Book Reviews of Into the Storm: A Study in Command (Commander's)

Into the Storm: A Study in Command (Commander's)
Into the Storm A Study in Command - Commander's
Author: Tom Clancy, Frederick M. Franks
ISBN-13: 9780399142369
ISBN-10: 0399142363
Publication Date: 5/19/1997
Pages: 531
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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Factual history of the victory in the First Gulf War involving General Frederick M. Franks, Jr. involving armor and infantry. Excellent detail.
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For those interested in the nuts and bolts of military matter, this is a "must read".
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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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This is a four cassette abridged reading of this book, read by Boyd Gaines and Ken Jenkins
Tom Clancy wrote this with Fred Franks Jr. (ret)