He set his star by a simple motto: duty, honor, country. Only rarely does history grant a single individual the ability, personal charisma, moral force, and intelligence to command the respect, admiration, and affection of an entire nation. But such a man is General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the Allied Forces in the Gulf War.
Now, in this refreshingly candid and typically outspoken autobiography, General Schwarzkopf reviews his remarkable life and career: the events, the adventures, and the emotions that molded the character and shaped the beliefs of this uniquely distinguished American leader.
About the Author
H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. was the son of a US Army Major General and rose to become a four-star general in his own right and commander-in-chief of coalition forces during the Gulf War. After graduating from West Point, Schwarzkopf served in Vietnam and was a commander during the invasion of Grenada. He retired from the military soon after returning to the US after the Gulf War and died at the age of 78 in 2012.
"Remarkably emotional... a gripping book." - The New York Times Book Review
"A fine and lucid book, teeming with vitality... Schwarzkopf is a compelling storyteller." - Los Angeles Times
"A must-read... a riveting reminder that one man can influence major events." - Detroit Free Press
"An excellent book by an excellent man." - The Wall Street Journal
"Frank and refreshingly candid... a rattling good read." - The Tampa Tribune-Times
"Surprisingly trenchant... down to earth." - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"This superb autobiography... details the life of a genuine hero." - The Globe and Mail