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More Info Nothing Less than Victory: Decisive Wars and the Lessons of History
by John David Lewis


The goal of war is to defeat the enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. Nothing Less than Victory provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate. Taking an ambitious and sweeping look at six major wars, from antiquity to World War II, John David Lewis shows how victorious military commanders have achieved long-term peace by identifying the core of the enemy's ideological, political, and social support for a...
More Info Reflections of a Deplorable
by T W Wahnowsky

With the last Presidential election as a backdrop, take an autobiographical trip through the life of a politically conservative individual who is labelled as being a Deplorable. In an effort to refute his accusers, he assembles a combination of facts, personal experiences in the business community, quotations from conservative historical figures, biblical citations, and pop culture references to use as ammunition against them. Armed with this information, he takes on those liberals who indicted him, and shoots down their every claim. Along the way, each step of the journey is infused with...
More Info Ancient Chinese Wisdom: Thoughts of Bodhidharma, Lao Tzu , Confucius, Sun Tzu, Zhuang Zhou, Mencius, Han Fei and many more
by Liu Liang Ji

When Indus valley civilization was booming, there bloomed another counterpart in the very valleys of the Yellow river. There flourished the ancient Chinese culture which produced many schools of thoughts like Taoism, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, Mohism, Yangism, Legalism, School of Yin-yang, Logicians, Neo-Confucianism, etc which shaped China as a distinct nation. These schools of thoughts are the core of Chinese philosophical wisdom and without which is there is no Chinese identity.

This book, Ancient Chinese Wisdom contains the collective wisdom of Chinese philosophical intellectuals like...
More Info The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008
by Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward once again pulls back the curtain on Washington to reveal the inner workings of a government at war. In his fourth book on President George W. Bush, Bob Woodward takes readers deep inside the tensions, secret debates, unofficial backchannels, distrust, and determina- tion within the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, the intelligence agencies, and the U.S. military headquarters in Iraq. This is the inside story of how Bush governed. Bob Woodward once again pulls back the curtain on Washington to reveal the inner workings of a government at war. In his fourth book...
More Info Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America (Annals of Communism)
by John Earl Haynes

For nearly 50 years American intelligence agents had been decoding thousands of Soviet messages, uncovering an enormous range of espionage activities carried out against the USA during World War II by its own allies. This is an analysis of the Venona Project and some of the messages.With this new volume, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr build upon their groundbreaking work in The Secret World of American Communism and solidify their reputations as the foremost historians of Soviet espionage in America. In Venona, they provide a detailed study of how the United States decrypted top-secret...
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 African Love Poems and Proverbs with Bookmark (Petites)
by C. W. Leslau

This lyrical collection comprises love poems, songs, and proverbs from a multitude of African countries and traditions. Ranging from joyous to elegiac, verses touch on love’s delights and follies with elliptical eloquence. Lovely to read aloud or reflect on silently. Photos of African artwork accompany the text.

My heart is single and cannot be divided
And it is fastened on a single hope;
Oh, you, who might be the moon!
--Somali love song
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 Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy, The Teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz
by Mary Carroll Nelsondon Miguel Ruiz

The wisdom in this life-changing book has the power to replace fear with joy. Fear, the source of all the negative agreements we've made in life, can alienate us from the joy that is our birthright. When we are able to look at our lives and our worlds without fear or judgment, we realize that this dream we are dreaming - reality - can be whatever we want it to be.