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Alan Axelrod

Alan Axelrod - Ghostwriter

Atlanta, GA, United States

I've written some 150 history, military history, business, leadership, and biographical books and have ghosted or edited many more.

Overview

An extensively published author and a seasoned editor, I am a collaborator and ghostwriter who works in non-fiction, both book-length and short form, including opinion editorials, articles, and blogs. My specialty is helping clients structure their message and find their voice. I make complex and technical material accessible to the general reader.

My services range from editing, book doctoring, proposal writing, and collaboration to full ghostwriting. Most of my clients ask that I remain with their project from inception through publication and, often, post-publication promotion. I often work with clients by letting them "talk" their book, interviewing and recording them to capture their story in their voice.

I have worked with a wide range of publishers from the Big 5 to more niche houses, including Macmillan, Wiley, Chronicle Books, Penguin, Simon and Schuster, McGraw Hill and DK, to name just a few. I also have experience working directly with organizations of all sizes, including AVG Technologies, Bank of America, DMG Global, RedSeal Security Analytics and many more global organizations.

No project is too big or too small and I’d love to hear from you.

Services
Book Ghostwriting Book Proposal Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Education & Reference History Politics & Current Affairs

Awards

  • BusinessWeek Bestseller, "Patton on Leadership"
  • "Business Week Bestseller, "Elizabeth I, CEO"
  • Audie Award (Audio Publishers Association)
  • Awarded Best Western History Book of 1991 by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum

Work experience

Writer, ghostwriter, book doctor, editor, book packager

Self-employed
January, 1997 – Present (almost 21 years)

Writer, ghostwriter, and editor.

Director of Development

Turner Publishing
January, 1993 – January, 1997 (about 4 years)

Acquiring and developmental editor.

Senior Editor

Abbeville Press
January, 1984 – December, 1992 (almost 9 years)

Associate Editor

Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum
January, 1981 – July, 1983 (over 2 years)

Assistant Professor of English

Furman University
August, 1980 – July, 1982 (almost 2 years)

Lecturer in English

Lake Forest College
August, 1979 – June, 1980 (10 months)

Portfolio (51 selected works)

Patton: A Biography (Great Generals)

Alan Axelrod

George S. Patton embodied contradiction: a cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command; an outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit... read more

George S. Patton embodied contradiction: a cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command; an outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit... read more

The Battle of the Somme

Alan Axelrod author of "Generals South Generals North"

Fought during 1916, the Battle of the Somme was conceived by the French and British as a great offensive to be waged against Germany even as France poured incredible numbers of men into the slaughterhouse that was the desperate defense of Verdun. The French general-in-chief, Joseph “Papa” Joffre, was especially anxious to go on the offensive. For the French high command cherished the belief, b... read more

Fought during 1916, the Battle of the Somme was conceived by the French and British as a great offensive to be waged against Germany even as France poured incredible numbers of men into the slaughterhouse that was the desperate defense of Verdun. The French general-in-chief, Joseph “Papa” Joffre, was especially anxious to go on the offensive. For the French high command cherished the belief, b... read more

Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London

Alan Axelrod

Alan Axelrod's Lost Destiny is a rare exploration of the origin of today's controversial military drones as well as a searing and unforgettable story of heroism, WWII, and the Kennedy dynasty that might have been.On August 12, 1944, Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., heir to one of America's most glamorous fortunes, son of the disgraced former ambassador to Great Britain, and big brother to fr... read more

Alan Axelrod's Lost Destiny is a rare exploration of the origin of today's controversial military drones as well as a searing and unforgettable story of heroism, WWII, and the Kennedy dynasty that might have been.On August 12, 1944, Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., heir to one of America's most glamorous fortunes, son of the disgraced former ambassador to Great Britain, and big brother to fr... read more

The Gilded Age: 1876–1912: Overture to the American Century

Alan Axelrod

The Gilded Age is in the air! This beautifully designed, fully illustrated, insightful book by noted historian Alan Axelrod provides a vivid view of American life and thought during that era. The Gilded Age—the name coined by Mark Twain to refer to the period of rapid economic growth in America between the 1870s and 1900—offers some intriguing parallels to our own time. Prolific historian Alan... read more

The Gilded Age is in the air! This beautifully designed, fully illustrated, insightful book by noted historian Alan Axelrod provides a vivid view of American life and thought during that era. The Gilded Age—the name coined by Mark Twain to refer to the period of rapid economic growth in America between the 1870s and 1900—offers some intriguing parallels to our own time. Prolific historian Alan... read more

Selling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda

Alan Axelrod

The riveting, untold story of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information -- the first and only propaganda initiative sanctioned by the U.S. government.When the people of the United States were reluctant to enter World War I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the tide of public opinion. The Committee on Public Informatio... read more

The riveting, untold story of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information -- the first and only propaganda initiative sanctioned by the U.S. government.When the people of the United States were reluctant to enter World War I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the tide of public opinion. The Committee on Public Informatio... read more

The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past (Real History Series)

Alan Axelrod

Ask most Americans why their forefathers started the Revolution, and they’ll likely mention “no taxation without representation” or the belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as inalienable rights. But that’s just the start of the story, as historian Alan Axelrod so brilliantly shows in this eye-opening book. Axelrod offers a fascinating examination of what really caused the bre... read more

Ask most Americans why their forefathers started the Revolution, and they’ll likely mention “no taxation without representation” or the belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as inalienable rights. But that’s just the start of the story, as historian Alan Axelrod so brilliantly shows in this eye-opening book. Axelrod offers a fascinating examination of what really caused the bre... read more

Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered

Alan Axelrod

With April 12, 2011, set to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at Fort Sumter, the time is ripe for a new assessment of the conflict’s most influential and controversial military leaders. Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-four such commanders—twelve each from the Confederacy and the Union. Best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod presents a b... read more

With April 12, 2011, set to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at Fort Sumter, the time is ripe for a new assessment of the conflict’s most influential and controversial military leaders. Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-four such commanders—twelve each from the Confederacy and the Union. Best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod presents a b... read more

Political History Of America's Wars

Alan Axelrod

Explores the legislative, social, and policy aspects of AmericaAcentsi 1/2i 1/2's major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of AmericaAcentsi 1/2i 1/2' s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom."

Explores the legislative, social, and policy aspects of AmericaAcentsi 1/2i 1/2's major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of AmericaAcentsi 1/2i 1/2' s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom."

The Real History of World War II: A New Look at the Past (Real History Series)

Alan Axelrod

In a refreshingly fearless, colloquial voice, acclaimed historian Alan Axelrod recounts the key events of World War II with unflagging humanity, drama, and straightforward explanations of their significance, weaving a story as engrossing and multifaceted as a great novel. As with the series’ first entry, The Real History of World War II remains authoritative, non-academic, and appealingly desi... read more

In a refreshingly fearless, colloquial voice, acclaimed historian Alan Axelrod recounts the key events of World War II with unflagging humanity, drama, and straightforward explanations of their significance, weaving a story as engrossing and multifaceted as a great novel. As with the series’ first entry, The Real History of World War II remains authoritative, non-academic, and appealingly desi... read more

The Real History of the Vietnam War: A New Look at the Past (Real History Series)

Alan Axelrod

Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War, this fifth volume in the Real History series draws parallels between contemporary international conflicts and what occurred in Vietnam half a century ago.Events since 2001 suggest that the agonizing lessons Vietnam should have taught us about armed enterprises in remote lands have gone unlearned. In examini... read more

Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War, this fifth volume in the Real History series draws parallels between contemporary international conflicts and what occurred in Vietnam half a century ago.Events since 2001 suggest that the agonizing lessons Vietnam should have taught us about armed enterprises in remote lands have gone unlearned. In examini... read more

Theodore Roosevelt, CEO: 7 Principles to Guide and Inspire Modern Leaders

Alan Axelrod

The newest in Alan Axelrod's celebrated CEO series examines Theodore Roosevelt--typically ranked among the top five US presidents by historians. Following in the vein of his popular Winston Churchill, CEO and Gandhi, CEO, Axelrod provides an unprecedented look at this much-studied figure. In an engaging, conversational style, Axelrod explores seven inspirational areas that characterize Rooseve... read more

The newest in Alan Axelrod's celebrated CEO series examines Theodore Roosevelt--typically ranked among the top five US presidents by historians. Following in the vein of his popular Winston Churchill, CEO and Gandhi, CEO, Axelrod provides an unprecedented look at this much-studied figure. In an engaging, conversational style, Axelrod explores seven inspirational areas that characterize Rooseve... read more

The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems

Alan Axelrod

The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and ’40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium celebrates the linguistic gems cut and polished during the Great Depression, World War I,... read more

The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and ’40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium celebrates the linguistic gems cut and polished during the Great Depression, World War I,... read more

Profiles in Audacity: Great Decisions and How They Were Made

Alan Axelrod

A journey of exploration through history’s great decisions and those who had the courage to make them. In brief, compelling, and inspiring vignettes, bestselling historian Alan Axelrod pinpoints and investigates the make-or-break event in the lives and careers of some of history’s most significant figures. Axelrod reexamines history by revealing the answer to the fascinating question of why th... read more

A journey of exploration through history’s great decisions and those who had the courage to make them. In brief, compelling, and inspiring vignettes, bestselling historian Alan Axelrod pinpoints and investigates the make-or-break event in the lives and careers of some of history’s most significant figures. Axelrod reexamines history by revealing the answer to the fascinating question of why th... read more

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Presidency

Alan Axelrod

From George Washington to George W.In the course of the 2008 presidential campaigns, Americans became involved in the political process at a level rarely seen in modern history. But even before the historic race, George W. Bush's tenure had left many Americans wondering how we got to where we are today. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the American Presidency takes readers from the first preside... read more

From George Washington to George W.In the course of the 2008 presidential campaigns, Americans became involved in the political process at a level rarely seen in modern history. But even before the historic race, George W. Bush's tenure had left many Americans wondering how we got to where we are today. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the American Presidency takes readers from the first preside... read more

Bradley: A Biography (Great Generals)

Alan Axelrod

Alan Axelrod applies his signature insight and compelling prose to the life, strategy and legacy of the general who remains the model for all commanders today as the man who revolutionized the National Guard, shaped the US army's focus on the individual soldier, and emphasized cooperation and coordination among the military services--a cornerstone of modern U.S. military doctrine.Dubbed by the... read more

Alan Axelrod applies his signature insight and compelling prose to the life, strategy and legacy of the general who remains the model for all commanders today as the man who revolutionized the National Guard, shaped the US army's focus on the individual soldier, and emphasized cooperation and coordination among the military services--a cornerstone of modern U.S. military doctrine.Dubbed by the... read more

The Horrid Pit: The Battle of the Crater, the Civil War's Cruelest Mission

Alan Axelrod

The story of one of the most violent yet least-known episodes of the Civil War — the daring excavation of the longest military tunnel in history.

The story of one of the most violent yet least-known episodes of the Civil War — the daring excavation of the longest military tunnel in history.

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Marines

Alan Axelrod PH.D.

Includes entries such as: Belleau Wood; Gregory Pappy Boyington; Cuban Rebellion; Guadalcanal; Inchon; Landing craft; Navajo Code Talkers; Lewis B Chesty Puller; Sniper team; Ruth Cheney Streeter; US Marine Corps Women's Reserve; War of 1812; and more.

Includes entries such as: Belleau Wood; Gregory Pappy Boyington; Cuban Rebellion; Guadalcanal; Inchon; Landing craft; Navajo Code Talkers; Lewis B Chesty Puller; Sniper team; Ruth Cheney Streeter; US Marine Corps Women's Reserve; War of 1812; and more.

Profiles in Folly: History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong

Alan Axelrod

Using the same engrossing anecdotal format that proved so popular in Profiles in Audacity, bestselling author Alan Axelrod turns to the dark side of audacious decision-making and explores history's most tragic errors. While Axelrod looks at the hopelessly dumb and the overtly evil, the main focus is on smart people who had the best of intentions--but whose plans went disastrously wrong. The 35... read more

Using the same engrossing anecdotal format that proved so popular in Profiles in Audacity, bestselling author Alan Axelrod turns to the dark side of audacious decision-making and explores history's most tragic errors. While Axelrod looks at the hopelessly dumb and the overtly evil, the main focus is on smart people who had the best of intentions--but whose plans went disastrously wrong. The 35... read more

Napoleon, CEO: 6 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders

Alan Axelrod

The next in Alan Axelrod's engaging and popular CEO series spotlights a perfect subject: Napoleon, the brilliant military strategist who also laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe. Axelrod looks at this much-studied figure in a new way, exploring six areas that constitute the core of what made Napoleon a great leader: Audacity, Vision, Empathy, Strategy, L... read more

The next in Alan Axelrod's engaging and popular CEO series spotlights a perfect subject: Napoleon, the brilliant military strategist who also laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe. Axelrod looks at this much-studied figure in a new way, exploring six areas that constitute the core of what made Napoleon a great leader: Audacity, Vision, Empathy, Strategy, L... read more

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the New World Order (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))

Alan Axelrod PhD

The good, the bad, and the ugly behind the NWO.The "New World Order" (NWO) is a conspiracy theory; describing the evolution, or existence of one-world government administered by the powerful elite. Now Alan Axelrod offers an understandable look at what the NWO really means to people and lets the reader decide which theories are correct- or whether perhaps it's a little bit of every proposed th... read more

The good, the bad, and the ugly behind the NWO.The "New World Order" (NWO) is a conspiracy theory; describing the evolution, or existence of one-world government administered by the powerful elite. Now Alan Axelrod offers an understandable look at what the NWO really means to people and lets the reader decide which theories are correct- or whether perhaps it's a little bit of every proposed th... read more

The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History, 5th Edition (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))

Alan Axelrod Ph.D.

The compact history of a giant country. American history is one of those subjects that students frequently labor over and can seem like a random collection of names, dates, and events. Understood as a collective biography and free of the cheerleading found in many text books, the fully updated fifth edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to American History explains the changing tides in Ame... read more

The compact history of a giant country. American history is one of those subjects that students frequently labor over and can seem like a random collection of names, dates, and events. Understood as a collective biography and free of the cheerleading found in many text books, the fully updated fifth edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to American History explains the changing tides in Ame... read more

Patton's Drive: The Making of America's Greatest General

Alan Axelrod

Patton’s Drive tells the story of how a young man born to war—who believed himself the literal incarnation of all great warriors past—became a modern American general: in terms of enemy killed or captured, territory taken, and people liberated, the greatest field commander of World War II.

Patton’s Drive tells the story of how a young man born to war—who believed himself the literal incarnation of all great warriors past—became a modern American general: in terms of enemy killed or captured, territory taken, and people liberated, the greatest field commander of World War II.

Gandhi, CEO: 14 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders

Alan Axelrod

Gandhi, a CEO? Absolutely—and an incomparable example for our uncertain times, when we need leaders we can trust and admire. Not only was he a moral and intensely spiritual man, but also a supremely practical manager and a powerful agent for change, able to nurture the rebirth of an entire nation. Alan Axelrod looks at this much-studied figure in a way nobody has before, employing his fluid, e... read more

Gandhi, a CEO? Absolutely—and an incomparable example for our uncertain times, when we need leaders we can trust and admire. Not only was he a moral and intensely spiritual man, but also a supremely practical manager and a powerful agent for change, able to nurture the rebirth of an entire nation. Alan Axelrod looks at this much-studied figure in a way nobody has before, employing his fluid, e... read more

Julius Caesar, CEO: 6 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders

Alan Axelrod

When Caesar crossed the Rubicon River, he pitted his small vanguard against the larger legions of Rome. His act was so momentous that 'crossing the Rubicon' became synonymous for making any decision of high importance from which there is no turning back, but which holds the possibility of great reward. Best-selling business writer Alan Axelrod ranks Caesar among the first and perhaps the great... read more

When Caesar crossed the Rubicon River, he pitted his small vanguard against the larger legions of Rome. His act was so momentous that 'crossing the Rubicon' became synonymous for making any decision of high importance from which there is no turning back, but which holds the possibility of great reward. Best-selling business writer Alan Axelrod ranks Caesar among the first and perhaps the great... read more

Catherine the Great, CEO: 7 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders

Alan Axelrod

In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod's popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO. Catherine the Great traveled from Germany to Russia at only 14 years of age, and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating rulers in history. Axelrod profiles this strong and beloved leader, exam... read more

In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod's popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO. Catherine the Great traveled from Germany to Russia at only 14 years of age, and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating rulers in history. Axelrod profiles this strong and beloved leader, exam... read more

The Encyclopedia Of The American Armed Forces (2 Volume Set)

Alan Axelrod PH.D.

At a time when the question of war and what it means to serve our country is especially relevant, this essential reference provides a comprehensive, authoritative look at the American armed forces. Written by a well-known military historian, this two-volume set is divided into four sections, each devoted to one of the four major branches of the U.S. military - the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the... read more

At a time when the question of war and what it means to serve our country is especially relevant, this essential reference provides a comprehensive, authoritative look at the American armed forces. Written by a well-known military historian, this two-volume set is divided into four sections, each devoted to one of the four major branches of the U.S. military - the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the... read more

Revolutionary Management: John Adams on Leadership

Alan Axelrod

John Adams did not hesitate to lead his countrymen into revolution, but when other advocates of American independence focused solely on tearing down British tyranny, Adams kept asking, “Then what?” Asking—and answering—this question was for him the key to managing revolutionary change successfully, for the present and for the ages. Drawing on the latest Adams scholarship as well as Adams’s aut... read more

John Adams did not hesitate to lead his countrymen into revolution, but when other advocates of American independence focused solely on tearing down British tyranny, Adams kept asking, “Then what?” Asking—and answering—this question was for him the key to managing revolutionary change successfully, for the present and for the ages. Drawing on the latest Adams scholarship as well as Adams’s aut... read more

Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies

Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies provides a comprehensive survey and guide to the mercenary forces, entrepreneurs, and corporations that are a major component of warfare today. Security, military advice, training, logistics support, policing, technological expertise, intelligence, transportation-all are outsourced to a greater or lesser degree in the U.S. m... read more

Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies provides a comprehensive survey and guide to the mercenary forces, entrepreneurs, and corporations that are a major component of warfare today. Security, military advice, training, logistics support, policing, technological expertise, intelligence, transportation-all are outsourced to a greater or lesser degree in the U.S. m... read more

Minority Rights In America

Regina Axelrod

Ever since the Dominican missionary Bartolme de Las Casas (1476-1566) first raised civil and minority rights in an American context, questions of rights have figured prominently among some of the most profound and trying moments in American history. With 725 engagingly written alphabetically arranged entries, each thoroughly cross-referenced, Minority Rights in America explores the American ci... read more

Ever since the Dominican missionary Bartolme de Las Casas (1476-1566) first raised civil and minority rights in an American context, questions of rights have figured prominently among some of the most profound and trying moments in American history. With 725 engagingly written alphabetically arranged entries, each thoroughly cross-referenced, Minority Rights in America explores the American ci... read more

A Savage Empire: Trappers, Traders, Tribes, and the Wars That Made America

Alan Axelrod

A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early AmericaCombining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder with the natural history of Mark Kurlansky's Cod, popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital role a small animal―the beaver―played in the creation of our nation. The au... read more

A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early AmericaCombining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder with the natural history of Mark Kurlansky's Cod, popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital role a small animal―the beaver―played in the creation of our nation. The au... read more

Full Faith and Credit: The National Debt, Taxes, Spending, and the Bankrupting of America

Alan Axelrod

What is the national debt? Who loses from it? Who profits from it? Why is it a greater threat to America than international terrorism? In direct, non-partisan language, this book follows the money and finds the answers. Conservative, Liberal, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Socialist . . . Each has a laundry list for America on which the slow-motion cataclysm of unsustainable national debt ... read more

What is the national debt? Who loses from it? Who profits from it? Why is it a greater threat to America than international terrorism? In direct, non-partisan language, this book follows the money and finds the answers. Conservative, Liberal, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Socialist . . . Each has a laundry list for America on which the slow-motion cataclysm of unsustainable national debt ... read more

The 20 Most Significant Events of the Civil War: A Ranking

Alan Axelrod

This is the first book to not only select the events that most influenced the causes and outcome of America’s Civil War, but also to rank them in order of significance. In each of the book’s 20 detailed essays, author/historian/speaker Alan Axelrod presents an engaging narrative about the event, and also explains how the event shaped the course of the war, and ultimately the future of the coun... read more

This is the first book to not only select the events that most influenced the causes and outcome of America’s Civil War, but also to rank them in order of significance. In each of the book’s 20 detailed essays, author/historian/speaker Alan Axelrod presents an engaging narrative about the event, and also explains how the event shaped the course of the war, and ultimately the future of the coun... read more

The Revolutionary War: 1775-1783 (See American History)

Alan Axelrod

For the first title in this series, Künstler’s paintings bring history to life with vivid, high-action portrayals of the primary events that won Americans their freedom from Britain: the Boston Tea Party, the Siege of Yorktown, Paul Revere’s ride, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The epic artworks faithfully chronicle these moments from history and encourage children to look... read more

For the first title in this series, Künstler’s paintings bring history to life with vivid, high-action portrayals of the primary events that won Americans their freedom from Britain: the Boston Tea Party, the Siege of Yorktown, Paul Revere’s ride, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The epic artworks faithfully chronicle these moments from history and encourage children to look... read more

Weird War: Curious Military Trivia

Alan Axelrod

In this thought-provoking and highly entertaining book, noted historian Alan Axelrod (The Real History of World War II) takes readers on a journey through some of the lesser-known aspects of military history. In chapters such as Personality Parade ("Facts about commanders--the good, the bad, and the lucky") and Weapons, Widgets, and Weirdness, Axelrod explores over a hundred fascinating, start... read more

In this thought-provoking and highly entertaining book, noted historian Alan Axelrod (The Real History of World War II) takes readers on a journey through some of the lesser-known aspects of military history. In chapters such as Personality Parade ("Facts about commanders--the good, the bad, and the lucky") and Weapons, Widgets, and Weirdness, Axelrod explores over a hundred fascinating, start... read more

Nothing to Fear: Lessons in Leadership from FDR

PhD Alan Axelrod

A book of inspirational wisdom from the author of Elizabeth I CEO and Patton on Leadership-lessons in leadership, courage, and responsibility.. Alongside Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. Elected president four times, he inspired and motivated the nation during the Depression and through World War II, all the while battling a ... read more

A book of inspirational wisdom from the author of Elizabeth I CEO and Patton on Leadership-lessons in leadership, courage, and responsibility.. Alongside Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. Elected president four times, he inspired and motivated the nation during the Depression and through World War II, all the while battling a ... read more

Eisenhower on Leadership: Ike's Enduring Lessons in Total Victory Management (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership)

Alan Axelrod, Peter Georgescu

Based on the findings in recently released archive papers and letters, as well as extensive library and historical resources, Alan Axelrod offers a compelling profile of the remarkable leadership discipline of a general often called a "military CEO." In fascinating detail, Axelrod reveals that Ike was more than a great military leader; he was also a great executive who could—and did—write a re... read more

Based on the findings in recently released archive papers and letters, as well as extensive library and historical resources, Alan Axelrod offers a compelling profile of the remarkable leadership discipline of a general often called a "military CEO." In fascinating detail, Axelrod reveals that Ike was more than a great military leader; he was also a great executive who could—and did—write a re... read more

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The Battle of Verdun

Alan Axelrod

The Great War ate men, machines, and money without mercy or remission. At the end of 1915, the German army chief of staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, believed he knew how to finally kill the beast and win the war. On Christmas day, 1915, Falkenhayn sent a letter to Kaiser Wilhelm II proposing a campaign to demoralize Britain, whose industrial might and maritime power were the foundation of the alli... read more

The Great War ate men, machines, and money without mercy or remission. At the end of 1915, the German army chief of staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, believed he knew how to finally kill the beast and win the war. On Christmas day, 1915, Falkenhayn sent a letter to Kaiser Wilhelm II proposing a campaign to demoralize Britain, whose industrial might and maritime power were the foundation of the alli... read more

When the Buck Stops With You: Harry S. Truman on Leadership

Alan Axelrod Ph.D.

Harry Truman had been vice president for less than a year when he inherited the White House in 1945. With little preparation, he masterfully guided the nation through the last days of World War II, the Marshall Plan, and the war in Korea. The humble, plainspoken man known for the adage "The buck stops here" took on the challenges the way he knew best—head on. Bestselling author Alan Axelrod of... read more

Harry Truman had been vice president for less than a year when he inherited the White House in 1945. With little preparation, he masterfully guided the nation through the last days of World War II, the Marshall Plan, and the war in Korea. The humble, plainspoken man known for the adage "The buck stops here" took on the challenges the way he knew best—head on. Bestselling author Alan Axelrod of... read more

Van Nostrand's Concise Encyclopedia of Science

Christopher G. De Pree, Alan Axelrod

The most comprehensive one-volume scientific desk reference available Based on the new 4,000-page, two-volume Van Nostrand's Science Encyclopedia, Ninth Edition, the best scientific encyclopedia available according to the Library Journal, this authoritative, concise encyclopedia of science features over 5,000 entries that completely cover vital science, technology, and math terms and concepts.... read more

The most comprehensive one-volume scientific desk reference available Based on the new 4,000-page, two-volume Van Nostrand's Science Encyclopedia, Ninth Edition, the best scientific encyclopedia available according to the Library Journal, this authoritative, concise encyclopedia of science features over 5,000 entries that completely cover vital science, technology, and math terms and concepts.... read more

1001 Events That Made America

Alan Axelrod Ph.D.

"A highly readable chronology…one of those rare books that readers will enjoy having close at hand." —Tulsa World For some, patriotism means flags and parades, for others it's "my country right or wrong." But it's much more than that, and, as Alan Alexrod observes in this revealing review of our history, true patriotism is built on a bedrock of understanding—of who we are as individuals and as... read more

"A highly readable chronology…one of those rare books that readers will enjoy having close at hand." —Tulsa World For some, patriotism means flags and parades, for others it's "my country right or wrong." But it's much more than that, and, as Alan Alexrod observes in this revealing review of our history, true patriotism is built on a bedrock of understanding—of who we are as individuals and as... read more

Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale

Alan Axelrod

Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale is the first comprehensive literary, biographical, and cultural study of the novelist whom critic Leslie Fiedler has dubbed "the inventor of the American writer."The author of Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, Ormond, and Edgar Huntly, Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) is considered the first American professional author. He introduced Indian characters into Ame... read more

Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale is the first comprehensive literary, biographical, and cultural study of the novelist whom critic Leslie Fiedler has dubbed "the inventor of the American writer."The author of Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, Ormond, and Edgar Huntly, Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) is considered the first American professional author. He introduced Indian characters into Ame... read more

Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth Of The Modern U.S. Marine Corps

Alan Axelrod author of "Generals South Generals North"

Now in paperback!Military Book Club® Main Selection History Book Club® Featured Alternate*The battle that transformed a group of common soldiers into the modern-day Marine CorpsMiracle at Belleau Wood begins in June 1918 at Les Mare Farm in France with just 200 U.S. marines, who spilled their blood to prevail against impossible odds, resisting an overwhelming German force of thousands and turn... read more

Now in paperback!Military Book Club® Main Selection History Book Club® Featured Alternate*The battle that transformed a group of common soldiers into the modern-day Marine CorpsMiracle at Belleau Wood begins in June 1918 at Les Mare Farm in France with just 200 U.S. marines, who spilled their blood to prevail against impossible odds, resisting an overwhelming German force of thousands and turn... read more

Recent Advances and Issues in Astronomy (Frontiers of Science Series)

Christophe G. De Pree, Kevin Marvel, Alan Axelrod

Recent Issues and Advances in Astronomy explores the most important developments in astronomy over the last decade, including the results of recent investigations on extrasolar planetary systems, black holes, and the existence of water in space. Besides exploring the societal implications of recent developments, the book also addresses the philosophical questions raised by recent advances, suc... read more

Recent Issues and Advances in Astronomy explores the most important developments in astronomy over the last decade, including the results of recent investigations on extrasolar planetary systems, black holes, and the existence of water in space. Besides exploring the societal implications of recent developments, the book also addresses the philosophical questions raised by recent advances, suc... read more

Encyclopedia of Wars - 3 Volume Set (Facts on File Library of World History)

Charles Phillips

Describes the military aspect of wars - the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s); also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. In three comprehensive volumes and approximately 2,000 A-to-Z entries this encyclopedia covers major wars, rebellions, and revolutions from 3,500 BCE.

Describes the military aspect of wars - the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s); also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. In three comprehensive volumes and approximately 2,000 A-to-Z entries this encyclopedia covers major wars, rebellions, and revolutions from 3,500 BCE.

Encyclopedia Of Historical Treaties And Alliance, 2 Vol. Set (Facts on File Library of World History) 2nd edition by Charles Phillips, Alan Axelrod (2005) Hardcover

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Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Eyewitness to America's Wars 2 Volume Set (Facts on File Library of American History)

Alan Axelrod PH.D.

Eyewitness to America's Wars features dramatic accounts of life and death during the ferocious battles experienced by our nation's men and women. This new two-volume set offers unprecedented insight into such conflicts as the Civil War, the Indian Wars, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and more from the men and women who experienced war firsthand. Chapters are arrang... read more

Eyewitness to America's Wars features dramatic accounts of life and death during the ferocious battles experienced by our nation's men and women. This new two-volume set offers unprecedented insight into such conflicts as the Civil War, the Indian Wars, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and more from the men and women who experienced war firsthand. Chapters are arrang... read more

Elizabeth I CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire

Alan Axelrod Ph.D.

Few leadership titles have been written on the lives of women. Alan Axelrod, noted historian and business management expert, reveals how Elizabeth I overcame daunting obstacles to win intense loyalty and lead England to greatness. The queen's long reign offers lessons on: developing a leadership attitude and image enhanced by personal dynamism; becoming an effective coach and mentor skilled at... read more

Few leadership titles have been written on the lives of women. Alan Axelrod, noted historian and business management expert, reveals how Elizabeth I overcame daunting obstacles to win intense loyalty and lead England to greatness. The queen's long reign offers lessons on: developing a leadership attitude and image enhanced by personal dynamism; becoming an effective coach and mentor skilled at... read more

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