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release date: Apr 04, 2017
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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Should be read by every leader in America...a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can." --Wall Street Journal

"Powerful." --USA Today

"Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post

"Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes

BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE GRADUATION SPEECH WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.


On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.

Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
release date: Feb 14, 2017
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The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war's deadliest

A single company of US paratroopers--calling themselves the "Chosen Few"--arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides.

Month after month, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and machine-gun fire poured down on the isolated and exposed paratroopers as America's focus and military resources shifted to Iraq. Just weeks before the paratroopers were to go home, they faced their last--and toughest--fight. Near the village of Wanat in Nuristan province, an estimated three hundred enemy fighters surrounded about fifty of the Chosen Few and others defending a partially finished combat base. Nine died and more than two dozen were wounded that day in July 2008, making it arguably the bloodiest battle of the war in Afghanistan.

The Chosen Few would return home tempered by war. Two among them would receive the Medal of Honor. All of them would be forever changed.
release date: Jun 01, 1996
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Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice
Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest manhunts in history. In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched study, McRaven analyzes eight classic special operations. Six are from WWII: the German commando raid on the Belgian fort Eben Emael (1940); the Italian torpedo attack on the Alexandria harbor (1941); the British commando raid on Nazaire, France (1942); the German glider rescue of Benito Mussolini (1943); the British midget-submarine attack on the Tirpitz (1943); and the U.S. Ranger rescue mission at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines (1945). The two post-WWII examples are the U.S. Army raid on the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam (1970) and the Israeli rescue of the skyjacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda (1976). McRaven—who commands a U.S. Navy SEAL team—pinpoints six essential principles of “spec ops” success: simplicity, security, repetition, surprise, speed and purpose. For each of the case studies, he provides political and military context, a meticulous reconstruction of the mission itself and an analysis of the operation in relation to his six principles. McRaven deems the Son Tay raid “the best modern example of a successful spec op [which] should be considered textbook material for future missions.” His own book is an instructive textbook that will be closely studied by students of the military arts. Maps, photos.
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release date: Sep 08, 2020
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[Make Your Bed Audiobook][William H. McRaven MAKE YOUR BED Audio CD]
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
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release date: Sep 08, 2020
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Spec Ops Publisher: Presidio Press
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The Theory of Special Operations
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Arrume Sua Cama (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
Dez lições de um almirante das forças especiais para mudar sua vida
Quando foi convidado para proferir o discurso da aula inaugural dos alunos de graduação da Universidade do Texas, o almirante William McRaven pensou em compartilhar suas lições sobre liderança. Afinal, em 37 anos de carreira na Marinha norte-americana, ele exerceu o comando em vários níveis - inclusive tendo sido o responsável pela missão que capturou Osama Bin Laden. O que ele não imaginava é que o discurso fosse parar nas redes sociais, viralizar e ter mais de 10 milhões de visualizações!
Impressionado com o impacto e com o apelo universal, McRaven transformou a palestra em livro onde resume as 10
lições que aprendeu no treinamento das forças especiais. Assim como o vídeo, o livro virou um best-seller - está em primeiro lugar na lista do jornal The New York Times desde que foi lançado.
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release date: Sep 08, 2020
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Yatagini Topla
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release date: Nov 15, 2017
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Tiende tu cama y otros pequeños hábitos que cambiarán tu vida y el mundo (Spanish Edition)

Si quieres cambiar el mundo, comienza por tender tu cama.

Si tiendes tu cama al despertar, habrás cumplido con tu primera tarea. Tendrás una sensación de orgullo y te alentará a cumplir un objetivo más, después otro y otro. Esa pequeña labor se convertirá en muchas metas cumplidas.

El autor, quien se sobrepuso a difíciles retos y se recuperó de un grave accidente de paracaídas, nos cuenta las profundas lecciones de vida —valorar la compañía, aceptar que el mundo no es justo, afrontar el fracaso, no darse por vencido y tender la cama— que aprendió durante uno de los entrenamientos físicos más desafiantes del mundo.

¡Los logros más trascendentes están hechos de pequeños pasos!

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