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His reflections on his wartime prison experience and the reasons for his survival form the basis of the writings reprinted here. In subject matter ranging from methods of communication in prison to military ethics to the principles of leadership, the thirty-four selections contained in this volume are a unique record of what Stockdale calls a "melting experience"--a pressure-packed existence that forces one to grow.
Retired Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, a Hoover Institution fellow from 1981 to 1996, was Ross Perot's 1992 presidential running mate and a recipient of the Medal of Honor after enduring seven and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. He died in 2006 at the age of 81.
"It makes me want to stand up and cheer."
Jim Stockdale makes clear throughout this book the differences between enlightened leadership and the business ethos permeating the Pentagon after Eisenhower.
I read Vice Admiral Stockdale's obituary and became interested in his writing, given what I learned about him in the outline of his career.
The book is a collection of Adm Stockdale's writings during his time as leader of various academic institutions. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Vic Galfano
The book was a collection of speeches given along the way no real insight to the war from a personal point of view.Published 16 months ago by dave jaeger
This is a 4 star book from start to finish. It is one of the few books I read over and over.Published 18 months ago by Nautilus Construction
This is a great book to understand the strength it takes to lead in a world that has become so PC it calls evil good and good evil. Read morePublished 23 months ago by bridge builder