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Peak Performance under Pressure

A Navy Ace Shows How to Make Great Decisions in the Heat of Businiess Battles

Peak Performance under Pressure( )
Author: Driscoll, Bill
Nye, Peter Joffre
Foreword by: McCain, John
ISBN:978-1-62153-424-2
Publication Date:Sep 2014
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Imprint:Allworth Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

In enemy airspace, high above the treetops of North Vietnam, two US F-4 Phantom jet fighters have downed their fifth enemy plane, thus securing their new status as "Aces." The skies are finally quiet, and the safety of the ocean is just ahead. But in that brief moment of victory, they are blindsided by a surface-to-air missile. Bill "Willy" Driscoll, one of the most highly decorated Naval Flight Officers of the last fifty years, demonstrates how his TOPGUN training prepared him for...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Leadership
Education / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.812 Pounds
Author Biography
Driscoll, Bill (Author)
John Sidney McCain III was born in the Panama Canal Zone at Coco Solo Naval Air Station on August 29, 1936. In 1954, he entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He fought in the Vietnam War as a naval aviator and was a prisoner of war (POW) beginning on October 26, 1967. In March 1968, he was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years. He was a POW for five and a half years before being released on March 14, 1973. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981.

He moved to Arizona and began a career in politics. He won two terms in the U. S. House of Representatives, from 1983 to 1987, followed by six terms in the U. S. Senate. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. In 2015, he became chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

He wrote numerous books with his aide Mark Salter including Worth the Fighting For; Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life; Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember; Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them; 13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War; Faith of My Fathers; and The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations. He died from brain cancer on August 25, 2018 at the age of 81.

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