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📒Left Of Bang ✍ Patrick Van Horne
✏Left of Bang Book Summary : "At a time when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict, this is a serious book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need.” —General James Mattis, USMC, Ret. "Left of Bang offers a crisp lesson in survival in which Van Horne and Riley affirm a compelling truth: It's better to detect sinister intentions early than respond to violent actions late. Left of Bang helps readers avoid the bang." —Gavin de Becker, bestselling author of The Gift of Fear "Rare is the book that is immediately practical and interesting. Left of Bang accomplishes this from start to finish. There is something here for everyone in the people business and we are all in the people business." —Joe Navarro, bestselling author of What Every BODY is Saying. "Left of Bang is a highly important and innovative book that offers a substantial contribution to answering the challenge of Fourth Generation war (4GW)." —William S. Lind, author of Maneuver Warfare Handbook "Like Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Left of Bang isn't just for the military. It's a must read for anyone who has ever had a gut feeling that something's not quite right...be it walking down the street, sitting in a corporate boardroom, or even entering an empty home." --Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos and Gates of Fire “An amazing book! Applying the lessons learned during the longest war in American history, and building on seminal works like The Gift of Fear and On Combat, this book provides a framework of knowledge that will bring military, law enforcement, and individual citizens to new levels of survival mindset and performance in life-and-death situations. Left of Bang is an instant classic.” --Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army Ret., author of On Combat and On Killing -- You walk into a restaurant and get an immediate sense that you should leave. -- You are about to step onto an elevator with a stranger and something stops you. -- You interview a potential new employee who has the resume to do the job, but something tells you not to offer a position. These scenarios all represent LEFT OF BANG, the moments before something bad happens. But how many times have you talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant, getting off the elevator, or getting over your silly “gut” feeling about someone? Is there a way to not just listen to your inner protector more, but to actually increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen? Legendary Marine General James Mattis asked the same question and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter program. A comprehensive and no-nonsense approach to heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear, LEFT OF BANG is the result.
📒The Field Researcher S Handbook ✍ David J. Danelo
✏The Field Researcher s Handbook Book Summary : Field research, the collection of information outside of a lab or workplace setting, requires skills and knowledge that are not typically taught in the classroom. Fieldwork demands exploratory inquisitiveness, empathy to encourage interview subjects to trust the researcher, and sufficient aptitude to work professionally and return home safely. The Field Researcher's Handbook provides a practical guide to planning and executing fieldwork and presenting the results. David Danelo has written this book based on his experience conducting field research in over fifty countries as well as from teaching others a holistic approach to field research. His knowledge of how to be observant and operate safely in any environment was further enhanced by his time as a combat veteran in the US Marine Corps. This book introduces the skills that new researchers will need in the field, including anthropology, travel logistics planning, body language recognition, interview preparation, storytelling, network development, and situational awareness. Danelo also discusses ethical considerations and how to recognize personal biases. This handbook intended for researchers in a variety of academic disciplines but also government, think-tank, and private-sector researchers.
📒Military Medicine In Iraq And Afghanistan ✍ Ian Greaves
✏Military Medicine in Iraq and Afghanistan Book Summary : Many, if not most, of the recent improvements in trauma care in civilian practice have developed from military experience. The British Defence Medical Services have been recognised as providers of exemplary health care. Although there will is an emphasis on trauma, this book also captures lessons from internal medicine and infectious disease, ethics (for example dealing with detainees – a particularly controversial subject), human factors, mental health issues and rehabilitation.Military Medicine provides the evidence and context for these innovations, and its unique and important account will be of interest to both military and civilian practitioners alike.
📒Cross Cultural Competence For A Twenty First Century Military ✍ Robert Greene Sands
✏Cross Cultural Competence for a Twenty First Century Military Book Summary : Cross-Cultural Competence for a Twenty-First-Century Military: Culture, the Flipside of COIN suggests that the application of cross-cultural competence to the unique environment of expeditionary deployment through military objectives is one of the most important force enablers in today’s U.S. international security mission. This volume will make immediate and long-lasting contributions to research, learning, and policy in the Department of Defense. Its contributors are many of the leading experts and military operators in a multidisciplinary effort to prepare U.S. military and civilian personnel for expeditionary missions.
📒Left Of The Bang ✍ Claire Lowdon
✏Left of the Bang Book Summary : ‘An unflinchingly honest portrayal of Londoner life with great empathy, style and humour ... A Vanity Fair of our times ... Tamsin Jarvis will resonate long after the final page is turned.’ Stylist Daringly, radically honest and very, very funny, this is the best novel yet about the ‘lost generation’ of young Londoners today.
📒Advances In Design For Cross Cultural Activities ✍ Dylan D. Schmorrow
✏Advances in Design for Cross Cultural Activities Book Summary : This reference focuses on decision-making styles within cultures. It focuses on cooperative, collaborative, avoidant, competitive, and dominant styles of decision making, and discusses how each process is modified by the culture. The contributors examine issues within culture that affect decision making, such as individualism and collectivism, considered the most important influences in decision making. This reference is one of 10 predicted to be derived from the 2012 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) Conference.
📒Stage Left Of Broadway ✍ Susan Watson Turner
✏Stage Left of Broadway Book Summary : Stage Left of Broadway This is fast-paced story of two talented New York women, Winnie and Bette. These two have been friends since childhood. The complicated relationship between these strong, self-reliant women begins to crumble as they both head out in opposite directions to pursue their exciting futures. Futures that are as different as their personalities. Winnie, who loves the theatre, knows the importance of bringing great plays to life. Plays that will not only entertain but heal. Through her eyes, what really goes on behind the scenes of this Black Theatre Ensemble is revealed. The constant struggle for funding, handling an exciting, quirky, cast of actors while trying to grow up, only makes Winnie more determined. While Winnie fights to keep her Theatre open, Bette chooses instead to climb the corporate ladder. For a Black woman in the 80s she is forced to use whatever and whoever is necessary for her to reach the next rung. Bettes single focus on being upwardly mobile blinds her at times. She fails to worry about who she hurts in the process. She insists that she knows best and refuses to listen to the people around her. Her life and career take a downward spiral toward an unavoidable nightmare that at the same time forces her to grow up and discover those who really love her. When the lives of these to amazing women collide again, old secrets and a series of misunderstandings test the true nature of their friendship. This cautionary tale of life, love and ambition remind us that sometimes the best things in this life are not at the top of the ladder or in the brightest of lights but are maybe just slightly Stage Left of Broadway.
📒The Angel Of Bang Kwang Prison ✍ Susan Aldous
✏The Angel of Bang Kwang Prison Book Summary : Susan Aldous had been on a path to self-destruction when she decided to give her life to others instead of wasting it away in Melbournes dark underbelly. Working as a Playboy bunny girl, an admirer sponsored her to travel abroad for charity. She left a world of drugs and petty crime behind and moved to Singapore, then to Thailand to work on a nine day project helping the socially disadvantaged. 18 years later she is still there. A single mother with no salary and few possessions, she devotes her life to helping others, visiting prisoners who have nobody else to turn to.
📒What S Left Of Us ✍ Richard Farrell
✏What s Left of Us Book Summary : "Blunt and honest. . .A stunning piece of work." --T.J. English "Deeply moving. . .What's Left of Us is a rush of blood to the head and heart, the kind only true art can deliver." --Andre Dubus "An amazing story not just of survival, but redemption." --Mary McGarry Morris Richie Farrell grew up in a working-class Irish neighborhood in Massachusetts. To overcome a birth defect, his father pushed him to become a star athlete, grooming him for Notre Dame. Sometimes, he would use a belt as a learning tool. Once, he used an electric carving knife. . . The headline read Crippled at Birth: Farrell Now Grid Star. A month later, I tore up my knee and fell in love with pain medication. By time he was thirty, Richie was a heroin addict, stealing from friends, shooting up during visits to his children, living in abandoned mill buildings, running from the shameful secrets of his family. Hopeless and in pain, he attempted suicide. When that failed, he was ordered to detox. He looked at me. "Be honest," he said, "or you'll be on the street in 15 minutes. Jail, death, or honesty. You choose." In this harrowing, astounding memoir, Richard Farrell chronicles a life of desperation, violence, lies--and the pure oblivion of heroin. A gritty, hauntingly written tale of a descent into hell and a slow, uncertain climb out of it, What's Left Of Us is a true story of redemption: of how low a man can get, and how hard he must fight to escape a shattered life. . . "[Farrell] carries you on this rollercoaster ride of ugliness and beauty. Don't miss it." --Phyllis Karas Richard Farrell is an author, filmmaker, teacher, journalist, and adjunct professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. His documentary, High on Crack Street, was aired on HBO and received Columbia University's duPont Award. He is the co-author of A Criminal and an Irishman: The Inside Story of the Mob-IRA Connection. He is the screenwriter for the upcoming film The Fighter, and makes his home in Milford, New Hampshire.
📒Codiac Handbook ✍ Joint Command
✏Codiac Handbook Book Summary : CODIAC is the acronym for "Combat Observation and Decision-Making in Irregular and Ambiguous Conflicts." The CODIAC Handbook is a complete guide to instilling in military and law enforcement personnel, a street-smart, woods-smart, man-hunter mindset. The CODIAC program was directly inspired by the US Marine Corps' Combat Hunter program. Created in 2007, in response to a dramatic increase in precision fire causalities in Baghdad, Combat Hunter is systematic training designed to improve cognitive skills, showing personnel how to read the human terrain, establish a baseline, detect an anomaly, and make decisions "left of bang." In other words, Combat Hunter was designed to train personnel to anticipate danger and meet it proactively. In an irregular conflict, this enables personnel to be the "hunters"-not the "hunted." CODIAC integrates the USMC Combat Hunter principles, along with proven battlefield decision-making and irregular warfare instruction from across the Joint services. Developed by Greg Williams and David Scott-Donelan, the goal of CODIAC is to enhance the ability of individuals and small teams to address irregular challenges by training enhanced observation, battlefield sensemaking, human terrain pattern recognition, and environmental analysis plus a strong emphasis on combat tracking TTPs.