American Soldier LP
As Commander in Chief of CENTCOM, General Tommy Franks made history by leading American and Coalition forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this riveting memoir, General Franks retraces his journey from small-town boyhood to his role as one of history's most effective commanders.
Drawing on his own memories and newly declassified records, Franks offers the first true insider's account of the war on terrorism. He traces the development of the lean, flexible new approach to warfare he evolved with Donald Rumsfeld -- and chronicles how these principles helped to win two swift, decisive wars within two years. He reveals the secret "Turkish deception," which he used to trick Saddam into preparing for a northern ground invasion that never came, and speaks frankly of intelligence shortcomings and of the WMD threats that shaped each battle plan. And, while he writes candidly of the war's aftermath, Franks shows that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq remain heroic victories -- wars of liberation won by troops "unequalled," he writes, "by anything in the annals of war."
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Review: American SoldierUser Review - Mark McNulty - Goodreads
This was one of the best memoirs I have read in recent years. Tommy Franks tells his story with honesty and clarity. It had me laughing, got me deep in thought, made me angry, made me proud, and ... Read full review
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The General is a tad long winded but well worth it. What a great read Read full review
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An American Soldier Study Guide by Tommy Franks
An American Soldier Study Guide by Tommy Franks. An American Soldier study guide, including 53 pages of chapter summaries, essays, quotes, and more.
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Frank's new book, American Soldier: General Tommy Franks, answers a lot of questions for this writer as to what and why he did certain things in Afghanistan ...
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The 600 pages of Tommy Franks’ autobiography, American Soldier, proceed at a brisk pace, never bogged down by distractions. While the chapters about the ...
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American Soldier - Audio Book
Yet in the end, as American Soldier demonstrates, the battles in Afghanistan and Iraq remain heroic victories — wars of liberation won by troops whose valor ...