| Boot Camp Buddies As a former enlisted sailor and officer in the United States Navy, Carl Nelson is well suited to write this book. In his first career, he rose from boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station in Wisconsin to a highly decorated Navy captain by way of Annapolis and a naval career that spanned more than thirty-three years. It included duty as faculty at West Point and Annapolis, four tours of duty in the Vietnam War. His sea assignments included commanding officer of the guided missile cruiser U.S.S. Worden CG-18, the frigate U.S.S. Cook FF-1083, the towing/salvage vessel U.S.S. Cocopa ATF 101, and as the senior military advisor (Commanding Officer) of sailors and Marines in the Rung Sat Special Zone (RSSZ), a brown water riverine unit. Since retirement from the Navy he has earned a doctorate, taught as a professor and is now an author listed in Who’s Who in California, 1989, Who’s Who in America, 2006, Who’s Who in American Education, 2006, and Who’s Who in the World, 2007.
| Annapolis This is the fourth book in the Blake Lawrence series. Graduates of the Naval Academy might recognize that this story could span any period of the twentieth century with a little spilled over on each side. In this case Blake enters the Naval Academy during the middle of the 20th century and faces the barriers and challenges placed in front of young men (and more recent, women) who aspire to a naval career: academic as well as hazing. It takes him into heroic situations both at sea and ashore in foreign places. Lawrence is based on situations that actually happened at Annapolis. The stories have, of course, been embellished to protect the innocent as well as the author and his friends; the names, characters, places and incidents are used fictitiously. The characters are composites and any resemblance to real people living or dead is entirely coincidental.
|The Message of the Puzzle Ring is about how to break loose from difficult circumstances and change your life. Believing that people need simple methods to guide their future, Henri Rabb “Pop” Ferger, a 54-year-old camp counselor on furlough from his missionary post as an educator in India challenged people to solve the puzzle ring as a way to remember the keys to becoming a well-rounded person. Pop’s message, originally intended to motivate boys to rise and live a free and full life, links four words: Mind, Body, Social Qualities, and Spirit (MBSQS), which are derived from St. Luke 2:52. This book is meant to explain Pop’s message and how it can be a foundation for you to become a 4-square person and rise above your circumstance to do your chosen life’s work.
|Madam President and the Admiral is a powerful, unforgettable political military thriller about a woman president who sends her lover to war against China. A very good read for women and men. – Lionel Van Deerlin Former U.S. Congressman, professor emeritus of journalism, San Diego State University and columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune.|
|Secret Players is a work of historical fiction opens with a tale of gripping terror then chronicles the story of the lives of the protagonists and their families which become intertwined during the last half of the twentieth century, moving back and forth between America and Japan. Secret Players is about international intrigue and behind-the-scenes power run amok. But it is also a metaphor for the hate existent in the modern world of terror. The finale is between the two men and their wives who intervene and shakes the reader in light of 9/11.|
|Import/Export: How to Get Started in International Trade
This book answers scores of questions that often puzzle people new to the field. What makes a specific product a good choice for importing or exporting? How do importers/exporters make overseas sourcing contacts? Marketing contacts? How do they get an export license? How do they deal with the customs maze? How do they protect trade marks and patents? What does it cost to start an import/export business?
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|The Advisor. Fighting for freedom, Commander Blake Lawrence, an oceangoing destroyer officer, adapts to a foreign culture and treacherous riverine guerrilla warfare in the Rung Sat Special Zone (RSSZ) to fight the Vietcong and his own admiral to protect the most strategic river in the Vietnam War. Set during the last days of the war, Blake and his Marine and sailor advisors turn over their equipment and fly back to America believing they have left their counterparts in the South strong enough to defend themselves. In 1975, back at sea in command of a destroyer, Blake witnesses “Black April,” the loss of South Vietnam’s freedom. For an young adult and adult audiences (war language).|