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Battle Ready (Autographed)

Clancy, Tom; Koltz, Tony; Zinni, Anthony C.; Zinni, Tony

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 2004
ISBN 10: 0399151761 / ISBN 13: 9780399151767
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Title: Battle Ready (Autographed)

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by the Authors

Edition: 1st Printing


450pp. SIGNED by both AUTHORS, Tom Clancy and General Zinni directly on the title page; "Battle Ready follows the evolution of both General Zinni and the Marine Corps, from Vietnam through the operational revolution of the seventies and eighties, to the new realities of a military with a radically different job and radically different tools for accomplishing it. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 006231

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Synopsis: 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.

General Tony Zinni (Ret.) was Commander in Chief of CENTCOM from 1997 to 2000, and from November 2002 to March 2003 was Colin Powell's special envoy to the Middle East. He has also led special missions to such nations as Turkey, Pakistan, Kenya, Russia, Yemen, Indonesia, and the Philippines-a role he continues today.

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