lively account that is both up to date and authoritative, as well as thoroughly engaging.
Empress Zenobia: Palmyra's Rebel Queen #ad - Zenobia's story has inspired many melodramatic fictions but few factual volumes of any authority have been published. There could be no clearer challenge to the authority of Rome in the east, drawing the Emperor Aurelian to the final battles and the submission of Palmyra in AD 272. It was said that zenobia claimed descent from Cleopatra, which cannot be true but is indicative of how she saw herself and how she intended to be seen by others at home and abroad.
Initially, zenobia acknowledged the suzerainty of the Roman Emperors, but finally began to call herself Augusta and her son Vaballathus Augustus.
For Country and Corps: The Life of General Oliver P. SmithNaval Institute Press #ad - Smith fought at peleliu and okinawa and then commanded the 1st Marine Division in Korea during the assault at Inchon, the recapture of Seoul, and the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir. Gail shisler's investigation of smith's relationship with his Army superiors in Korea and with his Marine Corps peers and superiors takes exception to previously published descriptions and adds new insights into the Corps' postwar battle for survival.
It draws on interviews, oral histories and a thorough examination of letters held by the family and not previously available to researchers. Oliver P. This biography, written by the granddaughter he helped raise, illuminates the general's remarkable life. Called one of the twentieth century's great Marine leaders, Smith was known as an outstanding combat commander and a man of great intellect and moral courage.
Colin Powell: Imperfect PatriotUniversity of Notre Dame Press #ad - Powell proved a fallible patriot, and in the course of a long and distinguished career he made some grave and consequential errors in judgment. The book is written for a broad readership, political biography, and will be of special interest to readers of military history, and leadership. This biography demonstrates that powell's decades-long development as an exemplary subordinate is crucial to understanding his astonishing rise from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to the highest echelons of military and political power.
Once an aimless, in turn, powell became an extraordinarily effective and staunchly loyal subordinate to many powerful superiors who, ambitionless teenager who barely graduated from college, helped to advance his career. For the past three decades, Colin Powell has been among America's most trusted and admired leaders.
Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot #ad - The quality of powell's followership faltered at times, during the Iran-Contra scandal, however, while in Vietnam, and after he became George W. While those blunders do not erase the significance of his commendable achievements amid decades of public service, they are failures nonetheless. Imperfect patriot is the fascinating story of Powell's professional life, and of what we can learn from both his good and bad followership.
Bush's secretary of state. By the time powell became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, composed, honorable, competent, he had developed into the consummate follower--motivated, and independent.