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Tom Clancy : Into the Storm: A Study in Command (Commander's)
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Author: Tom Clancy
Title: Into the Storm: A Study in Command (Commander's)
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Published in: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 531
Date: 1997-05-19
ISBN: 0399142363
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Latest: 2013/09/20
Weight: 2.05 pounds
Size: 1.5 x 9.5 x 6.5 inches
Edition: First Edition
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Provides an incisive analysis of the the operations and art of modern warfare as seen through the eyes of General Frederick M. Franks, Jr., an armor and infantry commander during the Gulf War and the first amputee active-duty general since the Civil War. 800,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo. BOMC Main.


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Tom Clancy's latest love-letter to the military-industrial complex focuses on the Army--and Fred Franks, a general who helped smash Iraq in the Gulf War. In this first volume of a series on the intricacies of military command, Clancy traces the organizational success story of the U.S. Army's rise from the slough of Vietnam to the heights of victory in the Persian Gulf. In 1972, the Army lacked proper discipline, training, weapons, and doctrine; all these would be overhauled in the next 15 years. For those readers keen on such nuts and bolts, the book will be fascinating. But the book truly sparkles when Franks tells his story. A "tanker" who lost a foot in the invasion of Cambodia, he is a man of great courage, thoughtfulness, and integrity. One cannot help but wince when a civilian tells him, "You and those boys did that for nothing." And for all the acronyms and military history, that is what this book is about: healing the wounds Vietnam inflicted. "But this time [the Gulf War], it was going to end differently. They all would see to that."

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