One Bullet Away

Author: Nathaniel Fick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618773435
Size: 21.83 MB
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An ex-Marine captain shares his story of fighting in a Recon battalion in Afghanistan and Iraq, beginning with his training at Quantico and following his experiences in the deadliest conflicts since the Vietnam War.

Careers In The Us Marine Corps

Author: Taylor Baldwin Kiland
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766069486
Size: 41.88 MB
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Marines are known for being the first to fight in a battle. They are highly trained and are prepared at all times. In addition to being soldiers, marines are also code-breakers, engineers, transporters, charity workers, and musicians. Dive into this book to discover what it means to be a US Marine.

Brilliant Mistakes

Author: Paul J. H. Schoemaker
Publisher: Wharton School Press
ISBN: 1613630115
Size: 62.87 MB
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Named #1 Best Business Book of 2011, by If you have ever flown in an airplane, used electricity from a nuclear power plant, or taken an antibiotic, you have benefited from a brilliant mistake. Each of these life-changing innovations was the result of many missteps and an occasional brilliant insight that turned a mistake into a surprising portal of discovery. In Brilliant Mistakes, Paul Schoemaker, founder and chairman of Decision Strategies International, shares critical insights on the surprising benefits of making well-chosen mistakes. Brilliant Mistakes explores why minimizing mistakes may be the greatest mistake of all, situations when mistakes are most beneficial and when they should be avoided, the counter-intuitive idea that we should deliberately permit errors at times, and how to make the most of brilliant mistakes to improve business results. Brilliant Mistakes is based on solid academic research and insights from Schoemaker's work with more than 100 organizations, as well as his provocative Harvard Business Review article with Robert Gunther, "The Wisdom of Deliberate Mistakes." Schoemaker provides a practical roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself.

Masters Of Command

Author: Barry Strauss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439164495
Size: 69.99 MB
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Analyzes the leadership and strategies of three forefront military leaders from the ancient world, offers insight into the purposes behind their conflicts, and shows what today's leaders can glean from their successes and failures.

Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Author: Alan Gibbs
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748694099
Size: 43.73 MB
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This book looks at the way writers present the effects of trauma in their work. It explores narrative devices, such as 'metafiction', as well as events in contemporary America, including 9/11, the Iraq War, and reactions to the Bush administration.

House To House

Author: David Bellavia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416546979
Size: 54.16 MB
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A Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross nominee traces his 2004 tour of duty in Fallujah, documenting his participation in grueling hand-to-hand battles against insurgents in countless sabotaged homes. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Final Salute

Author: Jim Sheeler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594201653
Size: 45.32 MB
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Based on Sheeler's Pulitzer Prize-winning story, "Final Salute" is a stunning tribute to the brave troops who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to the families who continue to mourn them.--From publisher description.


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