Adamant Aggressors

How to Recognize and Deal with Them

by Bruce D. Thatcher


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/25/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 353
ISBN : 9781462891931
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 353
ISBN : 9781462891948
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 353
ISBN : 9781462891955

About the Book

ADAMANT AGGRESSORS is a practical guide to help scholars, political scientists, policy-makers and laymen understand and apply specific lessons that history has for the present time. It takes a business-case look at five adamant aggressors - Mehmed the Conqueror, James K. Polk, Adolph Hitler, Chaim Weizmann/David Ben-Gurion, Joseph Stalin - and what they teach about recognizing and dealing with adamant aggressors who may be threatening America today. While these lessons may not ensure that the best choices will be made today, understanding them will help readers to reject demonstrated bad choices and, thus, more likely arrive at better choices. This unique approach allows readers to quickly peruse a 2-3 page Executive Summary at the beginning of each case study, or to examine a thoroughly researched and documented narrative of the aggressor´s action and the reactions of his targets. Analysis then details how each aggressor is identified as adamant (and might have been while there was time to react effectively), and how targets violated or sometimes conformed to guidelines for dealing with adamant aggressors. The final chapter draws from the five cases to validate the lessons for how to recognize and deal with adamant aggressors, and urges application by America´s leaders. USA "Best Books 2011" awards - Finalist in the "Current Events: Political/Social" category.


About the Author

Bruce D. Thatcher was born in Huron, South Dakota. He graduated from Central High School, Sioux City, Iowa State University, and University of Chicago (MBA). He served in USN and USMC reserves. After eight years with General Electric and The Vendo Company, Thatcher and his wife, Carol, became founders of TelCon Associates, Inc. He was active with professional associations, authored books, and presented seminars on telecommunications. He served as TelCon’s president until retirement in 2003. Thatcher taught undergraduate and graduate courses at William Jewell College, University of Missouri Kansas City and Avila University. In 1971, he wrote An Introduction to Marketing, a textbook for his undergraduate students. He has contributed to community service continuously, including service as president of a Chicago-area school board and a term as director of Literacy Volunteers of America. He presently serves as a Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader at Peace Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, Texas.