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Book Review of American Soldier

American Soldier
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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.

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