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The Mission, the Men, and Me : Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

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"A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives."--Kevin Sharer, chairman and CEO, Amgen As a commander of Delta Force-the most elite counter--terrorist organization in the world--Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare--and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win--and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never-before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, readers will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 26mm | 358.34g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white halftones, maps
  • 0425236579
  • 9780425236574
  • 52,319

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"His thesis is that there aren't that many different situations in life, and there aren't that many different ways of dealing with them--have a few, simple principles, and, when in doubt, refer to them. He's a stoic with a sense of humor, and I very much enjoyed his book.''--David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director "Blaber presents his hard-won principles of leadership and illustrates them with intense personal stories and accounts of leadership amidst chaotic modern warfare. The leadership principles ring true and have a commonsense appeal. Also, the 'peek behind the curtain' look at Delta should please fans of special operations."--Small Wars Journal "Should be required reading for all flag-rank officers. Required, because it codifies in simple, accessible language the concepts that will allow us to adapt, overcome and prevail in 21st-century warfare, whether it be asymmetric in nature and unconventional in approach, or along the classical Land-War models. And required because Lt. Col. Blaber demonstrates through multiple empirical examples why flexibility, audacity, situational awareness and preparation are superior to rigid, formulaic doctrine-influenced operational planning."--The Washington Timesshow more

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