Battle Ready (Hardcover)

Author: Clancy, Tom

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

From the Publisher:
In his first three Commanders books, Tom Clancy teamed with Generals Fred Franks, Jr., Chuck Horner, and Carl Stiner to provide masterful blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain, old-fashioned storytelling. Battle Ready is all of that-and it is also something more.

Marine General Tony Zinni was known as the "Warrior Diplomat" during his nearly forty years of service. As a soldier, his credentials were impeccable, whether leading troops in Vietnam, commanding hair-raising rescue operations in Somalia, or-as Commander in Chief of CENTCOM-directing strikes against Iraq and Al Qaeda. But it was as a peacemaker that he made just as great a mark-conducting dangerous troubleshooting missions all over Africa, Asia, and Europe; and then serving as Secretary of State Colin Powell's special envoy to the Middle East, before disagreements over the 2003 Iraq War and its probable aftermath caused him to resign.

Battle Ready follows the evolution of both General Zinni and the Marine Corps, from the cauldron of Vietnam through the operational revolution of the seventies and eighties, to the new realities of the post-Cold War, post-9/11 military-a military with a radically different job and radically different tools for accomplishing it. It is an eye-opening book-a front-row seat to a man, an institution, and a way of both war and peace that together make this an instant classic of military history.

About the Author:
Tom Clancy is the author of thirteen novels, most recently The Teeth of the Tiger, and the Commanders books Into the Storm, Every Man a Tiger, and Shadow Warriors.

Specifications

Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780399151767
SKU 36265528
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0399151761
Release Date 4/16/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.75L x 1.75T
Author Info
Tom Clancy
An insurance executive well into his late 30s, Tom Clancy first hit fame and fortune with the spy thriller "The Hunt for Red October", the sales of which soared when President Ronald Reagan called it a personal favorite. Though Clancy was never a military man himself, due to poor eyesight, he closely studied declassified military documents and used the technical information he gleaned from them to write his best-selling thrillers. Most of Clancy's novels feature ex-marine Jack Ryan, an intelligence analyst working with the CIA. Often the reluctant hero, Ryan battles foes such as international terrorists and powerful drug lords, often finding himself deeply immersed in the high-stakes world of espionage.
Praise
"The United States could use a few more leaders like Tony Zinni."
"...Zinni's [descriptions are] vivid...[and] down-to-earth....Zinni's views [on the 2003 invasion of Iraq] are persuasive....With luck, we have not seen the last of General Zinni."
From the Publisher
Annotation In this fourth nonfiction entry in the Commanders series, bestselling military thriller writer Tom Clancy, Marine General Tony Zinni, and writer Tony Koltz examine Zinni's career of nearly 40 years, including his command postings in Asia, Africa, and Europe; his position as Commander-in-Chief of CENTCOM; and his vital missions of diplomacy all over the globe, concluding with his role as Secretary of State Colin Powell's special envoy to the Middle East. Given Zinni's extensive experience in tracking and confronting Saddam Hussein, readers will be particularly interested in his perspective on the decisions leading up to the war in Iraq, as well as the post-war situation in that country.
Editors Note Looking into the art of war and peace, as seen through the eyes of a retired Marine general, a fourth volume in the Commanders series offers important insights into the practice of leadership, chronicling the evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps through the Vietnam era, through the revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, to the new realities of the military in the post-Cold War, post-September 11th era.
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0464
Publisher Putnam Adult

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Books2AnywhereUS $22.67 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $17.72 + $5.02 shipping
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Buy.com
$19.97 + $3.75 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

On Order
Add to Cart
M and N Media $34.72 + $5.02 shipping
Condition: Used-Like New
In Stock
"We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!"
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $37.89 + $2.43 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Load More Buying Options
loading
$19.97 + $3.75 shipping
$28.95 You save $8.98 (31%)
Earn 20 ($0.20) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Hardcover
Condition: Brand New
More coming soon, order now. On Order
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Buy.com
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back Sitewide with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 8/31/15 *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (6)
kobo
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders

WHY KOBO?

We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.

SHOPPING ON KOBO

You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT