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Author: Tommy Franks; Malcolm McConnell
Publisher: New York : Regan Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command from July 2000 through July 2003, General Tommy Franks made history by leading American and Coalition forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq--the decisive battles that launched the war on terrorism. In this memoir, General Franks retraces his journey from a small-town boyhood in Oklahoma and Midland, Texas, through a lifetime of military service,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tommy Franks; Tommy Franks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy Franks; Malcolm McConnell
ISBN: 0060779543 9780060779542
OCLC Number: 60377833
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: ReganBooks, 2004.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 606 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue : D-Day --
Deep roots. Planting seeds ; "Make 'em a hand" ; The crucible --
Professional soldier. A new army ; Flag rank --
Commander in chief. A dangerous neighborhood ; A new kind of war ; Historic victory --
A revolution in warfare. Commander's concept ; The plan ; Operation Iraqi Freedom ; A campaign unlike any other --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Tommy Franks, with Malcolm McConnell.

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The Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command from July 2000 through July 2003, General Tommy Franks made history by leading American and Coalition forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq--the decisive battles that launched the war on terrorism. In this memoir, General Franks retraces his journey from a small-town boyhood in Oklahoma and Midland, Texas, through a lifetime of military service, recounting his experiences as an Artillery officer in Vietnam, a reform-minded Cold War commander, a shrewd tactician during Operation Desert Storm, and the the senior American military officer at CENTCOM.

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