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There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the incredible and harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades: Leslie Sabo Jr. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush. Beginning with their deployment at the height of the blistering Tet Offensive, and using military records and interviews with surviving soldiers, Eric Poole recreates the terror of combat amidst the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. He tells the remarkable story of how Sabo earned his medal, as Bravo Company forged bonds of brotherhood in their daily battle for survival.
Team Genius Harper Collins
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A groundbreaking book that sheds new light on the vital importance of teams as the fundamental unit of organization and competition in the global economy. Teams-we depend on them for both our professional success and our personal happiness. But isn't it odd how little scrutiny we give them? The teams that make up our lives are created mostly by luck, happenstance, or circumstance-but rarely by design. In trivial matters-say, a bowling team, the leadership of a neighborhood group, or a holiday party committee-success by serendipity is already risky enough. But when it comes to actions by fast-moving start-ups, major corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governments, leaving things to chance can be downright dangerous. Offering vivid reports of the latest scientific research, compelling case studies, and great storytelling, Team Genius shows managers and executives that the planning, design, and management of great teams no longer have to be a black art. It explores solutions to essential questions that could spell the difference between success and obsolescence. Do you know how to reorganize your subpar teams to turn them into top performers? Can you identify which of the top-performing teams in your company are reaching the end of their life span? Do you have the courage to shut them down? Do you know how to create a replacement team that will be just as effective-without losing time or damaging morale? And, most important, are your teams the right size for the job? Throughout, Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone share insights and real-life examples gleaned from their careers as journalists, analysts, investors, and globetrotting entrepreneurs, meeting successful teams and team leaders to reveal some "new truths": * The right team size is usually one fewer person than what managers think they need. * The greatest question facing good teams is not how to succeed, but how to die. * Good "chemistry" often makes for the least effective teams. * Cognitive diversity yields the highest performance gains-but only if you understand what it is. * How to find the "bliss point" in team intimacy-and become three times more productive. * How to identify destructive team members before they do harm. * Why small teams are 40 percent more likely to create a successful breakthrough than a solo genius is. * Why groups of 7 (+- 2), 150, and 1,500 are magic sizes for teams. Eye-opening, grounded, and essential, Team Genius is the next big idea to revolutionize business.
New Dawn Savas Beatie
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Fallujah. Few names conjure up as many images of blood, sacrifice, and valor as does this ancient city in Al Anbar province forty miles west of Baghdad. This sprawling concrete jungle was the scene of two major U.S. combat operations in 2004. The first was Operation Vigilant Resolve, an aborted effort that April by U.S. Marines intent on punishing the city's insurgents. The second, Operation Phantom Fury, was launched seven months later. Richard Lowry's 'New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah' is the first comprehensive history of this fighting.Also known as the Second Battle for Fallujah, Operation Phantom Fury was a protracted house-to-house and street-to-street combat that began on November 7 and continued unabated for seven bloody and exhausting weeks. It was the largest fight of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the heaviest urban combat since the Battle of Hue City, Vietnam in 1968. Death and redemption were found everywhere, from narrow streets to courtyards, kitchens, bedrooms, and rooftops. By the time the fighting ended, more than 1,400 insurgents were dead, compared to ninety-five Americans (and another 1,000 wounded).Lowry (Marines in the Garden of Eden) spent years researching and writing his new campaign history. In addition to archival research, New Dawn is based upon the personal recollections of nearly 200 soldiers and Marines who participated in the battles for Fallujah, from the commanding generals who planned the operations to the privates who kicked in the doors. The result is a gripping, page-turning narrative of individual sacrifice and valor that also documents the battles for future military historians.The struggle against a determined enemy at the crossroads of civilization is the story of American kids who grew up down the block from you only to fly halfway around the world to fight in the largest battle of the war. 'New Dawn' is about their courage, their sacrifice, and their commitment to freedom. And it is a story you will never forget.REVIEW: "In New Dawn, Richard Lowry presents not just a brilliant account of the battle for Fallujah, but also a useful overview of the history, economics, and culture of the region. Lowry shows what's great about the US military: skilled and powerful but also humanitarian and ultimately peace-seeking. Lowry's book is a must-read for anyone interested in how we won in Iraq." Newt Gingrich, bestselling author and former Speaker of the House of RepresentativesAbout the Author: Richard S. Lowry is an internationally recognized military historian, public speaker, and author. He is a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Submarine Service, husband, father of three sons, and longtime resident of Orlando, Florida. He has published The Gulf War Chronicles (iUniverse, 2003 and iUniverse Star, 2008), Marines in the Garden of Eden (Berkley Caliber, 2006 and 2007), and US Marine in Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003 (Osprey, 2006). Additionally, he contributed to Small Unit Actions (United States Marine Corps History Division, 2008) and was commissioned by the History Division to write a battle study of Task Force Tarawa's involvement in the 2003 invasion. He has been published in The Weekly Standard, Armchair General, Military Magazine, and The Marine Corps Gazette. In 2008, Richard was the military consultant for David C. Taylor's award-winning documentary film, "Perfect Valor." The majority of the stories in "Perfect Valor" are pulled from the pages of New Dawn.In 2006, Marines in the Garden of Eden won the Silver Medal for history from the Military Writers Society of America. The Gulf War Chronicles also received recognition from MWSA in 2006 and has achieved Editor's Choice, Reader's Choice, and STAR distinction from iUniverse. "Perfect Valor" earned the Best Feature Documentary Award at the 2009 GI Film Festival. A compelling writer and captivating public speaker, Richard has established himself as a contemporary expert on the war in Iraq with a substantial radio, television, and internet following.returncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter REVIEWS returncharacterreturncharacterNew Dawn is an historically accurate and riveting account of the heroic struggle for Fallujah. Lowry has captured our warriors' courage, determination, and sacrifice. A must-read to understand the War on Terror." -- Colonel Mike Shupp, USMC (ret.)"Today's readers and tomorrow's historians will be most thankful that Richard devoted years of his life to ensure New Dawn not only accurately documents these battles, but also rightfully gives the credit to those young Americans whose sacrifices made success possible." -- Lieutenant General Thomas Metz, US Army (ret.)"Richard Lowry has done a great service to thousands of families with New Dawn. Our grandchildren will have this account to better understand what was lost and what was achieved in the Battles of Fallujah." -- David Bellavia, author of House to House: An Epic Memoir of War..".the story about American young people whose courage, sacrifice and their commitment to freedom helped them endure and win the Battle for Fallujah. This is a story that you will never forget." Lone Star Book Review, 08/2010..".a book to which future writers will refer to whenever the subject is November 2004 battle of Fallujah....an excellent book that does honor the participants in the battle and while have enduring value."Marine Corps Gazette, 09/2010
Opening Our Arms Bull Publishing Company
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Physical restraints and medication are the norm for dealing with troubled children. "Opening Our Arms" points to an alternative to a mental health system burdened by lack of resources and hampered by bureaucracy. Based on the author's experiences, the book details the collaborative effort of the staff at one child psychiatric unit to create a non-traditional, family-centered care facility. Relying on humane, noninvasive treatments -- taking the time to talk to the children, to acknowledge their needs, and to offer hugs and support -- they found that even small actions can make a difference in the life of a troubled child. This family's process of changing their approach to healthcare serves as an example for the system as a whole.
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