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  • Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Author Al Nofi

    in History

    Question: How do you take a Navy from a force structure of just a handful of wooden cruisers to the most powerful fleet in history in just two generations? Because this is exactly what happened within the United States Navy (USN) in the late 1800s in the first half of the 20th century. Along with obvious answers like having the necessary resources and industrial infrastructure, there is the question of the people who manned it. One of the keys in the development of the USN's training, tactics, and fleet doctrine were 21 "Fleet Problens," run between 1923 and 1940. Fleet Problems were a series of full-scale fleet exercises, designed to explore and experiment new ideas for the US fleet, while providing officers and crews with a chance to operate under simulated battle conditions for extended periods of time. Most of the future World War II and early Cold War USN leaders participated in the Fleet Problems, learning many of the lessons that would allow them to achieve victory in the coming "Two Ocean War" that was coming.


    To learn more about the USN's Fleet Problems prior to World War II, tune into this week's edition of Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)). Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) has invited  Government Printing Office author Al Nofi to discuss his book, TO THE FLEET FOR WAR. Considered an "instant classic" within the Naval history genre, Nofi's book describes in intimate detail, the various Fleet Problems, how they were run and adjudicated, and lessons learned derived from the exercises that became the basis for the USN's World War II doctrine.

  • Military Monday with John D. Gresham

    in Military

    Join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

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    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Zenith Press Author John Fredrickson

    in History

    As America remembers the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, it is worth remembering that the eventual victory of the Allies over the Axis nations in World War II was as much a victory of industrial production as battles fought. In his 1942 State of the Union address to Congress, Pres. Franklin Roosevelt set a goal of building 60,000 combat aircraft in 1942. In one of the greatest industrial miracles in history, America built far more. One of the key contractors in that effort was the North American Aviation (NAA) company of Inglewood, CA, which is just a few years earlier had been a small airplane design/manufacturing concern. Led by a tough, no-nonsense maverick engineer and industrialist, James "Dutch" Kindelberger, NAA would build some of the most important warplanes in history to help win World War II. Planes like the AT-6/SNJ advanced trainer, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and the legendary P-51 Mustang fighter. But what did the factories look like, and who were the people who worked there? Notwithstanding the standing mythology about the American home front during World War II, the realities of an aircraft factory during that time go far beyond the image of "Rosie the Riveter."


    To learn more abou NAA and it's people during World War II, join us for this week's Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)). Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) has invited Zenith Press author John Fredrickson to discuss his new book Warbird Factory, a new photographic history of NAA and it's World War II factories/people. So join us today at 1 PM Eastern Time for what is sure to be an intriguing and informative show.

  • 01:51

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Author/Game Designer Larry Bond

    in Military

    At the beginning of 2015, few people could have imagined the political and military events that would occur in the following 12 months, much less how much they would revolve and depend upon Seapower around the globe. From the South China Sea and the Caspian, to the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean, Seapower has made a massive comeback in terms of importance and for world leaders trying to exercise their options. What made 2015 so special however, as been the diversity of nations deciding to employ their navies in positive, decisive actions across the globe. Russia, China, England, France, Japan and dozens of other nations have deployed Seapower for everything from Freedom of Navigation preservation, to counterterrorism in the Middle East. And while the United States Navy and Marine Corps were there also, tight rules of engagement and highly limited foreign policies restricted their use. Clearly, for the first time since the end of the Cold War, worldwide Seapower employment has become a genuine and favored option for national leaders across the globe.


    To learn more about Seapower in 2015, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (@MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM Eastern time. His guest this week will be  Author, Game Designer, Historian and Naval Analyst Larry Bond. Together they will tell listeners about the major Seapower events and developments during 2015, and what might be coming after the New Year in 2016.

  • 01:30

    Military Monday Replay with John D. Gresham & Daria DiGiovanni – A Dozen Books

    in Books

    Ever wonder what influences mold a successful writer, author, journalist and media personality? How do the works of others inspire, educate and motivate someone to build a successful, multi-faceted career? And what sort of a particular genre do successful authors, historians, and journalists read to help them with their careers and their craft? To learn more about this, join us today for a replay of a 2013 Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) with military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01)at 1 p.m. Eastern for a  special broadcast celebrating the books and authors that have made the most significant impact on him personally and professionally. Writestream Radio Network founder, author and host Dariaanne DiGiovanni (@dariaanne) joined him on the air to provide commentary, and ask John for his advice for those who aspire to achieve the same kind of success in a competitive field.

  • 01:31

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and USMC University' Christopher David Yung

    in Current Events

    While most of the world is nervously watching terrorism news from Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia, savvy analysts and military professionals are watching the Western Rim of the Pacific region where tensions with the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) have been rising. Within a region known as the "9 Dash Line." China has been building a series of small island bases that include sensors, armed garrisons, along with airfields capable of operating fighters and large transport aircraft. Many observers see this as an act of regional aggression by the PRC, and have begun to react directly to Chinese harassment of aircraft and ships operating in what they consider "international waters." Most recently, the United States has begun to conduct "Freedom of Navigation" operations around these islands, arousing both anger and strong verbal reactions by the Chinese. The question is, is this a possible path to war? Or simply standing up to a PRC which has developed bullying tendencies over the past several decades?


    To learn more about what is happening in the South China Sea, tune into this week's edition of Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM EST. Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) along with U.S. Marine Corps University chair and U.S. Naval Institute author Christopher David Yung will discuss the situation inside the 9-Dash Line, and what might happen in the near future regarding these vital waters. Listners are encouraged to call in, and offer questions and opinions on this important situation.

  • 01:03

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham With USNI Press Editor Tom Cutler

    in History

    Leadership. It is a word that has less and less meaning in mainstream American society these days, and is often confused with "Management," which it is not. Leadership is the uncommon virtue and skillset which allows one person to convince and guide others towards a common goal. In no way a science, Leadership is nevertheless a craft and skill which does have elements which can be taught. This is particularly important in military organizations, where Leadership is often a life or death matter in combat. However, Leadership is also vital to the establishment and sustainment of chains of command, without which any military organization will collapse upon itself and be destroyed. And while Leadership is more of an art form than simply a set of rules to follow, defining it is often difficult. Therefore, one finds Leadership as a topic being discussed in professional military journals across the globe, in almost every written language. One such journal is the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) Proceedings which, since 1883, has provided naval-minded individuals with a open forum to express ideas, opinions, and thoughts regarding a variety of topics, especially Leadership in the sea services.


    To learn more how Leadership is defined, join best-selling author, historian, documentary filmmaker and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM EDT. His guess this week is U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNI_Books) editor Thomas J. Cutler, who is managing the creation of USNI's new "Wheel Book" series. One of these is Naval Leadership, edited by Cutler, a collection of Proceedings essays on the subject by a variety of well-known naval leaders.


     


     


     

  • 02:01

    D-Verse Radio (Celebrity Edition) Feat...John Micheal and Soul For Real

    in Entertainment

     Welcome to D-Verse Radio the only universe where all the stars shine brightly. We have great segements on D-Verse Radio like The Fab Fabulous News, Relationship Top 10's, and D-Slate's Blow the Dust off of them Old School Double Play. Today on our Celebrity Thursday edition we are going to be flying through the D-Verse with hit music and great interviews. Today on the show we will be talking R&B/ Indie artist John Michael. We will also be talking with star R&B group Soul For Real.


     

  • 01:16

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Zenith Press Author Brooke Stoddard

    in History

     


    Whatever your interests, you're probably going to enjoy the subject of this week's Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)). Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) has invited Zenith Press author Steven Ruffin (@steve_ruffin) to discuss his new book, FLIGHTS OF NO RETURN. FLIGHTS OF NO RETURN Chronicles flight accidents from early ballooning to the latest in airline disasters. So join us today at 1 PM Eastern Time for what is sure to be an intriguing and informative show.

  • 01:10

    Military Monday Replay with John D. Gresham & Zenith Press Author Robert F. Dorr

    in History

    Because of scheduling problems, we will be replaying last week show with Zenith Press Author Robert F,. Dorr.


    Over the past century, mankind has been able to finally achieve one of their oldest dreams: to fly. In the 11 decades since the Wright Brothers took the first powered and manned flight, literally thousands of different airplanes have been designed and flown, for a variety of different roles and missions. And naturally, among those thousands of airplanes, favorites have emerged. Some like fighters, like the F-86 Sabre or F-15E Strike Eagle. Others prefer the "heavy iron" transport airplanes like the classic C-47 Dakota or master 747 airliner. But whatever your preference, you're probably going to enjoy the subject of this week's Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)). Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) has invited Zenith Press author Bob Dorr to discuss your new book, 365 Aircraft You Must Fly. Part of a new series that Zenith Press is rolling out this summer, 365 Aircraft is a compendium of some of the greatest aircraft ever created, from nations all over the world. Certainly, you're in for a lively hour of aircraft, opinions, and favorites!

  • 01:10

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Zenith Press Author Steven Ruffin

    in History

    Aviation is not itself inherently dangerous. However, manned flight is extremely unforgiving of any negligence, error, or shortcomming in preparation. Even before the Wright brothers flew their first heavier than air plane early in the 20th century, people hade lost their lives trying to rise above the earth and fly with the birds. And over the centuries, there has been a public fascination with flights that ended fatally, tragically, or mysteriously. Public interest in these "Flights of No Return," has always been high, along with the aircraft and people involved. Some, like Amelia Erhardt, the Challenger Disaster, and MH370 are well known and still resonate with people across the world. Others are more obscure, but no less interesting and intriguing to those who are aviation enthusiasts.


    Whatever your interests, you're probably going to enjoy the subject of this week's Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)). Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) has invited Zenith Press author Steven Ruffin (@steve_ruffin) to discuss his new book, FLIGHTS OF NO RETURN. FLIGHTS OF NO RETURN Chronicles flight accidents from early ballooning to the latest in airline disasters. So join us today at 1 PM Eastern Time for what is sure to be an intriguing and informative show.