PASADENA, CA- Joshua Welle and Anita Brenner take you to Annapolis, the Middle East and back with In the Shadow of Greatness , a collection of personal an revealing first person accounts by Naval and Marine officers who have served since 9/11.
The leadership story of 2nd Lt. Andrew Torres, USMC, a graduate of Flintridge Prep (’98) and Annapolis (’02) is highlighted in the book. Lt. Torres died of cancer in 2004.
"This book goes beyond the Naval Academy," said Welle, the lead editor, "This is
about what it means to be a military officer after 9/11. This is a leadership book. " The
new compilation is the complement to the much heralded
No Easy Day; In the Shadow of Greatness
is about "no easy decade"—young leaders in the crucible of battle for ten years. The Chief of Naval Operations recently declared In the Shadow
of Greatness part of his leadership reading list series for 2013.
The authors wrote
In the Shadow of Greatness to share the unique perspective of this new generation of veterans and highlight the service and sacrifice of military members during the last ten years of war.
All author profits from the book go to veterans’ non-profits, including Semper Fi Fund, Mission Continues, Veterans Campaign, Operation Rebound and The Matt Freeman Project.
Welle and Brenner will speak and sign books at Vroman's Pasadena 695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101 on Friday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m.
To watch the trailer and learn more about the book visit:
To request interviews ahead of scheduled events, please contact Anita Brenner at (626) 792-3175 or Elizabeth Kreft, email@example.com
"This is a must-read for all Americans - You'll stand a little straighter
when you mingle with these remarkable fellow citizens." Tom Brokaw Best-selling author of The Greatest Generation
"Captured so well within these pages are vivid and diverse accounts of courage, quiet competence, and integrity…All Americans can learn, and emulate, their credo: Not for self, but for country." Craig Mullaney U.S. Army veteran Best-selling author of The Unforgiving Minute