Thoughts... is a amazing collection, that will make you better person and make you *think*.
Additionally, the book is an excellent bibliography for anyone looking for recommended reading on moral philosophy.
I was introduced to Epictetus and his follower Marcus Aurelius (yes, the Emperor from Gladiator the movie!)
I did not know that my cousin the late Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale wrote this book. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Jim took a job teaching at Stanford University. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Butsch
I reviewed in GoodReads as well, but for the military professional, or any person seeking to improve their personal ethical and leadership habits, I strongly recommend. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. D. Patrick
I was absolutely amazed about the inner strength of Admiral Stockdale under such difficult conditions and his thoughts about how government leaders could and probably should have... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matt Tebbetts
I KNEW JIM STOCKDALE. HE WAS A GREAT PATRIOT. SYBIL, HIS WIFE, STILL LIVES IN CORONADO CA. HE WAS A CLASSMATE OF MINE AT USNA.Published 5 months ago by Richard Gardiner
Absolute terrific book explaining the warrior ethos of the greatest Naval Officer from the second half of the 20th Century.Published 21 months ago by William Shipp
for every military officer, SF personel or any serious student. The viewpoint and descriptions of what it takes to walk thru the fire, survive and win against 7/8years of daily... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Part of this book describes Stoic Ethics, a philosophy described by the author as, (paraphrasing) "if you can be happy with nothing, you are a stoic. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by writerofrights
Amazing collection of speeches and essays from the inimitable Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale. Full of genuine wisdom garnered mostly from his time as a POW leader in Communist... Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by TheAutodidact
Very insightful and an eclectic collage of speeches and musings. Many stories are repeated and his writing jumps around a bit before he gets to his point. Read morePublished on October 6, 2010 by Donald A. Wilson