This is the sixth entry in the Worlds of Honor series of short stories/novellæ set in David Weber's Honorverse, i.e., the universe that contains Honor Harrington. There
By the Book, Charles E. Gannon—This one is set in 2352 ad, and centers around the question of the expansion into space. Earth is governed by one of two main political parties, the Greens, and the Neo-Luddites. As you can imagine, this is after all a Baen book, the two political parties are corrupt, incompetent, and everything that modern political parties are. A good part of the story involves a discussion of censorship, by both parties, the other part is the insistence of two men on following orders exactly, or by the book.
A Call to Arms, Timothy Zahn—A tale of mercenaries and conflict in the era right before the Havenite war.
Beauty and the Beast, David Weber—This one is about how Honor Harrington's parents met. It's fairly interesting, though some of it, notably the mental tie between the two principals, does seem a bit much.
Best Laid Plans, David Weber—This is about how Honor and Nimitz, her treecat, met
Obligated Service, Joelle Presby—A young girl's misadventures in the Grayson space navy.
Next up, a book about the history of Christianity, and its views on wealth.