Does success build more successes?

This week on The Malliard Report, Jim welcomes distinguished guest Todd Tavolazzi to the show. While Todd’s background as a current Officer and helicopter pilot (with time on both the MH-53 Super Stallion and MH-60 Sea Hawk) in the United States’ Navy is quite impressive and show worthy in of itself, it is not the reason for the interview. In addition to his military career, Todd is an author that has decided to take on a topic from a stand point that has very little recognition, and in a way that is somewhat unusual. Todd’s book (Looking Into the Sun: A Novel of the Syrian Conflict) follows seasoned foreign correspondent Angus Conn who has seen just about every type of calamity there is. While on scene for the Syrian Conflict, Angus finally encounters something that shakes him to his very core. Seeking to front a humanitarian effort to rescue the besieged children of Al Waer, Angus will risk it all to see his efforts through. Drawing upon his background in political science and personal knowledge of the conflict itself, Todd is able to weave together a story that is not only intriguing, but eye opening to the daily struggles that the children and families suffer with daily.