The website for my father’s memoir is now live! Make Peace or Die, a Life of Service Leadership and Nightmares is coming out this November. In the meantime, check out MakePeaceOrDie.com for updates and links to his appearance on Jocko Podcast, ep. 196, which features large excerpts from the manuscript. You can also sign up to get an email as soon as the book launches.

As we get closer to book day, I’ll post more about the book, my dad’s epic life, and the collaboration between us that led to him become a first-time author at 93 and was the source of many conversations I thought he and I would never have.

 

An Irishman in the U.S Marine Corps Charles U. Daly thinks fighting in Korea will be an adventure and a way to live up to a family tradition of service and soldiering. He comes home decorated, wounded, traumatized, and wondering what’s next. His quest for a new mission will take him to JFK’s White House, the troubles in Northern Ireland, and a South African township devastated by the AIDS epidemic. Chuck’s life is a true story of living up to Kennedy’s challenge to “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

At every juncture, he’s had two options: make peace or die. Daly chose to make peace with his fate every time, and that decision has led to him a remarkable life of service.

charles u daly author photo by shay hunston