Path to Victory

Author: Dr. Jahan Shahsawar

Publisher: BookVenture Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1640695508

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 3139

The US Army's Path to Victory in the Darkest Decade War in Afghanistan is an enlightening work based on the real-life experiences of Dr. Jahan Shahsawar. The book is about his fourteen-month deployment as a civilian contractor, acting as a cultural adviser/interpreter with the US Army in Afghanistan. This position gave him a unique and startling insight about the realities of the US Army's involvement in the war in Afghanistan. Starting with golden era of the 1960, Dr. Shahsawar brings the voice of innocent Afghans to the attention of international human rights organization. Also during his deployment, he interviewed numerous former Taliban war commanders and learned from Afghan National Army generals about the US Army's success in the war against terrorists. Other stories document the truth behind America's real enemies and the dishonesty of the Afghan government as well as the reason for the war's duration. The realities on the US Army's path to victory in the war on terror in Afghanistan have never been revealed...until now. Meanwhile, Doctor Jahan also reveals for the first time the identity of the evil charlatan's political motivation.


The Path to Victory 1769-1814

Author: Rory Muir

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300198604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 777

View: 4145

The Duke of Wellington was not just Britain’s greatest soldier, although his seismic struggles as leader of the Allied forces against Napoleon in the Peninsular War deservedly became the stuff of British national legend. Wellington was much more: a man of vision beyond purely military matters, a politically astute thinker, and a canny diplomat as well as lover, husband, and friend. Rory Muir’s masterful new biography, the first of a two-volume set, is the fruit of a lifetime’s research and discovery into Wellington and his times. The author brings Wellington into much sharper focus than ever before, addressing his masterstrokes and mistakes in equal measure.div /DIVdivMuir looks at all aspects of Wellington’s career, from his unpromising youth through his remarkable successes in India and his role as junior minister in charge of Ireland, to his controversial military campaigns. With dramatic descriptions of major battles and how they might have turned out differently, the author underscores the magnitude of Wellington’s achievements. The biography is the first to address the major significance of Wellington’s political connections and shrewdness, and to set his career within the wider history of British politics and the war against Napoleon. The volume also revises Wellington’s reputation for being cold and aloof, showing instead a man of far more complex and interesting character./DIV

Clearing the Path to Victory

A Self-Guided Mental Training Program for Athletes

Author: Aladar Kogler,David A. Littell

Publisher: Counter Parry Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 8533


Reagan's Path to Victory

The Shaping of Ronald Reagan's Vision: Selected Writings

Author: Kiron K. Skinner,Annelise Anderson,Martin Anderson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780743276436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 3308

In the last years of Ronald Reagan's life, his voluminous writings on politics, policy, and people finally emerged and offered a Rosetta stone by which to understand him. From 1975 to 1979, in particular, he delivered more than 1,000 radio addresses, of which he wrote at least 680 himself. When drafts of his addresses were first discovered, and a selection was published in 2001 as Reagan, In His Own Hand by the editors of this book, they caused a sensation by revealing Reagan as a prolific and thoughtful writer, who covered a wide variety of topics and worked out the agenda that would drive his presidency. What was missed in that thematic collection, however, was the development of his ideas over time. Now, in Reagan's Path to Victory, a chronological selection of more than 300 addresses with historical context supplied by the editors, readers can see how Reagan reacted to the events that defined the Carter years and how he honed his message in the crucial years before his campaign officially began. The late 1970s were tumultuous times. In the aftermath of Vietnam and Watergate, America's foreign and domestic policies were up for grabs. Reagan argued against the Panama Canal treaties, in vain; against the prevailing view that the Vietnam War was an ignoble enterprise from the start; against détente with the Soviet Union; against the growth of regulation; and against the tax burden. Yet he was fundamentally an optimist, who presented positive, values-based prescriptions for the economy and for Soviet relations. He told many inspiring stories; he applauded charities and small businesses that worked to overcome challenges. As Reagan's Path to Victory unfolds, Reagan's essays reveal a presidential candidate who knew himself and knew his positions, who presented a stark alternative to an incumbent administration, and who knew how to reach out and touch voters directly. Reagan's Path to Victory is nothing less than a president's campaign playbook, in his own words.

The Path to the Throne of God

Author: Sarah Elizabeth Peck

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1479603090

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 3699

This study of the sanctuary aims to give the reader an overall view of the entire sanctuary, including the earthly and the heavenly sanctuaries, and reaching its climax in the temple eternal, the earthly model as constructed by Moses, being a type or illustration of both the others. It also aims to make plain that the sanctuary symbolizes not only the redemptive work of Christ, but also the Christian experience of each of His followers, and of the church as a whole.

The Art of Victory

Strategies for Personal Success and Global Survival in a Changing World

Author: Gregory R. Copley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416524789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8303

An award-winning strategic analyst presents a charter for personal business success based on his "28 Maxims of Victory," lessons drawn from historical examples of effective leadership that paved the way for the building of successful civilizations and societies. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Path to Victory

America's Army and the Revolution in Human Affairs

Author: Don Vandergriff

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492130765


Page: 590

View: 5928

Revised and with a new foreword from leading reform advocate COL (ret) Douglas MacGregor, PhD, Don Vandergriff revisits his 2002 manifesto for the evolution of the U.S. Army. From the foreword: "Few books in the history of the U.S. Army have made a more convincing argument for change than Don Vandergriff's Path to Victory: America's Army and the Revolution in Human Affairs. It is therefore a great privilege to offer some thoughts on the re-release of this important work. When Don's book appeared for the first time in 2002 it was not simply detailed account of the Army's personnel management system, its promotion policies and unit manning practices. It was also a critical examination of the Army as an institution and its extraordinary resistance to change in the way it identifies, develops and employs human talent. Most important, the book stipulated recommended changes informed by the ageless understanding that really great military success can be achieved only when leadership, technology and organization work hand in hand. If leadership were truly recognized inside and outside of the American military as a vital component of national military power, most of Don's Vandergriff's recommendations would have been embraced and implemented long ago."

Finding a Path to Victory

9 Stories on Using Faith to Overcome Obstacles

Author: Joan T. Randall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948400510

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 8686

Life has a way of throwing us curve balls--testing us and seeing how patient, courageous, and resilient we are. Sometimes these tests are so difficult that they're simply too much for us to handle--loss of employment, divorce, domestic violence, or even homelessness can cause the average person to lose hope for a brighter tomorrow--and to lose their faith in God. In addition to her own story, Joan T. Randall has acquired the incredibly brave stories of those who have fallen on dark days themselves in Finding a Path to Victory. Amidst tales of substance abuse, sickness, death, and heartache, each storyteller shares his or her struggles, the journeys they had to explore to get through their hardships, and how they found the courage and strength to thrive through their faith and belief in God's master plan.



Author: Ronald J. Wilkes

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481732552

Category: Self-Help

Page: 84

View: 1231

This book may be interesting to you if you are interested in your personal comfort, satisfaction, and well-being and want Pleasure and Relaxation. If you enjoy People and Relationships and are Prepared to Adjust and Reinvent, this book may be of interest to you. Try to digest some of the ideas presented and you may feel more content. Keep an open mind. If you are concerned about the relationship of hupers, (Hu-man Per-sons) and Mother Nature and Father Time, this book is presented for your Pleasure and Relaxation. It may help you get through difficult times. If you think there is a Possible Area of Reward from this book, Please Accept the Receipt of some new ideas to Ponder and Reflect. Think about it! Eleanor Roosevelt stated the following very well: Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift, That is why they call it the “Present”.

March to Victory


Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8184300883


Page: N.A

View: 1715

March to Victory’ is an outstanding collection of the prose-lyrics written by Muni Nathmal (Acharya Mahapragya). In these poems, the poet has beautifully and successfully expressed the message of Lord Mahavira in a lyrical form. Under the lyrics philosophical illumination has been given, which help the readers in grasping the essence of the lyrics. Life is a journey, which succeeds when the traveler reaches his destination. Muni Nathmal (Acharya Mahapragya) has given an inspiring expression to this eternal truth by depicting the journey of spiritual victory of Lord Mahavira, in which the Lord valiantly annihilated the enemies of soul like anger, pride, deceit, lust, passion, attachment and aversion and finally attained the supreme goal

The Path to Attainment

Author: Mark L. Prophet,Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 1932890149

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 423

View: 5552

Mind, body, spirit.

The Path to the Berlin Wall

Critical Stages in the History of Divided Germany

Author: Manfred Wilke

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382895

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 1601

The long path to the Berlin Wall began in 1945, when Josef Stalin instructed the Communist Party to take power in the Soviet occupation zone while the three Western allies secured their areas of influence. When Germany was split into separate states in 1949, Berlin remained divided into four sectors, with West Berlin surrounded by the GDR but lingering as a captivating showcase for Western values and goods. Following a failed Soviet attempt to expel the allies from West Berlin with a blockade in 1948–49, a second crisis ensued from 1958–61, during which the Soviet Union demanded once and for all the withdrawal of the Western powers and the transition of West Berlin to a "Free City." Ultimately Nikita Khrushchev decided to close the border in hopes of halting the overwhelming exodus of East Germans into the West. Tracing this path from a German perspective, Manfred Wilke draws on recently published conversations between Khrushchev and Walter Ulbricht, head of the East German state, in order to reconstruct the coordination process between these two leaders and the events that led to building the Berlin Wall.

The Path to Salvation

Religious Violence from the Crusades to Jihad

Author: Heather Selma Gregg

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612346618

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 3458

In the wake of 9/11, policy analysts, journalists, and academics have tried to make sense of the rise of militant Islam, particularly its role as a motivating and legitimating force for violence against the United States. The general perception is that Islam is more violence-prone than other religions and that scripture and beliefs within the faith, such as the doctrines of jihad and martyrdom, demonstrate the inherently violent nature of Islam. Here, however, Heather Selma Gregg draws comparisons across religious traditions to investigate common causes of religious violence. The author sets side-by-side examples of current and historic Islamic violence with similar acts by Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu adherents. Based on her findings, Gregg challenges the assumption that religious violence stems from a faithÆs scriptures. Instead, Gregg argues that religious violence is the result of interpretations of a religionÆs beliefs and scriptures. Interpretations calling for violence in the name of a faith are the product of individuals, but it is important to understand the conditions under which these violent interpretations of a religion occur. These conditions must be considered by identifying who is interpreting the religion and by what authority; the social, political, and economic circumstances surrounding these violent interpretations; and the believability of these interpretations by members of religious communities.

The Path to Tyranny

A History of Free Society's Descent Into Tyranny

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: Michael Newton

ISBN: 0982604017

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 9341

Examines how many free societies have fallen to tyranny and looks at the possibility that the United States could be next.

When Morning Comes

Author: Richard Dixson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456764357

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

View: 4068

When Morning Comes is a book of refreshment you will be sure to visit everyday. The promise for you is that you will be filled with hope and inspiration to conquer any chal-lenge faced in this life. In reading this book you can expect the following promises: A renewed sense of purpose for your life More than 30 myths exposed Solutions for some of life's most challenging questions Spiritual guidance for daily living Over 35 quick tips encouraging you to action

Come On People

On the Path from Victims to Victors

Author: Bill Cosby,Alvin F. Poussaint

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418572055

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 5911

In Come On, People, Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint tell an inspiring story about human beings fighting hardships and succeeding. It is a story about strong, resilient people who have overcome poverty and mistreatment. Do not be surprised if you find yourself identifying personally with the stories because you see the same struggle in either yourself or in an acquaintance or a relative. It is a stirring call for us all to complete the daunting transition from victims to victors, from helplessness to hope. Come On, People will encourage you to set aside excuses and make a better life today—for you, for your children, for your community, and for your future.

Operation Dark Heart

Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan -- and The Path to Victory

Author: Anthony Shaffer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429965194

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9433

On Friday, August 13, 2010, just as St. Martin's Press was readying its initial shipment of this book, the Department of Defense contacted us to express its concern that our publication of Operation Dark Heart could cause damage to U.S. national security. After consulting with our author, we agreed to incorporate some of the government's changes into a revised edition of his book while redacting other text he was told was classified. The newly revised book keeps our national interests secure, but this highly qualified warrior's story is still intact. Shaffer's assessment of successes and failures in Afghanistan remains dramatic, shocking, and crucial reading for anyone concerned about the outcome of the war. "While I do not agree with the edits in many ways, the DoD redactions enhance the reader's understanding by drawing attention to the flawed results created by a disorganized and heavy handed military intelligence bureaucracy." —Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer had run intelligence operations for years before he arrived in Afghanistan. He was part of the "dark side of the force"---the shadowy elements of the U.S. government that function outside the bounds of the normal system. His group called themselves the Jedi Knights and pledged to use the dark arts of espionage to protect the country from its enemies. Shaffer's mission to Afghanistan, however, was unlike any he had ever experienced before. There, he led a black-ops team on the forefront of the military efforts to block the Taliban's resurgence. They not only planned complex intelligence operations to beat back the insurgents, but also played a key role in executing those operations---outside the wire. They succeeded in striking at the core of the Taliban and their safe havens across the border in Pakistan. For a moment Shaffer saw us winning the war. Then the military brass got involved. The policies that top officials relied on were hopelessly flawed. Shaffer and his team were forced to sit and watch as the insurgency grew---just across the border in Pakistan. This wasn't the first time he had seen bureaucracy stand in the way of national security. He had participated in Able Danger, the aborted intelligence operation that identified many of the future 9/11 terrorists but failed to pursue them. His attempt to reveal the truth to the 9/11 Commission would not go over well with his higher-ups. Operation Dark Heart tells the story of what really went on--and what went wrong--in Afghanistan. Shaffer witnessed firsthand the tipping point, when what seemed like certain victory turned into failure. Now, in this book, he maps out a way that could put us on the path to winning the war.

A Springboard to Victory

Shandong Province and Chinese Communist Military and Financial Strength, 1937-1945

Author: Sherman Xiaogang Lai

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004198008

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 1386

Based on documents published in China, this book examines the reasons behind the Chinese Communists’ success during the Sino-Japanese War demythologizing Maoist guerrilla warfare by revealing the links between the Communists’ military and financial might during the Japanese occupation.

Spiritual Warfare

Unlocking the Path to Victory

Author: Dr Johnny Funderburg

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781545611982

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 6822

Dr. Johnny Funderburg has served in Christian ministry for thirty years. He met the Lord Jesus as a college freshman and soon thereafter began the pursuit of ministry studies. His undergraduate degree is from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. His Master of Divinity degree was completed at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas. His Doctorate of Ministry degree was received from Luther Rice Seminary, Metro-Atlanta, Georgia. Though he has lived a life of shared experiences as a pastor, counselor and friend, he greatest joy has been his family. Pictured below from left to right: (son-in-law Seth Woolsey, daughter Kristin Woolsey, baby-granddaughter Charlotte Woolsey, son Ryan Funderburg, daughter-in-law Lizzy Funderburg, wife Pam Funderburg, and Johnny).