My Dog Mattis

My Dog Mattis

My Dog Mattis

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Author : Mark Tappan
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Release : 2021-04-03
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0578891743


My Dog Mattis And The Barefoot Bandits

My Dog Mattis And The Barefoot Bandits

This is the second book in the series of My Dog Mattis. Mattis is a retired police dog and had many adventures working the streets, on social media and TV. Look for more stories about Mattis (and Mark too). Find out all about Mark and Mattis at www.markandmattis.com.

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Author : Mark Tappan
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Release : 2021-09-10
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1737901900


Call Sign Chaos

Call Sign Chaos

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis—the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine. “A four-star general’s five-star memoir.”—The Wall Street Journal Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis’s storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas—and short-sighted thinking—now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. Mattis divides his book into three parts: Direct Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Strategic Leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war’s grim realities with political leaders’ human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic. Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Jim Mattis
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2021-03-02
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780812986631


Holding The Line

Holding The Line

"This is the memoir America wishes Jim Mattis had written." —The Washington Post An insider's sometimes shocking account of how Defense Secretary James Mattis led the US military through global challenges while serving as a crucial check on the Trump Administration. For nearly two years as Trump's Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis maintained a complicated relationship with the President. A lifelong Marine widely considered to be one of America's greatest generals, Mattis was committed to keeping America safe. Yet he served a President whose actions were frequently unpredictable and impulsive with far-reaching consequences. Often described as the administration's "adult in the room," Mattis has said very little about his difficult role, and since his resignation has kept his views of the President and his policies private. Now, Mattis's former chief speechwriter and communications director, Guy M. Snodgrass, brings readers behind that curtain. Drawing on his seventeen months working with Mattis, Snodgrass reveals how one of the nation's greatest generals walked a political tightrope while leading the world's most powerful military. Snodgrass gives us a fly-on-the-wall view as Mattis... • Reacted when learning about major policy decisions via Twitter rather than from the White House. • Minimized the damage done to our allies and diplomatic partners. • Slow-rolled some of Trump's most controversial measures, with no intention of following through. As the first book written by an insider with firsthand knowledge of key decisions and moments in history, Holding the Line is a must-read for those who care about the presidency and America's national security. It's filled with never-before-told stories that will both alarm and reassure, a testament to the quiet and steady efforts of General Mattis and the dedicated men and women he led at the Department of Defense.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Guy M. Snodgrass
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-10-29
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780593084380


No Better Friend No Worse Enemy

No Better Friend No Worse Enemy

The first in-depth look at the marine hero who has become one of the most beloved and admired men in America today: Secretary of Defense James Mattis. A devout student of history and erudite reader revered by rank and file soldiers, officers, academics, politicians, and ordinary citizens, General James Mattis is one of the most admired leaders serving America today. A man who has long used his position as a model for the soldiers he leads, Mattis in 2003 shared a "Message to All Hands" with the men and women under his command, outlining their responsibilities as soldiers of the corps. Emphasizing the importance of the mission and the goal to act with honor, Mattis ended with the motto he had adopted from another great figure, Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "Demonstrate to the world that there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a US Marine." The first Trump presidential cabinet nominee, Mattis, retired from activity military duty for only three years at the time, received a rare Congressional waiver to hold the civilian position of Secretary of Defense, and in the hyper-partisan political atmosphere of 2017, astonishingly received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination. After months of headline-making chaos involving the White House, Mattis remains one of the few widely revered members of the Trump administration. In this illuminating biography, Jim Proser looks beyond Mattis’ professional competence to focus on the driving element behind Mattis’ success: his unimpeachable character—a formidable personal integrity that fosters universal confidence. Proser carefully examines the events of Mattis’ life and career to reveal a man who leads with insight, humor, fighting courage, and fierce compassion—not only for his fellow Marines, but for the innocent victims of war. Chronicling how Mattis’ martial and personal values have elevated him to the highest levels of personal success and earned him the trust of a nation, Proser makes clear how America is stronger because of his service and his example.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jim Proser
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-08-07
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780062803931


Knights And Bikes

Knights And Bikes

The first book in a new series filled with friendship, magic, and laugh-out loud adventure Welcome to the sleepy island of Penfurzy, where nothing exciting ever really happens. OR DOES IT? Adventure awaits Demelza and her new best friend in the whole world, Nessa, as they explore the island and uncover the mysteries of the Penfurzy Knights. With a honking pet goose sidekick, quirky islanders and a legendary treasure to find, it's up to Nessa and Demelza to ride their bikes, solve the puzzles before them, and face down danger with frisbees, water-balloons, feathers .... and a toilet plunger. THEIR FRIENDSHIP WILL WARM YOUR HEART. THEIR BRAVERY WILL MAKE THEM LEGENDS.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Gabrielle Kent
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2021-09-07
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781728237299


Duke Dogs Of World War Ii

Duke Dogs Of World War Ii

With World War II raging and his father fighting overseas in Europe, eleven-year-old Hobie Hanson is determined to do his part to help his family and his country, even if it means giving up his beloved German shepherd, Duke. Hoping to help end the war and bring his dad home faster, Hobie decides to donate Duke to Dogs for Defense, an organization that urges Americans to "loan" their pets to the military to act as sentries, mine sniffers, and patrol dogs. Hobie immediately regrets his decision and tries everything he can to get Duke back, even jeopardizing his friendship with the new boy at school. But when his father is taken prisoner by the Germans, Hobie realizes he must let Duke go and reach deep within himself to be brave. Will Hobie ever see Duke, or his father, again? With powerful storytelling and gripping emotion, critically acclaimed author Kirby Larson explores the many ways bravery and love help us to weather the most difficult times.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Kirby Larson
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2013-08-27
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780545576444


K 9 Flash Becomes A Hero

K 9 Flash Becomes A Hero

From Homeless Puppy to K-9 Hero Ages 6-10 She wasn't even "Flash" yet - she was a puppy without a name, all alone and wandering the city streets. But then she was picked up by the dog-catcher and put in the animal shelter. Would anyone want her? Would she stay behind bars forever? She didn't know. Then one day, a police officer came to the shelter looking for puppies who wanted to become police K-9s! K-9 Flash Becomes A Hero! is the illustrated true story of how one abandoned puppy rose from the streets to become the inspiration for a foundation to provide care for retired police and military K-9s. Kids will learn that an idea can become reality through effort and teamwork, while enjoying the loving artwork on every page. A bonus "photo album" shows images of the actual K-9 heroes featured in the story. Best of all... 100% of the royalties from sales of the book go to the nonprofit Project K-9 Hero to help fulfill its mission. (This is currently $2.32 per book sold here on Amazon.) For more information on the organization, go to ProjectK9Hero.org.

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Author : Jason K Johnson
Publisher : Social Motion Publishing
Release : 2016-12-18
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0970437986


Casper And Daisy S Big Day At The Park

Casper And Daisy S Big Day At The Park

A fun and heartfelt picture ebook for children ages 3-5 that follows the dynamic duo Casper, a talkative border collie, and his best friend Daisy on their adventure to the park. Follow the dynamic doggy duo, Casper, the bouncy border collie and his loyal friend Daisy as they head to the park and learn all about the power of kindness and friendship! Casper is not like other dogs. He doesn't care about chasing woolly sheep or gnawing on tasty bones, instead, all Casper has ever dreamed of doing is being able to talk. One day, a powerful little fairy appears and grants this energetic pup his wish. But there is a catch: Casper and Daisy must remain kind for the spell to work! Includes vivid illustrations and a beautiful, fun-filled story, little ones will learn about the importance of being kind to others and being a loving friend. Whether you are looking for an engaging picture ebook to share for storytime together, or a sweet and heartwarming tale, Casper and Daisy's Big Day at the Park is ideal. The first of a soon-to-be series that follows Casper and Daisy on their search for fun, Casper and Daisy's Big Day at the Park is a delightful story that teaches toddlers what it really means to be kind.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Ryan Dykta
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-07-20
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9780744057850


Trump And His Generals

Trump And His Generals

From one of America's preeminent national security journalists, an explosive, news-breaking account of Donald Trump's collision with the American national security establishment, and with the world It is a simple fact that no president in American history brought less foreign policy experience to the White House than Donald J. Trump. The real estate developer from Queens promised to bring his brash, zero-sum swagger to bear to cut through America's most complex national security issues, and he did. If the cost of his "America First" agenda was bulldozing the edifice of foreign alliances that had been carefully tended by every president from Truman to Obama, then so be it. It was clear from the first that Trump's inclinations were radically more blunt force than his predecessors'. When briefed by the Pentagon on Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, he exclaimed, "The next time Iran sends its boats into the Strait: blow them out of the water! Let's get Mad Dog on this." When told that the capital of South Korea, Seoul, was so close to the North Korean border that millions of people would likely die in the first hours of any all-out war, Trump had a bold response, "They have to move." The officials in the Oval Office weren't sure if he was joking. He raised his voice. "They have to move!" Very quickly, it became clear to a number of people at the highest levels of government that their gravest mission was to protect America from Donald Trump. Trump and His Generals is Peter Bergen's riveting account of what happened when the unstoppable force of President Trump met the immovable object of America's national security establishment--the CIA, the State Department, and, above all, the Pentagon. If there is a real "deep state" in DC, it is not the FBI so much as the national security community, with its deep-rooted culture and hierarchy. The men Trump selected for his key national security positions, Jim Mattis, John Kelly, and H. R. McMaster, were products of that culture: Trump wanted generals, and he got them. Three years later, they would be gone, and the guardrails were off. From Iraq and Afghanistan to Syria and Iran, from Russia and China to North Korea and Islamist terrorism, Trump and His Generals is a brilliant reckoning with an American ship of state navigating a roiling sea of threats without a well-functioning rudder. Lucid and gripping, it brings urgently needed clarity to issues that affect the fate of us all. But clarity, unfortunately, is not the same thing as reassurance.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Peter Bergen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-12-10
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780525522423