Special Forces training may one of the most brutal training routines that I can think of. They push people beyond their comfort zone to mentally and physically prepare for future tasks at hand. There are a few problems with Special Forces training doesn´t fit well with the knowledge and education learned during my personal training certification school. Read this critique and simple fix on how Special Forces training can be that much more efficient at training candidates to be the best they can be. I am a certified professional personal trainer, certified by the National Federation of Professional Trainers (accredited by the NCAA), certificate number 45582. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028900/bk_acx0_028900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert Kiyosaki´s new audiobook 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs draws from his years at the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and his service in the United Sates Marine Corps. With compelling stories and examples and an engaging way of comparing and contrasting two very different cultures and value systems, Robert shares the challenges he faced in transitioning to civilian life: where chain of command and team-over-self - once so black and white - were muddy and distorted. ´´Permission to speak freely, sir?´´ Count on it. This is Robert Kiyosaki - and he does just that, in the forthright and no-nonsense style that listeners have come to expect and appreciate. From Robert´s perspective, military training shapes lives and supports entrepreneurship. The training, discipline, and leadership skills taught in the military can be leveraged for huge success in the civilian world of business. Highlights of 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs include sections on Mission and Team, Discipline, Respect, Authority, Speed, the Power of Connectivity, Leaders as Teachers, and Sales and Leadership. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Wheeler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006978/bk_brll_006978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I remember when I hit rock bottom. There I was with no makeup on, hadn’t showered, eating raw cookie dough out of the tube, hitting on the toothless bagger at the commissary, and ordering jewelry off the TV. And that was just my first day!Confessions of a Military Wife is an honest, witty, and often hilarious look at the life of the new-generation military wife. Mollie Gross learned the hard way to laugh instead of cry at what she could not control as a military spouse - and as she quickly discovered, nearly everything was out of her control!A stand-up comedienne, public speaker, and wife of a Marine Corps officer, Mollie explores everything about the ´´issued” spouse, from deployment and the stress of having a husband in a combat zone to the realization that marriage changes when your husband returns home from war. Nothing is taboo or out-of-bounds in Confessions, including the ´´parties” military wives throw for themselves before hubby returns. (You’ll have to listen to the audiobook to find out about those!)More than a million American servicemen have deployed to war over the last few years, which means the lives and lifestyles of military wives are now front and center in the public’s curiosity. How do they live? What is their day-to-day life like? How do they interact? How do they deal with weeks and months of separation? The answers will surprise (and in some cases, shock) you. Confessions teaches all women, whether civilian or military, that they can learn to find the funny side of anything by embracing the situation and changing their perspective. Now, they can do so with humor, levity, and a little wisdom.Evocative and provocative, Confessions of a Military Wife is a can’t-stop-listening audiobook that will leave you laughing and crying at the same time.About the author: Mollie Gross is a former Marine spouse, author, stand-up comedienne, and public speaker. She tea 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kitty Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130214/bk_acx0_130214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first serious book to examine what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased. Once, war was a temporary state of affairs - a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today America´s wars are everywhere and forever: Our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today military personnel don´t just ´´kill people and break stuff´´. Instead they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, develop soap operas, and patrol for pirates. You name it, the military does it. Rosa Brooks traces this seismic shift in how America wages war from an unconventional perspective - that of a former top Pentagon official who is the daughter of two antiwar protesters and a human rights activist married to an army Green Beret. Her experiences led her to an urgent warning: When the boundaries around war disappear, we risk destroying America´s founding values and the laws and institutions we´ve built - and undermining the international rules and organizations that keep our world from sliding toward chaos. If Russia and China have recently grown bolder in their foreign adventures, it´s no accident; US precedents have paved the way for the increasingly unconstrained use of military power by states around the globe. Meanwhile we continue to pile new tasks onto the military, making it increasingly ill prepared for the threats America will face in the years to come. By turns a memoir; a work of journalism; a scholarly exploration into history, anthropology, and law; and a rallying cry, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything transforms the familiar into the alien, showing us that the culture we inhabit is reshaping us in ways we may suspect but don´t really understand. It´s the kind of book that will leave you moved, astonished, an 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman, Rosa Brooks - introduction. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007597/bk_sans_007597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and many other award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America´s preeminent Civil War historian. Now, in this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the most enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation´s history. Listeners will find insightful pieces on such intriguing figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such vital issues as Confederate military strategy, the failure of peace negotiations to end the war, and the realities and myths of the Confederacy. Combining the finest scholarship with luminous prose, and packed with new information and fresh ideas, this book brings together the most recent thinking by the nation´s leading authority on the Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barrett Whitener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002734/bk_blak_002734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert Kiyosaki´s new book, 8 Lessons in Leadership, draws from his years at the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and his service in the United Sates Marine Corps. With compelling stories and examples and an engaging way of comparing and contrasting two very different cultures and value systems, Robert shares the challenges he faced in transitioning to civilian life...where chain of command and team-over-self - once so black and white - were muddy and distorted. ´´Permission to speak freely, sir?´´ Count on it. This is Robert Kiyosaki - and he does just that, in the forthright and no-nonsense style that listeners have come to expect and appreciate. From Robert´s perspective, military training shapes lives and supports entrepreneurship. The training, discipline, and leadership skills taught in the military can be leveraged for huge success in the civilian world of business. Highlights of 8 Lessons in Leadership include sections on Mission and Team, Discipline, Respect, Authority, Speed, the Power of Connectivity, Leaders as Teachers, Sales and Leadership. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Stanislav Ivanov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000421/bk_zaot_000421_sample.mp3.
What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? That is the fundamental question underlying The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell. The book illustrates that great leaders become great through conscious effort - a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings. Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews, and the other contributing authors identify nine core characteristics of highly effective leadership, such as integrity, determination, vision, and charisma, and nine significant figures in American military history whose careers embody those qualities. The Art of Command examines each figure´s strengths and weaknesses and how those attributes affected their leadership abilities, offering a unique perspective of military leadership in American history. Laver and Matthews have assembled a list of contributors from military, academic, and professional circles, which allows the book to encompass diverse approaches to the study of leadership. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Laurence Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002192/bk_acx0_002192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever since the days of Homer, warriors have faced an epic battle for which many were ill-prepared - coming home after a life of military service. Whether you served three years or 30, transitioning to civilian life is an odyssey in its own right. Despite over 40,000 veteran advocacy organizations trying to assist military members, massive corporate hiring programs for veterans, and increased efforts by the Department of Defense, veteran transition is tough stuff - not just for our military service members but their families as well. Many veterans say that transition to civilian life is the biggest obstacle they´ve ever faced. What if it didn´t have to be this way? What if everything you needed for a happy and prosperous transition was already inside you? What if the very warrior ethos forged in the mission-focused environment of military service was the single greatest asset in your kit bag? Mission America combines a no-BS look at the realities of military transition and an eye-opening perspective on how to leverage the highly relevant warrior attributes you already possess. Retired Green Beret and strategic entrepreneur Scott Mann takes you on a journey where you´ll see that, in order to live the life you´ve so richly earned through your selfless service, there is still one more mission in front of you...Mission America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lt Col Scott Mann Ret. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074898/bk_acx0_074898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
India´s armed forces play a key role in protecting the country and occupy a special place in the Indian people´s hearts, yet standard accounts of contemporary Indian history rarely have a military dimension. In India´s Wars, serving Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam seeks to rectify that oversight by giving India´s military exploits their rightful place in history. Subramaniam begins India´s Wars with a frank call to reinvigorate the study of military history as part of Indian history more generally. Part II surveys the development of the India´s army, navy, and air force from the early years of the modern era to 1971. In Parts III and IV, Subramaniam considers conflicts from 1947 to 1962 as well as conflicts with China in 1962 and Pakistan in 1965 and 1971. Part V concludes by assessing these conflicts through the lens of India´s ancient strategist, Kautilya, who is revered in India as much as Sun Tzu is in China. Not merely a wide-ranging historical narrative of India´s military performance in battle, India´s Wars also offers a strategic, operational and human perspective on the wars fought by independent India´s armed forces. Subramaniam highlights possible ways to improve the synergy between the three services and argues in favor of the declassification of historical material pertaining to national security. The author also examines the overall state of civil-military relations in India, leadership within the Indian armed forces as well as training, capability building and other vitally important issues of concern to citizens, the government and the armed forces. This objective and critical analysis provides policy cues for the reinvigoration of the armed forces as a critical tool of statecraft and diplomacy. Listeners will come away from India´s Wars with a greater understanding of the international environment of war and conflict in modern India. Laced with veterans´ intense experiences in combat opera 1. Language: English. Narrator: Surjan Singh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033918/bk_adbl_033918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.