Homeland Security and Safety (Edited Series)

The Homeland Security and Safety Series is focused on developing books that address the prevention, protection, detection, response, and recovery from manmade and natural threats to people and their economy. The series includes not only the civilian public safety and emergency response domain, but also the needs and solutions of its warfighters, that is, its military forces whatever their mission. Our hope in either domain is to publish critical, but lesser known, content leading to innovative holistic solutions to homeland security and safety problems. Our books therefore to date address the critical historic role of human collaboration in all aspects of homeland security and safety. This perspective was taken recently in a two-book series on the COVID-19 disaster, with Volume I focused on understanding the pandemic in 2019-2021 and Volume II providing the methodology needed to prevent, if possible, ad if not, protect people and their means from the inevitable next pandemic.

In addition to the traditional domains of human innovation for security and safety, including introspection and recommendation to improve human collaboration, we also address public safety and warfighting commemoration. In other words, we provide books that address the life and times of specific noteworthy individuals in the form of their memoirs. To this end, we published a three-book memoir series on a celebrity in American history, namely Edwin Cole Bearss. Mr. Bearss was a wounded Marine in the WWII Pacific theater who rose in the National Park Service to be its Chief Historian, ultimately known to the world in the Ken Burns Civil War documentary series. A second memoir was done for Bernard Nolan, an 8th Air Force pilot and “Mr. Airplanes” for NASA. We also have a trilogy (so far) describing a walking tour of WWII Italian Battlefields, with other battlefield tour books in planning. The commemoration domain is important to understand lessons learned and those who learned them.

Robert Irving Desourdis operates a one-person company called Desourdis Collaboration, LLC, which provides engineering and proposal collaboration and consulting. In addition, it develops a variety of books and other publications. He has developed 17 books to date, including wireless technology, human collaboration and homeland security, and warfighter history, including memoirs. Mr. Desourdis spent 15 years in post-nuclear-attack radio communications, 15 years in public safety communications, and more recently, proposal and business development work, and publication development. He has an MS degree in Technology and Policy from MIT and an MSEE and BSMA from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Showing all 12 results

Showing all 12 results