I have read other books written by and about certain military soldiers. Some have come across as self serving, others as droll and monotoned. This book by and about Gen. Tommy Franks is a very interesting read about a general who truly cared for his men, who considered not just his branch of service but an all inclusive military where the agenda was not about what branch but about what was needed to see America and it's allies safe. Beginning with his work ethic learned from his dad in Texas and the Midwest, his wife who was his biggest supporter, his journey through Nam and his service under other leaders who cared for their men first and foremost, General Franks became a general who could get things done, whether as a grunt in Nam or a four star general leading coalition forces through the desserts of Kuwait and Iraq. Very interesting read and one that doesn't bore you with the way it is written, but has you moving page to page looking forward to reading what's next. Great read for anyone interested in either the general or in the way the United States has progressed militarily over the years. I definitely recommend this book.
This book is a great read! It's hard to put it down & you'll want to run outside & fly the American flag!
I really did like this book. It adds alot of detail to the recent history of the Iraq war that has been so spun in the media. The personalities of General Franks is well developed along with President Bush 43, & Defense Sec. Rumsfeld. Plus the politics that hinder military efforts. Its an easy read even though its long
A tight well-written first person telling of history and the war on terror. Tommy Franks is a well-spoken storyteller and a level-headed leader. I was impressed with his openness, his opinions of others he's worked with, not all of them flattering, and his ability to assess a situation quickly and calmly. I am glad I was listening to the abridged version of this audiobook because by about CD number 5, I was worn out with war. I listened to at least 2/3 of the book, but by then, I was done and needed something lighter. This is a heavy duty deep dive into war stories, strategy, and the men and women who serve. My heart and soul is grateful for them and even more so now.