The Fighting Pattons
The Fighting Pattons, by Brian M. Sobel, with the assistance of the late Major General George S. Patton (Ret.), son of the famous World War II general, provides readers with a unique look at a bold and legendary general, and the compelling story of his only son, who followed and excelled in his father’s footsteps.
The Indispensable Handbook of Quotes Passages, Musings and Sayings
by Brian M. Sobel
The book is a unique collection of quotes, passages, poetry, sayings and musings of the famous and infamous, the good and the bad, historic, philosophic, comedic and anonymous sources from ancient history to the space age.
Some included are: Winston Churchill, Rudyard Kipling, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Walt Disney, John F. Kennedy, Edward R. Murrow, Will Rogers, Babe Ruth, Dr. Seuss, Harry S. Truman, Tammy Wynette and ZZ Top.
The New, Improved ‘Rock’ Tour
Alcatraz Island, CA
A renovated Alcatraz tells tourists its prison stories in greater depth
For 29 years the federal penitentiary here, just 1.4 miles from San Francisco, held some of the most notorious criminals in American history. The infamous roster included Al Capone; Robert Stroud, the so-called Birdman of Alcatraz; and George ”Machine Gun” Kelly. By Brian Sobel
Let the Word Go Forth
Thoughts on speech writing from John F. Kennedy’s collaborator
by Brian M. Sobel
Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel to President John F. Kennedy, whose facile mind and writing skills helped shape the words spoken so eloquently by JFK, describes the collaborative process needed to write a speech meeting the importance of an event.
The True Story of Babe Ruth’s Famous Visit to Ailing Youth
Now 70 years old, John Sylvester recalls the time when the Bambino fulfilled a promise to hit a homer for him.
The story of Babe Ruth visiting a critically ill child with a bombastic promise helping him to recover has been told innumerable times over the past many years – facts changing each time the tale has been recounted. The true story, as it turns out, is even more interesting than any published account. By Brian Sobel
Air Assault From Shangdi-La
An aviation pioneer’s early vengeance shocked Japan.
It was April 1942, just four months since Pearl Harbor. Americans were stunned by an unbelievable bulletin from the official Japanese news service that American planes had bombed Tokyo! The leader of the raid, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, emerged a national hero, a name never to be forgotten by his own generation. By Brian Sobel
Successful business man, magnificent Revolutionary War leader, first President of the United States of America. Washington learned that in a leadership role his actions spoke louder than his words. By Brian Sobel
General William Tecumseh Sherman
Famous for his “March to the Sea” through Georgia in 1864, Sherman focused on loyalty, acting as a leader by using common sense, a lean staff and recognizing a difference between arrogance and self confidence. By Brian Sobel
Called the “greatest Roman,” Caesar was a recognized military and political leader. Caesar adopted patience, moral courage and learned to balance power and responsibility as his key leadership qualities. By Brian Sobel
A social reformer, military officer and United States President, Roosevelt is known for his trademark “speak softly and carry a big stick.” He also said, “Character is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and nations.” By Brian Sobel
A leader, teacher and master strategist, Napoleon set high personal standards, encouraged subordinates to think creatively, capitalized on technology and balanced it with knowledge and experience to achieve his goals. By Brian Sobel
Ten Media Commandments
Brian Sobel has prepared Ten Media Commandments for his media training seminars. The commandments cover the basic issues someone needs to know before taking part in a media interview.