Into the Storm: A Study in Command

Into the Storm: A Study in Command

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by Tom Clancy, Ken Jenkins, Boyd Gaines
     
 

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Tom Clancy has explored the military and security issues of our time in a brilliant series of novels. Now he takes us into the heart and mind of a remarkable military leader to show us the nature of war and command from the inside.

Based on the story of America's greatest military triumph since World War II — the victory over Iraq in the Gulf War —

Overview

Tom Clancy has explored the military and security issues of our time in a brilliant series of novels. Now he takes us into the heart and mind of a remarkable military leader to show us the nature of war and command from the inside.

Based on the story of America's greatest military triumph since World War II — the victory over Iraq in the Gulf War — Into the Storm tells us how leaders learn and grow, and how they forge people, elements and forces together into a campaign of power and precision. We hear how 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. Beyond that, Into the Storm describes the transformation of an army traumatized by the Vietnam War and the metamorphosis of a man devastated by the loss of a leg in that war. The former once again became the world's most powerful force; the latter, the first amputee active-duty general since the Civil War.

Together the story of that army, that man, and the war they fought make Into the Storm an instant classic of military history.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Having conquered the best sellers lists in both the fiction and nonfiction arenas, Clancy now offers the first in a series of historical accounts of American military leaders in times of war. His first target: the Gulf War.
From the Publisher
"A ground-level account of the Persian Gulf War."—Los Angeles Times

"A damned exciting read...A fascinating blend of a first-person account, a third-person narrative, a compact analysis of military philosophy and war fighting theory, and an absorbing piece of history."—Armor Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671576615
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Commanders Series
Edition description:
Abridged, 4 cassettes, 5 hrs.
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.28(d)

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From the Publisher
"A ground-level account of the Persian Gulf War."—Los Angeles Times

"A damned exciting read...A fascinating blend of a first-person account, a third-person narrative, a compact analysis of military philosophy and war fighting theory, and an absorbing piece of history."—Armor Magazine

Meet the Author

Tom Clancy was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times-bestselling novels. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He died in October 2013.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Huntingtown, Maryland
Date of Birth:
April 12, 1947
Date of Death:
October 1, 2013
Place of Birth:
Baltimore, Maryland
Education:
Loyola High School in Towson, Maryland, 1965; B.A. in English, Loyola College, 1969

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Into the Storm: A Study in Command 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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I picked this book up in hopes of learning more about the Gulf War. It starts out giving you a history of Fred Franks service and was interesting. Then it gets into the art of war with a lot of definitions and strategies of war. While this may be interesting to some, it is probably boring to the more casual non-military reader such as myself. Then if finally gets back to the Gulf. While it was boring at times it is fairly interesting reading and points out that the Gulf War was not a cake walk for the warriors that fought day and night for victory. The book could probably lose about 150-200 pages and it would be a little more to the point and hold the readers interest. I gave it 4 stars because it does a good job of recognizing the great job the service men did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was the best, Franks and Clancy are great. I love this book and I would love to see more books like this one. I hope that people will love this book as much as I do. Franks and Clancy are the best!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers the story of the US Army, and one officer in particular, as they recovered from the Viet Nam era, and went on to their astounding victory in the Deserts of Iraq and Kuwait. If you want to see just what those stars on a General's collar mean, read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent and heartfelt portrayal of Desert Storm by a fabulous person, my cousin once removed, General Frederick Franks. I have had the honor to meet him, and the book does little justice to this wonderful man. Clancy's writing does nice service to the cause, but the perspective from Franks himself steals the show. The experience in Cambodia where he lost his leg was incredibly moving. I think it was a fine book and would highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clancy and Franks have combined to write a terrific account of the parallel transformation of General Franks and the US Army, both wounded in Vietnam. This book could serve as a primer for the reader who wants to understand the doctrine of US Army armored and mechanized warfare.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Clancy hit the jackpot again with another fabulous story. This inspiring novel has a great plot and is another great techno-military thriller. This is one of the best that Clancy has to offer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book dragged on forever. Considering how many times ideas and topics were reiterated I think there may have been 100-150 actual pages of content...the rest was repetetive filler. I also got the impression from Franks that he wanted to make this book his own personal vendeta against General Schwartzkopf. I'm sorry they did not get along, but another forum should have been used to express their differences. If you have not read this book yet....don't start now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just another of his books where some military type 'helps' him write. Boooooring.