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is for lowering the casualties of war. Founded by a retired USMC lieutenant
colonel, Posterity Press is an affiliate of Posterity Enterprises, a training
organization dedicated to helping U.S. military and police forces to adopt
advanced small-unit tactics.
New book released 15 August 2012
"John Poole’s 'GUNG HO!' is a superb and fascinating study. Like all his works, it demonstrates a deep level of understanding of the battlefield and its dynamics. This book goes beyond the mechanics of the weapons, tactics, and formations and brings out the thinking and attitude required to succeed in the most stressful environment of war." — Gen. Anthony C. Zinni USMC (Ret.), former head of CENTCOM
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What others have said about our books -
“John Poole has done a wonderful and innovative job in weaving tactical lessons into a very readable and exciting set of books. I would highly recommend them to all NCOs and officers.” - Gen. Anthony C. Zinni USMC (Ret.)
The Last Hundred Yards is "...the best book written on ground tactics in English in the last fifty years." - Bruce I. Gudmundsson (author of Stormtroop Tactics and co-author of On Infantry)
One More Bridge to Cross - “Poole puts together the ingredients of how to fight and win in the 21st Century.” - Infantry Magazine, Fall 2003
Phantom Soldier - “This affordable book needs to be read by all combat arms soldiers, all special operators, and all generals.” - Army Magazine, December 2001
The Tiger's Way - “All of it [the book] will make you better prepared for the future fight. I recommend it to all infantrymen and infantry leaders.” - Maj.Gen. Ray L. Smith USMC (Ret.).
Tactics of the Crescent Moon - “John Poole’s well-titled Tactics of the Crescent Moon offers an absorbing nuts-and-bolts analytic study of . . . Islamic guerrilla tactics. He begins with a fresh look at . . . Gallipoli. . . . He then goes forward in time . . . to . . . the Iran-Iraqi War, Lebanon, Israel - Palestine, Chechnya, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, and Iraq. . . . It is a book that deserves reading at all levels from private to general.”— B.Gen. Edwin H. Simmons USMC (Ret.), former Head of History & Museums Div.
Militant Tricks - “This book is a must read for anyone who has a stake in the new war.” - Leatherneck Magazine
Terrorist Trail - “[B]ook is a chilling description of the ... threat. It’s true value ... [is] in outlining tactics and strategies to defeat today’s terrorism threat.” - Maj.Gen. John H. Admire USMC (Ret.), former commander of 1st Marine Division
Dragon Days - “John Poole’s writing on small-unit techniques is far advanced over what the U.S. armed forces offer in their manuals and teach in their schools.” —William S. Lind, father of 4th Generation Warfare
Tequila Junction - “Our current threat is multi-dimensional and multi-directional. . . . John Poole, cautions us to broaden our concerns beyond our geographically dispersed and distant threats to those much closer to home. The thought-provoking premise of “Tequila Junction” warns us of a global insurgency emerging to operate from within. It’s closer than we prefer to think.”— Maj.Gen.John H.Admire USMC(Ret.), former commander of 1st Marine Division
Homeland Siege - “Homeland Siege offers a wealth of good material on small unit tactics and techniques. This is the hallmark of John Poole’s work, which has rightly won him a devoted following among small unit leaders in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.”— William S. Lind, father of 4th-Generation Warfare theory
Expeditionary Eagles - “America . . . suffered a serious setback in Vietnam. . . . [It] is headed down that same road due to an arrogant belief in technology. John Poole’s latest book is a warning sign along that road. Heed it and go on to victory [in Afghanistan], disregard it and return to Saigon in 1975.” — Kim Bernard Holien, Professional Military Historian
Global Warrior - “[The author] has a more comprehensive understanding of the threats and adversaries that the ‘free world’ faces than many others do.” — The Counter Terrorist, October/November 2011
Gung Ho! - "Anyone interested
in the history of WWII, the Marine Raiders, Unconventional Warfare or
light-infantry tactics will find 'Gung Ho!' fascinating. Company grade officers
and NCOs in Western infantry and special-operations units will find Gung Ho! to
be a valuable manual for [the] agile, initiative-based tactics [to which] they
have not been properly introduced.”— Chris Graham, editor of The Counter
Terrorist, founding member of USMC Anti-Terrorism Battalion
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