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A question of character : life lessons to learn from military history
Gaebelein, Thad A., 1956-
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New York : Red Brick Press, [2000]

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xi, 172 pages ; 19 cm
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Uses military history to demonstrate the importance of character in careers, relationships, and everyday life, emphasizing the virtues of honesty, integrity, ingenuity, and perserverance.

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Lcdr. Thad A. Gaebelein, USMM, is a former Army major who taught military history at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also served as an infantry officer and an assault helicopter pilot. He was headmaster of a prestigious private school and is currently an instructor at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY
Ron P. Simmons is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Viatech, Inc

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Part I The Principles
1. Character and Choicesp. 3
2. Character Means Commitmentp. 8
3. Character Always Catches Upp. 13
4. Character Creates Passionp. 16
5. Character: A Four-Part Combinationp. 22
6. Character Value #1: Involvementp. 24
7. Character Value #2: Interdependencep. 33
8. Character Value #3: Indicatorsp. 39
9. Character Value #4: Ingrainingp. 43
Part II The Proof
10. From the Jaws of Defeat: Gustavusp. 51
11. Character Values in Action: Gustavusp. 55
12. Status Quo Must Go: Napoleonp. 61
13. Character Values in Action: Napoleonp. 75
14. A New Type of Military Culture: Napoleonp. 82
15. A Fall from Grace: Napoleonp. 89
16. The Discarded Victor: Dowdingp. 98
17. Let History Judge: Dowdingp. 108
18. A True Revolutionary: Dinhp. 119
19. The Strength of a Woman: Dinhp. 140
20. In the End, It's a Question of Characterp. 161
Bibliographyp. 167