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  • 00:35

    Rich Behavior Radio W/ Author Frank Gresham

    in Books

    Author Frank Gresham who is signed to Lock Down Publications and cash is in the building tonight. Join Mr.RIch Behavior as he goes in on Author Frank Gresham. Get to know the man behind the pen of the King Cartel, Love and war.  

  • 01:05

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham With USNI Press Author Benjamin Armstrong

    in History

    In 2013, Benjamin F. "BJ" Armstrong, a career naval officer and aviator, wrote/edited the book 21ST CENTURY MAHAN, published by the U.S. Naval Institute Press (USNI Press – @USNIBooks). Widely reviewed and extremely well received, the book was based upon the premise that the ideas presented in the writings of American seapower theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan were still relevant in the 21st century, more than a century after the publication of his seminal work, THE INFLUANCE OF SEAPOWER UPON HISTORY. Armstrongs book revived a lively discussion about the relevance and merits of seapower in the present day, and the idea that the tenets Mahan put forth in the late 1800s, were still relevant in a world being defined by new technologies and emerging world powers.


    Now, in 2015, Armstrong has published a new book in what has become USNI Press's emerging "21st Century" series of books with 21ST CENTURY SIMS, based upon the career and writings of Adm. William Sims. A true among the naval leaders of the early 20th century, Sims is less well known for his vast published works on naval leadership, particularly as they apply to junior officers. Now Mr. Armstrong has collected and edited them, in a compact work that provides new insights into this fascinating military personality from a century ago.


    This week, Benjamin Armstrong joins author, historian, journalist, and documentary filmmaker John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) on Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) to talk about his new book, along with his editorship of the new "21st Century" book series for USNI Press. This should be a lively hour of history, books, and publishing, and listeners are invited to call in and discuss their ideas and questions with both gentlemen.

  • 01:33

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham With USNI Press Author Dwight R, Messimer

    in History

    It is a sociological and historic fact that the defining moment for the present generation of Americans, were the terrorist attacks of 9/11. But as devastating as the attacks of September 11th, 2001 were in terms of lives lost and property destroyed, they were hardly the first use of terrorist/unconventional warfare on American soil during our history. However, this quaint notion that our time is somehow different from the past is so wrong that it is positively laughable. As early as the American Civil War over 150 years ago, agents from the Confederate intelligence services sought to burn down large sections of New York City with "Greek Fire" pyrotechnics. And during World War I, the United States of America was the target of what was arguably the largest and best structured terrorist campaign in our history. Run by German Army and Naval Intelligence in a joint operation, the effort ran three extremely successful sabotage cells on the eastern seaboard and Gulf Coast, along with supporting a clandestine cargo submarine-based shipping line to bring raw materials through the British blockade back to the Fatherland. In addition, these cells and their controlling agency back in Germany were also complicit in a number of security operations, and even had a hand in the famous "Zimmerman Telegram" incident.


    The sabotage cell based in Baltimore is the subject of this week's edition of Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Netwok (@Writestream)). Tune in today at 1 PM EDT as bestselling author, journalist, documentary film producer, and host John D. Gresham talks with U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNI_Books) author Dwight R. Messimer. Mr. Messimer is the author of the new book THE BALTIMORE SABOTAGE CELL, a compelling story of vast destruction by Germany against America.


     


     

  • 00:50

    Military Monday With John D. Gresham and Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

    in Military

    One of the most distinguished and respected American military officers of the 21st century has been Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.). Today the Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Adm. Stavridis had an incomparable career in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer, military staff member, and regional combatant commander. He has also developed an impressive reputation as a military writer and commentator, particularly in the pages of U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) Proceedings, throughout his career and into the present day. In nearly four decades of uninterrupted military service, Adm. Stavridis accumulated a service record that is the very definition of honor and leadership to the United States of America and the world.


    And this week, Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writrstream Radio Network (@Writestream)) host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) is this week proud and honored to air an interview with USNI Press (@USNIBooks) author Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.). In a recently recorded interview, Mr. Gresham and Adm. Stavridis discussed a wide variety of topics, from his early days of military service, to his professional writings and use of social media, as well as his wide-ranging responsibilities as regional combatant commander of both US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and US European Command (EUCOM). Please tune in on Monday, March 16th, at 1 PM EDT for an intriguing interview with one of the most interesting military commanders of our time.


     

  • 01:04

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Dr. Harlan Ullman

    in Lifestyle

    In the world of  game theory, simulation, international relations, and foriegn relations, there are a class of events called "Black Swans." These are moments like the 9/11 attacks, the 2008 finaqncial collapse, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Always a severe surprise and normally unplanned for, Black Swans are the kinds of events which changed the course of human history, and frequently destroy the best laid plans of nations and political leaders across the world. The first and probably greatest Black Swan of the 20th Century occurred in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1941 when a terrorist group ("The Black Hand") sponsored by the Serbian military intelligence service, assassinated the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The murder of the Archduke was the "sparkplug" event which plunged the planet into its first industrial global war, destroyed most of the European family dynasties, killed millions of people, and laid the groundwork for worldwide conflicts that continue a century later. Sadly however, most of the world has forgotten the events of summer 1914 in Sarajevo, and usually to our mutual disaster.


    To learn more about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, and the long-term effects, join bestselling author, historian, journalist, and documentary filmmaker John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM EST. His guest this week is renowned  strategist, historian, and U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNIBooks) author Dr. Harlan Ullman. Dr. Ullman's new book, A HANDFUL OF BULLETS is a detailed examination of the events in Sarajevo that day, along with a long-term look at the effects and legacy of the assassinations. Join us for what is sure to be a most intriguing hour, about how history truly affects us today.

  • 01:09

    Military Monday With John D. Gresham and Author Mike Haskew – Appomattox

    in Lifestyle

    As the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War winds down, there are still some important events that enthusiasts and historians are looking forward to. Arguably, one of the most important was the showdown between the Union Army of the Potomac, and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. What had begun in 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, had turned into the bloody Overland Campaign that had ended with the two armies facing off near the town of Petersburg, Virginia. There both sides had dug in, and a monotonous trench warfare reminiscent of World War I had developed. And despite occasional Union attempts to break the Confederate trench lines, the stalemate had prevailed through early 1865. There, in March and April, the Union forces finally managed to break out, beginning a desperate race by both armies into Southwestern Virginia. For weeks the pursuit continued, with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's forces gradually encircling Lee's Army. Finally, at Appomattox Court House, the pursuit ended, and Gen. Lee conceded defeat. It was the beginning of the end of America's bloodiest war, one that still touches us deeply.


     To learn more about the Appomattox Campaign, please tune in to Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) hosted by best-selling author, historian, journalist, game designer, and documentary filmmaker John D. Gresham (@greshamj01). His guest this week will be respected Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press) author and historian Mike Haskew. Mr. Haskew is the author of the new book APPOMATTOX, a single volume history of the campaign that ended the American Civil War. Mr. Haskew will describe the nuances of the campaign, including many of the personal stories and background that are rarely told outside the historian community. Listeners are encouraged to call in, and offer questions and comments on this fascinating final military campaign of America's bloodiest war.

  • 01:15

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham With Author RADM Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.)

    in Lifestyle

    Of all the human qualities that are desired by people here in America and around the world right now, there can be little doubt or question that leadership is at the top of that list. Diluted by decades of indifference and mediocrity since the days of the "Greatest Generation" that fought in World War II, leadership as become a quality as rare as 100-carat diamonds and honest politicians. Nevertheless, those of us with long memories do recall touchstone individuals who not only made a difference in their time, but changed the very world they were part of forever. One of these was a somewhat gnomish and often disliked naval officer who created a whole new technology and era literally through the force of his own will: Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, USN.


    Today, Rickover remains something of an enigma to military historians and analysts almost 3 decades after his death. Arguably one of the most brilliant and powerful naval officers of his day, he never commanded great ships and fleets in battle. Able to make other officers and politicians sweat and fear for their professional lives, his actual job for most of his career was to build engines for submarines and surface ships. And while his nuclear engines changed the history of the world, at no time did he ever command a ship powered by one. To learn more about this important figure in U.S. history, join author, historian, journalist, game designer, and documentary filmmaker John D. Gresham (@Greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM EDT. His guest this week will be U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNI_Books) author and career submariner RADM Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.). Oliver is the author of the new book AGAINST THE TIDE, a biographical study of Rickover and his unique leadership and management styles.


     

  • 01:30

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and LCOL John Clearwater, USA (Ret.)

    in Military

    A question. What individual within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) do you think has the toughest job day-to-day? The Secretary of Defense? A U.S. Navy SEAL? Or perhaps a pilot flying a F-22A Raptor fighter-bomber? For those of us who have the job of actually covering operations/personnel of DoD, many of us would nominate  RAdm. John Kirby, the department's official spokesman, for that title. Adm. Kirby, along with the rest of the DoD's Public Affairs Officers (PAOs) are a carefully selected, highly trained and skilled group of professionals, that have the often thankless job of being the face of the department to the world's press. And like  Adm. Kirby, they often are tasked to deliver some of the most important and difficult stories of a given day.


    Trained at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, MD, these "DINFOS Trained Killers" as they are known, are seeded throughout DoD from program offices in the Pentagon, to Carrier/Expeditary Strike Groups forward deployed in the Persian Gulf. All have the difficult job of being as transparent as possible, along with maintaining operational/personnel security at all times. And perhaps most difficult of all, and unlike their more political peers at the White House and elsewhere within the administration, they are not allowed to lie to the press. Thus The toughness and difficulty of their jobs.


    To learn more about DoD PAOs, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guests this week will be Lt. Col. John Clearwater, USA (Ret.), recently retired and one of DoD's top PAOs. A Special Forces Soldier ("Green Beret") early in his military career, Clearwater became a PAO with assignments ranging from the 1st Infantry Division ("heig Red One") to heading Armed Forces Network. So tune in for a fascinating hour about how the military tells its stories.

  • 02:01

    RTWFC Bible Talk - Episode #168 If Any Man Be In Christ He Is A New Creature

    in Religion

    On this episode Evangelist Lloyd Yearwood and his wife Betty is joined by Billy Keeler in Rocky Face, Georgia, USA / Reverend Alton Cribb in Nahunta, Georgia, USA / Brother Al in Winston-Salem, North Caroina, USA / Evangelist Clinton Green & Evangelist Joanna Green in Springboro, Ohio, USA / Sister Robin Gresham in Thomaston, Georgia, USA / Music by Timothy Dockery in Madisonville, Tennessee, USA

  • 01:11

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham With Zenith Press Author Cory Graff

    in Military

    For aviation enthusiasts around the world, there is no greater thrill than the rare chance to watch and hear a flying warbird on a sunny afternoon at an airshow. Such sights and sounds are becoming rarer every day, as more of these vintage aircraft are either grounded or lost to accidents. However, there is one special place and collection which is keeping the practice of flying warbirds alive today: The Flying Heritage Collection. Based in Everett, Washington, the collection is owned by Microsoft cofounder and billionaire Paul Allen, who has placed his fortune and reputation into building the finest collection of flying vintage aircraft in the world.


    To learn more about the Flying Heritage Collection (@flyingheritage) join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitartMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream) today at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week is Zenith Press (@ZenithPress) writer Cory Graff, a curator at the Flying Heritage Collection and author of the new book FLYING WARBIRDS. Together they will discuss this fascinating collection of "vintage flying iron," and provide listeners with some real insights into the care and feeding of these rare artifacts.

  • 01:30

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham With Col. Rich Graham, USAF (Ret.)

    in Military

    Take 1,000 aviation historians/enthusiasts and ask them to list 10 favorite airplanes, and there is a 100% chance that on everyone's list will be one or more of the famous Lockheed "Blackbird" family of aircraft. Beautiful, sleek, clandestine, extremely fast, and even sexy to the eye, the Blackbirds were among the most iconic and well-known airplanes of the Cold War. Beginning with the CIA requirement to replace the U-2 "Dragon Lady" in the 1950s, Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and his famous team at the Lockheed " Skunk Works" created a family of airplanes whose performance has never been equaled since being retired. Starting with the single-seat A-12 for the Central Intelligence Agency in the early 1960s, Johnson and his Skunk Works team created airplanes that went higher, faster, were "stealthy," and were light years ahead of anything else in the sky. Sadly, in the end, it was not any enemy capabilities that killed the Blackbirds, but high operating costs and an indifferent Congress that failed to see the worth of keeping them flying. Today, Blackbirds are the pride and joy of museums across America, where they stand as testament to the national requirements of gathering intelligence over denied territory during the Cold War.


    To learn more about the Lockheed Blackbirds, the people who flew and maintained them, the clandestine missions they conducted during the Cold War, and the amazing technologies behind them , join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 P.M. Eastern time. His guest this week will be retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, along with Blackbird and Dragon Lady driver Col. Richard Graham. Graham is the author of four books on the Blackbirds with Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press).