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More Info Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior (Hoover Essays)
by James B. Stockdale

When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.
More Info The Craftsman
by Richard Sennett

Craftsmanship, says Richard Sennett, names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. The computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen all engage in a craftsman’s work. In this thought-provoking book, Sennett explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s world. The Craftsman engages the many...
More Info Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam: Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife
by John Nagl

Armies are invariably accused of preparing to fight the last war. Nagl examines how armies learn during the course of conflicts for which they are initially unprepared in organization, training, and mindset. He compares the development of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice in the Malayan Emergency from 1948-1960 with that developed in the Vietnam Conflict from 1950-1975, through use of archival sources and interviews with participants in both conflicts. In examining these two events, he argues that organizational culture is the key variable in determining the success or failure of...
More Info The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance
by Taylor Buck

A shocking ancient secret.
The origins of western civilization discovered.
The Renaissance—our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance, was built upon a secret passed down to a banking family in Florence—the Medici.
500 years ago that secret was buried.
Florence, Italy, present day. A trove of letters belonging to the Medici family is discovered underground. Archaeologist Kat Cullen comes across a map that leads her to the Swiss Alps where her partner is murdered and she is left for dead. Kat’s husband, professor and classicist—Jack Cullen, rushes to investigate. He joins...
More Info The Origins of Ancient Greek Mythology: The History of the Titans and the Greeks’ Creation Story
by Charles River EditorsAndrew Scott

*Includes pictures
*Includes ancient Greek accounts of the mythology
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“Even Cronus, the Titan who literally had his kids for breakfast, would find these facts hard to swallow.” - Tai, Cupid's Academy: Argus' Big Fat Greek Wedding Ring

“The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.” This quote by André Gide perfectly encapsulates the story of the Titans. Most commonly known as the antagonists of the pantheon of gods led by Zeus, the Titans embody "unrest" and...
More Info CRAZY HORSES: A Porter Rockwell Adventure (Dark Trails Saga Book 2)
by David J. West

A kidnapped girl. A desperate father. A murderous slaver bound for old Mexico. And a certain untouchable gunslinger. Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.

Infamous gunslinger, Porter Rockwell made a blood oath with the Ute War Chief to help him out no matter what, and now that the Chief's daughter has been kidnapped by the desperado Matamoros, that favor is getting called in at a most inopportune time. Of course, Porter's other friends, buffalo soldier Quincy Cuthbert Jackson and card sharp Roxy LeJuene must come along too. Too late though, they learn that chasing down...
More Info The Ends of Power
by H. R. HaldemanJoseph Dimona

Watergate … a disaster without parallel in Presidential history.

The greatest political scandal of American history, Watergate brought an administration to its knees - and plunged a nation into crisis.

At 02:30 on June 17, 1972, five men — equipped with sophisticated burglary and wiretap equipment — were caught breaking in to DNC Headquarters in the Watergate complex.

Only when this “small crime” had blossomed into a crisis did the senior echelons of the White House begin to fully address it, including Nixon’s Chief of Staff, Bob Haldeman.

Despite ending US involvement in Vietnam, bringing...
More Info The Battle of the Coral Sea: The History and Legacy of World War II’s First Major Battle Between Aircraft Carriers
by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Includes accounts of the battle written by participants
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

The growing buzz of aircraft engines disturbed the Japanese military construction personnel hauling equipment ashore on the beige coral sand of Tulagi island at 8:20 AM on May 4th, 1942. Offshore, the large IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy) minelayer Okinoshima, flagship of Admiral Shima Kiyohide, lay at anchor, along with two destroyers, Kikuzuki and Yutsuki, and transport ships. Six Japanese Mitsubishi F1M2 floatplanes also...
More Info American Legends: The Life of Red Skelton
by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Includes Skelton's quotes about his life and career
*Includes a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“I don't want to be called 'the greatest' or 'one of the greatest'; let other guys claim to be the best. I just want to be known as a clown because to me that's the height of my profession. It means you can do everything-sing, dance, and above all, make people laugh.” – Red Skelton

“All I want to do is to make people laugh, to take the word ‘heartache’ out of their vocabulary” – Red Skelton

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s...
More Info The Titanic: The History and Legacy of the World’s Most Famous Ship from 1907 to Today
by Charles River Editors

*Includes dozens of pictures
*Describes the construction of the Titanic, life aboard the ship during its maiden voyage, the sinking of the ship, rescue efforts, and the discovery and exploration of the wreck
*Includes accounts written by passengers, crew members, White Star Line officials, and explorers of the wreck
*Includes a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

"I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel.” – Captain Edward J. Smith

Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS...