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Leading with Character Vol. 2, Lessons in Leadership - George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy
Colonel (Retired) Sean Hannah, Ph.D.
As part of a series of free e-books on leadership, Colonel (retired) Sean Hannah and James Kirby Martin analyzed the events surrounding the Newburgh Conspiracy.  In 1782-1783 at the end of the Revolutionary War, a series of little known but highly significant events occurred at the Continental Army’s final winter campsite near Newburgh, New York.  The cantonment itself, located slightly inland from the Hudson River in an area called New Windsor, was some fifty miles north of New York City, the main base of British operations and forces, as the war was coming to an end. A series of confrontations involving military leaders at Newburgh and civilian leaders in the Continental Congress, then meeting at the Pennsylvania State House...

24/7: The First Person You Must Lead Is You
By Brigadier General (Retired) Becky Halstead
The real-life experiences portrayed in 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is YOU are told with a combination of introspective humor and heart-wrenching candor that will inspire you to consider your approach to leadership from a new perspective-you. The stories shared in this book illustrate leadership principles that transcend age, gender, race, and profession. Whether a corporate CEO or a high school student, Becky’s personal leadership journey will capture your attention and cause you to re-evaluate how you define leadership.

Basic - Surviving Boot Camp and Basic Training
By Colonel (Retired) Jack Jacobs
In addition to his Medal of Honor, Colonel Jack Jacobs (Ret.) is the recipient of three Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars, and two Purple Hearts. He is the Vice Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, holds the McDermott Chair of Humanities and Public Affairs at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and is an on-air analyst for NBC News. Colonel Jacobs is also the author of the Colby Award–winning memoir If Not Now, When? He lives in New Jersey.

Building Leaders the West Point Way
By Major General (Retired) Joe Franklin
General Joseph P. Franklin (Ret.) believes almost everything that he is as an adult can be traced back to his days at West Point, where he was not only a cadet but an instructor, football coach, and eventually Commandant of Cadets.

Conversations With Major Dick Winters (Life Lessons From The Commander Of The Band Of Brothers)
Colonel (Ret.) Cole Kingseed
On the hellish battlefields of World War II Europe, Major Dick Winters led his Easy Company—the now-legendary Band of Brothers—from the confusion and chaos of the D-Day invasion to the final capture of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.  But Winters’s story didn’t end there.  It was only the beginning.

Hope Unseen: The Story of the U.S. Army’s First Blind Active-Duty Officer
By Captain Scotty Smiley
Captain Scotty Smiley, TLDG Keynote Speaker and Author, Hope Unseen: The Story of the U.S. Army’s First Blind Active-Duty Officer, where Scotty chronicles his challenges and triumphs.

If Not Now, When? Duty and Sacrifice in America’s Time of Need
By Colonel (Retired) Jack Jacobs
With candor, humor, and quiet modesty, COL Jack Jacobs tells his stirring story of heroism, honor, and the personal code by which he has lived his life, and expounds with blunt honesty and insight his views on our contemporary world, and the nature and necessity of sacrifice.

In Search of Ethics: Conversations with Men and Women of Character
By Len Marrella, Ph.D.
The third edition of this best-selling book provides additional material that has made it so popular: additional new interviews, updated data and statistics, and new chapters dealing with character building.

Key To The Northern Country: The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution
Edited By Colonel (Retired) James M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution.The Hudson River Valley, which George Washington referred to as the “Key to the Northern Country,” played a central role in the American Revolution. From 1776 to 1780, with major battles fought at Saratoga, Fort Montgomery, and Stony Point, the region was a central battleground of the Revolution.

Leadership in Dangerous Situations
By Colonel (Retired) Pat Sweeney, Ph.D.
Offering the wisdom of practitioners from the military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, as well as prominent scholars this guide integrates theory and research with practical experience to help the reader prepare for the unique psychological, social, and physical challenges of leading in dangerous contexts.

Leadership: Taking the High Road
Brigadier General (Retired) Jack H. Grubbs, Ph.D.
Leadership: Taking the High Road looks at good leadership and poor leadership, emphasizing those principles and actions needed for success at any level of leadership. Whether you are a CEO of a multibillion dollar corporation or working in the mailroom, read this book. It should end up with penciled notes in the margins and often used, smudged pages.

Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
By Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) John Nagl
Invariably, armies are accused of preparing to fight the previous war. In Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife, Lieutenant Colonel John A. Nagl—a veteran of both Operation Desert Storm and the current conflict in Iraq—considers the now-crucial question of how armies adapt to changing circumstances during the course of conflicts for which they are initially unprepared.

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
By Alison Levine
On the Edge is an engaging leadership manual that provides concrete insights garnered from various extreme environments ranging from Mt Everest to the South Pole. By reflecting on the lessons learned from her various expeditions, author Alison Levine makes the case that the leadership principles that apply in extreme adventure sport also apply in today's extreme business environments.

The Military and The Monarchy
By Colonel (Retired) Kevin Farrell, Ph.D.
This study follows Prince George, Second Duke of Cambridge, through his military career. Through this cousin of Queen Victoria, the book explores the changing relationship between the military and the British monarchy during the Victorian era.

The Strong Leader's Hand: 6 Essential Elements Every Leader Must Master
Major General Dan York, U.S. Army Reserves
A must read volume on the qualities and characteristics that make leaders great, and how to maximize these essential elements in your life.

To Lead Is To Serve - A Practitioner's Handbook on Servant Leadership
By Len Marrella (USMA '57)
A Practitioner's Handbook on Servant Leadership TO LEAD IS TO SERVE is a practical and “user-friendly” discussion of the key concepts and principles that guide the decisions and actions of successful servant leaders. It addresses the essential elements of effective, transformational, and inspirational servant leadership.

West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage
By Daniel Rice (USMA '88) & LTC John A. Vigna (USA, Ret.)
The most unique book ever published highlighting West Point graduates who have shaped our world. This book has over 200 biographies and over 2,000 unique photos from history highlighting heads of state, generals, Medal of Honor recipients, astronauts, politicians, captains of industry, scholars and other leaders.

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