General H. Norman Schwarzkopf: the Autobiography

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf: the Autobiography

It Doesn't Take A Hero

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
The memoirs of the commander of the Allied Forces during the Persian Gulf War detail General Schwarzkopf's life and military service

Blackwell North Amer
In this candid, eagerly awaited autobiography General H. Norman Schwarzkopf reveals the story of his remarkable life and career. Here is the story of his boyhood years during World War II and a unique adolescence spent in the Middle East and Europe that would later prove invaluable to his understanding of the Gulf. Here, too, is a frank account of the West Point graduate's early disillusionment with the "real" Army - a disappointment that nearly prompted him to leave the military.
General Schwarzkopf speaks openly about his two tours of duty in Vietnam. He recounts the "dark years" that followed, and his own role in the struggle to reform the military.
For the first time ever General Schwarzkopf provides his personal, behind-the-scenes account of Desert Shield/Desert Storm, including candid portraits of such major figures as Colin Powell, Richard Cheney and President George Bush. From the general's unique perspective we experience firsthand the complexities of coordinating the campaign in a country deeply suspicious of foreigners; of maintaining strategic secrecy during America's first internationally televised war; and of ensuring that this war would not be another Vietnam.
Thoughtful and provocative, It Doesn't Take a Hero is an intensely personal portrait of an American life, the triumphant journey of a soldier who set his star by a simple but timeless motto: duty, honor, and country.

Baker
& Taylor

The memoirs of the commander of the Allied Forces during the Persian Gulf War detail General Schwarzkopf's life and military service, the events of the war, and the ideals and philosophy that sustain him. 750,000 first printing. $750,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : LindaGrey/BantamBooks, 1992
ISBN: 9780553089448
0553089447
Branch Call Number: 355.0092 SCHWA
Characteristics: xii, 530 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Petre, Peter
Alternative Title: It doesn't take a hero
Notes: Includes index

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