Into the Storm: A Study in Command

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Into the Storm: A Study in Command

by Tom Clancy

November 13, 1996 | Hardcover

Into the Storm: A Study in Command is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
For years, Tom Clancy has explored the military and security issues of our time in his brilliant series of novels. Now he takes readers deep into the operational art of war--as seen through the eyes of some of America's outstanding military leaders. Based on the story of the greatest American military triumph since World War II--the Gulf War--Into the Storm studies how our leaders forge people, elements, and forces together into a campaign of power and precision.Never before has the art of maneuver warfare been explored so incisively and in such rich, provocative detail. Clancy and General Frederick M. Franks, Jr.--commander of the main force that broke the back of the Republican Guard--take us deep inside the war councils and command posts and up to the front lines. They give us a war that few people really knew--and that television never showed.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 531 pages

Published: November 13, 1996

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399142363

ISBN - 13: 9780399142369

Found in: History, Military Science

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Into the Storm: A Study in Command As with all of Clancy's books, I found this one to be technically proficient. However, this book is not only for the military-at-heart. It truly is a study in command. General Franks led me through his views on leadership, public service, loyalty, desire, passion, and fortitude. From early accounts about his personal trials and tribulations as the result of his Veitnam experiences, to his agonizing over the human cost of his leadership decisions in the Gulf; I found this book to be a classic in leadership experience. A must for future leaders in any field.
Date published: 2000-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What We Missed On CNN While most of us saw a lot of the air campaign in Desert Storm, we know little about the ground war (besides the fact that the Coalition pounded the Republican Guards). This book gives a very detailed account of the operations of VII Corps, now disbanded, commanded at the time by General Franks. As well, the reasoning behind a number of command decisions, operations that were planned but never implemented (due to the cease fire), and changes in training and doctrine from the 1970s to the present are also covered (and covered well); the last chapter dealing with recent changes and how new technology is integrated into the army is particularly valuable.
Date published: 2000-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Into the Storm Hello, fellow readers. I am a grade seven student in Vancouver, and I must say, that this is one portentous book. I was astonished on how much detail their was in this book. I was also amazed on how close you get to the front lines you get in this book. I literally couldn't put this book down! In a nutshell, I reccomend this book to any and all readers who want an entertaning story to read at night.
Date published: 2000-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Into the Storm Hello, fellow readers. I am a grade seven student in Vancouver, and I must say, that this is one portentous book. I was astonished on how much detail their was in this book. I was also amazed on how close you get to the front lines you get in this book. I literally couldn't put this book down! In a nutshell, I reccomend this book to any and all readers who want an entertaning story to read at night.
Date published: 2000-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oy Intense! If you cannot handle techincal non fiction documents this is not for you. While it is a good view of the command structure and decisions made in the Gulf War it seems to diverge off for the longest time, forcing the reader to try and keep focus. Unless you're REALLY interested in this stuff go elsewhere. His other non fiction work seems much better than this.
Date published: 2000-03-30

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Into the Storm: A Study in Command

by Tom Clancy

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 531 pages

Published: November 13, 1996

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399142363

ISBN - 13: 9780399142369

From the Publisher

For years, Tom Clancy has explored the military and security issues of our time in his brilliant series of novels. Now he takes readers deep into the operational art of war--as seen through the eyes of some of America's outstanding military leaders. Based on the story of the greatest American military triumph since World War II--the Gulf War--Into the Storm studies how our leaders forge people, elements, and forces together into a campaign of power and precision.Never before has the art of maneuver warfare been explored so incisively and in such rich, provocative detail. Clancy and General Frederick M. Franks, Jr.--commander of the main force that broke the back of the Republican Guard--take us deep inside the war councils and command posts and up to the front lines. They give us a war that few people really knew--and that television never showed.

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.
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General Frederick M. Franks, Jr., commanded the armor and infantry of VII Corps, the main coalition force that broke the back of Iraq's Republican Guard. Never before has the land war, and the art of maneuver warfare itself, been explored so incisively and in such rich, provocative detail as that of Into the Storm. Tom Clancy and Franks take readers deep inside the war councils and command posts and up to the front lines, to show us a war that few people even knew; a war that television never showed.

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