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Fox News host Har­ris Faulkner never for­got her fa­ther’s in­valu­able tenets for get­ting through life, and has now shared that wis­dom in a new book pub­lished by Harper Collins.

“9 Rules of En­gage­ment: A Mil­i­tary Brat’s Guide to Life and Suc­cess” re­flects the courage, per­se­ver­ance and pa­tri­o­tism of her dad, re­tired U.S., Army Lt. Col. Bob Har­ris, who served two tours in Viet­nam as a com­bat pi­lot. The book is also a can­did re­flec­tion of Ms. Har­ris’ ex­pe­ri­ences and mo­ti­va­tions, as well as her gen­eros­ity of spirit. The en­dear­ing pho­tos of her fam­ily are of par­tic­u­lar note.

“In this cli­mate, I find my­self re­turn­ing to the touch­stones of my youth, re­al­iz­ing more clearly just how lucky I was to grow up as the daugh­ter of a lieu­tenant colonel. Be­cause the mil­i­tary ex­ists to deal with chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tions, so much of what they teach our troops about achiev­ing suc­cess in try­ing times ap­plies to us civil­ians try­ing to suc­ceed in these times,” the au­thor writes.

Her nine rules for get­ting in­clude “Re­cruit your spe­cial forces;” “Stay ready;” “Wear camo,” “Un­leash the power of in­tegrity;” and “Think like a gen­eral.”

“Are you catch­ing the rules in play here?” Ms. Faulkner asks her read­ers. “This is a tie for all Amer­i­cans — you in par­tic­u­lar — to use as many of these nine rules as needed to meets the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties ahead of you. I say go forth and use them all!”

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