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Citadel author honored
for military history book

Citadel history professor Michael Livingston's latest volume, "The Battle of Crecy: A Casebook," has won the 2017 Distinguished Award in History from The Society for Military History.

"The Battle of Crecy" is the most extensive collection of documents ever assembled for the study of the famous campaign of 1346.

Livingston is an associate professor of English who holds degrees in history, medieval studies and English. Livingston and co-editor Kelly Devries gathered, edited and translated more than 80 14th-century sources concerning the Battle of Crecy, many of which were printed or translated for the first time. These sources provided historical context leading to numerous discoveries about the battle.

This is the second year in a row a Citadel scholar has received this award. Last year, David Preston was honored for his book "Braddock's Defeat.”

The Distinguished Book Awards were first presented by The Society for Military History in 1987.

New suspense novel
set in Charleston

Carolyn M. Bowen's "Something to Talk About: The Long Road Home" is a romantic suspense novel about murder, money and revenge that's set in Charleston.

Bowen lives in Atlanta. Her protagonist must cope with a conniving fiance and a previously unknown half-brother.

"The Long Road Home" is available as a $19.95 paperback and $2.99 ebook from online retailers.

S.C. business writer
to discuss new book

Rhett Power, a Moncks Corner native, has authored "The Entrepreneur's Book of Actions: Essential Daily Exercises and Habits for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter, and More Successful."

In 2007, Rhett Power resigned from his consulting career to co-start a toy company called Wild Creations in Myrtle Beach. Less than two years later, the economic downturn left Power nearly bankrupt. He realized he would have to evolve into a stronger, smarter, more resilient business leader.

Soon, Wild Creations was named the fastest-growing company in South Carolina. What Power perceived during his early days as an entrepreneur is that people seek instant gratification and immediate results, but that quick fixes often fail to produce lasting change. In "The Entrepreneur's Book of Actions," he encourages business leaders to break old habits and think in new ways.

The book, a $26 hardcover, is published by McGraw-Hill
 and available from online booksellers.

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