Twists and turns... character development.. plot development.. this book is a must read/listen!! Once I started I couldn't stop!! In the likes of Ken Follett this is excellent! My only disappointment is that there are no more books available on Audible by this Author!!
From the opening paragraphs to the final conclusions "American Soldier" presents an enlightening expose into the life of General Thomas R. Franks, and into the US Army mentality of the last third of the 20th century. As a former soldier and a Vietnam Era Veteran I found his characterizations completely honest and authentic. There was never a dull moment from his innner most thoughts dealing with his personal life to the command decisions that led the United States into a very controversial war (Iraq). His experiences in one controverial war (Vietnam) set the foundations for his leadership in Iraq even though the two wars were as different as day and night. Regardless of one's political persuasions General Franks communicates his feelings beliefs, ideals, in a way that is neither offensive to the liberal anti-opposition, nor in a manner designed to be used as a club by the pro-war conservative elite. This book is not only great as a biography, it excellent for a historical perception on the Iraq War.
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