Ottoman Art of War: Power Tactics & Strategy For Today by Steffan Ileman

They came on horseback from Central Asia and went on to grow one of the longest-lasting empires in history. They established history’s first multicultural state centuries before British colonies in North America declared the United States of America. They had superior military and organizational skills that ended the Medieval Age in Europe and set the stage for the Renaissance and the Age of Reason as the power of feudal lords eroded under their big guns. Their legendary elite combat core, the Janissaries, was a phenomenon in transformative education.

Ottoman Empire was Europe’s first welfare state based on privately funded charities. The Empire’s trade pact with France was history’s first free trade agreement. Like the United States the Ottoman Empire attracted talent, know-how and capital from all over to what was the world’s biggest free trade zone.

Can the tactics and strategy Ottoman Turks used to grow their Empire be applied to today’s entrepreneurial and organizational challenges?

As Islam and its history are uppermost on minds and the news agenda today, this is a fresh perspective on the people that used to be Islam’s shield throughout centuries. This is a book about history, but not a history book. It’s a businessman’s distillation of historical events into tactics and strategy that could be applied to 21st century challenges.

Author: Steffan Ileman

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in the SHADOW of FATE: A Promise of Fireflies companion (Whisper of the Pines Series) by Susan Haught

Their paths never crossed, but their destiny is bound by blood.Strangers separated by forty years and a bloody war, their only bond is a name engraved on The Wall. He walked in the shadow of fate. She stepped into the shadow of love. A restless intimacy followed Ryan through the jungles of Vietnam, the fear, loneliness, and death camouflaged by the beauty of a country twelve thousand miles from home. He walked courageously toward his destiny and left his legacy—words written in a bloodstained journal—for the woman he loved and their infant daughter. Encouraged by an enigmatic old man who sends her a journal identical to her father’s, Ryleigh composes her words when a second chance at love is cut short by ghosts from the past. No blood stains her journal, only the souvenirs of a broken heart. from A Promise of Fireflies ~’The leather journal was identical to the one her father had filled so many years ago, yet no blood stained the cover. Her words came easily as did her tears, branding her journal as her father had decades ago in the jungles of Vietnam.’ “The only thing harder than being a soldier,” Ambrose said, his voice hoarse with emotion, “is loving one.”A companion book of poetry from the journals of Ryleigh and Ryan.

Author: Susan Haught

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Beyond the Ebbing Tide by Charles Richard Sterling

A rebellious young woman with strong anti-war views defies her politically influential grandmother when she leaves for Paris in search of her missing husband.

Author: Charles Richard Sterling

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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My Country Tis of Thee: Sergeant Mike’s Miracle Tour Book 1 by Tara Neale

Master Sergeant Michael O’Malley is a man on a mission. After over twenty years in the US Marine Corp and more tours of duty than he wants to remember, his retirement plans are simple: hop on the back of his brand new Harley and tour the country, checking in on the men and women that he served with…and the families of the ones that never made it back.

My Country Tis of Thee is the first novella in the Sergeant Mike series. It is the story of a young Latino, who gave his life for a country that was not even his own. As with all of the stories in this series, it will touch upon the complex issues of how our country treats tens of thousands of soldiers and their families who defend their adopted country so valiantly. It also includes a motely band of Vietnam and Korean veterans, who honor their comrades and country by attending all the military funerals in the area.

Author: Tara Neale

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Headlong into Fury: A WWII Pilot’s Riveting Story of Rescue and Redemption by Ron White

“One shell whizzed past my ear, ripping the oxygen mask off my face. Seconds later, our wing was strafed and started to unravel . . . We were unable to control the plane any longer. She started to plummet.” Frank Kirkland dreamed about serving his country as a fighter pilot during World War II but was reassigned as a bomber pilot—where the dangerous flying conditions proved to be less glamorous and more deadly. After getting shot out of his plane and landing on German-occupied soil, Kirkland learned about rescue and redemption during some of the fiercest years of the twentieth century. Decades later, Kirkland’s story of fighting for his country would be the last fighting chance to mend his relationship with his son.

Author: Ron White

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Beyond the Ebbing Tide by Charles Richard Sterling

A rebellious young woman with strong anti-war views defies her politically influential grandmother when she leaves for Paris in search of her missing husband.

Author: Charles Richard Sterling

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

My Country Tis of Thee: Sergeant Mike’s Miracle Tour Book 1 by Tara Neale

Master Sergeant Michael O’Malley is a man on a mission. After over twenty years in the US Marine Corp and more tours of duty than he wants to remember, his retirement plans are simple: hop on the back of his brand new Harley and tour the country, checking in on the men and women that he served with…and the families of the ones that never made it back.

My Country Tis of Thee is the first novella in the Sergeant Mike series. It is the story of a young Latino, who gave his life for a country that was not even his own. As with all of the stories in this series, it will touch upon the complex issues of how our country treats tens of thousands of soldiers and their families who defend their adopted country so valiantly. It also includes a motely band of Vietnam and Korean veterans, who honor their comrades and country by attending all the military funerals in the area.

Author: Tara Neale

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Headlong into Fury: A WWII Pilot’s Riveting Story of Rescue and Redemption by Ron White

“One shell whizzed past my ear, ripping the oxygen mask off my face. Seconds later, our wing was strafed and started to unravel . . . We were unable to control the plane any longer. She started to plummet.” Frank Kirkland dreamed about serving his country as a fighter pilot during World War II but was reassigned as a bomber pilot—where the dangerous flying conditions proved to be less glamorous and more deadly. After getting shot out of his plane and landing on German-occupied soil, Kirkland learned about rescue and redemption during some of the fiercest years of the twentieth century. Decades later, Kirkland’s story of fighting for his country would be the last fighting chance to mend his relationship with his son.

Author: Ron White

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Semper Fi, Padre: The Mathew Caruso Story by Aaron Elson

During the epic breakout from the Chosin Reservoir, Marine Sgt. Mathew Caruso, assigned as a chaplain’s assistant, heroically saved the life of Chaplain Cornelius “Connie” Griffin at the cost of his own life. on December 6, 1950. Six days later, in New England, Mathew’s son was born. Fourteen months after that, his father’s Silver Star was presented to little Danny Caruso in a ceremony that made national headlines. In 1953 the Caruso Memorial Chapel was dedicated at Camp Pendleton. Two years after that, Mathew’s remains were repatriated and his brother John, himself a Marine, served as his burial escort by train from San Francisco to Hartford, Connecticut. “Semper Fi, Padre” is a story of sacrifice and heroism, but it is also about the effect a death in combat, any death in combat, can have on the lives of many people.

Author: Aaron Elson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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