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EXCELLENT narrative of General Franks army experience. Adds the human touch to the History that we have all lived through. Documents the growth and challenges of our leaders in the Armed Forces and the responsiblities they assume as they command our troops. Well worth listening to.
What a fantastic book! Well worth the time and very well written and narrated. If you are at all interested in the truth of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the US war in Afghanistan then read this first hand account by General Franks. It tells you the inside truth behind the decision to go to war and how the strategies were arrived at. An excellent and captivating history book. *Note - if you are an Al Jazeera or CNN type, the truth of this book will frustrate you.
I thought this was a very good CD - interesting read and a wonderful account of his experiences.
This is an extremely well written book and the narration by the author, General Tommy Franks made it even better. The life of Tommy Fanks is truly an inspiration. Beyond that, finding out how the military and executive branch actually communicate, plan, and execute operations was a real eye opener.
No doubt about it: General Tommy Franks is a good soldier. However, his autobiography is slow-paced and may lack objectivity. One thing for sure, this guy knows how to quit while he's ahead. The book highlights his early successes in Operation Iraqi Freedom. But then Franks retires and heads home before America becomes bogged down in its current quagmire--a decision that was good for the book and his career stats, but probably bad for our country.
When he stuck to his experience of soldiering, it was engaging and at times moving. His abject "apologism" for the Bush administration decision to go to war and the prosecution of that war and the subsequent period of reconstruction appear to have been crafted by some one else -- perhaps one of the White House crowd of political communicators. Good thing he published when he did, because he would have a very hard time making claims about how well things were going in Iraq now. History will judge the policy and his performance supporting it. It's not looking so good right now.
As a Cold War veteran of the 3rd Infantry Division, I found this 16 disc selection of American Soldier very well written with excellent chronological detail of a dedicated American and an American career soldier.
Wow, this was an excellent cd. The Gen. really surprised me with his candor and his honesty.
Excellent Book recommend to all. General Franks is a humble genius.
This is a great book! I enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks General Franks for your service to Our Great Country and thanks for such a good account of your military journey! GOD BLESS AMERICA !
"General Tommy Franks retired from the Army on August 1, 2003. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1967 as a distinguished graduate of the Artillery Officer Candidate School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam. He also served as an Assistant Division Commander during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. General Franks has been awarded three Defense Distinguished Service Medals, two Distinguished Service Medals, and four Legion of Merit awards. His other decorations include three Purple Hearts, three Bronze Stars, an Air Medal, and an Army Commendation Medal -- all with ""V"" for valor. In 2004 he was named a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. General Franks lives with his wife, Cathy, in Tampa, Florida."
Franks retired in August 2003. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1967, he served in Vietnam and later as Assistant Division Comnmander during Operation Desert Storm.