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Norman Schwarzkopf: Hero with a Heart

Norman Schwarzkopf: Hero with a Heart

by Libby Hughes

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- Two biographies share strengths and weaknesses. Schwarzkopf begins with a good summary of the general's childhood. His military career up to Desert Storm is also covered thoroughly, although somewhat tediously with extraneous information. The account of the U. S. invasion of Grenada includes a couple of errors: Oliver North was not in charge of the Marines; U. S. troops did not fight Russians for control of the air strip. Surprisingly, the war in the Persian Gulf and the general's strategy get rather short shrift. Stefoff's Norman Schwarzkopf (Chelsea, 1992) is a better account of the man's life, but for an older audience. Although Whitelaw does no better than anyone else in explaining the reasons for Stalin's cruelty and paranoia, she does present a straightforward version of the events his life. Unfortunately, this book is also marred by errors. For instance, at the time Hoover led the drive for food supplies for post-World War I Europe, he was not President. The separate peace made by Lenin with the Germans before the 1918 armistice is not explained. Both books include bibliographies and barely adequate indexes; both lack enough good pictures. ( Stalin includes one of a blurry snow pile in Siberia that could have been taken in a parking lot.) Schwarzkopf , despite its flaws, will probably be of more use because of current interest; Joseph Stalin is merely an add-on to an already adequate list of available books. --Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL

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Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
People in Focus Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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