Taylor Baldwin Kiland

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According to the School Library Journal, The U.S. Navy and Military Careers, is “an outstanding job of writing about their chosen military branches. Kiland begins with action in the Persian Gulf before devoting two chapters to the history and development of the U.S. Navy. Stein opens with 9/11, followed by a compact history of the Corps from 1775 to 1918. Chapter three is an overview of World War II to the present. The remaining five or six chapters in each book describe the roles of each branch in defending our nation. Considerable space is devoted to personnel requirements, expectations, duties, and qualifications. Dangers are honestly dealt with. Charts present the various pay scales. Maps are few, but well done. Both texts are generously illustrated with numerous high-quality, color photos. Actual names of Marines and sailors are used in many of the captions. The texts are supplemented with fact boxes when appropriate. The enticing covers are only the beginning of two informative titles that will attract students with military interests, as well as those from military families.”

According to the book description of Oz, Dog of the Del, "Set in the early twentieth century, Oz, Dog of the Del is a children’s story in rhyme. It features Oz, a fearless dachshund who lives at the Hotel del Coronado. He befriends a young girl named Izzy and takes her on an adventure around the island where they meet Charlie Chaplin filming a movie, the Great White Fleet, Charles Lindbergh in his airplane, and Frank Baum—the author of A Wizard of Oz, who promises to write Oz and Izzy into his book."

According to the book description of The Military GPS: Cutting-Edge Global Positioning System, "GPS technology is used in everything from car satellite systems to iPhones to FitBits. How does GPS actually work? Who takes care of the vast constellation of satellites that are needed to make these systems work? Enhanced with full-color photographs and fact boxes, this book showcases current military technology and tools, historical accounts leading to today's global systems, and tips to prepare for a career in the military."


Lieutenant Taylor Baldwin Kiland, U.S. Navy (ret.)  “is the third generation in her family to serve in the Navy.  Taylor Baldwin Kiland was raised in Coronado, California, and Alexandria, Virginia with many of the Vietnam POW and MIA families. She spent twenty years in the private sector as a marketing communications professional before starting her writing career. She holds a master’s degree in marketing communications from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. She now lives in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband.  Lieutenant Taylor Baldwin Kiland is the author of Oz, Dog of the Del, Strategic Inventions of the War on Terror, The U.S. Navy And Military Careers and a co-author of Unwavering: The Wives Who Fought to Ensure No Man is Left Behind, Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams, Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later, From the Sea to the C-Suite: Lessons Learned from the Bridge to the Corner Office, Drones: Remote-Controlled Warfare, Walk in the Yard: A Self-Guided Tour of the U.S. Naval Academy Armored Tanks: Battlefield Dominance, Military Rifles: Combat Ready, The Military GPS: Cutting-Edge Global Positioning System, Military Helicopters: Heroes of the Sky, Cyber Technology: Using Computers to Fight Terrorism, Careers in the Us Coast Guard, Military Submarines: Sea Power, Careers in the U.S. Navy, Military Humvees: Armored Mobility, Careers in the US Marine Corps and Fighter Planes: Masters of the Sky.

According to the book description of Unwavering: The Wives Who Fought to Ensure No Man is Left Behind, It is "The true story of the women who waged an epic home front battle to ensure our nation leaves no man behind.

When some of America’s military men are captured or go missing during the Vietnam War, a small group of military wives become their champions. Never had families taken on diplomatic roles during wartime, nor had the fate of our POWs and missing men been a nationwide concern. In cinematic detail, authors Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Judy Silverstein Gray plunge you directly into the political maneuvering the women navigated, onto the international stage they shared with world leaders, and through the landmark legacy they created

According to the book description of Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams, "Why were the American POWs imprisoned at the "Hanoi Hilton" so resilient in captivity and so successful in their subsequent careers? This book presents six principles practiced within the POW organizational culture that can be used to develop high-performance teams everywhere. The authors offer examples from both the POWs' time in captivity and their later professional lives that identify, in real-life situations, the characteristics necessary for sustainable, high-performance teamwork. Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Peter Fretwell show readers how to apply these principles to their own organizations and create a culture with staying power.

Originally intending their book to focus on fighter pilot James Stockdale's leadership style, the authors found that his approach toward completing a mission was to assure that it could be accomplished without him. Stockdale, they explain, had created a mission-centric organization, not a leader-centric organization. He understood that a truly sustainable culture must not be dependent on a single individual."

According to the book description of Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later, it “is a tribute to Vietnam prisoners of war and their individual determination in seeking personal and professional happiness upon their release. A testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of human will, it is also a celebration of freedom.


While their experience in captivity has been well documented, historians have largely overlooked the current lives of former Vietnam POWs. Combining photo portraits and insightful profiles of thirty Vietnam-era POWs, Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Jamie Howren offer an intimate look at these men—the longest-held group of returned POWs in our nation’s history—as husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and grandfathers. Subjects include the famous (Sen. John McCain and former vice presidential candidate Vice Adm. James Stockdale) and the not-so-famous. None received celebrity treatment on their liberation; all resumed their lives as private citizens. Most of them have flourished in the face of great challenges, proud of their accomplishments.


The book is based on a traveling photographic exhibit that has been touring the United States since October 2003. Rather than dwelling on the torture and suffering of their years in the notorious prison complex known to its inhabitants as the “Hanoi Hilton,” the authors focused on commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the POWs’ return to the United States and on celebrating the years of freedom and personal achievement that followed.”


According to the book description of Walk in the Yard: A Self-Guided Tour of the U.S. Naval Academy, “Drawing on colorful literary and historical references, this narrative guide to the U.S. Naval Academy grounds, known as the Yard, takes visitors on a prescribed path within the walls of a great Annapolis institution that has been educating midshipmen for more than 150 years.


Visitors can move at their own pace as they immerse themselves in the Academy s culture, as described here, and linger over what appeals to them most, be it John Paul Jones' crypt, a collection of Currier and Ives prints at the Naval Academy Museum, or antique cannons from the Spanish-American War.


The authors offer telling quotes from famous graduates, anecdotes about events that took place in various buildings, facts about the architecture, and simple instructions about the best place to stand to compare a modern-day view with a historic photograph.”

According to the book description of From the Sea to the C-Suite: Lessons Learned from the Bridge to the Corner Office, "With Cutler Dawson at the helm for the last fourteen years, Navy Federal Credit Union, the world's largest credit union, has quadrupled the size of the organization and made it an industry leader in customer service. It is now one of the most fiercely trusted and smoothly run financial institutions in the world ranked by Fortune magazine as a Best Place to Work for eight years. This book reveals an honest and straightforward look at Dawson's leadership philosophy and guiding principles, offering tangible and practical insights for readers who want to learn how to chart a similar course of success--one of exponential growth without compromising a company's bedrock principles."

According to the book description of Strategic Inventions of the War on Terror, "Describes some of the technological innovations created during the War on Terror, including Internet-based antiterrorism forces, drones for surveillance and tactical deployment, and advances in blood-clotting agents in the field."

According to the book description of Cyber Technology: Using Computers to Fight Terrorism, "Cyber technology and counterterrorism are a hot topic today, and this book details how criminals, terrorists, and enemy governments attempt to use technology against the United States. How can we counter this threat? What training is our military and government using to prevent and/or repel cyberattacks? Students will learn about the cyber warriors who protect our nations information networks. Historical accounts include narrative about the codebreakers during World War II. Full-color photos, engaging text, fact boxes, and information about how to prepare for a career in cybersecurity in the military round out this new title."

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