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  1. Battle Ready (Study in Command)
    Battle Ready (Study in Command)
    Battle Ready (Study in Command)
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  2. Battle Ready (Study in Command)

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In his first three Commanders books, Tom Clancy teamed with Generals Fred Franks, Jr., Chuck Horner, and Carl Stiner to provide masterful blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain, old-fashioned storytelling. Battle Ready is all of that-and it is also something more.

Marine General Tony Zinni was known as the "Warrior Diplomat" during his nearly forty years of service. As a soldier, his credentials were impeccable, whether leading troops in Vietnam, commanding hair-raising rescue operations in Somalia, or-as Commander in Chief of CENTCOM-directing strikes against Iraq and Al Qaeda. But it was as a peacemaker that he made just as great a mark-conducting dangerous troubleshooting missions all over Africa, Asia, and Europe; and then serving as Secretary of State Colin Powell's special envoy to the Middle East, before disagreements over the 2003 Iraq War and its probable aftermath caused him to resign.

Battle Ready follows the evolution of both General Zinni and the Marine Corps, from the cauldron of Vietnam through the operational revolution of the seventies and eighties, to the new realities of the post-Cold War, post-9/11 military-a military with a radically different job and radically different tools for accomplishing it. It is an eye-opening book-a front-row seat to a man, an institution, and a way of both war and peace that together make this an instant classic of military history.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Tom Clancy
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780399151767
Feature
Another Excellent Clancy novel!
ISBN
0399151761
Label
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Manufacturer
G.P. Putnam's Sons
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
464
PublicationDate
2004-05-24
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
ReleaseDate
2004-05-24
Studio
G.P. Putnam's Sons
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