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2023 Veterans & Military Families Month Reading List

November marks National Veterans and Military Families Month, a time when we come together as a nation to honor the brave individuals who have served our country and the families who have stood steadfastly by their side. Established in 1996 and traditionally proclaimed by the President, it’s a month of recognition, appreciation, and reflection on the sacrifices made by our military community. For our military professionals, those who have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our freedoms, this curated reading list is an opportunity to gain fresh insights, perspectives, and inspiration.

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2023 National Gratitude Month Reading List

In a world often marked by challenges and uncertainties, the concept of gratitude shines like a beacon of light, illuminating the path toward a more fulfilling and resilient life. Gratitude is more than just a polite “thank you.” It’s a transformative force that can shift our perspective from dwelling on the negative aspects of our existence to embracing and appreciating the abundance of positivity that surrounds us. This handpicked list of books is dedicated to the profound art of gratitude and its importance in shaping our lives.

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2023 Great Leaders Reading List

In celebration of National Book Month, we present a curated reading list that delves into the literary preferences of some of the world’s most renowned and influential leaders, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Simon Sinek, Warren Buffet, and others. These visionary minds have not only shaped industries but have also harnessed the power of reading to fuel their intellectual growth and leadership acumen.

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2023 National Hispanic Heritage Month Reading List

In an ever-evolving world where diversity and inclusivity take center stage, it is imperative for military professionals to expand their horizons and understand the remarkable stories and accomplishments of individuals from various backgrounds. The Hispanic-American community has significantly contributed to the tapestry of American history, demonstrating unwavering dedication, resilience, and leadership across a spectrum of endeavors.

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Military Book Reviews

White Sun War: The Campaign for Taiwan

Ryan ensures the readers do not lose the human factors. Friction, uncertainty, fear, and exhaustion beguile the characters on the ground throughout the campaign. The taxes these characteristics impose on each of the military actors are ever present in the text. Perhaps more critically, Ryan pulls on his voluminous knowledge of military history to offer compelling notional instances by which the miscalculation of senior leaders can lead rational actors to make decisions that, in hindsight, are anything but rational.

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The Wingmen: The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams

The Wingmen is a captivating story about the friendship between two iconic figures – astronaut John Glenn and baseball legend Ted Williams. The book sheds light on their unique camaraderie but falls short in delivering its impact. Lazarus delves into the lives of Glenn and Williams, providing readers with a compelling account of their friendship. He juxtaposes their different backgrounds and highlights the curious circumstances that brought them together.

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