Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines

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Today, more than ever, America needs to return to corps values

Governor Zell Miller is one of America's most respected leaders. His integrity, passion, and commitment to excellence have earned the praise of colleagues both Democrat and Republican. In this timely and inspirational book, Zell Miller recounts the simple but powerful lessons he learned as a United States Marine: the core values we must embrace if we are to be successful as individuals and as a nation. Only by incorporating such time-honored Marine qualities as pride, discipline, courage, brotherhood, and respect into our personal and professional lives can we meet the challenges that lie ahead. In Corps Values, Zell Miller urges us all to go back to basic training--in the values that ultimately lead to victory in any endeavor.

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Call it Robert Fulghum by way of John Wayne... In 1953, Zell Miller was as low as he could get. He'd dropped out of college after being made to feel inferior because of his "hillbilly" background and wound up in jail one weekend after getting drunk on moonshine and driving his car into a ditch. In an effort to turn his life around, he signed up for marine boot camp. The experience changed his life, and he remains convinced that the values he learned during his 90 days at Parris Island are "the only basis upon which diversity can coexist with commonality and all people can pursue individual goals for themselves while contributing to the general well-being and advancement of society as a whole." These simple values, from neatness and punctuality to discipline and loyalty, are for Miller the basis of a strong civil society. Although some readers may find some of his notions--such as his frustration at seeing kids wear caps backwards--a bit extreme, Miller reminds us that any organization that pumped out men like Bernard Shaw, Don Imus, Ted Williams, and Art Buchwald must have something going for it.

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"When it comes to politics and politicians, we don't agree on much, but one thing we do agree on is that Gov. Zell Miller is a helluva man and he has written a helluva book!"
--James Carville and Mary Matalin

"Corps Values touches at the core of what has made America great."
--Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives

"Gov. Zell Miller gives the nation hope for its future by reinforcing 'corps' values which made this country great. I love it!"
--Max Cleland, U.S. Senator, Georgia

"This book should serve as a compass for the reader to evaluate and define more clearly his or her responsibilities to family and country."
--James E. Livingston, Jr., Major General, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor winner

"As a brother Marine, it's easy to see why Zell Miller has been so successful. He has hit a grand slam with this book."
--Ted Williams, Baseball Hall of Famer

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