Founder and Chairman of Team Red, White and Blue, U.S. Army Major, West Point Graduate
Reading and continuing to educate ourselves will not only have the obvious benefits of reading, but will surely help bridge the civil-military divide and strengthen our communities.
Letters to a Young Poet
Ranier Maria Rilke
"This is my absolute favorite book. Rilke receives letters from a a young, aspiring poet and this book comprises Rilke’s 10 responses to these letters. The answers transcend time, gender, occupation and religion."
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
"For those of us that have dogs, this book should be a mandatory read. I don’t often read novels but this one captured my imagination from the first chapter and had me bawling by the end."
Fast Food Nation
"This book changed my life. Growing up, we often thought we had no choice but to indulge in the world of fast “food.” This book takes a graphic and honest look at what goes on in the fast food industry and realities are incredibly disturbing. I think this should be a must read for children in school."
The Blind Side
"I am a massive American football fan and I am fascinated by the inner workings of the NFL. This book obviously became a popular movie later on but it has so many interesting story lines and is so inspiring on so many levels."
"I am a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell and this book was riveting to me. Whether you agree with his theories or not, he is undeniably brilliant and forces you to look at the world in a new and different way."
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