Non-Fiction

Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions, A

Title: A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Genre: Non-Fiction, How To
Reviewer: jim greenwald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1441467246

Retailers need more than crossed fingers to get and keep customers. In-store promotion--everything from in-store branding to events--is the most effective and economical way to do that. This book gives retailers the benefit of Carolyn Howard-Johnson's nearly three decades experience as founder and manager of her own chain of stores, a stint as a New York publicist and as a retail consultant and journalist. It is the first in the Survive and Thrive series for retailers in her USA Book News award-winning HowToDoItFrugally.com books.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Howard-Johnson, Carolyn

My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran's Tour in Iraq

Title: My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran's Tour in Iraq
Author: Charles M. Grist
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Reviewer: Mike Mullins

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1440152705

Central Florida police officer Charles M. Grist is one of the few Vietnam veterans to have served as an enlisted soldier in the Iraq war. In 2004, he volunteered to be the sergeant-in-charge of the Protective Service Detail for an Army Reserve general in Baghdad.

Grist and his unit, the C.O.B.R.A. Team, were based inside Baghdad's Green Zone, but their travels with the general led them along the deadly roads of Baghdad, to the throne of Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon, and through the picturesque hills of Kurdistan. It was a fast-paced life of high adventure, filled with convoys, mortar or rocket attacks, and the constant threats of ambushes or improvised explosive devices.

As a Vietnam veteran, Grist knew that Operation Iraqi Freedom would be his last war. He used his daily journal to record his team's wartime experiences, to document the events that shaped Iraq in 2004, and to preserve the heroic deeds of some of the Army Reserve and National Guard warrior-citizens with whom he served. That journal became the basis for this book.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Grist, Charles M.

Missions of Fire and Mercy: Until Death Do Us Part

Title: Missions of Fire and Mercy: Until Death Do Us Part
Author: William E. Peterson
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Reviewer: Joyce Faulkner

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1450509770

Memoir of my Vietnam tour with C/227th AHB, 1st Air Cavalry in 67-68 as a Huey crew chief/door gunner. This book relates both missions of fire and missions of mercy. This will put the reader in the crew chief seat and take him/her on the ride of their life that they can't possibly experience anywhere else. "White Robe Six" (the aircrew's call sign for God), is given praise often as He protects the flight crews from almost certain death. The subject of PTSD is touched on and highly recommends that Vets seek the free help that is out there. The purpose of Missions Of Fire And Mercy is not only to reach Vets and assure them that they need not have the guilt complex that many have. In addition, it teaches the loved ones of the Vet what they not only experienced, but what they are still haunted with in so many cases.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Peterson, William E.

Roadside Bombs and Democracy: An American Police Officer in Iraq

Title: Roadside Bombs and Democracy: An American Police Officer in Iraq
Author: William Little
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
Reviewer: Joyce Faulkner

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1606048260

This book is a narrative of my personal experiences working overseas as an International Police Advisor in Kosovo with the U.N. and in Iraq.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Little, William

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