Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 464 p.
From the Publisher
The fourth in an extraordinary series of nonfiction books by the number-one bestselling author: a look deep into the art of war--and peace--as seen through the eyes of one of America''s outstanding commanders. In his first three Commanders books, Tom Clancy teamed with Generals Fred Franks, Jr., Chuck Horner, and Carl Stiner to provide masterful blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain, old-fashioned storytelling. Battle Ready is all of that--and it is also something more. 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 resign. Battle Ready follows the evolution of both General Zinni and the Marine Corps, from the cauldron of Vietnam through the operational revolution of the seventies and eighties to the new realities of the post-Cold War, post-9/11 military--a military with a radically different job and radically different tools for accomplishing it-It is an eye-opening book--a front-row seat to a man an institution, and a way of both war and peace that together make this an instant classic of military history Index.