Sea Stories

Sea Stories
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Author: Admiral William H. McRaven
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781538729724
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of bravery and heroism during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. Sea Stories begins in 1963 at a French Officers' Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II-the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. Sea Stories is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages. Action-packed, humorous, and full of valuable life lessons like those exemplified in McRaven's bestselling Make Your Bed, Sea Stories is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.

The Hero Code

The Hero Code
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Author: William H. McRaven
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1847943632
Release: 2021-04-08
Editor: Random House Business Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Admiral McRaven, the bestselling author of Make Your Bed, has met some truly extraordinary people throughout his career, from the men and women he had to the privilege to serve with, to other heroes such as doctors, scientists, politicians and philanthropists. This book is a celebration of their character - their determination, kindness, humility and integrity - as well as a guide to how we can all cultivate these traits in small, meaningful ways to leave the world in a better place. The book is a heart-warming tribute to the men and women Admiral McRaven has worked with and an inspirational reminder of the greatness we are all capable of. But, on a practical level, it also a valuable resource for anyone aspiring to be a future leader, for those wanting to get others to invest in them and their abilities or for anyone looking for the encouragement to overcome barriers in their life and career.

The Carbon Code

The Carbon Code
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Author: Brett Favaro
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781421422534
Release: 2017-04-22
Editor: JHU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Carbon Code provides a framework to do this, and helps you to become a hero in the fight against climate change.

Hero Code

Hero Code
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Author: Lindsay Buroker
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0988315696
Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Casmir Dabrowski is finally heading back to his home world, determined to gain an audience with the queen and convince her to tell him the secret of his genes. But the terrorists who have been sending robot assassins after him are still there--and still want him dead. As soon as he lands, the trouble starts. His best friend is whisked off by Royal Intelligence, his new ally walks him into a trap, and he learns the queen isn't in the city. But the king is. Casmir finds himself face to face with the man who has the power to wave a hand and have him and everyone he loves tortured, imprisoned, or even slain. King Jager isn't pleased with the role Casmir played in keeping Fleet warships from claiming an ancient technology for the Kingdom. If Casmir can't convince Jager that he's worth keeping around, he could lose everything and everyone he cares about.

Code Racers

Code Racers
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Author: Mary Man-Kong
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780399559327
Release: 2017
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Based on the screenplay by Nina Bargiel with additional writing by Jennifer Skelly."

Paragon s Fall

Paragon s Fall
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Author: A.R. Knight
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9781946554345
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Black Key Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All his life, Aegis has defeated every villain he’s come across, one punch after another. He deserves a break, but when word spreads of a plot to destroy the Paragons, Aegis must don the suit one more time. In the not-so-far future, Paragons run Earth with their powered abilities, governing normals and anomalies alike, and Aegis, along with a small group of other Champions, runs the Paragons. Living beneath a super-powered boot heel isn’t what everybody wants, though, and a freedom fighter works to form a resistance. The spark calling the world to rise up against its guardians, its jailers? Killing Aegis. Paragon’s Fall begins a new series exploring a world run by would-be heroes, who prove to be all too human as they clash with each other, normals, and monsters from their pasts. Explore a fascinating take on the superhero genre, and how getting everything you want might be the worst thing you can imagine. If you’re looking for an action-packed, character-driven adventure in a tech-drenched world, you’ve found it. Paragon’s Fall will suck you in and keep you turning the pages until the very end, so pick it up today and decide for yourself which side you’re on.

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed
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Author: Admiral William H. McRaven
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781455570232
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal). If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments. "Powerful." --USA Today "Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post "Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed
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Author: Admiral William H. McRaven
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1538751771
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

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Spec Ops

Spec Ops
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Author: William H. McRaven
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307547231
Release: 2009-02-04
Editor: Presidio Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest manhunts in history. In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched study, McRaven analyzes eight classic special operations. Six are from WWII: the German commando raid on the Belgian fort Eben Emael (1940); the Italian torpedo attack on the Alexandria harbor (1941); the British commando raid on Nazaire, France (1942); the German glider rescue of Benito Mussolini (1943); the British midget-submarine attack on the Tirpitz (1943); and the U.S. Ranger rescue mission at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines (1945). The two post-WWII examples are the U.S. Army raid on the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam (1970) and the Israeli rescue of the skyjacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda (1976). McRaven—who commands a U.S. Navy SEAL team—pinpoints six essential principles of “spec ops” success: simplicity, security, repetition, surprise, speed and purpose. For each of the case studies, he provides political and military context, a meticulous reconstruction of the mission itself and an analysis of the operation in relation to his six principles. McRaven deems the Son Tay raid “the best modern example of a successful spec op [which] should be considered textbook material for future missions.” His own book is an instructive textbook that will be closely studied by students of the military arts. Maps, photos.

The Hero Code

The Hero Code
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Author: Admiral William H. McRaven
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781538719978
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed -- a short, inspirational book about the qualities of true, everyday heroes.

Beowulf

Beowulf
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Author: Anonymous Anonymous
Pages: 203
ISBN: 9781623958022
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Xist Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Epic poetry at its finest Beowulf is one of the most studied and praised English classic. Originally written over a thousand years ago, the story celebrates Beowulf, a young Swedish nobleman who has battled monsters and dragons to keep his people safe. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Leadership Hero Code Seven Principles for Thriving in Today s Workplace

Leadership Hero Code  Seven Principles for Thriving in Today s Workplace
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Author: Kristen T. Hemingway
Pages: 124
ISBN: 0578588390
Release: 2020-02-20
Editor: Hemingway Strategies Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

High-performing leaders deplete two precious commodities-energy and time-to constantly deliver on demands in the workplace. Some view this as heroics, but the pace and output levels aren't sustainable. There is a different way. Gain mastery over your career-and your life. This book will give you the courage to be your own kind of hero.

Code of Honor

Code of Honor
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Author: Alan Gratz
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780545695206
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Kamran Smith has it all. He's the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl in school, and can't wait to join the Army like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran's family hails from Iran, Kamran has always felt 100% American. Accepted. And then everything implodes. Darius is accused of being a terrorist. Kamran refuses to believe it, but the evidence is there -- Darius has been filmed making threats against his country, hinting at an upcoming deadly attack. Kamran's friends turn on him -- suddenly, in their eyes, he's a terrorist, too. Kamran knows it's up to him to clear his brother's name. In a race against time, Kamran must piece together a series of clues and codes that will lead him to Darius -- and the truth. But is it a truth Kamran is ready to face? And is he putting his own life at risk?

One Good Deed

One Good Deed
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Author: David Baldacci
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781538750551
Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this fast-paced historical thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces Archer, a WWII veteran forced to investigate a small-town murder -- or risk returning to prison. It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do's and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't drink alcohol, do get a job--and don't ever associate with loose women. The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer's years serving in the war or his time in jail. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment--and a stiff drink--leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman. Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won't be so easy. The indebted man has a furious grudge against Hank and refuses to pay; Hank's clever mistress has her own designs on Archer; and both Hank and Archer's stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him. When a murder takes place right under Archer's nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict, and Archer realizes that the crime could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn't use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer.

Code Mission

Code Mission
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Author: Steve Barlow,Steve Skidmore
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0749676671
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Readers are invited to make their own path through the story to one of the several different endings.

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

The Woman Who Smashed Codes
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Author: Jason Fagone
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780062430502
Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: HarperCollins

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NPR Best Book of 2017 “Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.” — The New York Times Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II. In 1916, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the "Adam and Eve" of the NSA, Elizebeth’s story, incredibly, has never been told. In The Woman Who Smashed Codes, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman, who played an integral role in our nation’s history for forty years. After World War I, Smith used her talents to catch gangsters and smugglers during Prohibition, then accepted a covert mission to discover and expose Nazi spy rings that were spreading like wildfire across South America, advancing ever closer to the United States. As World War II raged, Elizebeth fought a highly classified battle of wits against Hitler’s Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. Meanwhile, inside an Army vault in Washington, William worked furiously to break Purple, the Japanese version of Enigma—and eventually succeeded, at a terrible cost to his personal life. Fagone unveils America’s code-breaking history through the prism of Smith’s life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence. Blending the lively pace and compelling detail that are the hallmarks of Erik Larson’s bestsellers with the atmosphere and intensity of The Imitation Game, The Woman Who Smashed Codes is page-turning popular history at its finest.

Johnny Got His Gun

Johnny Got His Gun
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Author: Dalton Trumbo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780806537603
Release: 2007-07-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever. “A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.”--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

Operation Hero s Watch

Operation Hero s Watch
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Author: Justine Davis
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781488041242
Release: 2019-04-01
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reunited in peril…and united in love? Justine Davis’s new Cutter’s Code thriller When a stalker haunts Cassidy Grant’s every move, she turns to Jace Cahill to keep her safe. Pretty soon Jace realizes that his best friend’s little sister is all grown up. But with danger menacing, can the brilliant guard dog Cutter keep Cassidy safe…and nudge her and Jace toward the scariest proposition of all—a future together?

In Our Time

In Our Time
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Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780593311837
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Vintage Classics edition of the early collection of short fiction that first established Ernest Hemingway's reputation, including several of his most loved stories Ernest Hemingway, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, did more to change the style of fiction in English than any other writer of his time with his economical prose and terse, declarative sentences that conceal more than they reveal. In Our Time, published in 1925, was the collection that first drew the world's attention to Hemingway. Besides revealing his versatility as a writer and throwing fascinating light on the themes of his major novels--war, love, heroism, and renunciation--this collection contains many stories that are lasting achievements in their own right, including the Nick Adams stories "Indian Camp," "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife," "The Three-Day Blow," "The Battler," and "Big Two-Hearted River."

The Hero Factor

The Hero Factor
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Author: Jeffrey W. Hayzlett
Pages: 220
ISBN: 1599186365
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Veteran entrepreneur and former Kodak CMO, Jeffrey Hayzlett knows what it takes to go from zero to hero in a world where every leader, business, and brand is held accountable by their customers and employees. Designed to challenge readers to examine their own values and behaviors, The Hero Factor shines a light on what happens to companies when their values no longer align with their mission and helps them transform their organizations as they learn to live the values they preach.