Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in
Published: May 3, 2005
Publisher: Berkley Trade
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425198928
ISBN - 13: 9780425198926
From the Publisher
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
This is his story-and that of his beloved Marine Corps-from the
cauldron of Vietnam to the realities of the post-9/11 military, as
told by none other than Tom Clancy.
About the Author
Thomas L. Clancy, Jr., known to his multitudes of fans as Tom Clancy, was born in 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Loyola College in 1969, became an insurance agent, and in 1973 became the owner of an insurance agency. It was not until 1980 that he started writing military thrillers. Clancy's novels are highly successful, detailed techno-thrillers about espionage, the military and advanced technology. Clancy is so well liked by the military that he has been invited to visit military bases and tour ships. His first bestseller was Red Storm Rising, a fictional military account of a conventionally fought World War 3, published in 1986. His books Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger were so popular they were adapted into major motion pictures. Some other bestsellers by Clancy are The Cardinal of the Kremlin, The Sum of All Fears, and Rainbow Six. Into the Storm: A Study In Command (1997) is part of a nonfiction series cowritten with retired U.S. Army General Fred Franks Jr., commander of the U.S. Army VII Corps, whose job was to defeat Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard during the 89-hour ground war in Desert Storm. Other nonfiction written by Clancy includes Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, and Airborne, which describe the workings of military units and their weapons, and Reality Check: What's Going on Out There? Tom Clancy lectures at the FBI, attends meetings at the CIA, and often dines at the White House. He is a member of the U.